We aim to support women & girls in public service and civic engagement, leaders and doers on the frontlines of the climate catastrophe, and forward-thinking visionaries who drive communities toward awakening and transformation.

We aim to support women & girls in public service and civic engagement, leaders and doers on the frontlines of the climate catastrophe, and forward-thinking visionaries who drive communities toward awakening and transformation.

Guidelines

We love trailblazing women and girls who lift others up and embody the change we wish to see, as well as environmental warriors who grasp the climate crisis yet still possess a stubborn hopefulness and thus, create tactics and solutions to save us from extinction.

Grantmaking is directed primarily toward women and girls and/or environmental organizations with a particular emphasis on programs that foster social responsibility and promote civic engagement, leadership, and activism.

We fund only 501(c)(3) organizations. We typically do not fund capital campaigns, international programs, health services, direct service programs, drug or alcohol rehabilitation, or film/video projects. You may send a two-page letter of inquiry that describes your program’s objectives and funding needs. You will be invited to send a proposal should your work align with our priorities.

About us

Susie T. Buell, Founder
Susie T. Buell is the co-founder of Esprit de Corp, a global lifestyle company. She is often credited with introducing Northern California lifestyle to the world through Esprit’s products and groundbreaking marketing and progressive corporate culture. As a forward-thinking entrepreneur, Susie made a conscious effort to practice corporate, social and environmental responsibility. Through innovative in-house programs and provocative advertising campaigns, Esprit helped raise awareness, activism and philanthropy among employees and consumers.

Since selling Esprit in the 90s, Susie has devoted herself to philanthropy and political fundraising and activism. She is considered one of the top Democratic political fundraisers and has been actively engaging friends and acquaintances in political and philanthropic donorship for more than twenty years.  A native San Franciscan, lifelong feminist and environmental activist, Susie continues to support climate solutions programs and create opportunities for women and girls as leaders and problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally.

Belinda Muñoz, Executive Director
Belinda first answered the call to advocacy for women and girls when she volunteered for a shelter for domestic abuse victims in the 90s. She later joined Women’s Funding Network after leaving a private sector career. She currently runs the political fundraising and engagement operation of Susie & Mark Buell.

Belinda has served on various committees for Human Rights Watch, Mother Jones, One Billion Rising and other non-profit organizations and was on the board of UltraViolet. When not organizing or fundraising, Belinda writes pithy little blog posts for The Huffington Post, Tiny Buddha and other lifestyle websites. She studied philosophy, theology and psychology at the University of San Francisco and lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Ora Rosenbaum, Grants Associate
In 2018, Ora served as Deputy Finance Director for the Lauren Baer for Congress campaign (Florida). Before that, she developed and co-wrote the Woke Vote and Righteous Vote statewide strategies which helped elect Doug Jones in the special Senate election (Alabama) mobilizing historically black colleges and universities, millennial voters, and faith-based voters.


Grantees

We love trailblazing women and girls who lift others up and embody the change we wish to see. Some recent grantees do just that.

Contact

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