1959, the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program has provided direct support to
the UUA and many nonreligious grassroots organizations whose goals reflect the
principles of Unitarian Universalism. Based on more than fifty interviews with
Veatch leaders, staff and recipients, Funding Justice chronicles the
achievements of the Veatch Program in the UU faith community and in the field of
progressive philanthropy. Ross explores the origins of the program, beginning
with benefactor Caroline Veatch and provides a history of the Unitarian
Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in New York.
These compelling stories reflect a deep commitment to social justice, equity and the
democratic process. Funding Justice is also a useful guide for organizations seeking financial support to build a broader civil
A contributing editor of UU
World, Warren Ross served as president of the Unitarian
Universalist New York Metro District, chair of the UUA Nominating Committee and
member and vice chair of the UUA Board of Trustees. He is the author of The
Premise and the Promise: The Story of the Unitarian Universalist Association
(Skinner House Books).
"If we were to imagine the perfect funding source ‘within the family,' we
would imagine the Veatch Program. It is deeply committed to supporting Unitarian
Universalism and equally committed to creating justice in our world. We would
simply not be as strong as we are today without the Veatch Program. Ross's
Funding Justice is a story that needs to be told."—William
Sinkford, UUA President
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