To support the Greenlining Institute’s Racial Equity Civic Fellowship, which is a full-time detailed staff person housed with the City of Oakland’s Economic Development to advance and implement a racial equity agenda that results in inclusive growth, increased economic security, and reduced racial income disparities.
To support community-based social enterprises that provide stormwater green infrastructure services and enable low-wealth communities to build wealth, as well as secure environmental benefits of retrofitting the landscape.
To provide operating support to the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio while supporting community-engagement work focused on addressing the cultural, economic, and environmental threats to Turkey Creek, a watershed and African American community in Gulfport, MS..
To support the launch of a leadership development program designed to help organizers from small and midsize towns in the Midwest integrate environmental and climate justice practices into their work to engage residents in improving environmental quality and sustainability.
To support to It Takes Roots, a multi-racial cross-sector collaboration advancing strategies in frontline communities to improve environmental quality, rebuild place-based governance, and increase the visibility of frontline leaders.
To support the Jobs with Justice Education Fund research, outreach, and long-term strategic planning efforts around Amazon and its second headquarters. This grant will also support the logistics network build-out, in partnership with Good Jobs First (GJF) and Partnership for Working Families (Partnership).
Just Community Energy Transition Fellowship
To support the Just Community Energy Transition fellowship and develop leadership in the climate justice field by knitting together a platform of aligned activities and a narrative around Just Transition to clean, renewable energy solutions that will create greater environmentally quality.
To support the production of an explanatory/investigative reporting series on poverty, power and public policy in Memphis, the poorest large metropolitan area in the nation. This series will be an extension of the yearlong reporting project, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism.
To support Monument Lab in building a national cohort of fellows from the fields of public art, history, architecture, city planning, and/or environmentalism over the next two years to support ongoing projects that address long-term inequities in municipal monument processes.
To support Mortar Cincinnati’s development of an advanced curriculum designed to build local and wealth-generating businesses by developing wrap-around services to reinvigorate minority-led businesses; partnering with developers to ensure Mortar’s entrepreneurs can compete for local contracts across a variety of industries; and building out business support systems for entrepreneurs of color.
To support stakeholders, especially low-income residents, small businesses and communities of color, to influence combined sewer overflow (CSO) alternatives reports in 2019, laying the groundwork for just, sustainable CSO plans in 2020.