Solidaire Network is a community of donors mobilizing critical resources into intersectional movements for racial, gender, and climate justice. Solidaire prioritizes funding that: is led by people most directly impacted by injustice, builds power to challenge oppressive systems, and confronts the root causes of oppression. About 48% of its approximately 325 members are individuals. The remainder are institutions. Membership dues are pooled and allocated to social and racial justice movement partnerships primarily through its portfolio of grants given through the Movement Infrastructure Fund. Over the past year, Solidaire moved $12 million in unrestricted funding to 166 social movement organizations. In addition to grantmaking, Solidaire activates its network through educational programming, community-building opportunities, and information sharing on its listservs.
AmbitioUS is providing a one-year $25K general operating grant to be part of this giving community that shares vision and values. Participation also has mutual benefits: AmbitioUS staff is learning from the member individuals and institutions. We can extend our impact beyond our pooled fund participants to draw the Solidaire members’ attention to our grantees and investees.