Emily Rasmussen

Emily Rasmussen

Grapevine Founder & CEO

Joined September 2018 · New York, NY

Emily is the Founder and CEO of Grapevine. Formerly she was the founding Executive Director of NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts, launched the Lincoln Center at the Movies global media initiative, and developed innovative financing models for impact at Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. Emily has consulted on event cinema for Disney Theatrical Group, taught Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship... Read more

Grapevine Membership

Nonprofits Supported

Aster Impact Inc.

Aster Impact Inc.
Stamford, CT

We create opportunities for underprivileged people to live with dignity, support themselves and their families, and make a contribution to their communities.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

WE ACT for Environmental Justice
New York City, NY

WE ACT’s mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices.

New Immigrant Community Empowerment

New Immigrant Community Empowerment
Jackson Heights, NY

New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable and precarious immigrant workers in New York, with a focus on day laborers, domestic workers, and newly arrived immigrants. We offer an extensive set of services, community organizing, and leadership development programs.

Brooklyn Movement Center

Brooklyn Movement Center
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a Black-led, membership-based organization of primarily low-to-moderate income Central Brooklyn residents. We build power and pursue self-determination in Bedford-Stuyvesant & Crown Heights by nurturing local leadership, waging campaigns and winning concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through our intersectional organizing, BMC centers a full range of issues and Black identity that define a whole community.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Washington, DC

Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

Ekvnv Yefolecvlke

Ekvnv Yefolecvlke
Weogufka, AL United States

Ekvn-Yefolecv (ee-gun yee-full-lee-juh) is an intentional ecovillage community of Indigenous Maskoke persons who, after 180 years of having been forcibly removed from traditional homelands - in what is commonly/colonially known as Alabama - have returned for the purpose of practicing linguistic, cultural and ecological sustainability.

Make the Road New York

Make the Road New York
Brooklyn, NY

Make the Road New York builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education and survival services.

Black Women’s Blueprint

Black Women’s Blueprint
Brooklyn, NY

Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc. is a civil and human rights organization of women and men. Our purpose is to take action to secure social, political and economic equality in American society now. We work to develop a culture where African-American women are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, support movement building and organize for social justice steeped in the struggles of African-American women within their own communities and within dominant culture.

Release Aging People in Prison

Release Aging People in Prison
New York,, NY

RAPP's aim is to promote and witness a process and procedure established whereby elderly people incarcerated in New York State, who have already served considerable time behind the walls and are no longer a threat to public saftey are given fair and inclusive release consideration.

Immigrants Like Us

Immigrants Like Us
Boston, MA

We’re on a mission to make immigrating to the United States easy, safe, and free by combining the power of technology with attorneys to help you achieve the American dream.

Reboot Rx Inc

Reboot Rx Inc
Winchester, MA

Tech nonprofit startup dedicated to fast-tracking the development of affordable cancer treatments using repurposed generic drugs and AI technology.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
New York City, NY

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

Rockaway Youth Task Force

Rockaway Youth Task Force
Far Rockaway, NY

The Rockaway Youth Task Force (RYTF) is a grassroots member-led organization principally comprised of young women of color within the Rockaway Peninsula. Rockaway Youth Task Force builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for residents of the Rockaway Peninsula and beyond. Rockaway Youth Task Force develops politically conscious youth leaders who are invested in improving themselves and their communities through member-led campaigns, leadership development, movement building, and cultural expression.

Community Connections for Youth

Community Connections for Youth
Bronx, NY

Community Connections for Youth (CCFY) is a New-York based nonprofit organization, whose mission is to mobilize indigenous faith and neighborhood organizations to develop effective community-based alternative-to-incarceration programs for youth. CCFY believes that increasing local community capacity to work with youth in the justice system is the key to reducing youth crime and delinquency, and improving long-term life outcomes for youth.

Vocal-NY

Vocal-NY
Brooklyn, NY

Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is a statewide grassroots membership organization that builds power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, the drug war, homelessness, and mass incarceration in order to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, direct services, participatory research and direct action.

Brooklyn Community Foundation

Brooklyn Community Foundation
Brooklyn, NY

We are on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.

The Knights & Orchids Society Inc.
Selma, AL

The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO) strives to build the power of the TLGB community for African Americans throughout rural areas in Alabama and across the south, to obtain our dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural work.

Cheyenne River Youth Project

Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, SD

The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.

TreeFolks

TreeFolks
Del Valle, TX

Our mission is to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees.

African American Community Service Agency

African American Community Service Agency
San Jose, CA

It is the mission of the African American Community Service Agency to preserve the dignity and culture of a diverse African American Community, and to provide services that promote the full participation of Santa Clara County and the general society.