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Our Approach

Libra Foundation funds organizations led by those most impacted by systemic oppression – largely communities of color that have experienced chronic underinvestment. Our guiding principle is that those closest to the problem understand those issues best and are most equipped to build and implement solutions. Our approach to philanthropy is to move money to groups building BIPOC power.

Our Process

We prioritize multi-year, unrestricted grants to frontline organizations working to bring transformational change in their communities. Over time, we build relationships of trust with grantee partners, looking to their lived experience and wisdom to guide the work and freeing them from red tape and paperwork. Our approach is intersectional: we bring together strategies that cross portfolio lines.

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About Us

The Libra team reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.  Together, we bring a wide array of lived and professional experience to the task of supporting our grantees’ work. We are passionate, we are caring, we break the rules of philanthropy for a purpose, and we always welcome new ideas.

Our Space

The Libra Foundation office is a vibrant, light, open and welcoming space. It is filled with art that represents the culture and creativity of the diverse communities we serve. It brings us together in a warm place that centers our shared mission and values.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

Libra’s office is located on Ramaytush Ohlone land (The Presidio) in San Francisco, California.