2019 California Core Support Grant Recipients!

The Satterberg Foundation is thrilled to announce its latest group of Core Support grantees. These California-based organizations will each receive $500,000 of general operating support over 5 years. We are excited to partner with you all!

Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
Salinas, CA

ALBA’s mission is to create economic opportunity for limited-resource and aspiring organic farmers through land-based education in the heart of the Salinas Valley.

Alma Backyard Farm
Los Angeles, CA

The mission of ALMA Backyard Farms is to re-claim lives of formerly incarcerated people, re-purpose urban land into productive urban farm plots, and re-imagine disenfranchised communities throughout Los Angeles as a place of empowerment.

Amah Mutsun Land Trust
Albany, CA

To restore, protect, and steward the traditional lands of the Amah Mutsun people. To train current and future Amah Mutsun in stewardship of native plants, animals, waterways, and lands. To educate the public on traditional land preservation and rejuvenation approaches.

Black Organizing Project
Oakland, CA

The Black Organizing Project (BOP) is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community-building in Oakland, California and beyond.

CADRE
Los Angeles, CA

CADRE’s mission is to solidify and advance parent leadership to ensure all children are rightfully educated regardless of where they live. Our parents collectively advocate for their families’ human rights to dignity, a quality education, and participation in schools.

Causa Justa
Oakland, CA

Causa Justa :: Just Cause builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Born through mergers between Black organizations and Latino organizations, we build bridges of solidarity between working class communities.

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Environment (CAUSE)
Ventura, CA

CAUSE’s mission is to build grassroots power to invoke social, economic and environmental justice for the people of California’s Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.

Center for Policy Initiatives
San Diego, CA

The Center on Policy Initiatives is a research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all.

Chinese Progressive Association
San Francisco, CA

The Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.

Coleman Advocates For Children and Youth
San Francisco, CA

Coleman builds the leadership and power of low-income and working class youth and families of color in San Francisco to advance racial and economic justice in our schools and our city.

Environmental Health Coalition
National City, CA

EHC is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. We believe that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. We organize and advocate to protect public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution.

Kitchens for Good
San Diego, CA

Kitchens for Good breaks the cycles of food waste, poverty, and hunger through innovative programs in workforce training, healthy food production, and social enterprise.

LAANE
Los Angeles, CA

LAANE (Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy) is a nationally recognized advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy, and strategic organizing of broad alliances, LAANE promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment.

La Raza Centro Legal
San Francisco, CA

LRCL is a community-based legal organization dedicated to empowering immigrant and low-income communities in the Mission and throughout the Bay Area, advocating for civil and human rights. Through grassroots efforts over 45 years, LRCL provided life-changing services at no cost.

Logan Heights CDC
San Diego, CA

To strengthen residents and businesses in Greater Logan Heights neighborhoods through community empowerment, education, economic growth, and housing development.

Nile Sister Development Initiative
San Diego, CA

The Nile Sisters Development Initiative’s (NSDI) mission is to educate, support, and offer training to refugee and immigrant women and their families to help them overcome barriers to social and economic self-reliance.

Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)
San Diego, CA

To promote the fair treatment and equitable inclusion of refugee communities using organizing to achieve collective impact and policy change.

Pillars of the Community
San Diego, CA

Pillars of the Community is committed to embracing and celebrating the historic, rich, and diverse culture of Southeast San Diego. We strive to counter the criminalization of our community through community organizing, leadership development, and strategic partnerships.

Planting Justice
Oakland, CA

Planting Justice (PJ) was founded in Oakland in 2009 with the mission to empower people impacted by mass incarceration and other social inequalities with the skills and resources to cultivate food sovereignty, economic justice, and community healing.

Resilience Orange County
Newport Beach, CA

Resilience Orange County promotes resilient youth leaders that engage in the critical work of building youth-oriented institutions in Orange County. We work towards social-systemic transformation while promoting healing, trauma-informed and culturally relevant practices that are inclusive of all community members.

SOMOS Mayfair
San  Jose,  CA

SOMOS Mayfair supports children, organizes families, and connects neighbors to uplift the dreams, power, and leadership of community, and address systemic inequities.

Thai CDC
Los Angeles, CA

We aim to advance the social and economic well-being of low-income individuals through a broad and comprehensive community development strategy including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, access to healthcare, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, and social enterprises.

TODEC Legal Center
Perris, CA

TODEC’s mission is to empower disenfranchised immigrant communities to become economically, socially, educationally, and civically self-sufficient while enhancing individual self-esteem and community health.

True North Organizing Project
Bayside, CA

True North Organizing Network supports families, elders and youth of diverse faith traditions, races, cultures, and economic capacities—using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model—to courageously challenge social, economic, and environmental injustice in our region.

TRUST South LA
Los Angeles, CA

TRUST South LA works with community residents to transform the environment and social conditions in South LA through land stewardship, by shepherding new community development, building community awareness and leadership and developing programs that encourage community building and economic vitality.

Warehouse Worker Resource Center
Ontario, CA


The Warehouse Worker Resource Center is dedicated to improving the lives of warehouse workers in Southern California and their families through education, advocacy and action.

Young Women’s Freedom Center
San Francisco, CA

Our mission is to empower and inspire young women who have been involved with the juvenile justice system and/or the underground street economy to create positive change in their lives and communities.

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