October 2021
Premiere of PDF's 40th Anniversary Short Film!
To commemorate PDF's 40th Anniversary, we're thrilled to invite YOU to the PREMIERE of our 40th Anniversary Short Film: Reflections on Peace & Justice Organizing! Here's the trailer to get you excited:
Join us via Zoom Thursday, October 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM (ET) for the premiere and hear how PDF has built capacity for community organizations through grants, training and other resources for forty years! Hear reflections from founding Executive Director Meg Gage, former PDF staff member Kazu Haga, Board President Teresa Juarez, and Executive Director Paul Haible.

The premiere will be followed by a cross-generational dialogue with Dr. Mildred McClain, Reverend Andrea Ayvazian, Lori Goodman, and recent grant partners Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan and Youth Activism Project.
A Vision to Free Our Folks: Ending Incarceration of Women, Girls and LGBTQ+ People
The third event in our 40th Anniversary Events Series kicks off on November 17. Join PDF for a Town Hall style event featuring Tiheba Bain of Women Against Mass Incarceration, Taylar Nuevelle of Who Speaks for Me?, and Morning Star Gali of Restoring Justice for Indigenous People.
We will host a conversation about the movement to end the growing incarceration of women, girls, and LGBTQ+ folks and their vision for more just, equitable, and inclusive communities.

Community Organizing Grants:
Applications Open December 1st!
PDF's Community Organizing Grant cycle opens for application on December 1st! Our Community Organizing Grants offer unrestricted, general operating support, with a focus on new organizations and those without access to larger philanthropic resources.

Every year, we fund grassroots, power-building organizations that are aligned with our four pillars of grantmaking: Organizing to Shift Power, Working to Build a Movement, Dismantling Oppression, and Creating New Structures.
Recent Community Organizing Grant partners reflect the broad social justice movement PDF supports in regions around the country. For example, the Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending and Springfield No One Leaves (MA) organize against gentrification and displacement in Massachusetts, the Human Rights Coalition (PA) and Decarcerate (AR) are involved in campaigns to address our broken criminal justice system, and Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (NC) and Red de Pueblos Transnacionales (NY) organize for justice and dignity for immigrants in both rural and urban contexts.

Peace Development Fund grantees are also eligible for PDF's capacity-building program, The Sustainability Project, which offers three years of training to support fundraising capacity, board development, and financial management and budgeting.

Mark Your Calendars:

PDF's 40th Anniversary Short Film Premiere!
October 28, 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET  
Join PDF for the premiere of PDF's 40th Anniversary Short Film and the cross-generational conversation with key PDF figures and recent grants partners. Register by clicking here.

A Vision to Free Our Folks: Ending Incarceration of Women, Girls and LGBTQ+ People
November 17, 5:30 - 7:00 PM ET  
Join PDF for a Town Hall style event about the movement to end the growing incarceration of women, girls, and LGBTQ+ folks. Register by clicking here.

Support Peace Development Fund this #GivingTuesday
November 30, 2021 
#GivingTuesday is an international day of charitable giving. Your contribution will help provide grants to grassroots organizations working toward peace, justice, and lasting systemic change for their communities.

Community Organizing Grant Cycle Opens for Application
December 1, 2021 
Applications open for the 2021 PDF Community Organizing Grant cycle, which every year supports dozens of grassroots organizations. Read more about it here.
Thank you for your support.