The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund

The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund (Equity Fund) is a groundbreaking funding initiative designed to drive resources to advance climate and clean energy equity and justice across the country. The Equity Fund is building power to stop climate change and create an equitable clean energy future through a strategic multi-state initiative that is: 

  • Investing in the leadership and organizing of diverse communities (people of color, indigenous people, those most impacted by climate change); 

  • Engaging voters through nonpartisan civic engagement campaigns; and 

  • Winning equitable climate and clean energy policy solutions. 

The Equity Fund is a dynamic organization and rooted in strong values of community-centered impact, teamwork, flexibility, initiative, and collaborative leadership. We are a nimble yet growing team which means the work can range from big picture strategy to detailed implementation of programs. We are driven by a commitment to social and racial justice and the power of grassroots movements and organizing to create lasting change. 

The Equity Fund’s goal is to build powerful organizations working in communities of color, low-income communities, and communities impacted by climate change, to advance bold policies and actions that address climate change and accelerate the transition to a just and equitable clean energy future in states and regions across the U.S. Through its grantmaking and other strategies, the Equity Fund is: 

  • Supporting over 130 high impact grantee partner organizations in 13 states (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia);

  • Supporting year round, community-based voter programs that will Identify, educate, and turnout millions of voters of color key to passing policies and winning elections;

  • Advancing bold and equitable climate action in key states by building the leadership, organizing, and policy and communications capacity of organizations working in low income communities and communities of color; 

  • Significantly expanding our Policy Accelerator and Communications Accelerator programs to meet the demand from grantees for deep capacity support (including access to rapid-response resources, coaching, research, and technical assistance).