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New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund)

About Us

We’re building a network of empowered grassroots leaders who are fighting for environmental and social justice. Serving all New England communities, and focusing on those who have been marginalized, we're helping them identify, select and access the tools, resources and connections they need to create healthy and sustainable communities.

Here's how we do it:

● We’re fostering innovation. - We’re supporting change makers who not only experience marginalization but face systemic and structural barriers to traditional funding. We’re investing in individuals, groups and organizations working across a broad range of environmental and social justice issues that traditional funders often overlook, and encouraging them to take creative approaches to challenging existing systems.

● We’re convening changemakers. - We’re building networks. We’re strengthening grassroots movements by making powerful, intersectional connections between a broad spectrum of individuals, groups and organizations all working toward common goals, encouraging cross-issue conversations and supporting them as they develop solutions to big problems.

● We’re reimagining philanthropy. - We’re tackling systemic oppression. With equity and justice at the center of our grantmaking, we’re changing the traditional funder-grantee relationship by shifting the power to the grassroots initiatives. We’re also dedicated to being hands on, committed partners in their fight to create healthy and sustainable communities. We’re supporting change makers who not only experience marginalization but face systemic and structural barriers to traditional funding.

● We’re amplifying voices. - We encourage meaningful participation. We believe all community members have perspectives and experiences to offer and deserve to have their voices heard. We want all perspectives to be valued, heard and considered in decision making and are particularly focused on ensuring that the marginalized voices are heard.

Website: https://grassrootsfund.org

We Care About

Environment
Social Justice
Community Advocacy

Contact Information

Julia Dundorf
julia@grassrootsfund.org