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Hopewell Fund

Washington, D.C.

Hopewell Fund was awarded $1,381,019 between 2017 and 2020, including 3 grants in Equitable Recovery, Technology in the Public Interest and Journalism & Media.


2020 • 1 year • Equitable Recovery

Democracy Docket Legal Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of the Hopewell Fund, the sister organization to New Venture Fund, that pursues voter protection litigation. Led by nationally recognized voter rights and campaign finance expert Marc Elias, the Democracy Docket Legal Fund was created to use litigation to fight suppressive voting laws and practices, with a particular focus on laws and practices that will have the greatest impact on BIPOC and young voters.


2019 • 2 years • Technology in the Public Interest

The Economic Security Project, a fiscally sponsored project of the Hopewell Fund, challenges the status quo by catalyzing ideas that build economic power for all Americans. It disburses grants, supports emerging leaders, develops communications research to inform movements, and coordinates events and convenings to encourage investment and action from others. The award provides flexible support to the Economic Security Project's Anti-Monopoly Fund, a two-year initiative to build a robust, sustained, cross-sector, anti-monopoly movement with the power to win key victories in reducing concentrated corporate power to help low- and middle-income individuals and families in an age of historic economic inequality. Addressing concentrated power within the technology industry is a key focus of the Anti-Monopoly Fund.


2017 • 1 year • Journalism & Media

The Hopewell Fund is a public charity that specializes in helping donors, social entrepreneurs, and other changemakers launch new, innovative social change projects. This grant supports the Kairos Fellowship, a project designed to diversify the pool of social media organizers working on national social justice-oriented campaigns. Launched two years ago, the Kairos Fellowship identifies promising online organizers of color and provides them with one year of mentorship and on-the-job training with a national social justice organization. Grant funds are enabling Kairos to provide fellowship positions for up to seven candidates each year, work with host organizations to integrate a racial justice approach into their recruitment processes, provide mentorship and in-person skills training to fellows, and carry out research for an additional issue-specific fellowship track.
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