The Foundation’s Community and Opportunity program focuses on two areas: local community and organizational effectiveness for Foundation grantees.
Grants made under this program are offered by invitation only. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
The program’s grantmaking supports organizations and coalitions that help advance and implement policies to spur large-scale progress curbing pollution, and to ensure that a clean energy future is a just and prosperous one for overburdened and vulnerable communities. We do that by funding efforts primarily in the United States, focused on four strategic areas: advancing climate policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; transforming the energy sectors that are the primary source of pollution; cutting the most potent pollutants, such as methane; and seizing time-sensitive opportunities to achieve large-scale emission reductions.
The program’s grantee partners help advance equitable, clean energy policy quickly, boldly, and inclusively. For example, grantees design and advocate for effective policies, build coalitions to foster policy improvements, communicate the urgency to take action on climate change and the benefits of clean energy, and empower leaders to be bold and innovative.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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Cradled in Silicon Valley, San Jose is the 10th largest city in the nation and has one of the highest rates of economic inequity in the country. To address this disparity, the Foundation believes in the importance of building local resident power and supports San Jose community organizations, emerging leaders, and a strong ecosystem of city government, nonprofits, and residents.
The Foundation supports projects that build the organizational effectiveness of its current grantees. Note: these funds are only available to organizations that are active Foundation grantees.
Founded in 2013 by a group of Latino activists and grassroots organizers, Latinos United for a New America’s (LUNA) goal is to unify communities in the city of San Jose, California, to achieve real, long-lasting changes in the areas of jobs, education, transportation, law enforcement, housing, and health. LUNA’s mission is to help Latino immigrants …
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