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Sunday, July 15th, 2012

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What Does it Look Like to Occupy Philanthropy?

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

In late June, Funding Exchange helped organize a call with funders about the Occupy movement. The call focused on three areas: what Occupy-related work are funders currently supporting? How is research reflecting dynamics we witnessed on the ground? And in …

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A Call for Housing Justice

Thursday, June 21st, 2012


Earlier this year, Funding Exchange launched political education programming for our stakeholders. Our first conference call, in February, brought together housing activists, donors and people in philanthropy to talk about bright spots in the struggle against foreclosure in our country …


Political Education Call – Citizens United: What’s Possible for Donors and Activists

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

We’re all familiar with the many issues caused by the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. It will be many years (and many election cycles) before we see any changes to the new electoral landscape the decision has created. What …

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A Stronger National Network

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

My connections with leaders throughout the Funding Exchange network give me a chance to see how each of the 16 member funds are engaging more people with emerging social justice movements. And it gives me a chance to bring people …

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What Fires Young Progressives’ Activism? A New Study Asks Them

Friday, June 1st, 2012


[H/T Colorlines]

Last week, the Applied Research Center, released “Millennials, Activism and Race,” a report on the motivations of young people who are active in progressive politics. Following up on last year’s research, Don’t Call Them Post-Racial

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NYC Screening of Under Arpaio

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012


Pan Left Productions, a 2012 Funding Exchange Bold Frontiers Grantee, is hosting a free screening of their film UNDER ARPAIO in NYC! The film chronicles Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been repeatedly accused of mistreating immigrants …

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2012 Funding Exchange Grants Announcement

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Funding Exchange is pleased to announce our most recent activist-advised grants, totaling $108,500 and supporting progressive organizing in communities across the country.

Many of you are long-term supporters of FEX’s Saguaro FundOUT Fund and Paul Robeson Fund for

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How Institutional Philanthropy Can Support the Occupy Movement

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The challenge for institutional philanthropy and the Occupy Wall Street movement may come down to the internal contradiction of the nonprofit sector’s financing structure. On the Occupy Philanthropy webpage, the list of upcoming events includes a panel, “Occupying Philanthropy: Increasing …

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FEX Supports Occupy Philanthropy

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Funding Exchange has signed on as an Allied Philanthropic Organization of Occupy Philanthropy.    Additionally, Barbara Heisler, as Executive Director of Funding Exchange, signed on to the public statement available at http://occupyphilanthropy.org/letter.  Occupy Philanthropy’s  goal is to provide a space …

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