Advancing equal rights for all, ensuring healthy communities, and protecting the environment.

About Us

Created in 2016, Fund for a Better Future Inc. (FBF) is dedicated to promoting the common good by protecting the environment, upholding democratic values, addressing disparities in public health, and advancing social equity. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, FBF allows donors to invest quickly in a wide range of causes while ensuring impact, accountability, and legal compliance. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through this work is a moral imperative and essential to our mission.

FBF partners with Resources Legacy Fund, an independent, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity that has transformed philanthropy into landmark achievements in conservation and healthy communities for more than 20 years. FBF also partners with Shared Ascent Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that was created by and for philanthropists to address growing threats to our democracy and foster collective action to imagine and create a better world.

Please note: Contributions to FBF are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.


Who we are

Fund for a Better Future Board of Directors


Jason Burnett (chair)

Jason Burnett (chair)

Trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Christopher (Kim) Elliman

Christopher (Kim) Elliman

CEO of the Open Space Institute

Avi Garbow

Avi Garbow

President, Fund for a Better Future

Martha Kongsgaard

Martha Kongsgaard

President, Kongsgaard-Goldman Fund

Preston Pinkett III

Preston Pinkett III

President, P3 Collective

Melissa Roy

Melissa Roy

Senior Consultant, Corridor Partners

We support work that focuses on:

Climate Action

Election Integrity

Social & Economic Justice

Environmental Protection


Immigration Rights

What We Do

Fund for a Better Future works with donors and changemakers to advance bold solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing our society. Our team has decades of experience partnering with donors to help marshal resources, fiscally sponsor projects, and advise on how funds can most effectively be deployed to maximize impact on the issues our partners care about most.

We have played key roles in ballot measures at the state and national level to resist federal efforts to weaken laws on issues most important to us and our partners. These include laws addressing environmental protection, climate justice, redistricting, women’s reproductive rights, voting rights, economic justice, immigration rights, and access to healthcare, as well as other hard-won policies that make America stronger, safer, and healthier. FBF furthers these objectives directly or by providing restricted grants to other organizations doing good work and achieving results in these areas.

As a fiscal sponsor for projects, we provide all back-office administrative services, such as financial management, human resources, grant and contract services, data systems, and legal services for projects that are consistent with our mission: protecting the environment, upholding democratic values, addressing disparities in public health, and advancing social equity.

Grants, Contracts and Ballot Measures by Issue Area

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