Laura Garcia joins the GFCF board!
The board of the GFCF is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Garcia, who is currently the President and CEO of the Global Greengrants Fund. Laura is a Mexican feminist who has advocated for human rights, social justice, and civil society throughout her career. Before joining Global Greengrants, Laura served for seven years as the Executive Director of Fondo Semillas, a GFCF partner in Mexico that finances grassroots organizations to achieve gender equality. Laura has vast experience in grassroots philanthropy, human rights, and movements for social justice, and she has co-created networks to promote community philanthropy in the Global South.
Speaking about her appointment to the board, Laura commented:
“From my experience working to support local movements, I have no doubt that this is by far the best place for social transformation to happen. But local movements need local philanthropy and, furthermore, local philanthropy is an essential part of the social fabric needed to protect the space in which citizens organize and hold their governments accountable. When local people support local causes, then the potential for transformative change to take root is far greater. Local resources invested in communities unite people around solutions and this, in turn, builds the fabric from which our democratic systems flourish. I am therefore honoured to become part of the GFCF family and to contribute to our efforts in supporting local philanthropy around the world.”