Building a Regenerative Economy and Social Equity

What They Do Southface works to build a regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all. Southface programs, like Grants to Green and the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, illustrate practical ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy and water efficiency upgrades. Southface’s work in low income energy issues, … Continued

Challenging Americans to Envision A Future With Fewer Firearms

What They Do Guns Down began in 2016, after the Pulse nightclub shooting, as an effort to demand policies that move the country toward a future with fewer guns. Using bold digital and on-the-ground campaigns, unexpected partnerships, and a sophisticated media strategy, Guns Down works hard to shine a bright light on the economics and … Continued

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