Article originally posted on Fast Forum.
THE SILVER LINING: You know that curse which becomes a blessing in disguise? That’s what faced INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence five years ago when it chose to search for opportunity in what appeared to be a crisis.
Here’s the back story: In February 2004, INCITE! received a letter from the Ford Foundation letting them know that they’d been awarded a $100,000 general support grant. A short time later, however, a Ford Foundation board member decided to conduct some independent research on INCITE!. Upon finding a statement supporting the Palestinian Liberation struggle on the organization’s website, the board member challenged Ford’s support of INCITE and the board voted to pull the grant.