Our Values


Advocating for policies and programs that are fair and equitable and that also address systemic inequities and institutional disparities.


Advancing policies and programs that will provide inclusive and accessible benefits for all, regardless of race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, or ability.


Fighting for grassroots-driven and community-informed policies and programs that reflect the diversity of our state and support all regions of our state.


Working to build a more equitable and prosperous California for all by advancing policies that look to the future and will propel our state forward.

Our Focus

We develop, advance, and advocate for policy and program solutions to address the most pressing issues facing California, including: climate and environmental justice, criminal legal reform, digital equity, economic prosperity, education equity, gender and racial equity, healthcare reform, protecting immigrant rights, solving food insecurity, and supporting veterans. We invite you to click here and learn more about our work.

NextGen Policy has been an incredible partner and has fought with DRC to lift up the voices of the most marginalized people, especially disabled people of color. It has been truly an honor to work with an organization with as much courage and character as NextGen Policy, especially on AB 2632 (Holden), a bill that hoped to define and limit the use of solitary confinement.
Eric Harris

Eric HarrisDirector of Public Policy, Disability Rights California

Our Impact

We care about delivering meaningful and transformative results. Take a look at the ways we deploy our collective expertise to drive change.

Diverse Team

NGP is a Black-led organization that is composed of a diverse staff with a wide array of professional career and lived experiences.

10 Program Priorities

NGP seeks to address a wide range of environmental, social, racial, and economic injustices throughout California.

$60 Billion

NGP has helped secure nearly $60 billion in the state budget over the last two years to implement policies and programs in our priority issue areas.

33 Coalitions

NGP prioritizes building coalitions and has an expansive network of statewide, local, regional grassroots and community-based partners.

26 Bills Signed into Law

In 2022, NGP helped navigate 26 bills through the legislative process that were signed into law and that cover a wide range of our mission-related issues.

We came into our partnership with NextGen as complete policy novices with nothing more than a good idea and lived experience with the policy need. The NextGen team brought legislative expertise, deep insight, and credibility to our collaboration. Without their support and leadership, our good idea would never have become Senate Bill 907, let alone a chaptered law for the State of California.
Sam Greenlee

Sam GreenleeExecutive Director, Alchemist

Our Partners

We believe in coalition building and that together we can go further and accomplish more. NextGen Policy is proud to partner with a diverse group of stakeholders, ranging from grassroots and nonprofit groups to public and private sector entities to philanthropic and advocacy organizations to elected and executive branch officials. Our partners help us create a community of changemakers ready to take on California’s biggest challenges.