The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, a private foundation established in 1925, is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class.
THE HAZEN FOUNDATION NO LONGER ACCEPTS UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS OR LETTERS OF INQUIRY; INSTEAD THE FOUNDATION WILL BI-ANNUALLY ISSUE REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS AND CALLS FOR LETTERS OF INQUIRY
For the coming five year period, Hazen has reaffirmed its commitment to the mission and focus on support for grassroots organizations that develop the capacity of adults and young people to generate sophisticated analyses of their experiences living in a society shaped by structural oppressions and to identify issues central to that oppression, build power, and strive to change them. Looking to incorporate what we have learned over the past four years and to respond to the evolving work in the field, the Foundation has established the following plan for 2015 through 2019.
By Lori Bezahler
The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have catalyzed a social movement demanding an end to gun violence. While their leadership and moral authority have undoubtedly taken the movement to another level, youth-led activism against gun violence is not, in fact, new.
By Lori Bezahler & Allison R. Brown
It’s been said that a budget is a statement of policy, the surest way to determine the values and priorities a society embraces. How then should we interpret the extraordinary spending spree that the United States has engaged in for the past three decades, investing trillions of dollars to expand a criminal-justice system that has incarcerated millions while states struggle to provide adequate funding for education?
A case study of Foundation grantees efforts to end punitive school discipline practices and replace them with policies and practices that support student learning. Click Here for Full Report
By Lori Bezahler, Cassie Schwerner and Kavitha Mediratta