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Posts By: Manuela Arciniegas

The Next Evolution of Andrus Family Fund

By Manuela Arciniegas on February 8, 2022

Dear Movement Partners: I have two pieces of exciting news to share with you. The first is about the Andrus Family Fund’s strategic … Read More >

A Conviction is Not Justice

By Manuela Arciniegas on April 21, 2021

Dear Community, This week we heard a verdict that delivered some justice to George Floyd’s family, to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color … Read More >

6 Ways Funders Can Support Visionary Freedom

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 23, 2021

The following article is co-authored by Manuela Arciniegas, Director of AFF, Bryan Perlmutter and Jessica Pierce of Piece by Piece Strategies. Manuela is … Read More >

How AFF’s Inaugural Movement Partner Advisory Council Will Help Build A More Aligned, Liberated Philanthropic Practice

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 3, 2021

Recently, movement leaders, board members and AFF staff gathered (virtually) for our annual board meeting. This meeting was a historic occasion for our … Read More >

Nothing About Us Without Us: AFF Welcomes Movement Partner Advisory Council

By Manuela Arciniegas on January 21, 2021

“Nothing about us without us.” James Charlton, Disability Rights Movement Author Dear Community, After 20 years of philanthropic work, AFF is excited to … Read More >

Kitchen Cabinet Final Report

By Manuela Arciniegas on December 6, 2019

In June of 2019, AFF invited more than 20 of its grantee partners to explore the current state of the youth justice and … Read More >

Grantee Spotlight: Danielle Sered of Common Justice

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 22, 2019

Danielle Sered envisioned, launched and directs grantee partner Common Justice. The organization develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of … Read More >

New Year Announcements

By Manuela Arciniegas on January 18, 2019

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou Happy New Year! It is with great pleasure that we usher in yet … Read More >

Capacity Building Through Deep Listening: Introducing SOAR

By Manuela Arciniegas on July 6, 2017

After more than three years of deep listening to our grantee partners, we are excited to launch a new capacity-building program called SOAR: … Read More >

Lessons Learned: Reflections on PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2015, Part 2

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 18, 2016

Last week I highlighted some of the major lessons I learned at PolicyLink’s Equity Summit. Below are a few additional insights that will … Read More >

Lessons Learned: Reflections on PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2015

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 9, 2016

In October of 2015, I packed my bags and headed to sunny California to join over 3000 organizers, policy advocates, artists, academics, entrepreneurs, … Read More >