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Solidaire Network, Inc

aka Solidaire   |   Oakland, CA   |  http://www.solidairenetwork.org

Mission

As a membership community of individual donors and foundation allies, Solidaire moves funding to progressive and radical movements with a commitment to building grassroots power in impacted communities. We also work together to transform philanthropic giving to create new relationships between donors and movements.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Rajasvini Bhansali

Main address

1423 Broadway # 314

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

84-2130536

NTEE code info

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

Public Foundations (T30)

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Born out of a need to fight against corporate greed, economic inequality, climate change, gender and racial injustice, and anti-Blackness, Solidaire Network is a community of donor organizers who mobilize quickly to get critical resources and unprecedented amounts of solidarity to the frontlines of social justice movements. We hold a collective vision of radical giving that invites donors to transform ourselves and our own relationship to power and wealth. We believe: 1) The current economic, political and cultural systems that concentrate power and wealth must be fundamentally reimagined to fulfill our vision for social and racial justice. 2) In social movements: people coming together to transform their own lives and improve the lives of their loved ones, neighbors and entire communities. 3) That supporting Black and Indigenous-led social change advances racial and social justice for all people.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Movement Partnerships and Grantmaking

Solidaire’s members move money to the frontlines of social change movements in order to fund urgent needs, support bold and innovative ideas that others may not fund, and help build long-term infrastructure for the movement.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Indigenous peoples, Multiracial people, People of Latin American descent, People of Asian descent

Related Program

Movement Partnerships and Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 was Solidaire Network's first year as an independent 501(c)(3). Prior to incorporation, Solidaire was fiscally sponsored through Tides Foundation.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Indigenous peoples, People of Latin American descent, People of Asian descent, Multiracial people

Related Program

Movement Partnerships and Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 was Solidaire Network's first year as an independent 501(c)(3). Prior to incorporation, Solidaire was fiscally sponsored through Tides Foundation.

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, Indigenous peoples, People of Latin American descent, People of Asian descent, Multiracial people

Related Program

Movement Partnerships and Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 was Solidaire Network's first year as an independent 501(c)(3). Prior to incorporation, Solidaire was fiscally sponsored through Tides Foundation.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.


We envision a world where racism, economic exploitation, and disregard for the wellbeing of the planet no longer destroys whole communities to benefit a few; a world where all people have power to shape the decisions that affect their lives, and to flourish.

Solidaire accomplishes our vision through a three-pronged strategy:

Donor Engagement And Activism
Grow and engage the Solidaire Network to 300+ members, engaging them through regional hubs through consistent community building, political and popular education, membership meetings and innovative programming.

Resource Mobilization
Liberate wealth and increase donor investments in a range of power building strategies for intersectional and interdependent movements and serve as a critical resource mobilization arm for movements.

Shifting New Paradigms
Strengthen donor practices through praxis-based political education and peer learning to shape a new paradigm that positively transforms relationships between donors and movements.

Solidaire was formed in 2013 as a community of people making change, inspired by the progression of movement moments from anti-austerity, to the Arab Spring, to Occupy. It has since grown to become a vibrant network of donors and movement leaders working toward social justice. Solidaire’s 10-year goal is to mobilize $1 billion to social change movements so that our grassroots organizers have more of the resources they need to win. And so that the revenue streams of social movement organizations in the United States are increasingly less dependent on traditional philanthropy and foundations. In so doing, we as a network of resource holders are transformed into resource organizers, moving new and unprecedented amount of solidarity and support to the frontlines of social justice.

In Fiscal Year 2021 (July 2020-June 2021), we continued our movement philanthropy by moving $14 million to social movements. We were able to do this by taking lessons from our first seven years, best practices from the field, and innovative ideas to help build a new process to support learning from our relaunched programmatic areas via the Black Liberation Pooled Fund, Movement Infrastructure Fund and limited-time Janisha R. Gabriel Movement Protection Fund.

We’re proud to report that in FY2021, we have moved $14 million through 157 multi-year partnerships, in addition to 86 one-time grants through the Movement Protection Fund.

This year, here’s what we’re focused on:

1. Expand grantmaking at an ecosystem level
2. Move and organize more money to meet movements’ stated and evolving needs
3. Keep innovating in our grantmaking via our liberatory learning and evaluation process
4. Organize philanthropy, then keep organizing to move more money, more justly
5. Develop a set of accompaniment & capacity building efforts for current grantee partners
6. Launch the Social Justice Funds Portfolio with 9 additional multi-year grantee partners

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Solidaire Network, Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ingrid Benedict

Director of Daphne Foundation

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Sam Vinal

President of The Radical Imagination Family Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2024

Anna Lefer Kuhn

Executive Director of the Arca Foundation

Laura Flynn

Minnesota State Advisor/Senior Philanthropic Advisor of Movement Voter Project

Lisl Schoepflin

Board Chair & President of Panta Rhea Foundation

Robin Beck

President of Max and Anna Levinson Foundation

Sam Vinal

President of The Radical Imagination Family Foundation

Susan Pritzker

Director of The Libra Foundation

Melanie Havelin

Executive Director of the John M. Lloyd Foundation

Sam Jacobs

Co-director of JG3 & National Organizer for Donor Relations at Right To The City Alliance

Alan Preston

Co-founder and Trustee of the Arch Community Fund

Beth Jacobs

Co-director at JG3

Farhad Ebrahimi

Founder & President of the Chorus Foundation and Co-Founder of Solidaire Network

Dimple Abichandani

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/15/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.