Mission Cohort, CA

Cohort Founded 2019
La Cocina, INC.

Together for 5 Years

Each Cohort lasts five years so relationships can strengthen, processes can develop, and internal structures can be built. Together, Asian Women’s Shelter, First Graduate, and La Cocina meet quarterly for grant proposal presentations, vote on new grants, share progress updates, and to seek advice on new challenges.

The mission of Asian Women's Shelter is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women and all survivors of violence and oppression.
First Graduate
The mission of First Graduate is to help students become the first in their families to graduate from college ready to pursue careers that are meaningful to them.
La Cocina, INC.
The mission of La Cocina is to cultivate low-income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses.

Long-Term Community Investment

Magic Cabinet prioritizes community-born, led, and serving organizations to build their capacity and accelerate their impact. We believe if given the time, tools, and resources they ask for, the organizations and the communities they serve will flourish.

Capacity Building Projects Overview

An effective nonprofit is more than its programs. That’s why each Cohort has access to $2.5m through collectively approved capacity building grants— approximately $500k available each year. Grounded in values of trust, transparency, and nonprofit expertise, each Cohort decide together how to share five years of capacity building funding. Members present grant proposals to their Cohort peers for approval as well as offer feedback and support. 

Check out where each Cohort member focused their capacity building efforts.


Meet our entire Cabinet of Cohorts