We have a saying at Marguerite Casey Foundation: “Change is possible.” As a social justice foundation, we have to believe that change is actually possible: otherwise, we’d have no choice but to close our doors. We have to believe that if enough people come together … Continue reading "Believing that Change is Possible"
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children: Changing Family Dynamics and Juvenile Justice
The United States incarcerates more of its youth, per capita, than any other industrialized country. Every year, nearly two million children are arrested, often for minor offenses or behavioral problems in school. On any given night, around 54,000 children will be housed in youth detention … Continue reading "Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children: Changing Family Dynamics and Juvenile Justice"
Seattle, Wash. – Marguerite Casey Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members to the Board of Directors: Chad Boettcher, Executive Vice President, Advocacy & Social Impact at Participant Media; and Tessie Guillermo, longtime President and CEO of ZeroDivide. The new … Continue reading "Tessie Guillermo and Chad Boettcher Join Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Director"
This year, in addition to our core grantmaking, we made grants to groups working on nonpartisan integrated voter engagement (IVE). These grants, totaling $3,050,000, will be given to 24 organizations that work in regions across the country. Integrated voter engagement is a strategy that evolved … Continue reading "Integrated Voter Engagement: Democratizing Democracy"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2014 Contact: Communication Department CommunicationDept@caseygrants.org Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations Community Coalition and Causa Justa :: Just Cause to Share $200,000 Award Seattle, Wash. – For the first time in its history, the Patiño Moore Legacy … Continue reading "2014 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations"
Seattle, Wash. – Two luminaries of social justice, Marian Wright Edelman and Dolores Huerta, were jointly awarded the Patiño Moore Legacy Award in recognition of their work to unite Black and Brown communities in a shared vision of economic and social well-being. The Patiño Moore … Continue reading "Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Dolores Huerta and Marian Wright Edelman"
The nature of poverty is changing around Seattle, as the ranks of poor families living in the region’s suburbs grow dramatically, and services struggle to adapt. This was one of the central themes that emerged from the University of Washington West Coast Poverty Center’s inaugural … Continue reading "Inaugural Poverty Summit Explores the New Challenges and Nature of Poverty"
When Alicia Garza came to our offices recently to speak to our staff, she was speaking as someone who had multiple connections with our foundation. She serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance — a grantee since 2014 — and … Continue reading "Alicia Garza: Black Lives Matter Proves that ‘New Leaders Are Possible’"
For 35 years, SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) has pursued what director Javier Benavidez calls “game-changing improvements” for the people of New Mexico. The oldest and largest social justice organization in New Mexico, SWOP combines deep grassroots organizing — with a member base of over 3,500 … Continue reading "SWOP: “Game-Changing Improvements” for New Mexico"