From the beginning the founders of Federated Charities recognized that removing barriers to “giving back” in our community would change the lives of all our citizens. In building and supporting a hub for social change organizations, our work helps strengthen the safety net but we recognize that we can do better in removing barriers to diversity…in our sector, in our community and in our space. We know that we are not perfect and may not have always acted in a just manner but we are committed to listening closely to the people we serve and those we may not have served in order to become better allies.
We are committed to bringing our community together and will continue to support the vital safety net that exists here. But we also care deeply about those voices who call for justice and we stand with the entire community in our collective struggle for equality. We believe in caring for our neighbors, protecting our young people and dismantling barriers to inclusion. We start by acknowledging how we may have become complacent in our practice or failed to act. We are accountable to ourselves but we are also accountable to our community of supporters and our work will not be finished until the voices who demand change are heard.
Every day is a new opportunity for us to act and speak out against injustice. We hope you will join us.