Social justice organizations thrive with longer, larger, and more flexible grants.
In 2015, the Ford Foundation launched its Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD) initiative, a now $2-billion dollar commitment aimed at reimagining philanthropy and centered on trusting grantees.
BUILD grantees share their views on how this approach to grantmaking has strengthened their
organization and their work.
Marcia Smith, President & Co-Founder, Firelight
Purity Kagwiria, Former Executive Director, Akili Dada
Nancy Northup, President & CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights
Heather McGhee, Trustee Emeritus & Former President, Demos