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Grants

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

2015

ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York • $20,000
New York, NY
General support to forge strategic environmental justice and labor alliances, and to develop a broad-based campaign to create green collar jobs.(First year of a two-year grant)

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

Coastal Communities Collaborative • $20,000
Gray, LA
General support for a coalition working to preserve coastal Louisiana bayous, develop sustainable economies and foster full community involvement of indigenous and historic communities.(First year of a two-year grant)

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. (First year of a two-year grant)

Grassroots Global Justice • $30,000
Miami, FL
General support for an alliance of U.S.-based grassroots groups organizing to build power for working and poor people. (First 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. (Second 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.(Second year of a two-year grant)

NC NAACP/ NAACP Collective Action Fund • $20,000
San Francisco, CA
Program support for the Forward Together Moral Movement, a progressive, multi-racial coalition to build connections 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. (Second year of a two-year grant)

Owe Aku • $20,000
Centennial, CO
General support for a grassroots organization of Lakota people promoting protection of sacred water and preservation of territorial lands on traditional Lakota territories. (First year of a two-year grant)

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

Sunflower Community Action, Inc. • $25,000
Wichita, KS
General support for organizing low-income communities in Wichita, KS, and surrounding areas to build power and fight for political, environmental, economic and racial 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)

2013

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. (First year of a two-year grant)

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy • $25,000
Minneapolis, MN
General support for an organization working to ensure that low-income communities, indigenous groups and communities of color participate in policy debates on climate change and food justice issues in Minnesota and the Midwest to achieve solutions through

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. (First year of a two-year grant)

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

Farmworker Association of Florida • $25,000
Apopka, FL
General support for a statewide farmworker organization of Latino and immigrant farmworkers organizing on workplace, health, environmental and political issues.(Second year of a two-year grant)

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. (First 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.(Second 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.

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

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

Southwest Workers' Union • $20,000
San Antonio, TX
General support for organizing in communities of color and among workers in South Texas, and for participation in environmental justice and global justice movements. (Second year of a two-year grant)

2012

Black Mesa Water Coalition • $15,000
Flagstaff, AZ
General support to address issues of water depletion and natural resource exploitation, develop a sustainable economy on the Black Mesa in Northern Arizona, and connect with regional and national climate justice efforts.

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy • $25,000
Minneapolis, MN
General support to ensure low-income communities, indigenous groups and communities of color participate in policy debates on climate change in Minnesota and the Midwest, and that solutions are achieved through a democratic, sustainable and socially just

Farmworker Association of Florida • $25,000
Apopka, FL
General support for a statewide farmworker organization of Latino and immigrant farmworkers organizing on workplace, health, environmental and political issues. (First year of a two-year grant.)

Grassroots Global Justice • $25,000
Beaumont, CA
General support for an alliance of U.S.-based grassroots groups organizing to build power for working and poor people.

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 Environmen • $25,000
Albuquerque, NM
General support for an alliance working for environmental justice and sustainable development in New Mexico.

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

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

Southwest Workers' Union • $25,000
San Antonio, TX
General support for organizing in communities of color and among workers in South Texas, and for participation in environmental justice and global justice movements. (First year of a two-year grant.)

United States Social Forum • $15,000
Washington, DC
General support for the continuing U.S. Social Forum process.

2011

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger • $25,000
Merrimac, WI
General support to clean up the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, and assist other communities seeking adequate cleanup and restoration at contaminated military bases.

Coal River Mountain Watch • $25,000
Whitesville, WV
General support to organize West Virginia communities to stop environmental destruction caused by mountaintop removal, and to rebuild sustainable communities.

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality • $20,000
Brooklyn, NY
General support for grassroots organizing and advocacy by low-income families and people of color in Brooklyn to make systemic changes for a more environmentally just and socially sustainable New York.

Farmworker Association of Florida • $25,000
Apopka, FL
General support for a statewide farmworker organization of Latino and immigrant farmworkers organizing on workplace, health, environment and political issues.

Grand Bayou Community United • $25,000
3435 Hwy 316
Gray, LA 70359

General support to preserve the Grand Bayou community and other areas of coastal Louisiana through protection and regeneration of the bayou, and development of a sustainable economy and full community involvement in restoration efforts.

Grassroots Global Justice • $25,000
San Pedro, CA
General support for an alliance of U.S.-based grassroots groups organizing to build power for working and poor people.

Kentucky Coalition • $25,000
London, KY
General support for a statewide citizens' organization promoting environmental justice and long-term social change.

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.

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.

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition • $25,000
Huntington, WV
General support for community organizing and public education on environmental issues in the Ohio Valley region of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

Power U Center for Social Change • $25,000
Miami, FL
General support for work on environmental justice issues in Miami and unincorporated Dade County, and participation in regional and national coalitions.

Right to the City Alliance • $25,000
New York, NY
General support for a national coalition of urban base-building organizations.

SouthWest Organizing Project • $25,000
Albuquerque, NM
General support for grassroots organizing work on environmental and economic justice issues in New Mexico.

Southwest Workers' Union • $25,000
San Antonio, TX
General support for organizing in communities of color and among workers in South Texas, and for participation in environmental justice and global justice movements.

United States Social Forum • $15,000
Washington, DC
General support for the continuing U.S. Social Forum process.

2010

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger • $25,000
Merrimac, WI
General support to clean up the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, and assist other communities seeking adequate cleanup and restoration at contaminated military bases.

Coal River Mountain Watch • $25,000
Whitesville, WV
General support to organize West Virginia communities to stop environmental destruction caused by mountaintop removal, and to rebuild sustainable communities.

Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas • $25,000
Glassboro, NJ
General support for grassroots organizing work on environmental, economic justice and sustainable agriculture issues with farmworkers in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

Farmworker Association of Florida • $25,000
Apopka, FL
General support for a statewide farmworker organization organizing primarily Latino and immigrant farmworkers to address workplace, health, environment and political issues.

Farmworker Health and Safety Institute • $25,000
Glassboro, NJ
General support to work with Latino and immigrant farmworker organizations to address environmental and health issues, and impact public policy.

Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy • $10,000
Los Angeles, CA
General support for climate justice work and for the Funder/Movement Process to engage funders and movement activists in deeper, more sustained and strategic discussions, and to strengthen grantmaking across issues and constituencies in support of moveme

Grand Bayou Community United • $25,000
Houma, LA
General support to preserve the Grand Bayou community and other areas of coastal Louisiana through protection and regeneration of the bayou, and development of a sustainable economy based on renewable resources.

Grassroots Global Justice • $25,000
San Pedro, CA
General support of national and international movement building activities towards social justice and global well-being.

Kentucky Coalition • $25,000
London, KY
General support for a statewide citizens' organization promoting environmental justice and long-term social change.

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.

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.

North Carolina Fair Share Education Fund • $25,000
Raleigh, NC
General support for work in low-income rural communities in eastern North Carolina to develop local leadership, reduce health and environmental impacts from toxic pollution, and build healthy, sustainable communities.

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition • $25,000
Huntington, WV
General support for community organizing and public education on environmental issues in the Ohio Valley region of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

Oil & Gas Accountability Project • $25,000
Durango, CO
Project support for a coalition working on health and environmental issues associated with development of oil and gas resources.

Power U Center for Social Change • $25,000
Miami, FL
General support for work on environmental justice issues in Miami and unincorporated Dade County, and participation in regional and national coalitions.

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

Southeast Asian Community Alliance • $25,000
Los Angeles, CA
General support for youth organizing to promote economic justice, environmental sustainability and health through food justice.

SouthWest Organizing Project • $25,000
Albuquerque, NM
General support for grassroots organizing work on environmental and economic justice issues in New Mexico.

Southwest Workers' Union • $25,000
San Antonio, TX
General support for organizing in communities of color and among workers in South Texas, and for participation in environmental justice and global justice movements.

United States Social Forum • $25,000
Washington, DC
General support for the continuing U.S. Social Forum process.

2009

Alaska Community Action on Toxics • $25,000
Anchorage, AK
General support for a statewide organization working for environmental health and justice through support and assistance to communities and Native tribes in Alaska.

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger • $25,000
Merrimac, WI
General support to clean up the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, and assist other communities seeking adequate cleanup and restoration at contaminated military bases.

Coal River Mountain Watch • $25,000
Whitesville, WV
General support to organize communities in West Virginia to stop environmental destruction caused by mountaintop removal, and to rebuild sustainable communities.

Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas • $25,000
Glassboro, NJ
General support for grassroots organizing work on environmental, economic justice and sustainable agriculture issues with farmworkers in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.

DataCenter • $20,000
Oakland, CA
Project support providing research and information to community-based organizations working for social, environmental and economic justice.

Environmental Health Coalition • $25,000
National City, CA
General support for environmental justice work in the San Diego/Tijuana region through organizing, advocacy, research, education and technical assistance to community groups.

Farmworker Association of Florida • $25,000
Apopka, FL
General support for a statewide farmworker organization organizing primarily Latino and immigrant farmworkers to address workplace, health, environment and political issues.

Farmworker Health and Safety Institute • $25,000
Glassboro, NJ
General support to work with Latino and immigrant farmworker organizations to address environmental and health issues, and impact public policy.

Funders Network on Trade and Globalization • $15,000
Los Angeles, CA
Support for climate justice work and for the Funder/Movement Process to engage funders and movement activists in deeper, more sustained and strategic discussions, and learning to strengthen grantmaking across issues and constituencies in support of moveme

Grand Bayou Community United • $25,000
2757 Havers Street
Houma, LA 70360

General support to preserve the Grand Bayou community and other areas of coastal Louisiana through protection and regeneration of the bayou, and development of a sustainable economy based on renewable resources.

Grassroots Global Justice • $35,000
San Pedro, CA
$25,000 for general support for an alliance of U.S.-based grassroots groups organizing to build an agenda for power for working and poor people; and $10,000 designated for Inter-Alliance dialogue.

Kentucky Coalition • $25,000
London, KY
General support for a statewide citizens’ organization promoting environmental justice and long-term social change.

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization • $25,000
Chicago, IL
General support for environmental justice work in predominately Latino communities of Chicago, including connecting with regional and national work on clean air and other environmental justice issues.

Mision Industrial de Puerto Rico, Inc. • $15,000
P.O. Box 363728
San Juan, PR 00936-3728

General support for organizing work on environmental justice issues in Puerto Rico.

Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment • $25,000
Southwest Research and Information Center
P.O. Box 4524
Albuquerque, NM

General support for an alliance working for environmental justice and sustainable development in New Mexico.

Native Action • $15,000
Lame Deer, MT
General support for addressing environmental justice issues on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and adjacent lands in Montana.

North Carolina Fair Share Education Fund • $25,000
Raleigh, NC
General support for work in low-income rural communities in eastern North Carolina to develop local leadership, reduce health and environmental impacts from toxic pollution, and build healthy, sustainable communities.

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition • $25,000
Huntington, WV
General support for community organizing and public education on environmental issues in the Ohio Valley region of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

Oil & Gas Accountability Project • $25,000
Durango, CO
General support for a coalition of local, state, regional, national and tribal organizations working on health and environmental issues associated with development of oil and gas resources.

Power U Center for Social Change • $25,000
Miami, FL
General support for work on environmental justice issues in Miami, unincorporated Dade County and the surrounding areas.

Right to the City Alliance • $25,000
Brooklyn, NY
Support for the Environmental Justice Working Group.

Southwest Georgia Project • $15,000
Albany, GA
Project support to provide training in leadership, conflect resolution skills, and local issues to younger and older grassroots activists from several southwest Georgia counties.

SouthWest Organizing Project • $25,000
Albuquerque, NM
General support for grassroots organizing work on environmental and economic justice issues in New Mexico.

Southwest Workers' Union • $25,000
San Antonio, TX
General support for organizing in communities of color and among workers in South Texas, and for participation in international environmental justice and global justice movements.

United States Social Forum • $25,000
Atlanta, GA
General support for the continuing U.S. Social Forum process.