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)

$330,000

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

Chinese for Affirmative Action

$60,000 over two years

Project support for advocacy efforts in San Francisco and Sacramento.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

$500,000 over five years

Project support for California Black Freedom Fund.

Alliance for Justice

$25,000

General support.

Al Otro Lado

$50,000

General support.

Anti Police-Terror Project

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Cat Brooks is revolutionizing public safety in cities across California by engaging visual arts, theater and organizing to imagine and implement abolitionist solutions to effectively respond to community crises with care – not a badge and a gun.

Aria Sa’id

$250,000

Aria Sa’id is co-founder of The Transgender District in San Francisco. Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Aria aims to end the economic oppression and marginalization of transgender people by creating thriving economic hubs led by and for transgender people of color.

Brandon Anderson

$250,000

Brandon Anderson is the Founder and Executive Director of Raheem. Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Brandon is disrupting the 911 system and ending aggressive police response by building an alternative dispatching system that meets people’s needs during acute crises without ever involving police.

California Dignity for Families (fiscal sponsor Tides Foundation)

$30,000

Project support.

California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (fiscal sponsor MALDEF)

$50,000

Project support.

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

$40,000

General support.

Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative

$30,000

General support.

Chaney Turner

$250,000

Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Chaney Turner, founder of Beyond Equity, works to win tax and policy changes so people in communities most harmed by the drug war can enter the cannabis economy and realize equity and economic mobility by increasing reinvestment in those communities.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles

$50,000

General support.

EPIC (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$125,000

Project support.

Farmworker Justice

$25,000

General support.

Forward Change

250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Jackie Byers is inspiring radical change through grassroots organizing, telling the story of Black organizing that led to historic victories and a national reckoning around the role of police in schools and communities.

GRACE

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Shimica Gaskins’ vision is to close the racial wealth gap and create economic mobility for California’s most vulnerable children by piloting the largest baby bond program in the country.

GRACE

$50,000

General support.

Liberty Hill Foundation

$50,000

General support. 

MediaJustice

$250,000

Through his Leading Edge fellowship, Malkia Devich Cyril is creating a Radical Loss Movement, mobilizing California's bereaved communities of color to build a radical practice of grief that fuels transformative grievance and governance, replacing racialized policies that punish and disenfranchise BIPOC grief.

Progressive Multiplier Fund

$90,000

General support.

Prosecutors’ Alliance of California (fiscal sponsor Tides Foundation)

$20,000

General support of the Prosecutors' Alliance of California.

Smart Justice California Education Fund (fiscal sponsor Tides Foundation)

$50,000

General support of the Smart Justice California Education Fund.

Southern Border Communities Coalition (fiscal sponsor Alliance San Diego)

$30,000

Project support.

TODEC Legal Center

$27,000

General support.

UC Berkeley Labor Center

$16,000

Kirke Wilson Summer Intern Scholarship

United Farm Workers Foundation

$50,000

General support.

Urban Peace Movement (fiscal sponsor Movement Strategy Center)

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Nicole Lee is working to end youth incarceration in Alameda County and pass that torch to the next generation of activists who are reimagining an entirely new youth justice system across California.

Warehouse Worker Resource Center

$40,000

General support.

Young Women’s Freedom Center (fiscal sponsor Young Women’s Freedom Center)

$250,000

Through her Leading Edge fellowship, Christina “Krea” Gomez aims to replace punitive and dehumanizing systems with a comprehensive new architecture that provides young people with the support and resources they need to address their trauma, heal and thrive.

Additional Grants


Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy

$500

Association of Black Foundation Executives

$500

California Criminal Justice Funders Group (fiscal sponsor Northern CA Grantmakers)

$3,000

California Immigrant Policy Center

$7,500

Equal Justice Society

$15,000

Executive’s Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (fiscal sponsor Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)

$10,000

Foundation Center – Bay Area

$750

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

$500

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

$4,000

Headstones from the Heart

$10,000

Hispanics in Philanthropy

$500

Hyphen (fiscal sponsor Panarama Global)

$15,000

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

$500

Native Americans in Philanthropy

$500

Neighborhood Funders Group

$750

Northern California Grantmakers

$1,500

Peak Grantmaking

$750

Public Rights Project (fiscal sponsor Tides Center)

$15,000

Southern California Grantmakers

$1,000

UCLA Foundation – COVID Behind Bars Project

$15,000

Where Is My Land (fiscal sponsor Neighborhood Housing Services Los Angeles County)

$15,000

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