Fund For Change
The Fund for Change is Liberty Hill’s primary competitive grantmaking program for 501(c)(3) organizations
An Historic Investment
Liberty Hill is proud to announce a historic $3.34 million investment in the local grassroots and community organizing ecosystem and its leaders of color in L.A.
This investment is the largest commitment to competitive grantmaking programs in the Foundation’s history.
It will help expand the scope and impact of the Foundation’s Fund for Change and Liberty Vote! grantmaking programs, which provide general operating support grants for community and electoral organizing in L.A. County.
Liberty Hill will distribute a total of more than $3.34 million in two-year general operating grants to 65 grassroots organizations this year—more than tripling the previous Fund for Change disbursement—and expanding the Foundation’s total overall grantmaking portfolio to more than $19 million this year so far.
Funding Grassroots Leaders
Liberty Hill supports models of organizing within existing and emerging organizations in low-income communities of color that:
- Are driven by a broad and growing base of people who are directly impacted by injustice
- Develop leaders from a membership base for the purpose of furthering the organization’s mission
- Build power and increase impact over time
- Have a clear plan to win concrete systemic changes to policies and practices, regulations and laws
- Incorporate multiple organizing strategies such as engaging strategic allies, coalition building, inside-outside strategy, research, advocacy, communications and/or voter engagement
- Advance racial justice by addressing institutional policies and practices that cause racial inequities
- Link local efforts to broader social movements
- Are representative of the geographic and ethnic/racial diversity of Los Angeles County
Emerging & Rising Activists
The Fund for Change is committed to supporting new and growing organizations as part of a "Rising Activist" strategy.
With a unique focus on emerging organizations who represent underrepresented communities with limited existing nonprofit infrastructure, investments in these groups are particularly critical as low income people of color continue to be displaced from central areas of the County to neighborhoods where fewer institutions exist to advocate for historically oppressed communities.
We know it works. Frontline community activists are leading the fight toward a just recovery and we are proud to remain fully committed to our mission of building people power and fighting for a future where Justice for All is realized.