We find organizations with exceptional potential that work across climate justice, global health, and social equity.
We provide funding, connections, and support to these organizations during pivotal moments of growth, ensuring that their projects — and the communities they serve — can reach their full potential.
We continue to nurture these relationships even after funding has been disbursed. The work is not over, so why should the relationship be?
Equity is the thread that ties each of our three pillars together: Global Health, Social Equity, and Climate Justice. Equity is different from equality, where everyone gets an equal share of the pie. Equity is not about equal division but instead about giving each individual what they need to survive and succeed based on where they are and where they want to be.
We believe in the power of connection. To effectively address societal-scale issues like racial inequity and climate injustice, we need to work together—leveraging knowledge, pooling resources, and sharing best practices. Too often, well-intentioned but siloed efforts fail to endure, scale, or generate long-term impact. At The Patchwork Collective, we’re continually looking to build connections to help advance our vision for a more equitable world.
Above all, our work is human-centered. Whether we’re funding climate justice, global health, or social equity, we put people’s needs, rights, livelihoods, and happiness first. And we look for organizations and partners that do the same. We look toward impacted communities and local leaders, because designing real solutions begins with understanding the problems real people face.
We practice trust-based philanthropy so we can shift agency and power back to local communities. When it comes to solving global health challenges, social inequities, and climate injustice, we know we don’t have the answers—the impacted communities do. Our duty as The Patchwork Collective is to trust that our grantees have the specialized knowledge to get the job done efficiently, effectively, and equitably.
We know we don’t have all the answers, and so we trust our grantees to use their specialized and proximate knowledge to do what needs to be done—without strict reporting and oversight.