Meet Our Members
SOUTHERN PARTNERS FUND
Democratic Philanthropy in Action
Southern Partners Fund’s two-tiered form of governance ensures each voice is heard. Members are chosen for their regional expertise and sound judgement, management skills, and leadership potential. Members elect SPF’s Board of Directors, who must in turn be SPF members.
At least 80% of SPF’s membership must be derived from leaders of currently or previously funded grassroots organizations and represent diverse issues and experience. They meet at least twice a year and serve on committees, including grantmaking policy and grants decisions, finance and investments, and are actively involved in the organization.
Membership is an integral piece of SPF’s democratic philanthropy, serving as a leadership pool for SPF’s board, ensuring that operating, grantmaking and program decisions reflect the perspective of rural southern grassroots organizations.
Cora Lee Johnson