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 upholding democratic values, protecting the environment, improving 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.

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 nearly 20 years. FBF partners also include 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

Jason Burnett

Trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Christopher (Kim) Elliman

Christopher (Kim) Elliman

CEO of the Open Space Institute

Martha Kongsgaard

Martha Kongsgaard

President, Kongsgaard-Goldman Fund

Michael Mantell

Michael Mantell

Founder and President of Resources Legacy Fund

Kathleen Welch

Kathleen Welch

Principal at Corridor Partners

Depending on donor interest, we work in several areas, including:


Voting Rights


Women's Health

Immigration Rights

What We Do

By determining where their funds can most effectively be deployed, we work with donors on issues important to the future of our country. In some instances, donors come to FBF with clear ideas about issues and organizations for investment. In other cases, FBF works with donors to determine the best way to maximize results.

We have played key roles in state ballot measures as well as more recently at the national level to resist federal efforts to weaken laws protecting the environment, reproductive rights, voting rights, immigrants, access to healthcare, and other hard-fought policies that make America stronger, safer, and healthier. FBF furthers these objectives either directly or by providing restricted grants to other organizations doing good work and achieving results in these areas. We serve both as strategic catalyst and as fiscal sponsor for projects supporting these goals.

Grants, Contracts and Ballot Measures by Issue Area

Financial Information

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