The Libra Foundation approves $10.2 million in grants for social justice organizations

San Francisco, CA – In the first half of 2021, The Libra Foundation has approved $10,215,000 million in unrestricted grants supporting 52 organizations building political power, determining their own strategies and implementing their own solutions, and realizing futures that work for all. This slate includes grant renewals and 16 new grants, focusing on groups led by and for BIPOC and directly impacted communities.

“Our role is to help sustain and support the remarkable vision, power and strategy of frontline groups,” said Crystal Hayling, the Executive Director of The Libra Foundation. “We are glad to provide continuous support as we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, which hit communities of color the hardest.”

Last year, Libra announced it was doubling its grantmaking to $50 million, and launched the Democracy Frontlines Fund, an aligned giving strategy that leveraged $36 million in multi-year, unrestricted support for a slate of 10 Black-led racial justice organizations. In 2021, this support continues while the twelve funders in the Democracy Frontlines Fund have embarked together on a multi-year learning journey around racial justice in philanthropy.

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Ahimsa Collective

Border Network for Human Rights

Center for Constitutional Rights

The Center for Cultural Power

Center for Investigative Reporting

Center for Reproductive Rights


Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute

Democracy Now!

Fund for Global Human Rights

The Futuro Media Group 

Grassroots Global Justice

Green New Deal Network Fund

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights

Human Rights First

Detroit Justice Center

Drug Policy Alliance

Immigrant Defense Project

Initiate Justice


It Takes Roots

Let’s Breakthrough

Life Comes From It


Mother Jones

Movement Law Lab

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth 

Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

She the People

Students for Sensible Drug Policy


Visión y Compromiso

Western States Center Inc

The Women’s Foundation of California

New Grants

Black Trans Fund

The Collective Future Fund

Free Hearts

Freedom Inc.

Grantmakers for Girls of Color

Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda

Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective

me too. International Inc.

New Breath Foundation

Piper Fund

Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples

Spirit House

The Solutions Project

Survived and Punished

Transgender Law Center

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