Last month, LDF grantee the Solutions Project was named a winner of the 2017 National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) Impact Awards. More specifically, the Solutions Project won the “Get Up, Stand Up” Award for its role in providing rapid response funds to indigenous efforts against the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in Standing Rock last year.
“We each have a unique role to play in creating a world that lives up to our boldest and brightest vision for sustainability and justice,” said Sarah Shanley Hope, Executive Director of the Solutions Project. “I am honored to be recognized by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy for Solutions Project’s particular role in providing rapid response funds to grassroots groups holding the line and fighting back.”
For more than 40 years, the NCRP has promoted philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. The other winning grantmaking organizations this year include the Foundation for Louisiana, Groundswell Fund, and Meyer Memorial Trust.
And to learn more about the Solutions Project, please visit their website here: https://www.thesolutionsproject.org