The Libra Foundation has approved $10.5 million in renewals and sustained support to social justice organizations on the frontlines of protecting democracy and building progressive power.
The Libra Foundation announced today that the Board of Directors approved doubling its grantmaking from $25 million in 2019 to $50 million in 2020. The doubling represents the Foundation’s focus on the historic importance of 2020 and a deep commitment to supporting organizations led by and building power with those most impacted by systemic oppression.
In the final docket of 2019, The Libra Foundation approved $12.5 million in grants to organizations led by and for those most impacted by systemic injustice–largely low-income communities of color–that are building power through grassroots community organizing to tackle society's most pressing problems.
The Libra Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathryn Snyder and maisha quint who will lead The Libra Foundation’s criminal justice grantmaking strategy. Criminal justice is one of three program areas in which The Libra Foundation focuses its grantmaking, along with environmental justice and gender justice.
The Libra Foundation has approved $12.4 million in grants to social justice organizations during the first half of 2019. The foundation’s latest docket includes $8.1 million to 31 existing grantee partners and $3.4 million to 23 organizations new to the Foundation.
The Libra Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Agmi, who will lead The Libra Foundation’s gender justice grantmaking strategy. Gender justice is one of three program areas in which The Libra Foundation focuses its grantmaking, along with environmental justice and criminal justice and drug policy reform.
Building on a strong fifteen-year legacy of grantmaking to progressive causes and movements with a focus on social justice organizations that integrate human rights into their work, The Libra Foundation recently approved $8.4 million in grants, including $2.9 million to 25 new organizations and $5.5 million to 27 existing grantee partners.