We fund organizations and movements fighting for climate justice in the U.S. and Caribbean.
Top philanthropies are giving only 1.3% of their U.S. climate dollars to BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People of Color) led environmental justice groups, who are leading the fight against climate change. Recognizing these disparities, CLF works alongside partner organizations and climate justice leaders, acknowledging their deep understanding of what is necessary to achieve justice in their own communities.
Our climate justice grants provide funds to organizations in the U.S. and Caribbean focused on reimagining and implementing short and long-term solutions for climate impacts. These organizations integrate cultural considerations into decision-making, and work to advance environmental and racial justice causes.
In early 2022, we partnered with #StartSmall to commit $15 million to 18 organizations in the U.S. and Caribbean. This powerful group of climate justice leaders and organizers is impacting seven Caribbean countries and nearly all 50 states.
The Caribbean Climate Justice Project
Caribbean Youth Environment Network
HEY Campaign (The Ashley Lashley Foundation
Integrated Health Outreach
UNITED STATES PARTNERS
Black Feminist Fund
Center for Popular Democracy
Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund
Climate Justice Alliance
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
Hive Fund for Gender and Climate Justice
Indigenous Environmental Network
Movement for Black Lives
The Solutions Project, INC
Helen’s Daughters aims to improve sustainable agriculture in St. Lucia. With funding from CLF, they run a Women Farmers’ Academy in collaboration with the University of the West Indies FAN project. The Project introduces women farmers from rural communities to free or low-cost educational opportunities in areas such as sustainable agriculture, agri-tech and climate resilient farming.
“At the Clara Lionel Foundation, much of the work is rooted in the understanding that climate disasters, which are growing in frequency and intensity, do not impact all communities equally, with communities of color and island nations facing the brunt of climate change. This is why CLF prioritizes both climate resilience and climate justice work across the U.S. and Caribbean.”
ROBYN ‘RIHANNA’ FENTY
FOUNDER OF THE CLARA LIONEL FOUNDATION
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