A family

philanthropic

effort

supporting

locally-led

solutions to

global

challenges

We fund diverse, bold, community-driven organizations and leaders across social equity, global health, and climate justice. 

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A family philanthropic effort supporting locally-led solutions to global challenges

We fund diverse, bold, community-driven organizations and leaders across social equity, global health, and climate justice. 

Learn More

Areas of Interest

We fund innovative, grassroots organizations and leaders who are proximate to the communities they serve and who have a deep understanding of the problems they seek to solve. 

Global Health

We focus on delivering safe, equitable, and affordable healthcare to overlooked, marginalized communities. 

Climate Justice

We empower local communities most-impacted by the climate crisis, giving them the resources, training, and tools needed to protect their communities and our planet. 

About

The Patchwork Collective

Mission

Our mission is to empower the most vulnerable and marginalized communities, wherever they may be. We take a trust-based approach to our philanthropy, putting local leaders and communities at the center of our work. By supporting unique, local solutions, we can preserve community agency, address inequity, and stitch together a brighter future for all… one patch at a time.  

Values

Above all, we value agency, collaboration, and urgency. 

  • Agency: We believe in the power of community-driven solutions. We partner directly with local organizers, trusting their experience, leadership, and vision. By supporting grassroots actors, we not only preserve human dignity and agency but also help break the systemic barriers that prevent people from achieving their full potential. 
  • Collaboration: Wherever possible, we look to collaborate with others, leveraging the collective resources, expertise, and wisdom of a diverse set of actors to achieve the greatest possible impact. 
  • Urgency: We feel a responsibility to give with urgency, investing not only in tried-and-true solutions but also in new, unproven ideas with the potential to have an outsized impact. 

Focus

Our current pillars are global health, social equity, and climate justice. Within social equity we focus on gender equity, education and economic opportunity, and criminal justice reform.