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Funders for a Ceasefire Now



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Funders for a Ceasefire Now is a coalition of individual donors, philanthropic organizations, and other foundations advocating for a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. 1 The conflict was started on October 7, 2023, when members of the terrorist group Hamas crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip and killed over 1,400 Israelis while taking over 230 hostages back into Gaza, including Americans. 2

The Funders for a Ceasefire Now released a, “Philanthropy Open Letter for Humanity and Justice,” calling for a ceasefire in the conflict, passage of humanitarian aid into Gaza, demanding the U.S and Europe cease all funding to the Israeli military, and the safe release of all hostages. 3 The coalition also blames the events on October 7 on Israel, claiming it was due to, “the decades of systematic violence, military occupation and displacement that all Palestinians, especially in Gaza, have experienced at the hands of the Israeli government.” 4

Initiating Groups

Additional Organizational Signers

Individual Philanthropy Signers


  1. Funders for a Ceasefire Now, Accessed November 3, 2023. https://funders4ceasefire.org/index
  2. Pandolfo, Chris, Landon Mion and Andrea Vacchiano. “IDF: Hamas commander who ‘directed’ October 7 terror attack killed in airstrike.” Fox News, November 1, 2023. https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/october-31-israel-hamas-war
  3. Funders for a Ceasefire Now, Accessed November 3, 2023. https://funders4ceasefire.org/index
  4. Funders for a Ceasefire Now, Accessed November 3, 2023. https://funders4ceasefire.org/index

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Iara Lee
  2. Rye Young

Coalition Members

  1. A.J. Muste Memorial Institute (Non-profit)
  2. Arab Foundations Forum (Non-profit)
  3. Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Non-profit)
  4. Borealis Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  5. Chinook Fund (Non-profit)
  6. CLIMA Fund (Non-profit)
  7. Communities for Just Schools Fund (Non-profit)
  8. Cultural Survival (Non-profit)
  9. Cultures of Resistance Network (Non-profit)
  10. Democracy Fund (Democracy Alliance) (Non-profit)
  11. Edge Funders Alliance (Non-profit)
  12. Emergent Fund (Non-profit)
  13. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  14. Front Line Defenders (Non-profit)
  15. Fund for Global Human Rights (Non-profit)
  16. Funders for Justice (Other Group)
  17. Global Fund for Women (Non-profit)
  18. Global Greengrants Fund (Non-profit)
  19. Grantmakers for Girls of Color (Non-profit)
  20. Grassroots International (Non-profit)
  21. Groundswell Fund (Non-profit)
  22. Guerrilla Foundation (Non-profit)
  23. Hill-Snowdon Foundation (Non-profit)
  24. Human Rights Funders Network (Non-profit)
  25. International Trans Fund (Non-profit)
  26. Kataly Foundation (Non-profit)
  27. Kolibri Foundation (Non-profit)
  28. Liberation Ventures (Non-profit)
  29. Lynn Handleman Charitable Foundation (Left Tilt Fund) (Non-profit)
  30. MADRE (Non-profit)
  31. Mama Cash (Other Group)
  32. Middle East Children’s Alliance (Non-profit)
  33. Movement Strategy Center (Non-profit)
  34. Ms. Foundation for Women (Non-profit)
  35. NDN Collective (Non-profit)
  36. Nebula Fund (Other Group)
  37. New York Foundation (Non-profit)
  38. North Star Fund (Non-profit)
  39. Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (Non-profit)
  40. Pop Culture Collaborative (Non-profit)
  41. PRBB Foundation (Non-profit)
  42. Prospera: International Network of Women’s Funds (Other Group)
  43. Resource Generation (Non-profit)
  44. Sagner Family Foundation (Non-profit)
  45. Social Justice Fund Northwest (Non-profit)
  46. Solutions Project (Non-profit)
  47. Southern Vision Alliance (Non-profit)
  48. Third Wave Fund (Non-profit)
  49. Thousand Currents (Non-profit)
  50. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Non-profit)
  51. Women Donors Network (WDN) (Non-profit)
  52. Women’s Foundation of California (Non-profit)
  53. Woods Fund of Chicago (Non-profit)
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