PDF Awards $10,000 to Valley Grassroots Organizations

The Peace Development Fund (PDF) announced last month grant awards through their Pioneer Valley Community Advised Fund (PVCAF) to five social justice organizations in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties. Click here to read the full story. ...Read more

Published on May 11, 2022

PDF Partners Challenge the Growing Incarceration of Women and Girls

Women are the fastest-growing prison population in the United States, especially for Black, Indigenous and other women of color. PDF’s Community Organizing Grants partners are raising awareness of this troubling trend and organizing to make systemic change. ...Read more

Published on September 16, 2021

Environmental Justice, Racism and the Struggle for Black Lives in Louisiana

PDF intern Shanze Hasan wrote a story about one of our 2020 Community Organizing Grantees, Rise St. James. Rise St. James is an environmental justice organization working to stop the construction of a petrochemical plant in Louisiana. Read the full story by clicking here.  ...Read more

Published on August 18, 2020

“This is Community Organizing,” says PDF’s Paul Haible

We all get distracted by the show that is the current administration. But we should be focused on the good stuff: everyday people acting responsibly in their communities, looking out for one another, challenging “old boy networks” or institutional racism baked into our history. Instead, we get exercised by a few mad-hatters who either can’t ...Read more

Published on June 18, 2018

Our Commitment to Climate Justice

At Peace Development Fund we fight for climate justice because we have always believed in equitable relationships among people, nations and the environment. ...Read more

Published on June 29, 2017
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