Newsletter 2010 Issue 3

Grassroots life savers: organizing to get illegal guns off the streets

Because Bread & Roses Community Fund — and its network of grantees and donors — is committed to making racial and economic justice a reality in the Delaware Valley, ending gun violence is a top priority. After all, Pennsylvania has the highest rate in the nation of black homicide victims, and most of those deaths are caused by guns.

Letter from the executive director

Meet our board members: Aissia Richardson

Today, Aissia is a member of the boar d of directors. Her full-time work is as the president of the African American United Fund (AAUF). AAUF has in creased educational opportunities, promoted cultural development, stimulated voter education and much more for Philadelphia’ s African American community.

Donor spotlight: Amy Laura Cahn

I give to Bread & Roses because I want to support change that comes from community members who are most impacted, whether it be the people with HIV/AIDS who lead ACT UP or the Art Museum guards who belong to Philadelphia Security Officer’s Union.

Grantee profile: Human Rights Coalition

HRC, a 2010 Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative grantee, organizes prisoners’ families, formerly incarcerated people, and their allies who seek to expose injustice and abuse.

Grants in action

Disabled In Action, Youth United for Change, Asian Americans United.

2010 Grantees

Every grant Bread & Roses Community Fund makes to grassroots organizations is thanks to a network of thousands of donors—people like you—from all over the Delaware Valley.