La Cocina, INC.

Mission Cohort, CA

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 to present grant proposals to each other, vote on new grants, share progress updates, and seek advice on new challenges as they build capacity and grow.

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. Founded in 2019, this cohort will last five-years.

Capacity Building Projects Overview

An effective nonprofit is more than its programs. Each Cohort has access to $2.5m through collectively approved capacity-building grants— approximately $500k available each year. Every Cohort member faces unique challenges and opportunities for their organization; that’s why they determine how to leverage Magic Cabinet funds.

Meet our entire Cabinet of Cohorts​