The Labor Innovation Fund for the Twenty-First Century, aka LIFT, a collaborative project of the AFL-CIO with the Ford Foundation, the Solidago Foundation and the New World Foundation, was recently highlighted by the Berger-Marks Foundation. LIFT gives grants to partnership projects, “conversations around common agendas," and other efforts to link the union movement with community organizing focused on workers’ rights, decent jobs and a fair economy.
Even in the labor movement, the path for women is not always smooth or obvious. With its call for applications for grants, the Berger-Marks Foundation aims to open new doors to women and is looking to help a few good organizations fund their efforts to develop and serve women in the labor movement.
Ana Maria Archila, co-director of Make the Road New York (MRNY), is the winner of the first-ever Berger-Marks Foundation’s Edna Award for social justice. The $10,000 award recognizes young women whose leadership in the social justice movement has already fueled social change.
The clock’s ticking but you still have time to nominate a young woman leader for the Edna Award presented by the Berger-Marks Foundation. The foundation says the $10,000 award recognizes a young woman whose leadership in the social justice movement who has made:
an extraordinary contribution early in her career, and whose achievements indicate that her work will continue to significantly improve the lives of working women and men.
The Berger-Marks Foundation will honor a young woman leader with its Edna Award. The $10,000 award recognizes a young woman whose leadership in the social justice movement has already fueled social change.