The Transforming Power Fund (TPF) is a new Detroit-based social justice fund committed to transformative systems change. The fund is being developed as a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects. TPF is an attempt to put into practice the 12 Recommendations for Detroit Funders produced in 2015 by Allied Media Projects and Detroit Peoples’ Platform. It is also informed by the research of the 2017 report, Changing the Conversation: Philanthropic Funding and Community Organizing in Detroit.
The TPF provides funding, training, and other resources for local projects that address root causes of systemic problems and advance holistic solutions. We prioritize community governance, donor organizing, and shared values in order to model a more equitable approach to philanthropy. The TPF has two Co-Directors Ebony Ross and Ahmina Maxey, and a design team comprised of leaders from seven local organizations: Detroit Peoples’ Platform, Detroit Disability Power, Community Connections, We the People of Detroit, North End Woodward Community Coalition, Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, and Allied Media Projects.
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