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.
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.
ACE is a member-led social justice organization that develops and mobilizes undocumented working youth and adults, students, and LGBTQ individuals to strategically take ownership and responsibility to advance economic, social, and racial justice.
The Black Voters Matter Capacity-Building Institute aims to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
Blueprint NC provides opportunities for training, resource-sharing, and convening for partner organizations that use civic engagement and education to advocate for a healthy democracy that works to remove barriers and provide the resources communities need to achieve opportunity, security and well-being.
The Climate Emergency Fund supports individual activists and organizations working to wake up the public to the threat of climate change and demand action from our leaders.
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is a community-rooted organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy and self-determined lives.
Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) is a racial justice, member-led organization dedicated to advancing and winning progressive social change locally, statewide and nationally.
Faith in Florida is a powerful, multicultural, nonpartisan network of congregation community organizations in Florida that addresses systemic racial and economic issues that cause poverty for our families and seeks to provide a prophetic, interfaith voice on civil rights restoration, immigration, and healthcare expansion.
The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a statewide coalition of more than 65 member organizations and more than 100 allies that work together to amplify the power of immigrant communities to impact the root causes of inequality and defend and protect basic human rights including the right to live without fear.
Forward Montana Foundation educates, engages, and organizes young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of their fellow Montanans.
Global Press exists to create a more just and informed world by training and then employing local journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least-covered places.
Ignite is a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.
Through advocacy, leadership development, and voter empowerment, Mothering Justice raises the voices of mothers to become policy makers and shapers, and empowers them to engage fellow mothers and law makers around a variety of issues that affect working families.
The New Georgia Project is a nonpartisan effort to register and civically engage Georgians.
One Arizona is a movement born from struggle for the people and by the people that develops leaders, builds power, protects one another and fights through civic participation, mentorship and training.
Protect Our Defenders (POD) is the only national organization solely dedicated to ending the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military and to combating a culture of pervasive misogyny, sexual harassment, and retribution against victims.
Public Rights Project empowers state, local, and tribal governments to fight for civil rights and economic and environmental justice by providing them with talent and resources to proactively enforce their residents’ legal rights.
The 19th is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting at the intersection of gender, politics and policy.
Voces de la Frontera strives to create a world where all people live free of poverty and discrimination, have access to safe, dignified work, quality education, and health care; where immigrants can cross borders with dignity; where human rights and workers’ rights are respected; where government is truly “of the people”, and all families thrive.
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