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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.
Borealis is made up of nine funds that work collaboratively to enhance our collective impact within movements across the country.
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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*All 2021 financials are unaudited.
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 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.
The Emerging LGBTQ Leaders of Color Fund Commits More Than $1.5 million to Young Trans and Queer Leaders for Its Largest Grantee Group To Date
The Emerging LGBTQ Leaders of Color Fund at Borealis Philanthropy is excited to announce more than $1.5 million in grant support for 16 movement organizations. This includes nine renewal grants and six new grants, making this grant cycle the largest expansion of...
Dear Borealis community, When I joined Borealis one year ago, I stepped into an organization that was clear about its focus: to resource movements working for transformational change, including queer and trans liberation, disability justice, and racial equity. As we...
34 Organizations Working Toward Greater Disability Justice and Inclusion Will Receive $2.6 Million in Funding
Today, the Disability Inclusion Fund is pleased to announce more than $2.6 million in grants to 34 organizations strengthening disability inclusion, rights, and justice. The Disability Inclusion Fund at Borealis Philanthropy is a $20M, 5-year Fund that supports U.S....