It takes an ecosystem to create lasting change, to build thriving, connected, resilient communities, to fight for the liberation we know is possible. In 2019, Astraea began to imagine what our most ideal ecosystem would look like, in order to continue building and shifting power to our movements. We are at a pivotal time at Astraea, and we are taking the time to pivot so that we can thrive.
This year, we challenged ourselves to consider what we are fighting for, not just what we are fighting against. We turned toward the innovative, collaborative possibilities that this contentious political moment actually offers us. We accompanied our movements beyond funding; in addition to making grants, we strategically invested in LGBTQI movement building, supporting activists by co-creating collective spaces to heal, learn, and grow. We lifted up grassroots organizing, prioritizing the holistic safety and healing of activist communities around the world. We connected beyond oppressive structures to harness the power of ancient and new technologies, online and offline, providing solidarity in critical times.
Today, Astraea sits at the nexus of 40 years of grantmaking. We sit at the nexus of 40 years of movement-building. True to our beginning, Astraea pledges to meet the urgencies of now and fortify the generations to come. Our latest Annual Report details significant Astraea and grantee partner achievements over the last year, and highlights some of the grantee partners, donors, staff, and board who make Astraea and its community what they are today!