For thirty-seven years, North Star Fund has helped make democracy happen in New York City. The organization has built a diverse network of donor-activists to support the grassroots leaders that move New York forward. It helps activists organize, gain visibility and influence, and pursue solutions to the greatest problems facing the city. By putting resources into the hands of those directly impacted by injustice and providing long-term support, North Star Fund helps causes to become social movements. It envision a movement driven by an energized core of progressive philanthropists and grassroots leaders. Together, it is creating a New York City—and a world—that works for everyone.
A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the organization’s Resilient Communities Giving Project, which funds social change while building leadership and community power across race, class, and gender. Giving Project participants each contributed over 100 hours’ work over several months to learn about how fundraising, grant-making, and supporting grassroots organizing by ordinary New Yorkers coming together can make a difference.
A 2017 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the organization’s grassroots activism.
A 2016 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the organization’s grant-making fund.