Since 2004, we’ve made more than $6 million in grants to support young people’s civic engagement, and the arts. Since 2010, we’ve awarded more than $1 million to young people and organizations working to build the leadership, power and voice of community college students. Our average grant size is $40,000. We award grants on an annual basis, but prefer to work with our grantee partners over a longer period of time.

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

(2015)
$40,000

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

Community Partners’s Southern CA College Access Network

(2015)
$35,000

Southern CA College Access Network

Bend The Arc’s Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing

(2015 - Present)
$40,000

Bend The Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice

People for the American Way Foundation

(2015 - Present)
$40,000

Young People For

Community Partners’s Southern CA College Access Network

(2014)
$40,000

Donation: Southern CA College Access Network

Foundation of City College of San Francisco

(2014)
$10,000

Foundation of City College of San Francisco

Creative Capital Foundation

(2011 - Present)
$5,000

Project-Specific Support for Gala Host Committee; one-time grant

Marin Media Institute

(2010)
$50,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

Nevada Art Museum

(2010 - Present)
$25,000

Project-Specific Grant for Lead Sponsorship of the Museum exhibition Chester Arnold; one time grant

Creative Capital Foundation

(2009 - Present)
$25,000

General Operating Support; 1st installment of a 3-year pledge; ($75K in total)

Bolinas Firehouse and Clinic Fund

(2008 - Present)
$50,000

General Operating Support

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

(2008 - Present)
$100,000

Capital Campaign

San Jose Museum of Art

(2008 - Present)
$280,000

General Operations

San Jose Museum of Art

(2008 - Present)
$50,000

General Operating Support

S.J. Museum of Art /General Op. Support

(2007 - Present)
$110,000

S.J. Museum of Art /General Op. Support

Bolinas Firehouse and Clinic Fund

(2007 - Present)
$50,000

Bolinas Firehouse and Clinic Fund

San Jose Museum of Art/”Thy Will Be Done”

(2006 - Present)
$28,000

San Jose Museum of Art/”Thy Will Be Done”

Zero One San Jose

(2006 - Present)
$20,000

Zero One San Jose

San Francisco Community Foundation

(2005 - Present)
$75,000

San Francisco Community Foundation

People for the American Way Foundation

(2014)
$40,000

Donation: People for the American Way

People for the American Way Foundation

(2011 - Present)
$25,000

General Operating Support; one time grant for 2011 Board Obligation

Courage Campaign Institute

(2011)
$25,000

General Operating Support for Board Contribution; one time grant

Courage Campaign Institute

(2010 - Present)
$15,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

People for the American Way Foundation

(2010 - Present)
$25,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

Demos

(2009 - Present)
$20,000

General Operating Support; 1st installment (1 of 2)

Demos

(2009 - Present)
$20,000

General Operating Support; 2nd/final installment

Oregon Progress Forum

(2009 - Present)
$15,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

People for the American Way Foundation

(2009 - Present)
$25,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

Progressive States Matching Grant

(2007 - Present)
$150,000

Progressive States Matching Grant

Oregon Progress Forum

(2007 - Present)
$75,000

Oregon Progress Forum

People for the American Way Foundation

(2007 - Present)
$250,000

General Operating Support

Demos

(2007 - Present)
$20,000

Campaign for EDR

PLAN / Matching Grant

(2007 - Present)
$100,000

PLAN / Matching Grant

Progressive States Network

(2007 - Present)
$250,000

General Operating Support

Center for American Progress

(2007 - Present)
$350,000

Center for American Progress

Institute for Southern Studies

(2007 - Present)
$20,000

Gen Op Support

People for American Way Foundation

(2007 - Present)
$125,000

General Operating Support

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

(2011 - Present)
$20,000

Project-Specific Grant for the Future Preparedness Index; 2nd & final installment

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

(2010 - Present)
$20,000

Project-Specific Grant for the Future Preparedness Initiative; first installment of two

Youth Movement Records

(2009 - Present)
$25,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

All-Ages Music Project (AMP)

(2009 - Present)
$50,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

Voto Latino

(2009 - Present)
$40,000

Project-Specific Grant for the “Be Counted, Represent PSA” production costs; one time grant

New Media for Nonprofits DBA Issue Lab

(2009 - Present)
$35,000

General Operating Support; one time grant

Youth Movement Records

(2008 - Present)
$50,000

General Operating support

All-Ages Music Project (AMP)

(2008 - Present)
$50,000

General Operating support

AMP/Tides Center

(2007 - Present)
$50,000

AMP/Tides Center

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

(2007 - Present)
$10,000

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Rock the Vote

(2007 - Present)
$140,727

Rock the Vote

Music For America Education Fund/RockVote

(2007 - Present)
$91,169.67

Music For America Education Fund/RockVote

Empower Alabama Civic Action

(2007 - Present)
$10,000

Empower Alabama Civic Action

Democracy Works

(2007 - Present)
$14,000

General Operating Support

AMP/Tides Center

(2007 - Present)
$50,000

AMP/Tides Center

Youth Movement Records

(2006 - Present)
$100,000

Youth Movement Records

United States Student Assoc. Foundation

(2006 - Present)
$25,000

United States Student Assoc. Foundation

Youth Noise

(2006 - Present)
$100,000

Youth Noise

C3 EDR Grant

(2007 - Present)
$14,000

C3 EDR Grant

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

(2015)
$40,000

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

Community Partners’s Southern CA College Access Network

(2015)
$35,000

Southern CA College Access Network

Bend The Arc’s Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing

(2015 - Present)
$40,000

Bend The Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice

People for the American Way Foundation

(2015 - Present)
$40,000

Young People For

Campaign for College Opportunity

(2014)
$40,000

Donation: Campaign for College Opportunity

Donation: Roosevelt Institute

(2014)
$40,000

Donation: Roosevelt Institute

Community Partners’s Southern CA College Access Network

(2014)
$40,000

Donation: Southern CA College Access Network

New Organizing Institute Education Fund

(2013)
$40,000

For project specific support of community college initiative

Roosevelt Institute

(2013)
$40,000

For project specific support of community college initiative

Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth

(2013 - Present)
$40,000

Project Coleman Advocates for Youth – general support for SMAC

Young Invincibles

(2013)
$39,000

For project specific support of community college work in CA

American Association of Colleges & University’s Democracy Commitment

(2013)
$40,000

For project specific support of The Democracy Commitment

Campaign for College Opportunity

(2013)
$40,000

General support

Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth’s Students Making a Change

(2012 - Present)
$40,000

Support of SMAC’s organizing and student leadership training at City College of San Francisco.

New Organizing Institute Education Fund

(2012 - Present)
$41,500

Project-Specific Grant in support of “New Organizing University-Millennial Project Community College Student Engagement Program”, one-time grant
Organizing leadership online

Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

(2012 - Present)
$25,000

Project-Specific Grant for the Ideas Empowered Program; 1st installment of two (Jan and May 2012)

American Association of Colleges & University’s Democracy Commitment

(2012 - Present)
$40,000

A Project of the American Association of Colleges and Universities

Young Invincibles

(2012 - Present)
$39,000

Project-Specific Grant for Young Invincibles; one-time grant

The Battery Foundation

(2014)
$100,000

The Battery Foundation

Foundation of City College of San Francisco

(2014)
$10,000

Foundation of City College of San Francisco

Association of Small Foundations

(2012 - Present)
$695

Annual Membership Renewal 2012 for the Association

Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)

(2012 - Present)
$250

2011 NCG Membership Dues (based on total 2010 grants awarded)

People for the American Way Foundation

(2011 - Present)
$10,000

General Operating Support for the 30th Anniversary Celebration Event; one-time grant

University of Southern California

(2011 - Present)
$50,000

To record pledge payable for the Ideas Empowered Program; 2nd & final installment

University of Southern California

(2010 - Present)
$50,000

Project-Specific Grant for the Ideas Empowered Program; 1st of 2 installments

Harvard Kennedy School

(2009 - Present)
$50,000

Project-Specific Support for Public Service Internships; one time grant

Participatory Culture Foundation

(2008 - Present)
$100,000

General Operating

Participatory Culture Foundation

(2007 - Present)
$45,500

General Support

Participatory Culture Foundation/Op Support

(2007 - Present)
$46,250

Participatory Culture Foundation/Op Support

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

(2007 - Present)
$10,000

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

MIT Deshpande Center for Technical Innovation

(2007 - Present)
$50,000

MIT Deshpande Center for Technical Innovation

MIT Deshpande Center for Technical Innovation Fund (2005 pledge balance)

(2007 - Present)
$25,000

MIT Deshpande Center for Technical Innovation Fund (2005 pledge balance)

Participatory Culture Foundation

(2007 - Present)
$50,000

General Support

Participatory Culture Foundation

(2007 - Present)
$45,500

Participatory Culture Foundation

Bay Area Economic Forum Foundation fbo New California Network

(2006 - Present)
$20,000

Bay Area Economic Forum Foundation fbo New California Network

Participatory Culture Foundation

(2006 - Present)
$35,000

Participatory Culture Foundation