For-profit

LightBox Collaborative

Website:

www.lightboxcollaborative.com/

Location:

San Francisco, CA

LightBox Collaborative is a nonprofit and philanthropic consulting firm based in San Francisco. The firm works with a variety of organizations advocating for left-of-center social and economic policy, with an agenda that includes LGBT rights, civic engagement, immigration, the environment, and labor rights. [1]

LightBox’s clients include prominent philanthropic foundations like David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, both of which support organizations advocating for social change. The former focusing its funding on climate change, population control, and abortion rights,[2] the latter funding organizations pushing for LGBT and immigrant rights. [3]

Background

LightBox’s clients include philanthropic foundations such as the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, an organization that funds issues like climate change, population control, and abortion rights. [4] The foundation has granted LightBox $300,000 since 2016. [5]

LightBox received over half a million dollars in grants from the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund between 2010 and 2013, in exchange for consulting on social issues including state recognition of same-sex marriage, and support for other Haas funded grantees. [6] The Haas Fund focuses its grantmaking on social justice organizations, including groups supporting LGBT and immigrant rights. [7]

LightBox clients include prominent left-of-center labor unions like Service Employees International Union (SEIU), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

People

Holly Minch is the founder of LightBox, and works with a wide range of California foundations including the Ms. Foundation for Women and acts as communications counselor to the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Minch is a former press secretary of the Sierra Club, and has sat on the boards of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and the Center for a New American Dream. [8]

Amanda Cooper has a long history of working with labor organizations, and is the former media relations manager for the William J. Brennan Center for Justice. Cooper currently sits on the board of the Guttmacher Institute. [9]

Taylor Campbell served as the Director of Correspondence Systems Innovation for former President Barack Obama. [10]

Anna Ghosh is the former communications director for the left-wing groups Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and Food and Water Watch[11]

Irene Schneeweis is a former senior communications manager for the Ms. Foundation for Women, before which she worked for MADRE. [12]

Isobel White was the communications director at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and has previously worked with the ACLU of Northern California, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Mi Familia Vota. [13]

References

  1. “Clients.” LightBox Collaborative, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://www.lightboxcollaborative.com/we-work/clients/. ^
  2. “What We Fund.” The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/. ^
  3. “Issues and Impact.” Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://www.haasjr.org/issues-impact. ^
  4. “What We Fund.” The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/. ^
  5. “LightBox Collaborative LLC.” The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://www.packard.org/grants-and-investments/grants-database/lightbox-collaborative-llc-2/. ^
  6. “LightBox Collaborative.” Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.haasjr.org/grants/grantee/lightbox-collaborative. ^
  7. “Issues and Impact.” Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://www.haasjr.org/issues-impact. ^
  8. “Holly Minch.” LightBox Collaborative, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.lightboxcollaborative.com/holly-minch/. ^
  9. “We Collaborate.” LightBox Collaborative, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.lightboxcollaborative.com/about/we-collaborate/. ^
  10. “We Collaborate.” LightBox Collaborative, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.lightboxcollaborative.com/about/we-collaborate/. ^
  11. “We Collaborate.” LightBox Collaborative, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.lightboxcollaborative.com/about/we-collaborate/. ^
  12. “We Collaborate.” LightBox Collaborative, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.lightboxcollaborative.com/about/we-collaborate/. ^
  13. “We Collaborate.” LightBox Collaborative, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.lightboxcollaborative.com/about/we-collaborate/. ^
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LightBox Collaborative

916 Stanyan St.
San Francisco, CA