Paula Green Legacy Fund
We consistently meet visionary people in the most difficult of circumstances. It is a privilege to accompany our partners in their courageous search for peace and justice. Their remarkable capacity for resilience keeps hope alive in dark times.
– Dr. Paula Green
In honor of the pioneering and inspiring work of our founder, the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding is launching the Paula Green Legacy Fund. The fund is designed to honor and carry on Paula’s legacy by providing support directly to our local peacebuilding partner organizations—both for short-term, urgent needs, and for longer term capacity development.
Among grassroots peacebuilding organizations, even small amounts of funding can make an enormous difference. We look forward to working and learning together with our partners to ensure this fund has the greatest strategic impact.
This fund is a special initiative, separate from the Annual Fund that supports our core operations across all program areas.
What this fund will make possible
The Paula Green Legacy Fund will give us the flexibility to support many more strategic, community-based peacebuilding responses—arising from our partnerships in more than 30 countries over the past 27 years. This will also allow us to provide bridge funding to grassroots initiatives after or between grant-funded projects, to sustain local peacebuilding capacity.
Our first grants from the fund in 2023 will support these two longstanding Karuna partners during current economic hardship:
- The Center for Peacebuilding (CIM)—which works in areas still deeply impacted by the Bosnian War to rebuild trust and foster reconciliation across ethnic and religious divides, through activities including dialogue, counseling, interfaith collaboration, youth peace camps, and skill-building in conflict resolution.
- Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC)—which creates psychological supports for people and communities, including survivors, former perpetrators, bystanders, and returnees of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, to heal their traumatic conflicts and rebuild their peaceful lives.
Please visit their websites to learn more about these organizations’ innovative and vitally important contributions to peace!
How to contribute
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far! Together, we met an anonymous donor’s challenge gift of $25,000, which means we have raised a total of $75,000 to inaugurate this fund in 2022!
Checks can be made out to:
Karuna Center for Peacebuilding*
PO Box 727
Greenfield, MA 01302
*please be sure to write “Paula Green Fund” in the memo line
If you would like to make a stock gift or EFT, please contact us at email@example.com or 413-256-3800. Our EIN is: 04-3437359.