Our Grantmaking

In the more than seven decades since making its first grant, the Rosenberg Foundation has distinguished itself as an ally of the state's most vulnerable residents. From its early work supporting efforts on behalf of Japanese American families returning from internment camps to its recent initiative to reduce the incarceration rates for women in California, the Foundation’s aim has remained consistent: to achieve significant and lasting improvements in the lives of Californians.
Through its sole program area, Economic Inclusion and Human Rights, the Foundation works to equip California's marginalized communities with the tools and opportunities they need not only to beat the odds, but also change them. The Foundation supports policy reform to advance solutions to California's toughest challenges in the following priority areas:

Our grantmaking focus also includes funding impact litigation, investing in emerging leaders, and supporting effective philanthropy and non-profit advocacy.
The Foundation aims to be more than just a funding source. Whether organizing convenings, facilitating collaboration among groups or helping our partners leverage additional resources, we aim to be true partners with our grantees in the work to change the odds for all Californians.