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Our Mission

Think globally, act locally, collaborate regionally. Thriving Resilient Communities funding circle (TRC) funds U.S.-based organizations strengthening local and regional resilience in climate, economy, justice, and collaborative networks. Complex issues like climate and justice need a "whole community" approach that can link across regions to create massive culture and behavior shift. We practice Democratic Philanthropy by involving allies (including grantees) in funding decisions.

Our Strategy and Focus

We fund both nascent (often their first grant) and more established organizations in both social and environmental justice. That's our thing. We work with our community partners during fall movement strategy dialogues to determine the funding strategy for the year.

TRC catalyzes U.S. communities and regions to be thriving and resilient, with a focus on climate, social justice, economic prosperity, and collaborative networks. The arts are often integrated as an essential part. It's a crucial issue because local and regional work that is linked across regions has global impact. The impact from the grassroots up is moving faster than at the international scale.

2019 Grant Recipients

Center for Economic Democracy

East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative

TRC Collaboratory

Grant Cycle Guidelines:


We prefer funding smaller organizations (generally budgets under $1.0M) where a Threshold grant can have a significant impact on our grantee partners' work. We will consider funding new projects.


The Thriving Resilient Communites Funding Circle will fund both 501(c)4 and 501(c)(3) organizations that work within the United States.


We fund regional and national network hubs in the US with systemic approaches that promote inclusive economic models and social justice.