Freedom From Fear’ Awards Show Grant Making at Its Best

“At their best, foundations do more than give,” writes Pablo Eisenberg in the current issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  “They champion causes and ideas and join the debate over major problems and issues in our society, start grant-making programs focused on key issues…” Read the Chronicle article.

Eisenberg is referring to the Freedom From Fear Award, a new national award that honors 15 ordinary people who have committed extraordinary acts of courage on behalf of immigrants and refugees—individuals who have taken a risk, set an example, and inspired others to awareness or action.

Geraldine Mannion, who oversees the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s grant-making efforts to promote democracy, and Taryn Higashi, executive director of Unbound Philanthropy and former program officer of the Ford Foundation, created the awards using money they received in honor of their work.