Racial Justice Fund

An effective way for you to support impactful nonprofits dedicated to uplifting and empowering Black and other marginalized communities and tackling the issues that disproportionately impact them.

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Nonprofits in the fund

Advancement Project
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization that uses innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy.
Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity
Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD) is a national training program designed to help rebuild Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) social justice infrastructure in order to organize Black communities more effectively and re-center Black leadership in the U.S. social justice movement.
Black Public Media
Black Public Media produces, funds, and distributes media content about the African American and global Black experience. Their mission is to commit to a fully realized expression of democracy and they accomplish this by supporting diverse voices through training, education and investment in visionary content makers.
Dream Corps
Dream Corps closes prison doors and opens doors of opportunity. Dream Corp’s #cut50 campaign is a bipartisan effort to cut crime and incarceration across all 50 states. They bring together leaders impacted by the criminal justice system with unlikely allies spanning the political divide to push for criminal justice solutions.
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Law Enforcement Action Partnership
The Law Enforcement Action Partnership’s mission is to unite and mobilize the voice of law enforcement in support of drug policy and criminal justice reforms that will make communities safer by focusing law enforcement resources on the greatest threats to public safety, promoting alternatives to arrest and incarceration, addressing the root causes of crime, and working toward healing police-community relations.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights, and to reunify families and communities. They build public awareness of structural racism in policing, the courts, and the prison system, and advance racial and gender justice in all their work.
MediaJustice
MediaJustice is building a powerful grassroots movement for a more just and participatory media — fighting for racial, economic and gender justice in a digital age. MediaJustice boldly advances communication rights, access and power for communities harmed by persistent dehumanization, discrimination and disadvantage. They envision a future where everyone has sustained and universal access to open and democratic media and technology platforms.
Project South
Project South is a Southern-based leadership development organization that creates spaces for movement building. They work with communities pushed forward by the struggle – to strengthen leadership and to provide popular political and economic education for personal and social transformation.
Race Forward
Race Forward's mission is to build awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information, and experiences. They define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all, and they work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development.
SisterSong
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color from four mini-communities (Native American, African American, Latina, and Asian American) who recognized that they have the right and responsibility to represent themselves and their communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color.
The Action Center on Race & the Economy
The Action Center on Race & the Economy is a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability.

Advancement Project

National
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization that uses innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy.

Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity

National
Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD) is a national training program designed to help rebuild Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) social justice infrastructure in order to organize Black communities more effectively and re-center Black leadership in the U.S. social justice movement.

Black Public Media

National
Black Public Media produces, funds, and distributes media content about the African American and global Black experience. Their mission is to commit to a fully realized expression of democracy and they accomplish this by supporting diverse voices through training, education and investment in visionary content makers.

Dream Corps

National
Dream Corps closes prison doors and opens doors of opportunity. Dream Corp’s #cut50 campaign is a bipartisan effort to cut crime and incarceration across all 50 states. They bring together leaders impacted by the criminal justice system with unlikely allies spanning the political divide to push for criminal justice solutions.

Equal Justice Initiative

National
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Law Enforcement Action Partnership

National
The Law Enforcement Action Partnership’s mission is to unite and mobilize the voice of law enforcement in support of drug policy and criminal justice reforms that will make communities safer by focusing law enforcement resources on the greatest threats to public safety, promoting alternatives to arrest and incarceration, addressing the root causes of crime, and working toward healing police-community relations.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

National
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights, and to reunify families and communities. They build public awareness of structural racism in policing, the courts, and the prison system, and advance racial and gender justice in all their work.

MediaJustice

National
MediaJustice is building a powerful grassroots movement for a more just and participatory media — fighting for racial, economic and gender justice in a digital age. MediaJustice boldly advances communication rights, access and power for communities harmed by persistent dehumanization, discrimination and disadvantage. They envision a future where everyone has sustained and universal access to open and democratic media and technology platforms.

Project South

National
Project South is a Southern-based leadership development organization that creates spaces for movement building. They work with communities pushed forward by the struggle – to strengthen leadership and to provide popular political and economic education for personal and social transformation.

Race Forward

Race Forward's mission is to build awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information, and experiences. They define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all, and they work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development.

SisterSong

National
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective was formed in 1997 by 16 organizations of women of color from four mini-communities (Native American, African American, Latina, and Asian American) who recognized that they have the right and responsibility to represent themselves and their communities, and the equally compelling need to advance the perspectives and needs of women of color.

The Action Center on Race & the Economy

National
The Action Center on Race & the Economy is a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability.
The Center for Mind Body Medicine
Sonoma County
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine creates communities of hope and healing. We have the world’s largest, most effective evidence-based program for healing population-wide psychological trauma and stress.
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Community Services
Health
Santa Rosa Community Health
Sonoma County
SRCH serves our diverse community by providing excellent, culturally responsive, comprehensive primary care that is accessible to all people.
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Health
Community Services
Daily Acts
Sonoma County
We transform our local communities through inspired actions and education on food and sustainability, building leadership, and local self-reliance.
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Environment
Community Services
California Community Foundation
Northern California
The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts.
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Community Services
Health
North Valley Community Foundation
Butte County
Our Camp Fire Relief Fund is focused on long-term healing and rebuilding, working directly with Camp Fire survivors, often in the form of direct assistance.
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Community Services
Health
Community Foundation Sonoma County
Sonoma County
Our Sonoma County Resilience Fund is addressing our community’s mid- to long-term recovery needs. We're helping individuals impacted by the fires, healing the long-term effects of trauma, and providing housing solutions for our community.
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Community Services
Homelessness and Housing
UndocuFund
Northern California
The Fund seeks to support undocumented children, families, and communities affected by the fires in Sonoma County to recover and rebuild.
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Disaster Relief
Immigrants & Refugees
La Luz Center
San Francisco Bay Area
La Luz Center strengthens community through family services, economic advancement and community engagement.
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Community Services
Economic Opportunity
California Fire Foundation
San Francisco Bay Area
The California Fire Foundation provides emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.
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Veterans and First Responders
Disaster Relief
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About the nonprofits in the fund

These nonprofits are dedicated to uplifting and empowering Black people and other marginalized communities and tackling the issues that disproportionately impact them. The following nonprofits are all either led or co-led by a person of color, and fifty percent are either led or co-led by women.

The nonprofits in the fund work to achieve racial justice and equity through the following strategies:

How we built the fund

At Goodnation, one of our core priorities is to bring the knowledge and expertise of professional foundations to individual donors. When granting to a nonprofit whose model and potential for impact has been vetted by experts in the field, you can feel confident that your gift is maximally meaningful. 

To put together this particular fund, we looked to two foundations that have built strong reputations for their funding of work that will make our society more just and equitable, and that are led by people of color, whose voices and priorities we feel should be centered in the conversation about how to address issues of racial injustice.

The Ford Foundation's grantmaking is guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential.

The Libra Foundation believes society’s systems and structures should foster the human rights innate in every person. Their goal is to deploy all of their resources—knowledge, access, philanthropic resources and investment capital—to build a more just and free society.

Fund update: over $500,000 raised

We're excited to share that, thanks to generous donors, we've raised over $500,000 so far in support of the Racial Justice Fund. We encourage you to join us in making a gift today!

How you can support the fund

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Fund distribution

The fund distribution is structured as such: