Yisroel Quint is a white Jewish man living on Chochenyo Ohlone Land in Oakland, California. Prior to launching the Dollar a Day Fund, Yisroel worked at Progressive Multiplier Fund, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Operation Period and other philanthropic and nonprofit organizations.
Through his work at these organizations, Yisroel developed, researched and worked on individual giving, independent revenue generation for nonprofits, capacity building, environmental justice, and the dynamics within philanthropy that lead to large disparities in funds distributed to Indigenous organizations and other organizations led by people of color. Yisroel’s experience consulting with and supporting small, grassroots organizations has also shown him the impact that even a relatively small amount of unrestricted funds can have on strengthening an organization. This fund is an attempt to use the knowledge acquired in these different roles to address the cross-cutting issues that lead to under-resourcing of Indigenous organizations.
Yisroel is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. One personal reason for creating this fund lies in his recognition that he is living in a country that committed a genocide against Indigenous people and that continues to implement colonial, discriminatory policies that harm the environment and people on Indigenous lands.
Lyn Ishizaki-Brown (she/they) is a mixed-race yonsei living on Muwekma Ohlone land to the south of the San Francisco Bay. In addition to working with the Dollar a Day Fund, Lyn supports ocean conservation grantmaking and program operations at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. In this capacity, Lyn has the pleasure of partnering with environmental organizations, interrogating the role of philanthropy in funding social change, and exploring the relationship between environmental justice, Indigenous sovereignty, and climate crisis.
Joe Hack is a white Jewish man living on Ramaytush land in San Francisco, California. In addition to his advocacy with the Dollar a Day Fund, Joe works in the solar industry as a consultant, helping several companies within the Bay Area improve their energy-modelling tools.
Joe first became involved with Dollar a Day through his friendship with Yisroel in 2022 and now actively tries to secure corporate donations for the fund and Indigenous-led organizations in general.
He finds the breadth and impact of the work being done by Native organizations thrilling and is humbled to play a small part in supporting them.
Dollar a Day is a project of Players Philanthropy Fund a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178, ppf.org/pp). Contributions to Dollar a Day are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.