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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.

What We Do

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, an accounting team led by Tim Jorstad, and attorney Jeffrey Ehlenbach.

Who We Are

Board of Directors:

Bobby Weir
Carolyn Garcia
Andre Carothers
Greg Miller
Chris Desser
Ray Palmarini

Board Members Emeritus:

Ram Dass
Barbara Whitestone

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It is impossible to speak of Barbara, or anyone like her, in the past tense. I know she agrees, and would argue the point with her trademark passion and conviction.

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