We are pleased to announce that the Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation, which is sunsetting at the end of 2021, has named Bread & Roses Community Fund as the recipient of their remaining assets, which will be a gift of approximately $1 million.
For over 50 years, the Douty Foundation and Bread & Roses have been sibling organizations funding grassroots groups working for change in the Philadelphia region. When the Douty Foundation made the decision to sunset, they wanted to leave their remaining assets to an organization that was aligned with their mission. They wanted an organization that would use the money to advance racial, economic, and gender justice in the Philadelphia region, and they wanted an organization that held collective liberation as its end goal.
Bread & Roses is honored that the Douty Foundation is trusting our organization with the generous gift of their remaining assets, which will be one of the largest gifts our grassroots organization has ever received. We will use this gift to deepen our support for community organizing for racial, social, and economic justice in the Philadelphia region. We are grateful to be a part of their legacy going forward.
The Douty Foundation most recently supported the Kensington Community Resilience Fund and the Solidarity Fund for COVID-19 Organizing at Bread & Roses. The $1 million gift to Bread & Roses was announced at the same time as $1.2 million in legacy grants to nine local organizations, including Bread & Roses grantees National Domestic Workers Alliance — Pennsylvania Chapter, Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM), and African Family Health Organization (AFAHO).
The announcement was covered in a November 11 Generocity article by Lynette Hazelton.