Our Grantees

The Rosenberg Foundation currently makes grants in four priority areas – Leading Edge Fund, Justice and Public Safety, Immigrant Rights and Immigrant Workers’ Rights, and Civil Rights and Civic Participation. Learn more about our current grantees below.

Californians for Safety and Justice (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$350,000

Support for a coordinated, multi-year criminal justice reform campaign to reduce incarceration and corrections spending in California.

Silicon Valley De-Bug

$25,000

Support to engage families and communities to advance bail reform in courtrooms across California.

Warehouse Worker Resource Center

$45,000

Support to expand a civic engagement program and advance the rights of warehouse workers in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition

$50,000

Support for policy advocacy and communications to advance juvenile and criminal justice reform in California.

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

$30,000

Support to mobilize California’s Jewish American community around criminal justice reform and immigrant rights campaigns.

Black Futures Lab (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$60,000

Support for an initiative to build progressive power and advance policies prioritized by African American communities.

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (fiscal sponsor Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management)

$30,000

Support for a funder alliance at the state level working to expand opportunities for boys and young men of color.

Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boy and Men of Color (fiscal sponsor Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)

$30,000

Support for a funder alliance at the national level working to expand opportunities for boys and young men of color.

California Immigrant Policy Center

$20,000

Support for statewide advocacy and communications to advance immigrants’ rights.

California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (fiscal sponsor MALDEF)

$50,000

Project support to develop leadership skills and organizing capacity among immigrant youth across California.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

$40,000

Support for policy advocacy, litigation, and educational outreach on behalf of California’s farm workers.

Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (fiscal sponsor Education and Leadership Foundation)

$30,000

Capacity building support to serve and advocate for Central Valley immigrant communities.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

$80,000

Support for a community advocacy and training center mobilizing Oakland community members around economic justice and criminal justice reform.

Essie Justice Group

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Gina Clayton-Johnson is working to end mass incarceration by breaking the social and political isolation of women with incarcerated loved ones, mobilizing them as a powerful base that can lead and win decarceration campaigns.

Farmworker Justice

$50,000

General support for Farmworker Justice’s policy advocacy, education, training, and litigation to empower and improve the living and working conditions of farmworkers.

Initiate Justice (fiscal sponsor Dignity and Power Now)

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship for Initiate Justice, Tania Vargas Edmond is mobilizing thousands of people who are currently incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and their loved ones to organize and win reform.

Initiate Justice (fiscal sponsor Dignity and Power Now)

$25,000

General support to build the political power of currently and formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.

Innovative Justice Solutions (fiscal sponsor Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs)

$250,000

Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Malachi Garza is working to use cannabis legalization to repair the harm of the war on drugs and create long-term economic opportunity within communities of color.

Khmer Girls in Action

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Lian Cheun is divesting funding from policing into sustained positive youth development by deeply engaging youth in democracy.

Liberty Hill Foundation

$50,000

Support to end youth incarceration as we know it and provide positive opportunities for at-risk youth in Los Angeles County.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

$35,000

Support for litigation and advocacy to advance immigrants’ rights and workers’ rights for Latinos in California.

Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (fiscal sponsor Allied Media Projects)

$25,000

Support for faith-based racial justice education.

New Breath Foundation

$250,000

Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Eddy Zheng is working to transform opportunities for incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islander people and others caught in the criminal justice and deportation systems.

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development

$25,000

Project support to unify and civically engage Latino and Muslim communities in Orange County.

Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Ramla Sahid is working to transform the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in California by guaranteeing them full rights and protections.

Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management

$35,000

Project support to enable Fresno County community-based organizations to develop and implement coordinated integrated civic engagement.

Smart Justice California (fiscal sponsor Tides Foundation)

$40,000

Support for statewide criminal justice reform advocacy and education.

Safe Return Project (fiscal sponsor Social Good Fund)

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Tamisha Walker is working to build a movement of highly skilled formerly incarcerated leaders capable of leading a movement for affirmative and universal protections against all forms of discrimination based on criminal history.

Southern Border Communities Coalition (fiscal sponsor Alliance San Diego)

$30,000

Support for organizing and advocacy to protect constitutional rights along the border.

Starting Over

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Vonya Quarles is reuniting black and brown families by restoring child custody, foster care and adoption rights for people with criminal convictions.

United Farm Workers Foundation

$25,000

General support to build farmworker power and advance farmworkers’ rights in California.

Young Women’s Freedom Center

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Jessica Nowlan is creating a comprehensive strategy for the decriminalization of women, girls, and trans and gender non-conforming people of color.

Additional Grants


Alameda County Probation Department

$5,000

Support for a Juvenile Justice Forum.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

$15,000

Support to increase the community outreach and organizing efforts of AAPI undocumented youth.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles

$1,200

Support for organizing against the separation of immigrant children from their parents.

Equal Justice Society

$1,500

General support for Equal Justice Society’s ongoing civil rights work.

Equal Justice Society

$15,000

Partial funding for a California Civil Rights Coalition coordinator position.

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (fiscal sponsor MALDEF)

$5,000

Support for Familia’s LGBTQ Latinx and immigrant national convening.

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (fiscal sponsor MALDEF)

$5,000

Support for Familia to hold a statewide convening of Latino LGBTQ individuals and their families.

Farmworker Justice

$15,000

General support augmentation grant to assist with the organization’s CEO transition.

Futures Without Violence

$5,000

Support for a solutions summit on ending sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, with a focus on low-wage workers.

Gender Health Center

$1,750

Support for launch of the Black Lives Matter Sacramento Copwatch program.

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

$5,000

Support for California grassroots groups to participate in a national fundraising training.

Legal Services for Prisoners With Children

$4,000

Support for a statewide convening of formerly incarcerated people.

Migration Dialogue

$2,500

Support for the Farm Labor Conference program.

Movement Strategy Center

$15,000

Support for statewide convenings of civic engagement organizations.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander

$5,000

Support for an LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander convening in San Francisco.

Opportunity Institute

$5,000

Planning grant match for a new AmeriCorps collaboration with the CA Division of Juvenile Justice, which will provide AmeriCorps positions for youth exiting incarceration.

Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management

$15,000

Support for Equity on the Mall.

Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management

$15,000

Support for the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Gubernatorial Forum and civic engagement work.

Smart Justice California (fiscal sponsor Tides Foundation)

$15,000

Support for the Smart Justice Education Fund legislators’ retreat.

Safe Return Project (fiscal sponsor Social Good Fund)

$10,000

Support for the San Francisco Public Bank Coalition.

Public Rights Project (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$5,000

Support for a new initiative supporting progressive public law offices working to enforce civil rights, labor protections, immigrant rights and criminal justice reform.

Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

$15,000

Support for the California team participating in a new national young adult justice policy group and learning community.

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