Growing Wings:
Evolving Out Of the Non Profit Industrial Complex

Posted on 15th December in Political Opinion

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.

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