Advanced Trust-Based Philanthropic Practices
Began to transform the grantmaking application and reporting process.
Waived reports, accepted repurposed grant applications and took updates over phone.
Fostered Deeper Relationships with and between Movement Partners through Virtual Convenings:
Hosted 3 movement partner check-ins/listening sessions, holding space for each other, sharing updates, strategies, challenges, mutual aid and solidarity.
Offered Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance Supports Through our S.O.A.R Program:
2 healing justice workshops led by Universal Partnership
12 weeks of narrative change support led by ReFrame
9 months of digital organizing training led by Social Movement Technologies
Launched Movement Partner Advisory Council (MPAC)
Comprised of 12 AFF grantee organizational leaders, to enhance our accountability to movements and create structures that ensure we’re community driven.
Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights: Raise the Age Louisiana went into full effect as of July 1, 2020. All 17-year-olds arrested in Louisiana will remain in the juvenile justice system rather than being automatically prosecuted and incarcerated as adults.
National Immigration Law Center and Make the Road NY: Reinstatement of DACA.
Equal Justice USA: Newark, NJ redirected police funds to establish a city-wide anti-violence office.
Communities United for Police Reform: Passed STAT Act, which allows for greater transparency and accountability related to police misconduct.
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth: Virginia bans Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP).
Youth Engagement Fund: Supported civic engagement organizations in swing states that turned blue such as Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan.
Center for Teen Empowerment: Rochester, NY moves to end public contract with school after a long battle.
Puente Human Rights Movement: Cops Outta Campus Campaign successfully removed school resource officers from campuses in Phoenix, AZ.
Youth First Initiative: Early release of youth from prisons due to COVID-19.
Movement For Black Lives and Representative Ayanna Pressley introduced The Breathe Act, a broad federal legislative act.
26 million people across all 50 states, including many of our partner organizations, protested for weeks in support of a call for a racial reckoning.