Our Funding

Upcoming Events

NOAA Coastal Inundation Mapping Course
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coalition of Communities for Environmental Justice (COCEJ) Conference Call
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Gulf Coast Group of the Mississippi Sierra Club Meeting
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30pm - 9:00pm

MDEQ and EPA Community Air Permitting Workshop
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:00am - 3:30pm

Sankofa Market
Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00am - 2:00pm

Our Grantees Map

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Values We Support

Community-Led Work

Organizations grounded in the communities in which they work and led by people of color and/or constituencies historically disenfranchised due to race, class, gender, nationality and/or immigration status.

Movement Building

Strategies, including but not limited to community education, grassroots organizing, advocacy, policy development, media work, litigation and public interest education.

Regional Approach

Building of community-level, regional power that can inform and affect local, regional and national policy.

Multi-Issue Approach

Commitment to addressing the holistic needs of recovery as outlined below.

Geographic Scope of Funding


Issue Areas We Support

  • Right of Return and Right to Stay
  • Ecological Health
  • Environmental Justice and Health
  • Just and Sustainable Rebuilding
  • Worker Rights
  • Cultural Arts
  • Youth and Education

Strategies We Support

The Fund supports projects that strengthen and amplify local organizing, social justice concerns and movement-building, and that address the underlying causes that contributed to the severity of the disasters in the Gulf Coast.
Special attention is given to projects that address one or more of the following:

  • Equity & Movement Building
  • Amplifying New Voices
  • Influencing Public Policy & Working with Governments
  • Shared Learnings
  • Collective Advocacy and Education
  • Networking & Collaboration
  • Leadership Development
  • Right to Self Determination
  • Sustainable Human and Community-Based Development
  • Accountability
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Civic Engagement
  • Mental Wellness – in a manner that is culturally-sensitive, innovative, and collaborative
  • Resilience & Revitalization – helping the most vulnerable people and ecosystems recover

To learn more about our grantees visit: Our Grantees