The Libra Foundation

2014 Spring Board Directed Grants


Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
$15,000 New York, NY
For general support to advance LGBTQI human rights in the United States and around the globe.

Blue Bear School of Music
$10,000 San Francisco, CA
For general operating support to provide superior quality and affordable music education to aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels within a supportive and encouraging community.

Curry Without Worry
$15,000 San Francisco, CA
For general operating support to provide soul pleasing food to the hungry people of San Francisco in need of a freshly cooked hot meal.

OurTime.org
$10,000 Washington, DC
In support of a voter technology tool to register 250,000 elusive young voters for the 2014 midterm elections.

Pitzer College
$100,000 Claremont, CA
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Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
$20,000 Oakland, CA
For general operating support to interrupt cycles of violence and incarceration by promoting a cultural shift from punitive responses to youthful wrongdoing that increase harm to restorative approaches that heal it.

Shared Interest
$30,000 New York, NY
To support “Mid-Course Corrections,” an initiative to help better understand the breadth, obstacles and opportunities that shape South/ern Africa’s potential low-income market for guarantees.

Shared Interest
$100,000 New York, NY
The third of four installments of a gift to support scale-up of operations and self-sustaining economics through expansion of the Guarantee Loss Reserve Fund and establishment of a five-month operating reserve.

Tavern Books
$2,500 Portland, OR
For general operating support to print, promote, and preserve works of literary vision, to foster a climate of cultural preservation, and to disseminate books in a way that benefits the reading public.

The World As It Could Be
$25,000 San Leandro, CA

Urban Gateways
$50,000 Chicago, IL
For general operating support to deliver high-quality art programs led by trained and experienced professional artists in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, and digital media to engage youth in grades pre-K through 12, their teachers, families, and communities.

Women's Media Center
$25,000 Washington, DC
For general support to make women and girls visible and powerful in media though strategic programs that increase the participation representation and inclusion of women in all forms of media and to challenge media sexism, shape public discourse and policies, and provide gender-specific analysis and solutions.