Four Freedoms Action Fund

Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: NEO Philanthropy Action Fund
Amount: Updated to $450,000 in 2021 — originally approved as $300,000 in 2019 over two years

What is the Four Freedoms Action Fund?

The Four Freedoms Action Fund (FFAF) is a project of NEO Philanthropy Action Fund (NEO-PAF) that builds and supports a robust local, state and national infrastructure of immigrants’ rights organizations and leaders. The project conducted a post-2018 election mapping and analysis to determine and understand what legislative opportunities there are at the state level to support immigrant communities. Following completion of that mapping, organizations have identified those opportunities and are working to provide c4 support to effectively organize and advocate.

Why do we think this project is important?

We believe that diverse, bipartisan organizations and communities can work together for the common good. Bipartisan efforts are required in order to create safe and secure communities, develop a sense of shared national identity, and make space to defend constitutional norms under attack. Using the information gained from their mapping work, Four Freedoms Action Fund will collaborate with allies engaged in protection of targeted communities and employ communications tactics to advance positive norms at the national level.

How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting the Four Freedoms Action Fund?

In 2019, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant of $300,000 to the Four Freedoms Action Fund. In 2021 an amendment was approved to increase the amount of the grant by $150,000 for a total of $450,000. A previous grant of $100,000 was made in 2018 by Democracy Fund Voice to conduct mapping of the 2018-midterm election and determine where there are legislative opportunities at the state level to support immigrant communities.