The Fringe Foundation was conceived in 2013. They were inspired by the organizing successes of Nashville’s Workers’ Dignity Project, which fights wage theft and systemic worker abuse through the collective action of low-wage workers and their allies. WDP is entirely worker-led. Their struggles and their victories showed us how people can fight for their own rights—and make lasting change—by bringing together a community and its grant-giving allies.
TFF was founded in 2014. The foundation is currently managed on a strictly volunteer basis by seven family members from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, and New York. We continue to be inspired by Workers’ Dignity Project and the Hill-Snowdon Foundation. We thank both groups for their guidance as we develop our own identity.
The Fringe Foundation @ 2014