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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 HAZEN FOUNDATION NO LONGER ACCEPTS UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS OR LETTERS OF INQUIRY; INSTEAD THE FOUNDATION WILL BI-ANNUALLY ISSUE REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS AND CALLS FOR LETTERS OF INQUIRY

 


For the coming five year period, Hazen has reaffirmed its commitment to the mission and focus on support for grassroots organizations that develop the capacity of adults and young people to generate sophisticated analyses of their experiences living in a society shaped by structural oppressions and to identify issues central to that oppression, build power, and strive to change them. Looking to incorporate what we have learned over the past four years and to respond to the evolving work in the field, the Foundation has established the following goals for 2015 through 2019.

 



How Our Schools Are Holding Black Girls Back | TIME

We need to make changes that put all of our students on the path to success

by Lori Bezahler, Cassie Schwerner and Kavitha Mediratta

President Obama’s November report on Women and Girls of Color was an important step, inviting attention to reduce the barriers confronting them on the path to college and careers. On February 11, a panel of experts will gather on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Yvette D. Clarke. Following these examples, it’s time to give some attention to the unique obstacles these girls and women face. (Click Here For Full Article)


GROWING UP WITH INJUSTICE: A case study of Foundation grantees efforts to end punitive school discipline practices and replace them with policies and practices that support student learning. (Click here for full report)