2017 California Core Support Grant Recipients

The Satterberg Foundation is thrilled to announce the inaugural recipients of our Core Support Grants. Each of the organizations listed below resonates very strongly with our mission to promote a just society and a sustainable environment, and we are deeply honored to be able to support their work. We encourage you to visit each organization’s website to learn more about the tremendous impact they have on a wide variety of communities throughout California. All grants in this round are intended for $300,000 of general operating support over three years, unless stated otherwise.

Acta non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project ($75,000 over 3 years)
Oakland, CA

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project elevates life in the inner-city by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming, deepening youth and their families’ understanding of food production while strengthening their ties to nature and the community.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Oakland, CA

All people have a right to a clean and healthy environment, in which their communities can live, work, learn, play and thrive. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people.

Californians for Justice Education Fund
San Jose, CA

Californians for Justice is a student-led grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income, and LGBTQ communities. They organize to advance educational justice and improve social, economic, and political conditions.

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Jurupa Valley, CA

The mission of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice is to bring people together to improve our social and natural environment.

Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment
Delano, CA

CRPE’s mission is to achieve environmental rights and healthy communities through community organizing and legal advocacy. They have three ambitions in their work: to empower California residents, improve community health, and address environmental hazards in low income and immigrant communities.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

CHIRLA’s mission is to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants.

Communities for a Better Environment
Huntington Park, CA

CBE builds people’s power in California’s communities of color and low income communities to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy and sustainable communities and environments.

Community Water Center
Visalia, CA

The Community Water Center acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice ($75,000 over 3 years)
Commerce, CA

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice is an environmental health and justice organization working towards a safe and healthy environment for communities that are disproportionately suffering the negative effects of industrial and goods movement pollution.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Oakland, CA

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights advances racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color.

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a social justice nonprofit that achieves comprehensive, long-term community development in the Figueroa Corridor of South Central Los Angeles.  Low-income community residents of all ages and ethnicities are the foundation of Esperanza’s grassroots work. 

Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice ($75,000 over 3 years)
San Francisco, CA

Greenaction’s mission is to mobilize community power to win victories that change industry and government policies and practices; protect health; promote environmental, social, and economic justice; fight environmental racism; and build a clean, healthy and just future for all.

Heart of Los Angeles Youth
Los Angeles, CA

Heart of Los Angeles provides at-risk and underserved youth living in Los Angeles with free exceptional after-school programming in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.

House of Ruth
Claremont, CA

House of Ruth is dedicated to the safety and well-being of individuals victimized by domestic violence.

Monarch School Project
San Diego, CA

The mission of Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.

Ocean Discovery Institute
San Diego, CA

Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to empower young people from underserved urban communities to transform their lives, their community, and our world as scientific and conservation leaders.

PODER (Fiscal sponsor: Tides Center)
San Francisco, CA

PODER’s mission is to organize with Latino immigrant families and youth to put into practice people powered solutions that are locally based, community led and environmentally just. They nurture everyday people’s leadership, regenerate culture, and build community power.

Reality Changers
San Diego, CA

Reality Changers’ mission is to transform lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with academic assistance, financial support, and leadership training to become first-generation college students.

Somali Family Service of San Diego ($75,000 over 3 years)
San Diego, CA

Somali Family Service, guided by its community champions, helps Somali and other African families in becoming responsible, independent and contributing members of San Diego through its programs that promote health, educational and economic success, and leadership efforts.

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education
Los Angeles, CA

Established in 1993 following the 1992 civil unrest in South Los Angeles, SCOPE’s mission is to build grassroots power to eliminate the structural barriers to social and economic inclusion for low-income communities of color.

Vida Verde Nature Education
San Gregorio, CA

Vida Verde promotes educational equity by providing free, overnight environmental learning experiences for students who don’t otherwise get the opportunity.

Women’s Transitional Living Center
Fullerton, CA

WTLC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families escape the depths of domestic violence and exploitation. WTLC provides the tools and resources to build self-esteem and empower people for independent living.

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