When it became clear that Donald Trump would be president of the United States, left-leaning funders braced for a tough road ahead. Throughout 2017, many defied the traditionally plodding nature of grantmaking by offering rapid response grants to specific communities and organizers. On its face, the Emergent Fund is yet another one of those efforts. But a look under the hood reveals an intentional departure from grantmaking as usual, rooted in a critique of hierarchical power. Read More about Akonadi’s Rapid Response Fund