For more than 20 years, the Furthur Foundation has been giving money to progressive groups working on environmental and social change issues in the Bay Area and around the world. We focus on smart-thinking groups that are small and close to their target—groups that know their business, share our politics, and spend the money carefully, without a lot of bells and whistles, overhead, and wasted effort.
Our working capital is a series of donations from Bobby Weir, given more than two decades ago, and donations from good and like-minded people that stream in throughout the year. This allows the Board to grant anywhere from 30 to 60 thousand dollars a year.
The foundation is managed and directed by Andre Carothers in Berkeley. The financial and accounting side of the foundation is overseen by a team of generous and talented people, including financial adviser (and Board member) Ray Palmarini and attorney Jeffrey Ehlenbach.
Donations are gratefully accepted. Checks can be mailed to 1710 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703. Transaction fee-free donations can be made via the "Donate" button on our Facebook page.
Board of Directors:
Board Members Emeritus:
December 8, 2017
Our annual meeting is upon us. And with it comes the perennial question: How do we make good on our promise to change the world just a little bit for the better? Read on…
January 22, 2017
We continue to be amazed at all the great work going on in the world. Meet our 2016 grantees…
March 18, 2016
Tapping in to the wisdom of family and the younger generation. Read on…
December 11, 2015
We’re grateful to be able to support these worthwhile groups and causes.
December 3, 2015
As we get ready for this year’s board meeting, here are some notes I shared with the board about the current group of potential grantees.
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