The Libra Foundation

2015 Fall General Grants (A-G)
$30,000, Brooklyn, NY
For general support to continue building the climate movement through global grassroots organizing and communications in the U.S. and abroad.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
$50,000, San Francisco, CA
For program support to employ a multi-pronged strategy of legal advocacy, community empowerment and impact work to address the issue of government surveillance, particularly in Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities as well as the issue of local police involvement in federal immigration enforcement.

As You Sow
$80,000, San Francisco, CA
For general support to promote environmental and corporate social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building and innovative legal strategies.

Center for Biological Diversity
$80,000 per year for two years, Tucson, AZ
For program support of the Climate Law Institute’s efforts to fight extreme fossil fuel development and advance implementation of existing laws to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as support CBD’s grassroots organizing and mobilization campaigns to empower communities and individuals and build movements to mitigate the impacts of climate change, protect species and habitat, and promote social justice and human rights.

Center for Neighborhood Technology
$60,000 general operating/$15,000 capacity building, Chicago, IL
For capacity building and general support to engage in advocacy, public policy research, the creation of data and web tools and other innovations that promote a combination of economic development and environmental protection, targeting disadvantaged communities, at local, state and national levels.

Ceres, Inc.
$60,000 per year for two years, Boston, MA
For general support to develop innovative strategies to provide critical information and increase pressure from investors on the SEC for climate disclosure press for the adoption of a stock exchange listing rule that will provide consistency on sustainability reporting throughout the world’s financial markets.

Children and Family Justice Center
$100,000 (second installment of a two-year gift), Chicago, IL
For continued support of the Illinois Coalition for Fair Sentencing of Children which seeks to end the practice of sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Climate Justice Alliance
$60,000, Oakland, CA
For general support of efforts to confront climate issues and create transformative social change by developing local campaigns in pilot site communities, building national infrastructure, advancing communications strategies, and hosting convenings of national leadership.

$30,000,San Francisco, CA
For program support to build healthy communities and transition to clean energy in California by opposing fossil fuels, advancing the transformation of California’s energy system and promoting a healthier and more resilient community.

EarthRights International
$100,000 per year for two years/$10,000 capacity building for one year, Washington, DC
For capacity building and program support of the Legal Program to engage in high-impact litigation against multi-national corporations to hold them accountable for human rights and environmental harms while also working to strengthen domestic and international corporate accountability laws.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
$60,000, Oakland, CA
For general support to mobilize residents in 9 counties to develop an online and on-the-ground rapid response network to drug criminalization, leverage this network to ensure justice reinvestment policy victories that achieve maximum impact in California and support allies across the country as they develop campaigns to direct state and national funding away from the “drug war” and toward community reentry programs and alternatives to detention and incarceration.

Environmental Health Coalition
$50,000 per year for two years, National City, CA
For general operating support to empower communities to act together and create social change through organizing and advocating to protect both public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution.

Environmental Law and Policy Center
$75,000  Chicago, IL
For general support to ELPC’s advocacy and litigation teams in their efforts to push policies that will grow energy efficiency and renewable energy, reduce dirty energy use and advocate for strong Clean-Air Act standards.

Facing History and Ourselves
$60,000, Brookline, MA
For program support to help integrate human rights into their core Holocaust and Human Behavior (HHB) resource and support the in-depth integration of human rights in 5-10 of the Innovative School Network schools.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums
$50,000, Washington, D.C.
For general support to continue to build on the progress in reforming federal and state sentencing laws and compassionate release policies by sharing stories of families and prisoners to highlight the human costs of mandatory sentencing laws and advocate for more efficient and effective protection of public safety.

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
$60,000, Berkeley, CA
For general support to build frontline communities’ capacity to confront struggles against waste and pollution; build grassroots-up just transition movements and implement locally-rooted, inclusive zero waste solutions; and create a space for challenging policy and financial drivers that threaten people and the planet.

Global Greengrants Fund
$100,000 per year for two years, Boulder, CO
For general support to channel critical resources to communities across the globe that are trying to protect the environment and safeguard their rights. Global GreenGrants Fund will work to empower local people to make decisions, take action and create sustainable change.

Grassroots International
$100,000 per year for two years, Boston, MA
For general support of movements of women, rural and indigenous people around the world in their struggle for resource rights, which are the human rights to a fair share of the earth’s land, water and food and the environmentally sustainable stewardship of these life-giving resources.

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