Since the foundation was established in 1936, we have been working to improve people’s lives and address social justice issues across the United States. Our grantees today follow in the footsteps of those who blazed trails in civil rights, women’s rights, education reform, public interest media, diversity in the arts, and voter engagement.


With nearly 60 percent of our grant budget focused on the United States, our grantees continue to engage in forward-looking work. Most recently, this has involved efforts in the areas of government accountability and transparency, racial justice and minority rights, next-generation workforce strategies, affordable homeownership, educational access, reproductive rights, and media access and rights.


Learn more about our history.