Announcements

The Libra Foundation doubles grantmaking in 2020 including their latest docket – $22 million to social justice organizations

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.

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$350,000 in Grants Approved in Response to Family Separation at the Border

The Libra Foundation has approved and disbursed $350,000 in rapid response grants to seven organizations addressing the unjust family separation policies of the current administration. The Libra Foundation board, appalled by documented human rights abuses at the border and elsewhere, requested staff research and recommend groups for immediate funding. Staff identified potential grantees through Libra’s existing network of grantees, as well as through funder collaboratives such as Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Solidaire. Libra staff conducted their own due diligence, enabling these organizations’ leaders to stay focused on their work to reunify families and protect their human rights instead of completing onerous paperwork. The board initiated and approved this docket and notified the organizations of their awards in less than three weeks.

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