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Free and equal in
dignity and rights.
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
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:
Meet Our Grantee Partners
The Libra team’s guiding principle is that those who are closest to the issues understand those issues the best. This means low-income communities of color building power from the ground up, engaging their local communities, and building strong national/transnational networks.
Based in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain States, Western States Center works nationwide to strengthen inclusive democracy so that all people can live, love, and work free from fear.
Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of Black people, people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South. SONG believes that we are bound together by a shared desire for ourselves, each other, and our communities to survive and thrive.