08/24/2021 - Foundations launch $30M storytelling initiative for global south By Stephanie Beasley // 30 July 2021 The Ford, Skoll, and Compton foundations this week announced the launch of a 10-year initiative to help “frontline communities” in the global south — including Indigenous people, as well as women and girls — spread their own messages through short films, animation, social media, … Continue reading

08/19/2021 - Army Corps Orders Full Environmental Review of Formosa Plastics’ Controversial Louisiana Plant Grantee News From Louisiana Bucket Brigade: Decision Follows Lawsuit, Permit Suspension, Public Pressure (WASHINGTON) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it will require a full “environmental impact statement” for the massive petrochemical complex Formosa Plastics proposes to build … Continue reading

Update From The Foundation

Topic: Change is the Only Option The past year has challenged all of us. It has also highlighted the systemic inequities of our world and demanded that we all reexamine how we are working for change and transformation. After much reflection, I have decided that it … Continue reading

Topic: Our Democracy Is Faltering, but We Can’t Rely on Philanthropy Save It By Ellen Friedman LEAH MILLIS, REUTERS An explosion caused by a police munition is seen during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The Chronicle of Philanthropy The future of our democracy is on thin ice. That became … Continue reading