LIBRA FOUNDATION BOARD MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT
The Libra Foundation is committed to a vision of society that uplifts and empowers all people. We believe that all people deserve to live free of systemic oppression, economic insecurity, and environmental harm.
We fund BIPOC-led movements working at the grassroots to build power in communities, support democratic rights, and to center those most impacted as we fight together for racial, gender, and environmental justice.
Our vision of philanthropy is centered on trust. We trust the Libra team to make decisions aligned with our values. We trust our grantees, who are closest to their communities, to set the strategic vision for their work.
Philanthropy is just a small part of the needed solution, and for it to be effective, it needs to evolve. We hope you will join us in funding social movements deeply, steadily, and with a learner's mind, so together we can move resources - at scale - to the people who will be most effective in bringing real change.
Nick Pritzker, Board Chair
Susan Pritzker, Board Co-President
Regan Pritzker, Board Co-President
Joseph Pritzker, Board Member
Jacob Pritzker, Board Member
Isaac Pritzker, Board Member
Located on the ancestral land of the Ramaytush Ohlone, in The Presidio in San Francisco, Libra’s intention is for our office to be a reflection of the vision we have for our work and the world. Choosing our space was purposeful; from the creaky wood floors and comfy couches to the revolving artwork, each corner is an invitation to grantee partners, funders and others in the movement to gather for learning, dreaming, celebrating and building community.
We host and curate gatherings that bring our community together. Here’s a look at some of the types of events we’ve crafted.
We are currently accommodating grantee partners and other aligned community groups on a limited basis and welcome a conversation about your upcoming event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. We look forward to seeing you safely and soon!
Funder organizing – We bring funder allies and social justice leaders together to learn and grow in partnership, so more resources can flow. For example, hosting salons with leaders like Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance and Favianna Rodriguez, Executive Director of The Center for Cultural Power.
Supporting Emerging Leaders
Libra believes that young people of color working in philanthropy need support, encouragement, and opportunities to grow. We partnered with EPIP Bay Area to host candid conversations with BIPOC leaders in philanthropy to learn from their journeys advocating for racial equity.
Gathering & celebrating
Our favorite use for the space is bringing people together to share food and drink, get to know each other, and have some fun! We love bringing our friends and colleagues together for open houses, summer happy hours, and even an outdoor film screening of “The North Pole” with Movement Generation!
We invite you to learn more about our artist partnerships, present and past.
The Libra Foundation is working to advance philanthropic transformation, including transparency about our financial practices and our endowment.