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September 2021

As the Summer months draw to a close Liberty Hill is gearing up for a banner Fall season with the launch of the 2021 Fund for Change and Liberty Vote! Grants and a new focus on Rising Activists, as well as an expanded priority area—Youth and Transformative Justice. If you missed last month’s issue you will notice we have also launched a refreshed brand identity and website! Change is in the air.

Philanthropy

Liberty Hill Announces Historic Investment in Grassroots Organizing: Fund for Change & Liberty Vote Grants Announced

Liberty Hill is proud to announce a historic $3.34 million investment in the local grassroots and community organizing ecosystem and its leaders of color in L.A.

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Philanthropy

A Commitment to Rising Activists & Emerging Leaders

This year’s 2021 Fund for Change and Liberty Vote! grants are building on our legacy of supporting emerging organizations at various levels of development by making a commitment to “Rising Activist” organizations across the County.

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Youth & Transformative Justice

Youth & Transformative Justice: An Expanded Focus

Liberty Hill Foundation’s Youth & Transformative Justice program seeks to shift power from punishment systems to people impacted by mass criminalization and work toward reimagined approaches to justice that invest in communities rather than prisons and surveillance.

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Agenda for a Just Future

Ready to Rise Impact Report Released

The report looks at R2R’s strategies to transform the justice system and to reinvest in the health and well-being of historically excluded young people and their communities.

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Corporate Spotlight

Dodgers Foundation Solidifies Support for Social Justice Initiatives

To date, the Dodgers Foundation and Kershaw's Challenge have raised more than $415,000 for this critical work. This marks a bold step forward and a significant investment in our work in Los Angeles.

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Giving Circles

Black-Led Giving Circles Host Black Philanthropy Month Event

Last month’s inaugural "I Am A Philanthropist" Black Philanthropy Month event sponsored by Uplifting Change brought together giving circle members, donor activists, and community organization leaders from across Los Angeles.

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Agenda for a Just Future

Landmark EJ Victory As L.A. Bans Toxic Oil Drilling!

After years of activism and organizing including huge wins and painful setbacks—the Environmental Justice movement to end toxic neighborhood oil drilling in L.A. County secured a huge landmark victory yesterday!

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