Emily Schaefer

Emily Schaefer

Joined April 2019 · New York, NY

I've worked in communications and marketing for over 7 years. Before joining Grapevine, I worked at JPMorgan Chase promoting new digital products and features. I also worked at Teachers Pay Teachers, where I helped to develop communication programs for their educator community of over 5 million.

Grapevine Membership

Nonprofits Supported

The Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives
Tucson, AZ

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.

Code 2040

Code 2040
San Francisco, CA

Our mission is to ensure the full representation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy by creating pathways to their educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in tech. Our vision is an innovation economy where Black and Latinx people are contributing as technologists, investors, and leaders, and a country in which we have the economic and social capital needed to thrive and build generational wealth.

BLCK VC

BLCK VC
San Francisco, CA

BLCK VC’s mission is to connect, engage, empower, and advance Black venture investors.

Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment

Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment
Winslow, AZ

Diné CARE, Citizens Against Ruining our Environment, is an all-Navajo environmental organization, based within the Navajo homeland. We strive to educate and advocate for our traditional teachings as we protect and provide a voice for all life in the Four Sacred Mountains. We promote alternative uses of natural resources that are consistent with the Diné philosophy of Beauty Way. Our main goal is to empower local and traditional people to organize, speak out and determine their own destinies.

Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids

Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids
Barnegat, NJ

The mission of the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation is to give children the opportunity to find their own voice, increase their self-esteem, give them a sense of belonging, and provide them with positive reinforcement through the performing arts.

Global Black Liberation Donor Engagement Group

Global Black Liberation Donor Engagement Group
Boston, MA

Our goal is to support Black movements in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Brazil, and West Africa. These movements are working to defend Black land rights and food sovereignty, pushing back against state aggression and repression, leading solidarity economies, developing worker cooperatives, climate justice, and advancing grassroots feminisms.

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.

Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis Foundation
Minneapolis, MN

The Minneapolis Foundation cultivates generosity by taking action on the greatest civic, social, and economic needs—partnering with nonprofits, facilitating grantmaking, driving research and advocacy, and providing services to donors seeking to make a difference in their communities.

Alternate ROOTS

Alternate ROOTS
Atlanta, GA

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.

Project South

Project South
Atlanta, GA

Project South was founded as the Institute to Eliminate Poverty & Genocide in 1986. Our work is rooted in the legacy of the Southern Freedom Movement, and four primary work areas achieve our mission of cultivating strong social movements in the South powerful enough to contend with some of the most pressing and complicated social, economic, and political problems we face today.

Southerners on New Ground

Southerners on New Ground
Atlanta, GA

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Highlander Research & Education Center

Highlander Research & Education Center
New Market, TN

Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, language justice, participatory research, cultural work, and intergenerational organizing, we help create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. We develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic organizations that work for justice, equality and sustainability in their own communities and that join with others to build broad movements for social, economic and restorative environmental change.

Grandmother Project Inc.

Grandmother Project Inc.
Lindale, TX

Grandmother Project’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families in countries in the Global South by empowering communities to drive their own development by building on their own experience, resources, and cultural realities.

Fabscrap

Fabscrap
New York, NY

FABSCRAP endeavors to end commercial textile "waste". To maximize the value of unused fabric, FABSCRAP is a convenient and transparent Service, is an affordable and accessible materials Resource, and is educating and empowering a Community of changemakers.

The Castle

The Castle
Greencastle, IN

The Castle aims to create a culture of energetic, relevant, student-generated learning in Putnam County, IN public schools. Drawing on its vast network of collaborative partnerships, teaching artists and community organizations, The Castle offers professional development opportunities to teachers and supports learning experiences in partner schools that maximize creative problem-solving, enhance the curriculum, nurture self-expression, honor varied learning styles, and encourage essential 21st Century skills.

Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute

Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute
East Point, GA

Our goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

Red Feather Development Group

Red Feather Development Group
Flagstaff, AZ

Named in honor of Lakota elder, Katherine Red Feather, we partner with American Indians to improve housing conditions in Indian Country.

Common Counsel Foundation

Common Counsel Foundation
Oakland, CA

Founded in 1988, Common Counsel Foundation advances equity and environmental health through a combination of direct grantmaking and strategic philanthropic advising for independent foundations and donors.

SWOP-Bronx

SWOP-Bronx
Apopka, FL

The Sex Workers Outreach Project is a national grassroots social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education, community building, and advocacy.

Genesis Healing Institute

Genesis Healing Institute
Oakland, CA

Cultivating the Next Generation of Decolonized Mental Health Professionals of Color + Offering Community Healing Clinics in Rural Central Valley & Inland California + Providing Healing Support to Social Justice Advocates + Helping People Reconnect with their own Inner Healer + Seeding More Healing Opportunities for Women of Color & the Sacred Feminine + Facilitating Workshops & Trainings for Organizations Interested in Aligning Toward Sustainability & Regeneration + Nourishing an Innovation Lab for Transformative Healing of People & The Planet