Several CMF members recently shared statements on recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings. We’re providing a curated list of the latest from the field and how they remain committed to supporting the communities they serve.
West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency
The Joyce Foundation issued a statement in response to West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, which limits the federal government’s ability to use the Clean Air Act to drive reductions in climate change pollution.
Rip Rapson, president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation, shared his thoughts on the implications this ruling will have for climate change mitigation.
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which reversed Roe v. Wade, underscoring its commitment to supporting mothers and all birthing people.
WKKF shared in part, “Together, we remain steadfast in our mission and committed to supporting the organizations, communities and individuals who are prioritizing the health, safety, well-being, equity and justice for our most vulnerable community members.”
Rapson shared a statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health and the impact he says it will have on women's rights and health.
“The philanthropic sector can, and will, respond to this challenging new reality for American women and their families. Efforts to fortify reproductive rights and expand healthcare access funds are already underway,” Rapson said.
Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, shared a response to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
“Today’s decision is a reminder that progress is not linear—that the work of justice demands our sustained effort and vigilance. Let us forge ahead, together, with a spirit of righteous resistance and resolve,” Walker said.
New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Burren
Joyce also shared a statement in response to New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Buren, which prevents the state’s power to put into effect gun regulation ordinances and policies, and rules that the possession of firearms in public is a constitutional right under the Second Amendment.
Joyce shared in part, “As a foundation that has been committed to reducing gun violence in our country for more than 25 years, we are deeply disappointed in this ruling. And yet we are not deterred. We believe today as strongly as ever that a safer America is possible and worth fighting for.”
We invite all CMF members to share their statements, announcements and news with us to share with our broader community of philanthropy. Contact us.