What Do We Mean By Empathy?
WHY DID WE PICK EMPATHY?
HOW DO WE SUPPORT EMPATHY BUILDING?
We recognize our role as funders is to listen and be responsive to organizations on the ground, doing the hard work.
We see leaders in the field and community voices as the experts, and seek their guidance to inform our approach and, ultimately, our grantmaking. By conducting landscape reviews, staying informed by our grantees and fellow funders, we strive to meet and evolve with a growing field. Currently, we facilitate general operating grants and occasional project or capacity support, through four overlapping program areas.
Empathy Building Grantmaking Areas
Sharing and hearing authentic stories to build connections and reinforce our shared humanity
Using stories to elevate the human-animal bond and encourage us to broaden our circles of care
Good Fight Grants
Answering calls to fight injustice
Areas of Exploration
Continuing to learn from and further the field of empathy through research, practice, and real-world application