Democratic philanthropy is a critical element in Southern Partners Fund’s vision. We strive to incorporate the voice of our grantees, membership, and other grassroots organizations from throughout the rural South. Promoting self-determination is highly valued in the organization’s decision-making process. We involve those affected by the issues at hand in community based problem-solving.
Arkansas’ first immigrant organizing and advocacy coalition, AU operates regional Immigrant Resource Centers in Springdale, Fort Smith, and Little Rock. AU is a co-founder of Arkansas Counts, promoting US Census participation. Related to Census advocacy, AU is also the only Spanish education/outreach information source for the redistricting work currently happening in Arkansas.
Emancipate NC was founded on the knowledge that mass incarceration and structural racism harm all of us. Prison is state-sponsored violence. We are all complicit in its harms. As an organization, Emancipate NC is dedicated to shifting the narrative on racialized mass incarceration through community education and mobilization.
Kentucky Civic Engagement Table
KCET aims to support and empower the work of lower-capacity frontline organizations across Kentucky. KCET believes that everyone has a fundamental right to participate in the democratic process, and that robust representation is essential for healthy communities. Focus areas include capacity building, voting rights and transformative leadership development.