In addition to our grantmaking and philanthropic services, Common Counsel is currently the fiscal sponsor to the following projects:
The Bay Area Justice Funders Network (BAJFN) is alliance of funders working to advance a justice agenda and strengthen grantmaking for social justice movements in the Bay Area and beyond. The Network seeks to build relationships among foundations and facilitate authentic partnerships with community based justice organizations in order to help coordinate transformational strategies and solutions.
Kindle Project is an outside-the-box grantmaking organization supporting wild solutions, by unusual suspects, in the attempt to move mountains.
They believe in a creative cross-pollination of ideas in a plurality of disciplines. Driven by a belief in unconventional alliances, they often experiment and partner with the strange, the bizarre, and the unpolished. They support underdogs and those that go against the grain working towards vibrant solutions and alternatives—recognizing that systems in crisis need brave ideas.
RoadMap exists to provide this support through high-impact, relevant and integrated consulting services. As a team of capacity-builders “indigenous” to social justice and movement-building, RoadMap understands the organizational goals, strategies, structures and cultures particular to social justice organizations. As such, RoadMap is able to engage deeply with clients to provide precisely tailored capacity-building that fits their needs.
Windcall Institute and the Windcall Residency Program help organizers and leaders in the social, economic and environmental justice movements stay in their work for the long haul, maximizing their contribution to solving the nation’s pressing issues. Windcall inspires leaders to:
- Rediscover their purpose and direction, moving from burnout to renewed energy
- Continue in their leadership role, keeping their organizations stable and vibrant
- Innovate and launch new efforts
- Create work cultures that are more sustainable for social justice organizers