About Us

Video: What does North Star Fund do?

North Star Fund is New York's community foundation supporting grassroots groups leading the movement for equality, economic justice and peace.

By organizing donors, raising money for grants, and providing technical assistance, we support efforts ranging from better schools, housing and health care, to protecting civil liberties, creating living wage jobs, and advocating for peace, freedom and human rights.

Since our founding in 1979, North Star Fund has distributed over $42 million to 1,775 groups working to create a more equitable and democratic city for all New Yorkers.

North Star Fund is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Contributions to North Star Fund are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.