Amplify Fund: Grantmaking to Communities Driving Just and Equitable Development

The Amplify Fund envisions a reality where Black, Indigenous, people of color and low-income people benefit from the changes caused by development, including wealth creation, land control and quality of life outcomes. Watch this short video to hear directly from Amplify grantees and staff.

Launched as the first, and only, grantmaking fund at Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG), Amplify is managed by NFG staff and connected to NFG’s Democratizing Development Program. JustFund is Amplify’s grants portal and Amalgamated Charitable Foundation holds Amplify’s funds, and conducts grantmaking due diligence. Amplify is governed by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from member foundations and grantmaking strategies were designed by Local Strategy Advisors.

Silhouette of 3 women, one with a megaphone. Text says: Community power is the key driver of just & equitable development. And, we center racial justice in our strategies & group norms.

Amplify members to date include: Ford Foundation, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, General Service Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, Moriah Fund, Open Society Foundations, Raikes Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Surdna Foundation, The California Endowment, The Cricket Island Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and Z Smith Reynolds Foundation.