Watch Veronica Gutierrez Receive Liberty Hill’s 2014 Founders Award

by Anonymous (not verified) on May 18, 2014

Liberty Hill honored an outstanding group at this year’s Upton Sinclair Dinner, and we wanted to share all of their inspiring acceptance speeches with you. Get ready to be moved by Veronica Gutierrez who received Liberty Hill’s 2014 Founders Award.

Watch Kafi Blumenfield Receive Liberty Hill’s 2014 Diversity in Philanthropy Award

by Anonymous (not verified) on May 17, 2014

Liberty Hill was exited to honor one of its own rabble rousers during this year’s Upton Sinclair Dinner.  Kafi Blumenfield has done so much for Liberty Hill’s causes and we are excited to share Kafi’s speech as she accepted Liberty Hill’s 2014 Diversity in Philanthropy Award.

And the Impact Award goes to Liberty Hill!

by Anonymous (not verified) on May 15, 2014



The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) announced from Washington D.C. that it has selected Liberty Hill Foundation to receive its 2014 Impact Award in the community foundation category. Liberty Hill is proud to be recognized and to keep company with the other 2014 awardees: Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, The California Endowment and Hill-Snowdon Foundation.

 The Impact Awards were created by NCRP, a philanthropy watchdog group, “to honor foundations of all sizes that practice smart, high-impact philanthropic strategies” and to promote philanthropy “that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness.”

Liberty Hill President/CEO Shane Murphy Goldsmith and Liberty Hill Board member Latonya Slack will travel to Washington, D.C. for the June 9 awards ceremony.

The Havoc That Active Oil Wells Are Causing In L.A. Revealed on Liberty Hill Van Tour

by Anonymous (not verified) on May 02, 2014

By Rebecca Koppenhaver


On a recent sunny morning, a small crowd gathered outside the Wilshire Boulevard offices of Liberty Hill to board a bus for a tour of Los Angeles. Unlike most tour buses, this one was not headed to Hollywood, but instead to the urban oil fields of Los Angeles and some of the most polluted communities and neighborhoods that exist among them. On board: a diverse group that included scientists, community activists and Liberty Hill supporters and representatives of other foundations interested in understanding more about living in neighborhoods that also happen to be oil drilling sites.
The tour looked at conventional drilling sites and their impacts, and presentations focused on extreme oil extraction techniques as well.

The bus headed to its first stop in south Los Angeles, the Inglewood Oil Fields. As Angela Johnson Meszaros, General Counsel for Physicians for Social Responsibility explained to passengers, the primary concern is the air pollution that results from both conventional and unconventional methods of oil drilling operations. Chemicals that are often used in drilling such as crystalline silica, methanol and hydrochloric acid are known carcinogens that harm the heart, liver, brain and respiratory and immune systems.

A Roomful of Visionaries, Rabble Rousers and Activists Make Liberty Hill Foundation’s Upton Sinclair Dinner as Success!

by Anonymous (not verified) on April 25, 2014


Frontlines to Headlines February 2014

by Anonymous (not verified) on March 14, 2014

For many of Liberty Hill’s organizing partners, February’s news coverage was about getting recognized for important work. From spots on top ten lists to personal profiles of group leaders, the work of Liberty Hill’s affiliated activists is not going unnoticed. Meanwhile, other organizations turned up the heat on ongoing campaigns, and Liberty Hill CEO Shane Murphy Goldsmith kicked off March by bringing the message of Change, Not Charity, to a major online network.

March 5

Race and Reality

by Anonymous (not verified) on January 23, 2014

ImageLiberty Hill faces facts. Result? Our youthful Brothers, Sons, Selves campaigners help pave the way for a new Civil Rights initiative from the White House.

By Shane Goldsmith, President and CEO

Mindful Giving: Do You Have a Plan?

by Anonymous (not verified) on January 23, 2014

Had enough of celebrity diets for 2014? Here are some tips from our experts for getting your giving in shape for the coming year.

It’s January—makeover time. To get the inside skinny on putting a philanthropic plan into shape for the new year, we put aside our calorie counters and spoke to five Liberty Hill donor-activists who are known by peers as particularly thoughtful, strategic givers.

Music to Foment Revolution By

by Anonymous (not verified) on December 25, 2013
Photo of Las Cafeteras by Piero F  Giunti Photo of Las Cafeteras by Piero F Giunti

Social Change with a Soundtrack

By Joe Rihn