HACER

"Propel has been there for us in many important moments: they’ve connected us to other organizations, helped us troubleshoot technical issues, and worked with us and our board to feel sure about how we wanted to grow strategically. "

Rodolfo Gutierrez, Executive Director of HACER

Accounting & Finance

The L.I.S.T.E.N. Center

"I wouldn’t be where I am without Propel. The team has been patient and thoughtful as we build out a plan for where I need to grow, and what I need from my board, and vice-versa, in order to create a stronger and more resilient organization."

Christy Potts, Executive Director of The L.I.S.T.E.N. Center

Strategic Services

Sahan Journal

"Our communities of color and immigrant communities deserve high quality journalism so they can see themselves reflected well. It is important for the public narrative around these communities to chronicle how they are transforming the state in terms of day-to-day life, elections, and more."

Mukhtar Ibrahim, Editor of Sahan Journal

Capacity Building Initiative

Fiscal Sponsorship

Youth from the crew pose with matching t-shirts

The CREW Urban Youth Equestrians

"I keep thinking about how in the first few weeks of programming, one of our youth taught me that grass is sweet-tasting, and that’s why the horse was eating it. There is something so important about being connected to a place, especially after what our kids have been through during the pandemic and following the murder of George Floyd."

Kenatia Gilmer, founding Board Member

Fiscal Sponsorship

Urban Bird Collective

"I knew Propel had the support we needed when it was time for us to grow,” Bryand said. “This organization isn’t about me; it is about our leaders, and I want us to have the skills and tools we need to grow."

Monica Bryand, founder of Urban Bird Collective

Fiscal Sponsorship

Able To Vote

"Eliminating barriers to voting is the minimum; we are working to make sure people with disabilities feel welcome in the voting booth."

Grace Littlefield, founder and executive director of Able to Vote

Fiscal Sponsorship

Andre Bronson, violin & early childhood instructor at Hopewell, teaches a student a chord on guitar.

Hopewell Music Cooperative North

"We received advice for how to effectively partner with the board and offer support through board development, and as an organization we were able to pivot and be responsive when the pandemic began."

Andrea Myers, Executive Director, Hopewell Music Cooperative North

Strategic Services

The Lift Garage

"I felt like Propel was in it for us, the staff was a safe place to take questions – the staff wanted to help us succeed and that is a good feeling. "

Cathy Heying, founder and executive director of The Lift Garage

Lending

Love Labor Project

"Fiscal sponsorship was a strategic decision we made to grow at the right rate, and to lay the groundwork of a transparent process for budgeting, designing programming, and sharing in governance."

Rachel Austin Bernstein, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Love Labor Project

Fiscal Sponsorship