2014 Furthur Foundation Grantees

We were pleased to provide grants to 20 organizations in our 2014 funding round. Here’s a quick run-down of the recipients, with brief descriptions — direct from their websites or social channels — with links to same where available. We encourage you to visit these worthy organizations on the web to learn more, and to show them some love by liking and following them on their social channels. If you’re so inclined, you can support those that are close to your heart with direct contributions of your own.

Accountability Lab
Advocates for the West
Camp Winnarainbow
Cascadia Wildands
Cheza Nami Foundation
Circle of Hearts Foundation
City Slicker Farms
Coaching for Change
Coworker
East Michigan Environmental Action Council
Found in Translation
The Good Fight, with Ben Wikler
Grateful Dead Archive
HeadCount
Heyday Publishers
Peace Tones
Pegasus Voyages
Project Equity
Urban Sprouts
The Wildfire Project

Accountability Lab

Empowering citizens to build the world’s best tools for integrity.

accountabilitylab.org
facebook.com/pages/Accountability-Lab/142205772542022
twitter.com/AccountLab
youtube.com/user/AccountabilityLab
instagram.com/accountlab
plus.google.com/112156530032938347994

Advocates for the West

Advocates for the West uses law and science to restore streams and watersheds, protect public lands and wildlife, and ensure sustainable communities throughout the American West.

advocateswest.org
facebook.com/Advocates-for-the-West-65520357446

Camp Winnarainbow

Camp Winnarainbow is a Circus and Performing Arts summer camp in beautiful Northern California for children ages 7-14. We also have an Adult Camp for those who missed out on the Camp experience as a child!

campwinnarainbow.org
facebook.com/campwinnarainbow
twitter.com/winnarainbow

Cascadia Wildands

Cascadia Wildlands educates, agitates, and inspires a movement to protect and restore Cascadia’s wild ecosystems.

CascWild.org
facebook.com/cascadiawildlands
twitter.com/cascwild

Cheza Nami Foundation

Cheza Nami’s mission is to preserve and share the uniqueness of African culture through education in the form of interactive and virtual programming such as dance, music, art, play, language and product to youth and adults in U.S.A, as well as through partnerships between youth in Africa and youth in U.S.A.

www.chezanami.org
www.facebook.com/ChezaNami

Circle of Hearts Foundation

The Circle of Hearts Foundation provides financial support and compassionate care for individuals suffering from life threatening or incapacitating illness that have limited resources and diminished ability to care for themselves.

thecircleofhearts.org

City Slicker Farms

The mission of City Slicker Farms is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy organic food for themselves and their families by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens.

cityslickerfarms.org
facebook.com/pages/City-Slicker-Farms/43719907162
twitter.com/CitySlickerFarm
youtube.com/user/cityslickerfarms
instagram.com/cityslickerfarms

Coaching for Change

Coaching4Change blends coach education, literacy, and leadership to empower and employ teenagers.
Our Vision is that Every child graduates from high school ready and able to build a successful life for themselves.

c4cinc.org
twitter.com/C4CBoston
instagram.com/coaching4change
facebook.com/Coaching4Change

Coworker.org

Want to change something at your workplace? Start a campaign. Organize your coworkers. And win.

coworker.org
facebook.com/teamcoworker
twitter.com/teamcoworker

East Michigan Environmental Action Council

For over forty years, EMEAC has been working in the community, in the courts, in township halls and in schools. We played a role in the enactment of most of Michigan’s environmental laws.  Our work is rooted in the principles of environmental justice and in community organizing.  We work to fight environmental racism and extreme energy while building community solutions and resilience inside Detroit: the community where we live, work and play.

emeac.org
twitter.com/emeac

Found in Translation

Found in Translation’s mission:

  • To help homeless and low-income multilingual women to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills
  • To reduce ethnic, racial, and linguistic disparities in health care by unleashing bilingual talent into the workforce

found-in-translation.org
facebook.com/found.in.translation.org
twitter.com/Found1nt
www.linkedin.com/company/found-in-translation-inc-

The Good Fight, with Ben Wikler

A show about people changing the world. If you love Fox News, you’ll hate this.

thegoodfight.fm
facebook.com/teamgoodfight
twitter.com/teamgoodfight

Grateful Dead Archive

The Grateful Dead Archive documents the career and work of the band and fans and their role in American history and culture.

library.ucsc.edu/gratefuldeadarchive/gda-home
www.gdao.org/
www.facebook.com/pages/Grateful-Dead-Archive/97374802938

HeadCount

HeadCount is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to voter registration and inspiring participation in democracy through the power of music.

headcount.org
facebook.com/HeadCountOrg
twitter.com/headcountorg
youtube.com/user/MyHeadCount
instagram.com/headcountorg

Heyday Publishers – News from Native California

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution. We promote widespread awareness and celebration of California’s many cultures, landscapes, and boundary-breaking ideas.

heydaybooks.org
facebook.com/heydaybooks
twitter.com/heydaybooks

Peace Tones

PeaceTones®’ mission is to build global justice and equality through local culture, one musician at a time.

A world where music takes an active role in reducing political, social and ethnic conflict.

PeaceTones recognizes that musicians play a powerful role in local community building, which in turn contributes to global peacemaking. We enable musicians to develop and disseminate their art by bringing crucial legal, technology, and business skills to historically unheard musicians, empowering them as leaders and shapers of positive social change.

peacetones.org
facebook.com/peacetones
twitter.com/peacetones
youtube.com/peacetonesworld
peacetones.tumblr.com
www.linkedin.com/company/peacetones

Pegasus Voyages

Pegasus is a classic yacht that takes adults and children onto San Francisco Bay. There they discover sailing and the marine wilderness that begins at the dock and extends out the Golden Gate all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus Project has taken thousands of kids onto the Bay for marine environment education.

pegasusvoyages.org
facebook.com/Pegasus-Project-Berkeley-Marina-196511148851

Project Equity

Project Equity fosters economic resiliency in low-income communities by demonstrating and replicating strategies that increase worker ownership.

project-equity.org
facebook.com/ProjectEquity

Urban Sprouts

Urban Sprouts Day School is a high quality preschool that provides holistic and transformative environment nurturing the whole child and protecting the wonder and magic of early childhood. Our curriculum cultivates social skills, capacity for joyful life long learning and prepares children for kindergarten entry. Urban Sprouts is located in a beautiful facility with organic garden and farm animals.

urbansprouts.com
facebook.com/Urban-Sprouts-Day-School-120964601320498

The Wildfire Project

The Wildfire Project (Wildfire) trains, supports, and links grassroots groups, laying the foundation for a powerful movement toward political, economic, and ecological justice.

wildfireproject.org
facebook.com/WildfireProject
twitter.com/TheWildfireTeam