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. 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 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.

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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

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 at the national level, to resist federal efforts to weaken laws that are aligned with our mission. These include laws addressing environmental protection, redistricting, women’s reproductive rights, voting rights, 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. We serve both as strategic catalyst and as fiscal sponsor for projects supporting these goals by providing grants and negotiating, drafting, and implementing contracts, while also covering all back-office administrative services, such as financial management, human resources, data systems, and legal services for projects that are consistent with our mission.



Grants, Contracts and Ballot Measures by Issue Area

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