Movements depend on leaders. Meet the 2019-2021 Leading Edge Fund fellows.

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2019 Leading Edge Fund Fellows

About Leading Edge Fund

Launched by the Rosenberg Foundation in partnership with the Hellman Foundation, the Leading Edge Fund seeds, incubates and accelerates bold ideas from the next generation of progressive movement leaders in California. The Leading Edge Fund provides leaders unrestricted funding and leadership development so they can pursue the vision for change that deep transformation demands. From 2019-2021, the Leading Edge Fund will award $250,000 over three years to each of nine fellows who are taking on pervasive inequity and injustice in communities of color across California through organizing, movement building and policy advocacy.

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Fellows in the News

Leading Edge Fund - Bold Ideas, Brave Leaders

From ending racialized police violence, to shining a light on disproportionate incarceration rates for Native Americans, to expanding the role of the public defender to ensure representation for immigrants, the 2016-2018 fellows’ cutting-edge ideas have the potential to transform the state. Watch our new video to learn more about these brave leaders.