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Borealis is made up of nine funds that work collaboratively to enhance our collective impact within movements across the country. Collaborative funds offer funders an opportunity to work together on central issues and combine our resources, energy, attention, and expertise to exponentially increase the impact of our work together. Our donor collaboratives focus on a range of social justice issues including Black-led movement work, disability inclusion and justice, uplifting the dignity and respect of queer and trans communities, and more. We support grassroots organizing and movement building led by those most impacted by the issues they are working on.
Black-Led Movement Fund
The Black-Led Movement Fund supports the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and other politically aligned organizations so that it can better shape policy agendas for Black communities, create alternatives to institutions that have been harmful to Black people, and build local Black community power. The Fund provides a dedicated vehicle for funders to support the ecosystem of grassroots, Black-led power building organizations working towards community safety, justice, and liberation.
Communities Transforming Policing Fund
The Communities Transforming Policing Fund resources local communities impacted by deadly and discriminatory policing practices to build power, increase police accountability and transparency, and redefine safety by advocating for investment in community-based programs and services as alternatives to police, jails, and prisons.
Disability Inclusion Fund

The  Disability Inclusion Fund supports organizations run by and for people with disabilities to lead transformational change. Its principles and practices draw from disabled-led movements to build power and co-create a society that is free of ableism and joy is abundant.

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The Emerging LGBTQ Leaders of Color Fund* supports the role that young trans and queer leaders play to support pro-LGBTQ, racial justice movements in becoming more connected, inclusive, and thus more powerful. The Fund invests in leaders and organizations who understand that the issues like community safety, reproductive justice, immigrant rights, and others do not exist in isolation from each other, and who approach liberation work from a place of inclusion. These leaders envision and implement organizing strategies that address how these issues intersect.

Fund for Trans Generations

The Fund for Trans Generations directs resources to BIPOC trans-led organizations advancing community safety, supportive community housing, decarceration, and access to health care and mental health. FTG’s vision extends beyond survival – co-creating a future where trans and nonbinary folks live with freedom, safety, self-determination and joy.

Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund

The Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund invests in racial equity practitioners – the capacity builders, facilitators, and healers – who are key to building racially-just nonprofit organizations and, ultimately, transforming the nonprofit ecosystem. These practitioners support movement leaders in applying a racial equity lens in order to dismantle white supremacy, racial capitalism, and the various forms of intersectional oppressions, so that we all can embody the liberation we seek.

Racial Equity in Journalism Fund
The Racial Equity in Journalism Fund invests in news organizations led by and for people of color. The Fund bolsters a strong, diverse, and independent media sector that increases civic engagement for communities of color by reaching them with vital, relevant information.
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Since its inception in 2018, the Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund has invested in philanthropy-serving organizations to inform, educate, and equip funders to integrate racial equity policies and practices into their grantmaking programs. Borealis Philanthropy will sunset this Fund in 2025, and invite you to follow along as we share our process and learnings along the way. 

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The Spark Justice Fund resources grassroots organizing groups that are ending money bail and unjust pretrial detention policies. Grantees’ longer-term goals are to significantly reduce jail populations, decriminalize poverty, and reduce disparities for low-income communities of color, including for women of color and other marginalized people.