Demos pioneers bold progressive ideas, reinforces them with original research and analysis, and equipts grassroots partner organizations to move them into practical reality.
- BOLD: Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (Fiscally Sponsored by Highlander Research & Education Center)BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national training intermediary focused on transforming the practice of Black organizers in the US to increase their alignment, impact and sustainability to win progressive change. BOLD carries out its mission through training programs, coaching and technical assistance for BOLD alumni and partners.
- Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) is a base-building organization committed to social, economic, and environmental justice for working-class and immigrant communities in California’s Central Coast. CAUSE build's grassroots power through community organizing, leadership development, coalition building, civic engagement, policy research, and advocacy.
- Emergent Fund (fiscally sponsored by the Amalgamated Charitable Foundation)Emergent Fund is a queer women of color-led, movement-aligned participatory grantmaker with intersectional, collective liberation values. We fund rapid response and emergent organizing led by frontline Black, Indigenous, and organizers of color with trust-based, no-string-attached grants. A nationally recognized philanthropy culture disruptor and praxis leader, Emergent Fund challenges power in who we fund as well as with how we fund. Our 100% women of color and Indigenous decision-making Advisory Council and our grantees all come from directly impacted communities committed to building movement and transforming crisis into change. Emergent Fund supports the work of communities under threat to build their own reality: the one that would emerge on the other side of crisis with a powerful new vision for what comes next.