The Satterberg Foundation will not run a Core Support Grant application cycle in 2020.
In 2016, we launched the Core Support program with the goal of funding about 180 organizations in California and Washington. Over the past three years, we have received 1,400 applications from nonprofits working throughout the two states. Of these, we have funded 183 organizations via multi-year, general operating support and have committed to partnering with many of these organizations through 2024. Satterberg aspires to be less transactional and more relational in our approach to grantmaking. In that spirit, we have concluded that we will not hold a Core Support grant application process for the 2020 year.
As we reflect on our commitment to equitable, trust-based philanthropy for a just society and a sustainable environment, we will deepen our relationships with our partners by listening, learning, and incorporating feedback into our evolving strategy and application process. When we center and trust communities who are most impacted by environmental destruction and systems of racism, gender-based violence, occupation, and poverty; we create a sustainable environment where humanity and the natural world are in balance.
We hope to announce our updated strategy by September 2020. In the meantime, we welcome the opportunity to connect with us regarding any questions you may have.
The Satterberg Foundation provides funding opportunities to nonprofit organizations through the Core Support Grant-- a multi-year general operating grant that funds up to $100,000 per year, for up to five years. In 2019, Satterberg aspires to provide up to 60 grants. This program is structured to represent a blend of ideas that Satterberg believes will contribute to resilient nonprofit organizations, strong partnerships with the Foundation, and ultimately the fulfillment of Satterberg’s mission to promote a Just Society and a Sustainable Environment.
Through the Core Support Grant program, the Foundation seeks to fund organizations doing the majority of their work in Washington and California that are aligned with Satterberg’s mission and the program’s priorities. The Satterberg Foundation values building relationships as opposed to transactional grantmaking, and we aim to create a program that can evolve over time through learning and experiences with our grantee partners.