Current Sponsored Projects
We offer fiscal sponsorship to emerging organizations whose work align with our mission to achieve racial, gender and economic justice. The current organizations we sponsor are:
14, The Movie
For most Americans, citizenship is conferred simply by being born on U.S. soil. Some immigrants can naturalize to become permanent residents and can later apply for citizenship. Under the Fourteenth Amendment,
But this right to citizenship, extended to all regardless of parentage, and originally passed to guarantee citizenship to freed slaves, is under attack.
The documentary film “14” explores past and ongoing challenges to the citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. “14” concentrates on the current hysteria around the pejoratively-termed “anchor babies,” children born in the U.S. to undocumented parents. The concept of jus soli, “right of the soil,” or citizenship by birth rather than by bloodline (jus sanguinis), is at the heart of who we are as Americans. In many ways, it is what makes the “New World” of the Americas very different from the “Old World” of Europe. Our fundamental rights are being threatened by those who fear and resent the changing demographics of our country.
“14” reveals current state and federal legislative attempts to redefine birthright citizenship and will put a human face on the children, families, and communities affected by this legislation. “14” examines the Dred Scott case, the Reconstruction-era history of the Fourteenth Amendment and its subsequent cornerstone role in Civil Rights history.
Progressive social justice leaders are grappling with the most difficult problems of our time—from environmental injustice and climate change to immigrant rights and health inequities.
On the front lines of change, they are often the ones to provide resourceful and long-lasting solutions that bring us closer to a more just, fair, safe, sustainable and healthy world. But with shrinking resources, increasing complexity and great uncertainty, this work is becoming more difficult and unsustainable. These leaders need support, tools and practices that will nurture their inner selves, strengthen their organizational leadership, deepen connections, and inspire collaboration that will propel the social change movement forward.
Leading from the Heart is responding to that need. By providing a program for these leaders that integrates inner practices such as mindfulness meditation and bodywork with organizational tools and discussions about power and privilege, we are helping leaders build inner resilience, organizational capacity, and we are sparking possibilities for purposeful collaboration. Based in Seattle, Washington, Leading from the Heart holds monthly Circles of Practices while designing its longer 15-month cohort program.
For more information, email LeAnne Moss at leannebmoss[at]gmail.com.