What We Fund
Our program areas reflect large and overlapping fields of activity. While each program has its own strategy, our overall grantmaking prioritizes supporting organizations whose work:
- Addresses the root causes of racial and social inequities through long-term systems change work, which includes challenging the status quo and changing the policies, practices, priorities, and cultures that create and perpetuate inequities.
- Uses the following strategies to advance justice: advocacy, organizing, coalition building, movement building, policy engagement, narrative change/strategic communications, field building, and/or direct services that connect to a systems change strategy.
- Prioritizes the people and communities most affected by structural inequities, including systemic racism.
- Takes an integrated approach that recognizes the forces that shape people’s lives are interrelated.
- Demonstrates a commitment to regularly and consistently collect feedback to drive learning and improvement.
- Is grounded in evidence.
How We Fund
We prioritize unrestricted general operating support grants. We make multi-year unrestricted grants when possible. There are occasions when we make project-specific grants when, in dialogue with a grantee, we find that our interest is in a particular area of an organization’s work. We provide grantees with additional support beyond the grant, based on grantees’ individual needs, and we have a particular interest in supporting leadership development.
We are as flexible as possible with our requirements to allow grantees to remain focused on their mission. We strive to exclude grant requirements that are needlessly onerous or that place undue burdens upon groups most affected by injustice.
We aspire to establish trusting relationships with others, especially our grantee partners.
Grant proposals are by invitation only. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.
- A More Perfect Union
- Alliance for Justice – Dorot Fellows Program
- Alliance for Youth Organizing
- American Jewish World Service
- Beloved Builders
- Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
- Cambridge College
- Citizen Schools
- Collaborative for Jewish Organizing
- College for Social Innovation
- Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action
- Dorot, Inc.
- Encounter Programs
- Eye to Eye
- FAO Schwarz Fellowship
- Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
- Hand in Hand
- Hebrew Free Loan Society
- Impact Partners Film Services
- Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
- J Street Education Fund
- Jerusalem Culture Unlimited
- Jewish Book Council
- Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
- Jewish Women’s Archive
- JOIN for Justice
- Kol HaNeshama
- Lawyers for Children
- Multitude Films @ Women Make Movies
- New Israel Fund
- Plan C Pills
- Religious Action Center @ the Union for Reform Judaism
- State Infrastructure Fund @ Neo Philanthropy
- The Brotherhood Sister Sol (Bro/Sis)
- The Hadar Institute
- The Jerusalem Foundation
- The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
- The Voter Registration Project (VRP)
- T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
- Women Engaged
- Year Up
- Zakim Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute