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Our Vision

Chinook Fund envisions a Colorado where social justice movements are abundantly resourced and liberated communities are thriving.

Our Values

As we do our work, we are guided by the following values:


In our words and actions, we honor the inherent dignity, strength, and wisdom of the individual and the collective. We actively challenge practices that dehumanize and isolate people, and cultivate practices that bring people together across our differences to achieve community-led, systemic change, justice, and peace. We believe everyone has a role to play in collective liberation.


We build caring, respectful relationships with one another. Recognizing our interdependence, we are committed to action that moves us all closer to our vision of liberation, connection and abundance. We honor our relationship with the natural world, which sustains us all.


We are honest, accessible, and transparent in our work, and advocate for the same in our partner organizations and in the field of philanthropy. We understand the power and responsibility that comes with being a mobilizer of financial resources, and are accountable to our community.


We encourage learning, experimentation, and innovative thinking, as well as support the development of grassroots leaders. We embrace our role as leaders in the movement for social justice philanthropy, and are willing to take strategic risks in service of our vision of abundantly resourced movements. We intentionally center BIPOC leadership and prioritize funding BIPOC-led groups.

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