Marguerite Casey Foundation Awards Task Force Grant to Help Families Raise Voices and Advocate for Change
WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 2, 2014 — The Marguerite Casey Foundation has announced it has awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force a grant for our mission of creating change for LGBTQ people and families.
“We are excited about continuing our efforts to train leaders working to end social inequality across our nation. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is committed to bridging progressive movements, building networks and strengthening partnerships for long-lasting change. We also look forward to working with the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s sister organization, Equal Voice Action, an organization focused on advocating on behalf of low-income families. Millions of Americans continue to live below the poverty line, and a disproportionate number of LGBTQ people and their families live in poverty. We thank the Marguerite Casey Foundation for partnering with us on increasing public awareness on poverty and working to extend the promise of America to everyone,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
“The Marguerite Casey Foundation exists to help low-income families — all low-income families— strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities in order to achieve a more just and equitable society for all. We are pleased to support the Task Force as it has a history of bringing together social movements across diverse issues such as income inequality, affordable health care and immigration reform. This partnership represents an opportunity for philanthropy to invest in converging social movements. Investing in multi-issue and multi-constituency work has been one way that foundation investments have contributed to advancing favorable policies for families,” said Edgar G. Villanueva, Program Officer, Midwest & National, the Marguerite Casey Foundation.
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