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Common Counsel Foundation

Oakland, CA   |  http://www.commoncounsel.org

Mission

Common Counsel Foundation advances equity and environmental health through a combination of direct grant making and strategic philanthropic advising for client member funds and manages projects focused on organizational development, leadership sustainability and donor education.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Sangeeta Chowdhry

Main address

1624 Franklin Street Suite 1022

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

94-3214166

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Minority Rights (R22)

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The Social and Economic Justice Fund

The Social and Economic Justice Fund participates in the local United Way campaign to reach large numbers of individuals at their place of work. We outreach with a progressive message that gives voice to the needs of low-income people, women, youth, communities of color and others working for justice, equality and a healthy, sustainable environment. Our focus reaches beyond boundaries that typically separate groups of people to build bridges between groups that share values and concerns, making change happen by working together. Contributions to the fund support local programs fighting poverty, pollution and discrimination. Funds raised annual are distributed directly to San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organizations through an open, competitive granting process. All area nonprofits working in the areas of progressive social change are encouraged to apply for funds.

Population(s) Served

The Movement for Black Lives, a fiscally-sponsored project of Common Counsel Foundation, formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.

Population(s) Served

Fund for an Inclusive California is a collaborative philanthropic effort that centers community-driven solutions to the urgent need for housing justice in vibrant neighborhoods across California. We believe that gentrification and displacement are not an inevitable byproduct of community development. To meet the needs of communities most affected by housing injustice, we provide investments, strategic coordination, connections, and best practices.

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Common Counsel Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Vanessa Daniel

Vanessa Daniel Consulting, LLC

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