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)

$400,000

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

Silicon Valley De-Bug

$225,000

Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Raj Jayadev is developing and expanding participatory defense, a new way of engaging community members to democratize the court process, and he also is advancing local and statewide criminal justice policy reform.

Warehouse Worker Resource Center

$60,000

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

ACLU Foundation of Northern California

$30,000

Support for education and organizing around prosecutorial practices and accountability

Advancement Project California

$50,000

Project support for RaceCounts, a set of statewide data tools lifting up and framing public debate to drive racial equity policy change.

Alameda County Public Defender

$225,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Raha Jorjani is working to expand due process protections for immigrants caught both in the immigration system and criminal justice system.

Alliance for Justice

$50,000

General support to build the advocacy capacity of nonprofit organizations across California.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition

$50,000

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

ASPIRE (Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus)

$15,000

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

Bay Area Legal Aid

$150,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Meredith Desautels is using litigation and policy advocacy toward ending mass incarceration for children and youth in California.

Beyond Differences

$2,500

Support for a march of Oakland and Marin students to celebrate diversity and call for school-based inclusion policies.

Black Futures Lab (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$60,000

Support for a new initiative focused on harnessing the energy and networks that grew from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and transforming them into organized power and policy victories for African American people across the United States, with an early focus in California.

California Budget and Policy Center

$15,000

Support to align advocacy and strengthen equitable tax reform proposals for California

Californians for Safety and Justice for the Alliance for Safety and Justice (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$75,000

Support to expand the progress and promise of California’s criminal justice reforms nationally.

Californians for Safety and Justice (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$10,000

Support for a five-year anniversary event and production of a “Safe and Sound” report.

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

$45,000

Support for the backbone functions of the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color.

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.

California Immigrant Policy Center

$40,000

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

California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (fiscal sponsor MALDEF)

$75,000

Support for a statewide coalition of immigrant youth-led groups working to protect and expand the rights of DACA recipients and California immigrants.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

$40,000

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

Center for Media Justice

$35,000

Support for Digital Sanctuary - an initiative to combat racially biased mass surveillance of activists and organizations advocating for under-represented communities.

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

$50,000

Support to build the capacity of the Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative and for CVIIC’s work responding to the threat of mass deportation in the Central Valley.

Chinese for Affirmative Action

$10,000

Support for the Asian Prisoner Support Committee’s work with the API community on reentry and mass incarceration.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles

$25,000

Support to organize and serve individuals, institutions and coalitions to build power, transform public opinion, and change policies to a just society fully inclusive of immigrants.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles

$1,200

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

Columbia University

$15,000

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

Community Partners

$75,000

Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Michael Gomez Daly is creating online tools that grassroots organizations of color can use to increase civic engagement and power in local and statewide advocacy campaigns.

Courage Campaign Institute

$10,000

Support for convenings focused on criminal justice and immigration issues.

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.

Equal Justice Society

$15,000

Support for the Good Ally Collaborative project, which aims to deepen the connections between non-profits and volunteer lawyers.

Equal Justice Society

$15,000

Support for a California Civil Rights Coalition staff position.

Essie Justice Group

$10,000

Support for a grassroots leadership convening in Los Angeles on ending the money bail system in California.

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

$30,000

Support for the backbone functions of the national Executives’ Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color.

Familia (fiscal sponsor MALDEF)

$15,000

Support of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, which is organizing the LGBTQ immigrant and Latinx community.

Farmworker Justice

$15,000

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

Farmworker Justice

$60,000

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

Futures Without Violence

$5,000

Support for an event co-sponsored by the Essie Justice Group to advance equity and civil rights for women, with a focus on incarceration and survivors of crime.

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.

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

$5,000

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

Horizons Foundation

$10,000

Support for the No Hate SF Fund.

Human Rights Watch

$13,340

Support for a series of meetings of statewide juvenile justice advocates and experts to develop a set of policy priorities to reduce and, ultimately, end youth incarceration.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

$20,000

Support to advance immigrants’ rights and promote policy reform at the intersection of immigration and criminal justice.

Impact Justice

$225,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Nicole Pittman is establishing a center dedicated to eliminating the practice of placing children on sex offender registries in California and the rest of the country.

Islamic Networks Group

$25,000

Support for ING's public education and school-based work to counter prejudice and discrimination against American Muslims and strengthen relations between American Muslims and other faith groups.

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

$15,000

Support during a leadership transition at LCCR.

Legal Services for Prisoners With Children

$4,000

Support for a statewide convening of formerly incarcerated people.

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.

Los Angeles Back on Track Program (fiscal sponsor Five Keys Charter School)

$38,752

Support for the LA Back on Track Program, a comprehensive in-custody and out-of-custody reentry program.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

$5,000

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

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

$225,000

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

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.

Migration Dialogue

$2,500

Support for the 2018 UC Davis Farm Labor conference.

Mother Jones – Foundation for National Progress

$1,000

Support for the Mother Jones speaker series. 

Movement Strategy Center

$15,000

Support for statewide convening of civic engagement organizations.

Mujeres Unidas y Activas

$20,000

Support to help MUA successfully carry out its first major leadership transition.

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

$15,000

Support to build capacity for interfaith racial justice work through training and outreach about the intersections of systemic racism and Islamophobia.

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

$25,000

Support for faith-based racial justice education.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

$28,500

Support for work protecting the rights of LGBT asylum seekers and potential litigation challenging new federal immigration policies.

National Day Laborer Organizing Network

$25,000

Support to protect the rights of day laborers and to advocate against local law enforcement entanglement with immigration enforcement.

National Employment Law Project

$15,000

Support for advocacy to create employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated or convicted students in work-study and regular staff positions at community colleges.

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander

$5,000

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

New Ventures Fund – Hope and Heal Fund

$100,000

Support to bring together a diverse group of funders around reducing gun violence in California.

New Ventures Fund

$100,000

Support to provide activists, organizers and community leaders with the resources and support they need to achieve significant reforms in police practices.

Northern California Grantmakers

$5,000

Support for the California Criminal Justice Funders Group.

Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development

$25,000

Support for OCCORD’s Muslim-Latino Solidarity Collaborative, which focuses on growing civic engagement, power and mutual solidarity while combating the rise of anti-immigrant hate.

Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans

$25,000

Support for a research, public policy, and community organizing hub dedicated to advancing the economic, social, and civic inclusion of refugees in San Diego County.

Peace Development Fund

$225,000

Through her Leading Edge Fellowship, Morning Star Gali is documenting and mobilizing Native nations to combat the crisis of mass incarceration among Native Americans in California.

PolicyLink

$225,000

Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Samuel Sinyangwe is expanding WeTheProtesters’ cutting-edge strategies to advance local, statewide and national policy change to end police violence.

Public Policy Institute of California

$10,000

Support for a speaker series on California’s future.

Public Rights Project (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$5,000

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

Sierra Health Foundation Center for Health Program Management

$30,000

Support to enable Fresno County community-based organizations to develop a coordinated approach to integrated voter engagement.

Silicon Valley De-Bug

$25,000

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

Smart Justice California (fiscal sponsor Tides Foundation)

$30,000

Support for statewide criminal justice reform advocacy and education.

Southern Border Communities Coalition (fiscal sponsor Alliance San Diego)

$30,000

Support to advance a proactive agenda to defend the rights and dignity of communities along the border of the U.S. and Mexico.

Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley

$20,000

Support for a fellowship program at Berkeley Law in honor of United States District Judge Thelton Henderson.

Tides Foundation

$225,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Patrisse Cullors is creating a rapid response mechanism to support people of color and low-income communities who are frequent victims of police violence and mass incarceration.

UC Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education

$80,000

Support for the Kirke Wilson summer student internship program.

UCLA Center for Policing Equity

$50,000

Support for the development of a toolkit to enable communities to use metrics to inform their policing and public safety advocacy efforts.

UnidosUS

$50,000

Support to strengthen collaboration between criminal justice and immigration coalitions to expose and challenge the criminalization of immigrant populations.

United Farm Workers Foundation

$50,000

Support to empower farm workers and low-income immigrants in rural California.

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