North Star Fund
Thank you for making 2012 one of North Star Fund's most successful years ever. With your help we distributed over $2,431,880 in grants and support to 87 organizations. Our grantees used this money to challenge unfair workplace practices, fight for consumer protections, demand criminal justice reform, secure rights for immigrant children, and much more. We also launched new initiatives, bringing together the next generation of donor activists through a giving circle and started Community Food Funders, a regional group of funders dedicated to healthy foods, sustainably harvested, fairly produced, and accessible to all.
North Star Fund's accomplishments are the direct result of a vibrant network of people throughout the city and region dedicated to the fundamental democratic ideals we all espouse, including access to educational and employment opportunities, the freedom to love and marry whom we choose, and the ability to have our grievances fairly addressed by government. Our partners are activists and organizers who come from diverse backgrounds. They are deeply committed to organizing others to address the injustices and problems that ultimately touch all of us. They include donor activists whose gifts seed new social justice movements, foundations who marshal significant resources to address pressing problems, and community activists who understand better than anyone how to best win the fight for fairness in overstressed and under-resourced neighborhoods.
In this year's report, we celebrate our partners from all corners of North Star Fund's community--people who both benefit from North Star Fund and make our work stronger. They are family members coming together. They are organizers of a new, vibrant, and diverse workers' movement. They ensure we will live up to the best promises of the women's movement and our nation's proud immigrant history. We are honored to work with them to make every New York City community a model of equality and opportunity.
This committed and visionary network of people inspires me every day to make North Star Fund an ever more powerful force for change. But our success depends on you. I invite you to join us, by making a donation, giving your time, sharing your own vision, leveraging your network, becoming a more effective activist in your own way. Whatever the outcomes of November's presidential election season, together we can build a just and equitable future for New York City and a global system that works for everyone.