We are dedicated to supporting grassroots housing justice work and bringing a racial equity lens to all that we do. We examine our privileges as a majority-white team and strive to empower community organizers.
We believe that it's not our place to impose ideas on a community. Instead, we trust in and support the home-grown solutions of local leaders who are informed by their lived experience of the challenges at hand.
Acknowledge the privilege behind philanthropy.
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.
Invest in the expertise of BIPOC and the power of lived experience.
Meaningful collaboration requires disrupting existing power structures that serve to elevate those with resources over those with experience.
Remove barriers to entry, starting with the application.
We believe in granting trust, not just funds. This requires recognizing and celebrating the varied and unique strengths of community-based organizations.
We don’t make our grantees jump through hoops. Our supportive program officers are responsible for handling the bureaucratic requirements, rather than our partners.
We work to ensure that our actions are informed by many perspectives. We include local stakeholders who are most impacted by the outcome. A top-down approach may be faster, but it doesn’t align with our values.
The kind of work we are committed to requires perspectives from diverse experiences. This helps us innovate and think outside of the box. Skills can be taught, but instincts are special.
Our VisionWhat drives us.
Jason Satterfield, Executive Director
ResourcesWho we’ve been learning from.
Racial Equity Resources for Philanthropy
Housing Justice Principles
Housing Justice Platform
The Art of Gathering
Understanding Trust-Based Philanthropy
Behavioral Health vs Mental Health
Full Cost Recovery Resources
Nonprofit Finance Fund