The mission of the Pink House Foundation is to support transformative social movements that are working to advance social justice and sustainability for all communities. We believe that real and lasting social change is driven by movements that endeavor to address the root causes of social and environmental injustice and are based in, led by, and accountable to communities that are most impacted by these issues.
WE PRIORITIZE SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT:
- Are community-based and community-led
- Work to address the root causes of social and environmental injustice
- Build strategic community leadership and power
- Actively engage in collaboration and alliance building
- Incorporate a racial justice and intersectional justice analysis in their work
- Are conscious about internalized oppression and biases and are working to link individual transformation with institutional and societal transformation
CORE ISSUE AREAS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
- Environmental justice & climate justice
- Racial justice
- Mental health & disability justice
- Immigrant rights
- Indigenous rights
- Economic justice
- Gender & sexuality justice
We believe that foundations have a responsibility to cultivate humility and to listen to the lived experience of communities that have borne the brunt of historic inequality and environmental degradation.
We believe it is important to share the resources that we have, and to promote the idea that sharing and wealth redistribution are more important than wealth accumulation.
Trust is an important value in philanthropy and we believe that it is particularly important to trust the expertise of organizations on the ground.
ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES
We believe that it is essential to support systemic solutions and address the deeper social, economic and political drivers of inequality and environmental degradation.
CENTERING RACIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Structural racism and economic inequality are chronic issues that permeate all sectors of society. As philanthropists, we believe that we have a distinct responsibility to center and strengthen support for racial and economic justice.
We believe it is important to recognize the connections between issues, different forms of marginalization, and the ways that race, gender, class, sexuality and ability impacts everything.
We believe, as Martin Luther King, Jr. did, that we are “caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.” We approach this work with a commitment to looking deeply at how our suffering and liberation are tied to those of the communities we seek to support.
We believe it is important for foundations to practice clear and open communication with applicants, grantees and the broader field.