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!
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
We know this fund will make a difference because we have already seen the impact of similar mini-grants made from our operating funds. Here are a few examples of what this funding has done and could do:
- We funded traditional priestesses in Senegal to lead community consultations, reintegrate rebel combatants, and advocate for the peace process. Their actions stopped rebel raids in their area.
- We have continued to fund interfaith committees of Sri Lankan religious leaders, formed out of our earlier peacebuilding project, who have successfully reintegrated communities segregated by ethnic violence.
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.
How to contribute
We welcome checks, online gifts, donor advised fund and foundation grants, EFT, and stock gifts.
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.