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 Edward W. Hazen Foundation is entering its final period of work, choosing to put all of our resources into the field in this time of challenge and possibility.
Across the country, young people of color, their families, and communities are rising up to challenge racist, homophobic, and xenophobic sentiment and challenge discriminatory policing, mass incarceration, punitive school discipline, immigrant detention and deportation, privatization of education and other public systems For Hazen’s grantees, the rhetoric and actions in this moment are not new, although the broad public attention may be. Hazen believes that our fundamental support of organizing for racial justice is needed now, perhaps more than ever. We have determined that now is the time to put resources into the hands of the communities that must be in the forefront of the struggle.
Thus, the Foundation will spend out its full assets over the next 5-7 years. We are determined to make this last period count and, as one trustee put it, “figure out what can be done through this short burst of energy and resources that can lead to institutionalized power, a voice to be reckoned with.”
The plans for these final years are taking shape and we intend to announce further details in early 2019.
At this time, the Foundation is seeking a program officer with experience in and ties to our fields of work: education justice, racial justice, and youth organizing; experience with social justice philanthropy is a plus. It will be an opportunity to help shape a body of work that, if well executed, could have a lasting impact well beyond Hazen’s lifetime.
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