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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.

An Open Letter to Funders on the Fight for Racial Justice:

“Get In and Stay In”

This article was originally published on July 22, 2020 in Inside Philanthropy by Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of The Libra Foundation. 

But I want to say to those who are continuing to sit on the sidelines: Think long and hard about what you owe our country in this moment. Is your discomfort in funding outside your program areas or taking this issue to your board anything like that of John Lewis’ when he faced bullwhips and beatings? Can you please join us in making a bold stand, now, for what you know is right? If you do not act now, your words of concern of a few weeks back will ring hollow.

It’s like John Lewis said: Get in, and stay in.

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Advancing Social Justice

Over the past 19 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:

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