“I think the story we’re told is not really the story,” said Susan Williams, who has worked at the Highlander Research and Education Center for 25 years. “Movements aren’t built by one or two famous people. They’re built by hundreds and thousands of people moving … Continue reading "Highlander Center – Training Generations of Change-Makers"
Administrative Assistant for Grantmaking The Marguerite Casey Foundation exists to help low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities in order to achieve a more just and equitable society for all. We are committed to creating a diverse and multicultural work environment reflecting the … Continue reading "Administrative Assistant for Grantmaking"
To outsiders, San Francisco is an idyllic wonderland of diversity, tolerance and progressive ideals. But, despite that image, the city has its share of problems – poverty, gentrification and, most notably, a troubling standard-of-living gap between Whites and people of color. For four decades, Coleman … Continue reading "Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth – Making Change for the Next Generation"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 12, 2012 Communications Department CommunicationDept@caseygrants.org 2012 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Presented to South by Southwest Experiment FRESNO, Calif. ‒ At a time in our country when diverse communities are powerfully raising their voices to shape politics and policies, few organizations have … Continue reading "2012 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Presented to South by Southwest Experiment"
“Ask, Listen, Act” is more than a slogan – it’s how we approach our work at Marguerite Casey Foundation each day. We don’t approach our grantmaking in the usual way either. We give multiyear grants for general operating support, rather than restricting funding to specific … Continue reading "MCF – Looking Back at 2014"
On November 11, a coalition of leaders in philanthropy released a letter calling on authorities in the Ferguson and St. Louis area to “preserve human life as the first priority” and respect civil liberties in anticipation of the upcoming announcement of a grand jury decision … Continue reading "Philanthropic Leaders Call for Respect for Civil Rights, Human Life in Ferguson"
South Program Officer William Cordery was named as one of 10 recipients of the Connecting Leaders Fellowship from ABFE. The Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program is a year-long experience designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of foundation staff, donors, and trustees who … Continue reading "Program Officer Receives Fellowship from ABFE"
Dear Friends, On behalf of the staff and board of Marguerite Casey Foundation, I’m looking forward to seeing you September 21-23 in Atlanta for our “Power of Membership” convening. This convening will bring together representatives and family leaders from nearly 200 grantee partners. Workshops during … Continue reading "Letter from Luz"
Too often, the stories of families facing poverty are invisible in the mainstream media. Marguerite Casey Foundation hopes to change that, by supporting the work of journalists and journalism students writing about poverty with the Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship Program. We are happy to announce … Continue reading "2014 Equal Voice Journalism Fellowship Winners to Tell the Stories of Families in Poverty"