Resourcing grassroots leaders and social justice movements for transformative change.

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People gather in Chicano Park for the Free Our Future San Diego Action organized by Mijente and attended by a national coalition of supporters in San Diego, California on July 2, 2018. #AbolishICE #shutdownsessions #freeourfuture Las personas se reúnen en el Parque Chicano para la demostración Free Our Future, organizada por Mijente y asistida por una coalición nacional de simpatizantes en San Diego, California, el 2 de julio de 2018. Pictured at center: Alejandro Castelar of Tucson, Arizona, with the Mariposas Sin Fronteras group. Pictured with other Tucson-based activists. Photo by Angela Jimenez for Auburn Theological Seminary/Mijente

Free our Future San Diego action organized by Mijente

OUR APPROACH

Directly affected communities are the essential creative force in the larger arc of social change, and we’ve built Borealis Philanthropy from the ground up as a vehicle to resource these communities.

Borealis Philanthropy directs resources to people building powerful, thriving communities that serve all of us, with those most impacted by injustice leading the way. We invest in leaders, organizations, and movements using diverse and innovative strategies to pursue transformational change, and we work with donors to support movements in ways they may not be able to do on their own. Through our work with both funders and grantee partners, we aim to shift power and invest in communities.

OUR FUNDS

Borealis is made up of ten funds that work collaboratively to enhance our collective impact within movements across the country.

Black-Led Movement Fund
Communities Transforming Policing Fund
Disability Inclusion Fund
Fund for Trans Generations
Immigration Litigation Fund
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Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund
Racial Equity in Journalism Fund
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OUR IMPACT

From Black-led movement-building, to queer and trans liberation, to disability justice and inclusion, community organizers are working every day to bring about transformational change. We’re here to listen to, invest in, and support them.

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OUR MODEL

Our grantmaking centers the wisdom and experiences of those who are most impacted by injustice and gives them the support and space to bring innovation, creativity, and impact on the issues they’re working to change. We strive to give multi-year, unrestricted funding, provide capacity building support, and rapid response funding.

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OUR TEAM

Our staff brings real-life experience and awareness of the work, and we always aim to hold ourselves accountable to and prioritize the interests of the people on the ground. Because we find power in the diversity of our experiences, we are able to make effective and strategic grantmaking that directly responds to the needs of communities we serve and create solutions that aim to end all systems of harm.

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