The Ford Foundation
“The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Our goals are to: strengthen democratic values; reduce poverty and injustice; promote international cooperation; and advance human achievement.” 

The Carnegie Corporation
“The Carnegie Corporation of New York is a general-purpose, grantmaking foundation established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie “for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding among the people of the United States.”

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Hewlett Foundation, incorporated as a private foundation in the State of California in 1966, was established by the late Palo Alto industrialist William R. Hewlett, his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, and their eldest son, Walter B. Hewlett. The Foundation’s broad purpose, as stated in the articles of incorporation, is to promote the well-being of mankind by supporting selected activities of a charitable nature, as well as organizations or institutions engaged in such activities.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
“The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation was established in 1950 as a private foundation independent of the Knight brothers’ newspaper enterprises. It is dedicated to furthering their ideals of service to community, to the highest standards of journalistic excellence and to the defense of a free press.”

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
“The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. The Foundation seeks the development of healthy individuals and effective communities; peace within and among nations; responsible choices about human reproduction; and a global ecosystem capable of supporting healthy human societies. The Foundation pursues this mission by supporting research, policy development, dissemination, education and training, and practice.”

The Open Society Institute
“The Open Society Institute was established in 1993 to promote the development and maintenance of open societies around the world. OSI does this by supporting an array of activities dealing with educational, social, legal, and health care reform, and by encouraging alternative approaches to complex and controversial issues.”

The Oak Foundation
“An international philanthropy funding projects in conservation, human rights, abuse, housing, learning disabilities, and other social justice issues.”

Funding Exchange

“Now in its 27th year, the Funding Exchange is a national membership organization of publicly supported, regionally based community foundations. We are a unique partnership of activists and donors dedicated to building a permanent institutional and financial base to support progressive social change through fundraising for local, national, and international grantmaking programs.”