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Free and equal in dignity and rights.

Our Mission

We believe that all people are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms, and have a right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just and equitable societies. Promoting these human rights is the highest purpose we can envision for the grantmaking of The Libra Foundation.

Funding the Heat

The will and self-determined priorities of the communities we fund must be our North Star.

by Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of The Libra Foundation

The barrier to progress is Big Philanthropy’s inability to let go of control and truly trust Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities to bring change that will not only improve their lives, but that will improve all lives. That’s what mass liberation means.  Read More.

Advancing Social Justice

Over the past 16 years, The Libra Foundation has done significant grantmaking in progressive causes and movements with a focus on criminal justice and social policy, environmental and climate justice, and gender justice.

We are making an impact by supporting bold organizations fighting for social justice:

$76M
Funded
231
Grantee Partners
57%
Multi-Year Grants to Deepen Impact