Threshold Philanthropy is committed to returning resources rooted in holistic community care. We are co-creating with Black and Indigenous communities the necessary conditions, structures, and ecosystems for our collective liberation. Our birthright is to create, grow, flourish, and cultivate paths of healing, joy, love, and restoration for us and future generations. May it be so!
Our vision for right relationship
In every way and every place we show up, Threshold Philanthropy aspires to be a full representation of the world we all deserve, a just world where we are all:
- Liberated and healed through reparations — individually and collectively
- Deeply connected to the land and each other
- Lovingly accountable to one another and community
- Radically transparent — sharing both our successes and mistakes
- Mindful of our impact on people, places, and the planet
- Joyful, generous, and brave
BeginningsOur founding funders, Beth and her husband Yahn, have a long history of giving in their communities, most recently in Washington state, which has been their home since 1998. It’s here that Beth had transformative experiences on the Board of Directors of YWCA, as President and CEO of Washington Women’s Foundation, and also as a member of the Sisterhood, a reparations community of seven white women and six Black women who are living into what it means to deeply reckon with white supremacy and the wealth gap. Beth’s family’s roots are in Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina, and she acknowledges that her family’s generational wealth was built on stolen land and enslaved labor. Together, Beth and Yahn have created new wealth and are now committed to using that wealth to heal, to make reparations, to shift power, to create joy and freedom — and in 2019, Beth decided it was time to get down to business.
The Unicorn EffectThreshold Philanthropy is co-created by Lindsay, Cristina, Beth, and Morgan. We connected because we were in lots of the same funder spaces together — and it became a case of game recognizing game. In each other, we saw fellow disruptors. Also in each other, we saw women who were fed up playing by the rules that were created to perpetuate harm and white supremacy. We are hopeful that philanthropy can be actualized as love of humankind. We believe that community care can heal, that it can repair past harm and create changes to prevent it from happening again. We believe that there are things worth salvaging in the ideals of philanthropy if it is practiced as reparations.
Our vision of partnershipWe are coming to this work in the spirit of trusting, listening, following, resourcing, and co-creating with our partners. We’re looking to work with BIPOC leaders and communities, particularly Black and Indigenous, who are healers, movement leaders, and visionaries.
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