Funding Priorities

The Foundation’s Defending and Strengthening Democracy program includes support for organizations focused on civic engagement; voting rights and election integrity; protecting the right to protest; money in politics reform; and judicial independence. We also support efforts to defend reproductive rights and access to abortion and to ensure a fair and equitable justice system, in the belief that these are essential to a functioning democracy.

The Climate and Environmental Justice program supports a range of approaches aimed at addressing the climate crisis, protecting the environment, and promoting a just transition that prioritizes good jobs and a clean economy. Current grantees include organizations that engage in organizing and movement building; that campaign to expose and influence corporate practices which negatively impact the environment and frontline communities; and that pursue legal strategies and litigation, and advocate for policy solutions to address environmental challenges.

At this time, we continue to provide support to a limited number of long-time grantees that do not fit within these program areas.