As The South Grows: Bearing Fruit

In As the South Grows, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and its partner, Grantmakers for Southern Progress, explore the challenges and opportunities for progressive change work in the South.

Empowering Native-led Grassroots Organizations

What They Do Hopa Mountain’s Strengthening the Circle is a Native Nonprofit Leadership Program that aims to build the capacities of experienced and emerging nonprofit organizations that respond to the needs of American Indian families and communities. This Native Nonprofit Leadership Program consists of a four-day annual convening for executive directors and Board members with follow-up … Continued

Smart Legal Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence

What They Do Giffords Law Center works at the local, state, and national levels by providing technical assistance, free of charge, to lawmakers, advocates, legal professionals, law enforcement, and citizens who seek to make their communities safer from gun violence. By providing critical support for the enactment of effective and defensible legislation at the state … Continued

Building Trust, Reducing Violence in Communities of Color

What They Do Community Justice Reform Coalition is a national advocacy coalition that promotes and invests in evidence-based policies and programs to prevent gun violence and uplift criminal justice reforms in urban communities of color. CJRC believes that freeing communities from trauma begins with reimagining and redefining what safety and security mean for those at … Continued

Public Interest Journalism Shining a Critical Light on Gun Violence

What They Do The Trace is an independent, nonprofit public interest journalism news site dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis. Every year in our country, firearms are used in nearly 500,000 crimes and involved in the deaths and injuries of more than 110,000 people. Employing the full toolsets of modern reporting … Continued

Promoting Balanced Growth and Shared Prosperity in the American South

What They Do The Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) is an Atlanta-based nonprofit committed to promoting balanced growth and shared prosperity in the American South through multi-demographic coalitions and networks. PSE’s work sits at the intersection point of transportation, energy, land-use, and economic inclusion. Its mission-related activities have a tremendous impact on low-wealth people and communities … Continued