May 17, 2023

Dear Kindle friends,

We hope this finds you inspired. This spring, we’re finding inspiration in our growing Kindle family and how much stronger and artful we are together. As we embark on another year, we extend an invitation to join our fundraising efforts by contributing to Kindle Project Pooled Funds, where our togetherness is an amplifier of excellence in giving.

Since 2008 (whoo, 15 years!), we have been breaking the mold of hum-drum philanthropy. Our funds uplift the leadership and wisdom of on-the-ground community members, shift power, and support unsung heroes. We have a long history of building solid funds with commitment and creativity. Our Pooled Funds are no exception.

This year, we welcome back Kishti – Fund for Afghanistan, the Indigenous Women’s Flow Fund, Makers Muse Artist Awards, and we introduce a new fund: Reseed – Fund for Black and Indigenous Land Stewards.

  • Reseed is a brand-spanking-new Flow Fund that shifts power and resources to Black and Indigenous farmers and land stewards. Reseed seeks to support communities that have historically lost land, had land stolen, been denied access to land, or have been systematically disadvantaged. 
  • Kishti – Fund for Afghanistan stands as one of the few accessible funds dedicated to supporting grassroots initiatives for Afghan women, journalists, activists, and artists by providing vital resources.
  • Indigenous Women’s Flow Fund shifts power and resources into the capable and wise hands of Indigenous women—encouraging rematriation, enabling self-determination, and building bridges of trust.
  • Makers Muse Artist Awards unleashes creatives and culture-makers to shape perspectives and spark dialogue, igniting a cultural wave.

By engaging in our Pooled Funds, you join a community of donors who are shifting the landscape of giving while magnifying collective impact. We are stronger together!

If you want to learn about how to get involved, reach out to Sadaf at If you are ready to donate, click here.

With immense gratitude,


Kindle Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Amalgamated Charitable Foundation.

Kindle Project Fund is administered by the Amalgamated Foundation, an independent nonprofit public charity. In addition to administering Combined Impact Funds like the Kindle Project Fund, the Foundation also offers Advance Change Funds, donor advised funds uniquely committed to social change. Reflecting their shared commitment to positive social change, Amalgamated Foundation receives charitable contributions from and maintains service agreements with Amalgamated Bank but is not a program or activity of Amalgamated Bank. For more information go to

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