We support organizations building power toward a racially & economically just Greater Washington.
We're co-creating a future where everyone belongs and thrives
Advancing Equity & Justice through Building Power
OUR THREE CORE PRIORITIES
The Fund for Black-led Change
Black-led organizing—which centers the leadership and experiences of Black people—is core to building a strong, multi-racial democracy and to the mission of the Meyer Foundation.
A Just & Equitable COVID-19 Recovery
COVID-19 has disproportionately hurt Black, indigenous, Latinx, and other communities of color. As we anticipate the end of the pandemic, we know that recovering and rebuilding from COVID-19 does not and should not mean returning to a pre-pandemic “normal.”
Reimagining the Social Contract
The social contract includes not just the social safety net, but also the economy, in which too many of our neighbors are working hard but barely getting by. We believe that the social contract should be inclusive and race-centered, support a just economy that works for people who are most directly affected by racial injustice, and redefine the relationship between systems and the people they serve.
How do impacted communities achieve systems change?
"Power, properly understood, is the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political, or economic changes. In this sense, power is not only desirable but necessary in order to implement the demands of love and justice."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We partner with organizations and projects that build the power of communities to reimagine, recreate, and reform systems in the pursuit of racial and economic justice.
Featured Grantee Partner
Black Swan Academy
6th-12th graders to become socially responsible leaders in the public, political, and private sector
on social issues disproportionately affecting Black Americans, and highlights the many, often over-looked positive examples
for the elimination of structural barriers impacting the Black American community