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Grants

Protect the Health and Environment of Communities Threatened by Toxics and Advance Environmental Justice

2014

Black Mesa Water Coalition • $25,000
Flagstaff, AZ
General support for a coalition that addresses issues of water depletion and natural resource exploitation, works to develop a sustainable economy on the Black Mesa in Northern Arizona, and connect with regional and national climate justice efforts. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy • $25,000
Minneapolis, MN
General support for an organization providing organizing and policy education on energy, climate and environmental solution building to ensure that the voices of Indigenous peoples, communities of color and people with moderate and low incomes are included. (First year of a two-year grant)

Coastal Communities Collaborative • $20,000
Gray, LA
General support for a coalition that works to preserve coastal Louisiana through protection and regeneration of bayous, development of sustainable economies and full community involvement of indigenous and historic communities. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund • $10,000
Mercersburg, PA
General support for work with communities to counter corporate power by asserting local democratic control to ban harmful practices and promote sustainability.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice • $25,000
Commerce, CA
General support for a Los Angeles community organization developing self-advocates in collaboration with others to build a larger environmental health and justice movement.

Grassroots Global Justice • $25,000
North Miami, FL
General support for an alliance of U.S.-based grassroots groups that organizes to build power for working and poor people. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization • $25,000
Chicago, IL
General support for environmental justice work in predominantly Latino communities of Chicago, and for connecting with regional and national work on environmental justice issues.(First year of a two-year grant)

Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment • $25,000
Albuquerque, NM
General support for an alliance working for environmental justice and sustainable development in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation.

NAACP Collective Action Fund • $10,000
San Francisco, CA
Program support for the Forward Together Moral Movement progressive fusion coalition to build connections, commonality among issues and power for a social justice agenda in North Carolina.

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition • $25,000
Huntington, WV
General support for community organizing on environmental, economic and civil justice issues in the Ohio Valley region of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. (First year of a two-year grant)

Owe Aku • $20,000
Manderson, SD
General support for a grassroots organization of Lakota people promoting protection of sacred water and preservation of territorial lands on traditional Lakota territories.

Right to the City Alliance • $25,000
Brooklyn, NY
General support for a national coalition of urban base-building organizations. (First year of a two-year grant)