Culture Change Fund
What We Do
By focusing on culture change, the Culture Change Fund’s goal is to create broad public support for a new way of thinking that centers gender, racial, and economic justice at the heart of the solution to any systemic problems.
We believe it’s time to address how our nation understands gender and change how the public thinks about wide-ranging issues from racism, abortion, contraception, pay equity, closing the women’s wealth gap, income security, and gender-based violence, and harassment.
Who We Serve
We provide direct grants to partner organizations and campaigns from the most impacted communities who are engaging in cultural organizing to advance their gender justice efforts, or are interested in utilizing these strategies.
How We Work
- Research: Our first research project – Story at Scale – is a data-driven narrative research project designed for practical use by advocates, artists, and campaigners in all of their communications and organizing efforts.
- A Community of Practice: A learning space where funders, activists, artists, and researchers working at the intersection of gender justice and social change work to share information and contribute to a living library of ongoing resources.
- Experimentation: To give organizations and campaigns the opportunity to explore and build on culture change strategies, we provide direct grants.
The Kiskadee podcast is an eight-episode journey exploring a post-pandemic future grounded in hope, creativity, and resistance through conversations with activists, organizers, and creatives from across the Americas hosted by our own Bia Vieira. Released every Tuesday, the podcast focuses on stories from movement builders, cultural activists, and artists, including Anasa Troutman, Marya Bangee, Crystal Echohawk, Tracy Sturdivant, Favianna Rodriguez, Aria Said, and a few more powerhouses. Check out the Kiskadee social media toolkit.
Culture Shift 101
In collaboration with The Big We, Culture Shift 101 is a series of Learning Exchanges built to share and practice the frameworks, language, and tools of Cultural Strategy. Culture Shift 101 brings together diverse yet like-minded communities to explore, create, learn and commit to the power of art, culture, and creativity in re-imagining and manifesting a just and loving world.
The Culture Change Fund is guided by a powerful slate of intersectional gender and racial justice organizations led by and for people of color and communities: Center for Cultural Power, Harness, IllumiNative and The League.