Social justice organizations thrive with longer, larger, and more flexible grants.
In 2015, the Ford Foundation launched its Building Institutions and Networks (BUILD) initiative, now a $2 billion dollar commitment aimed at reimagining philanthropy and centered on trusting grantees.
The Center for Reproductive Rights, which works to ensure that reproductive healthcare is protected in law as a fundamental right by governments around the world, was one of BUILD’s first grantees. Nancy Northup, president and CEO, shares how BUILD allowed the Center to engage their staff to shape a global organizational strategy created from the bottom up.
“People need room to learn, to reflect, to strengthen, and you need a strong organization to do that.”
We’re reimagining philanthropy—BUILD provides 5-year general operating support grants and dedicated funding for institutional strengthening to grantee partners to build more durable, resilient, and impactful organizations and networks to combat inequality.