Program Officer, Mindfulness and Healing Justice | Kataly Foundation
Kataly Foundation, a new family foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is committed to supporting restorative economics, environmental justice, mindfulness, and racial justice. Founded in 2018 with the intention of spending out a $445 million endowment over a ten-year time horizon, this growing organization intends not only to support movements around these issues, but also to serve as a progressive leader in philanthropy.
Kataly's mission is to support and provide resources to communities and social movements that are exploring new solutions to persistent, systemic problems. Kataly does this while embracing its role and responsibility in changing systems that led to wealth extraction from these communities in the first place. We move resources to support the economic, political, and cultural power of Black and Indigenous communities, and all communities of color. By transforming its own relationship to capital, the planet, and each other, the Kataly Foundation will redistribute and redefine wealth in a way that leads to transformation, abundance, and regeneration.
One important distinction of the Kataly Foundation is that its approach is meant to be inclusive of the activist communities it seeks to fund. Pursuing a "bottom-up" philosophy, the Foundation actively engages leaders in the fields it supports to help make grantmaking decisions. Kataly aims to center community-based solutions where the problems are. In addition, the Foundation is committed to solidarity philanthropy practices: general operating support, creative use of capital, and a commitment to capacity building and network weaving.
Kataly's Mindfulness and Healing Justice (MHJ) program supports Black, Indigenous, and all communities of color-led projects and organizations focused on expanding mindfulness and healing justice opportunities and training in communities most impacted by injustice, economic oppression, and structural racism.
We seek to support Black, Indigenous, and communities of color-led efforts building contemplative and healing justice practices that nurture both individual resilience and health as well as supporting communities to heal from and transform intergenerational trauma from systemic oppression and build collective resilience and power to transform those same systems of oppression.