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Meghan and Harry, pictured next to a child watering plants, helping replant a preschool's garden in LA. Meghan and Harry, pictured next to a child watering plants, helping replant a preschool's garden in LA. Photo: Matt Sayles

Supporting Champions of Systemic Change

Mar. 25, 2021

Recently, Archewell Foundation provided support to several organizations—both growing and well-established—that are leading changemaking efforts on a number of today’s most-pressing global conversations: including racial justice, mental health, and the future of media. This new support is in addition to the existing impact-driven partners and organizations that Archewell Foundation has already aligned with.

Through this work, Archewell Foundation is underscoring its purpose of driving systemic cultural change by listening to people and their communities, helping them tell their stories, putting real action behind words, and spotlighting a new generation of leadership.

Our Partners:

Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford Medicine

James R. Doty, MD is the Founder & Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford Medicine. Dr. Doty is a world-renowned expert on the neuroscience of compassion. Archewell Foundation supports the Center’s mission for groundbreaking research and education on techniques for developing compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society.

Center for Humane Technology

Led by former Google Design Ethicist Tristan Harris, the Center for Humane Technology is dedicated to radically reimagining our digital infrastructure. Throughout the past year, Archewell Foundation has actively partnered with Tristan and his team to create the conditions for safer, more compassionate online communities. As we increasingly understand the direct link between technology and its effect on each of us—online and off—Archewell Foundation will continue to prioritize this critical work.

The Loveland Foundation

Archewell Foundation supports the work of The Loveland Foundation, a growing organization that focuses on providing affordable and accessible mental health resources to Black women and girls. With a robust network of mental health partnerships across the country, Loveland’s Therapy Fund knocks down financial barriers to high-quality services and resources. Together, The Loveland Foundation and Archewell Foundation will continue their shared alignment of supporting marginalized communities.

UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2I2)

Archewell Foundation is establishing the Archewell Foundation Fund for the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, under the shared leadership of acclaimed researchers, professors, and authors Dr. Safiya Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts. The Fund will support the goals and overall mission of C2i2: reimagining technology, championing racial and economic justice in the tech sector, and strengthening democracy through culture-making and public policy work.

World Central Kitchen

Archewell Foundation and Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen recently announced a joint philanthropic partnership in service of healing families and strengthening local communities around the world. As the anchor to the partnership, Archewell Foundation will be providing the financial commitment for World Central Kitchen to build four Community Relief Centers in regions disproportionately impacted by hunger, starting in the Commonwealth country of Dominica, and Puerto Rico. These Centers will act as emergency service kitchens during times of high-need or disaster, and as food distribution hubs, schools, clinics, or safe community gathering zones during non-disaster times.

Organizations We’ve Recently Supported:

Color of Change

United behind a force of more than 7 million members, Color of Change is the largest online racial justice organization in the U.S. Their mission is centered on turning moments of injustice into movements for change, mobilizing people to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Last year, The Duke and Duchess backed a coalition effort to rein in online hate speech that Color of Change helped lead.


As a charitable leader across England and Wales, Mind believes that nobody should have to face a mental health problem alone. Mind’s mental health charity work focuses on raising public awareness, advocating at the highest levels of government, helping people access the right information and resources, and providing support through its regional network hubs. 

The PressPad Charitable Foundation

Based in the UK, PressPad is working to lower the financial barrier for young people who want to become journalists. Research has shown that newsrooms often do not reflect the demographic and economic diversity of the communities they cover, which is an issue that gets at the heart of what PressPad does. Their charitable foundation provides bursaries, grants, training and support in complement to their sister social enterprise model, which links mentoring, networking, and accommodation to help young people of diverse backgrounds gain entry into the journalism industry.

URL Media

Archewell Foundation believes in the power of stories, in the power of how we tell stories, and in the power of who the storytellers are. It’s also committed to supporting diverse, innovative, and trustworthy media. URL Media is a recently launched multi-platform network of Black and Brown media organizations that represents a diverse mix of culture, format, geography, and audience. URL (which stands for Uplift, Respect, and Love) is focused on the mission that community media organizations—that directly serve and reflect their audiences—can co-create a network to thrive and grow together.

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