Acorn Foundation

Established in 1978, the Acorn Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to supporting community-based organizations working to advance environmental conservation, sustainability and environmental justice. The Foundation’s name was taken from the street where the family lived.

The Foundation is particularly interested in small and innovative community-based projects that engage in community organizing in order to:

Advocate for environmental health and justice, particularly in low-income communities, communities of color and indigenous communities;
Preserve and restore habitats supporting biological diversity and wildlife;
Prevent or remedy toxic pollution.

Acorn Foundation offers general support grants to grassroots organizations in the range of $5,000 – $10,000. The Acorn Foundation has an open Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process, however, full proposals are accepted by invitation only.


Contact Acorn Foundation

Contact Acorn Foundation

405 Fourteenth Street, Suite 809
c/o Common Counsel Foundation
Oakland, California  94612
Phone: 510-834-2995
Fax: 510-834-2998


Service Area

National Program

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