Our best hope for creating a just, equitable, and sustainable society comes from grassroots movements led by the people most impacted by injustices, since they have the clearest view of solutions.
When organizations rooted in the lived experience of communities disenfranchised by unjust social and political systems join together in coalitions and networks, they form movements that push for structural change that reshapes our world. As a private foundation that believes in building power across movements, we make grants to cutting-edge organizations that lead with a racial and gender justice analysis. We are also committed to 100 percent mission-aligned investing that connects with our grantmaking objectives and advances equity and transparency.
We work on multiple fronts, and on intersecting issues, to advance racial justice, gender equity, and the building of broad, progressive movements for social justice centered on what people and communities actually need.
How We Do It
Social Justice Grantmaking
We make grants to grassroots groups that advance racial justice, gender equity, and environmental sustainability. Our grantmaking prioritizes organizations working on intersecting issues and led by the people most impacted by injustices. Go to Grants
Investing for Impact
We ensure that our endowment aligns with our social justice mission. Through screening, shareholder engagement, and impact investments, we work to direct our financial resources toward companies that are building the better world we envision. Go to Investing
Principles that Guide Us
Uplifting the Power of the People
Amplifying Voices for Equity
Intervening for Systemic Change
Photos (From top of page, L-R): Residents of Portland, OR rally to save DACA in 2017. / Organized by WV FREE, West Virginians march for reproductive rights in Washington, DC. / Student advocate speaks at a townhall panel in Miami, FL organized by Power U. / Southerners on New Ground convenes groups advancing cross-issue movement building. / ALIGN launches "Our Jobs, Our Futures," on the steps of City Hall in New York City.