What We Do
For more than 30 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.
Who we are
Board of Directors:
Board Members Emeritus:
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.
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.
HELP US HELP OTHERS
Over the decades we’ve been proud to support worthy organizations working on environmental and social justice issues, child enrichment and development, music education, and support for artists, among many worthy causes. Organizations like Headcount, Camp Winnarainbow, the Grateful Dead Archive, the Snow Leopard Conservancy…the list goes on and on.
Want to pitch in? 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.
You can help substantially by making a gift of appreciated stock. Learn how here…
Year-end is a lot of things—tour end, holidays, and Furthur Foundation grantmaking season.
The best holiday gift you can give the Furthur Foundation is a donation that helps us help others. You are on this list, so you know what we do—find smart, experienced and committed leaders who are moving the needle on the environment, voter education, human rights, or just helping people who are less fortunate than we are.
Point Reyes Children’s Choir is one of the two branches of Young Musicians of West Marin, created in August 2018 when Sound Orchard discontinued financial support. It is a community after-school choir for local children, grades 1-5. We rehearse for 90 minutes on Thursdays at the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station. We perform regularly in the community, and participated in a children’s choral festival in Oakland last May. Children learn music reading and writing, vocal technique, two-part harmony, beginning sight singing and ear training, along with a varied repertoire of musical styles.