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About Us

Philanthropy for more vibrant communities.
We’re committed to a trust-based framework in promoting grassroots leaders' vision for their communities.

Jason Satterfield, AMRF Co-Executive Director.

What We Do

Our Strategic Approach


We identify and promote community leaders and amplify the ideas and work of local organizations and individuals. Explore our grants.


We connect, align, and partner with community organizations and other foundations to build effective long-term strategies.


We embrace intentional gathering as a practice, creating transformational and meaningful relationships across our shared work.

Our Commitment

Values & Guiding Principles

Building relationships based on trust.

Our mission to achieve measurable impacts in the most vulnerable and overlooked communities requires honesty, compassion, valuing relationships, and honoring each person’s and community’s history and strengths.

Laura Hamburg chats with A.J. Fulton from the Coastal Street Medicine program in Mendocino County.


We believe that a person’s race or other identity-based characteristics should not be predictive of their access to housing or health care or their overall wellness.


Meaningful collaboration requires disrupting existing power structures that serve to elevate those with resources over those with experience.


We believe in granting trust not just funds, which requires recognizing and celebrating the varied and unique strengths of community-based organizations.


We have a responsibility as custodians of financial resources to operate with integrity, keep ourselves accountable, and focus on sustainability.

Guiding Principles

Returning Power

We commit to help dismantle systems of structural oppression by redirecting power to marginalized communities and people with lived experience — people who have had their power systematically taken away.

Prioritizing Equity

We examine whether each decision we make and each program or community in which we invest serves to advance equity.

Uplifting Community Leaders

We work to identify and promote grassroots leaders, amplify the ideas and work of local organizations and individuals, and facilitate connections among community-based coalitions and agencies.

Driven by Collaboration

We prioritize listening and learning and seek partnerships rather than acting unilaterally.

Investing Broadly in Communities

We will prioritize coalitions over single agencies, focus on systems, and follow the lead of communities to make decisions about additional investments of funds and other support.

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Our History

Acknowledging our Past.
Our work is rooted in mending the harm of structural inequalities that have allowed for our foundation to accumulate wealth.
Our History

Danielle Wildkress, AMRF Co-Executive Director.

Our Team

Reimagining Philanthropy.
In joining AMRF, I hope to inspire long-term systems change by bridging the power differential between funder and grantee.”

Lucky Michael, AMRF Southern California Program Officer.

OuR Team

News & Updates