North Star Fund is #40YearsBold

In 1979, a group of people with inherited wealth pooled their money to create a community foundation that would support grassroots organizing in New York City. They recognized the need for communities to build and shift power away from wealthy institutions that weren’t accountable to local communities. They recruited friends and activists to come together to form North Star Fund and make the first set of grants.

Today, 1,900 grants and $53 million later, we are celebrating 40 years of organizing for a better New York. Join us!

Thank you, Board Members

It takes many hands to build a movement for justice. And through it all, we’ve had a dedicated board. Here are the leaders who have served on the North Star Fund board over the last 40 years.

Join the 40th Anniversary Leadership Committee

For 40 years we have supported bold leadership to demand justice in New York. Want to be part of continuing the fight? Join our 40th Anniversary Leadership Committee!

Make a Gift to Support Bold Organizing

For 40 years, we have raised money from New Yorkers who want to support local grassroots organizing. Make a gift to support the activism that’s changing New York today.