Solidaire is excited to announce our 2019 Climate Justice Movement Moment Fund grantees.
Our goal is to move timely resources toward catalytic and innovative developments. With the guidance and participation of the Climate Justice Working Group, this process was truly a testament to the power of collective interest, agility, responsiveness and openness of our members.
With the following criteria as guidance, we focused on organizations that:
- Experiment in movement building grounded in base building and organizing from the ground up;
- Implement bold and creative ideas that may be seen too new, too risky, without adequate “proof”;
- Engage in convenings, learning exchanges, dialogues and campaigns that make the climate justice movement more effective, innovative and sharper;
- Have intersectional responses to the opportunities of this movement moment;
- Engage in intergenerational work that supports, nurtures and promotes the leadership of young people of color in the climate justice movement, and;
- Experiment in a just transition to a renewable economy.
This nominations process was a learning opportunity for us, one that continues to help us shape our approach to grantmaking. We have the utmost trust and confidence in the recommendations from our Solidaire’s partners and members. We also acknowledge that nominated, and even selected grantees, need to receive sustained funding to continue their innovative work.
In 2020, we will be inviting our grantees to keep us informed about their work, help our members expand their learning in the climate justice space and to deepen their relationship with the organizations.
The following grantees have been selected as part of this cycle:
|Grantee Partner Name|
|Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy|
Recognized as a climate / environmental justice leader of the Gulf South many years, the grant supports the latest initiative to develop and implement a Green New Deal, which would build grassroots power from across class, race and gender to create and advocate for policies that address the climate, coastal, economic and political crisis in the region.
|Indigenous Climate Action|
The grant will support the development of the “Train the Trainer” program, which will empower ICA to share information with new communities and provide in-depth training for at least 80 participants to support the conditions for further Indigenous-led organizing and actions on climate change.
|Labor Community United/Green Justice Coalition|
Supporting the leadership of GJC’s frontline communities to combat homelessness and displacement due to the impact of climate change on Massachusetts’s low-income households and communities of color.
|La Via Campesina|
By organizing over 200 million members across 80 countries, including small-scale farmers, agricultural workers and Indigenous Peoples, the organization effectively combines systemic analysis, people power and fierce resistance to create just and sustainable solutions and a global movement infrastructure to fight climate change.
|Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition (MEJAC)|
Through local partnerships with diverse local and regional allied groups and neighborhood leaders to engage and organize the most threatened communities to defend their right to clean air, water, and health services, the organization has been at the forefront of the climate justice movement building in the Mobile area for nearly a decade.
|Native Organizers Alliance|
The Native, women-led alliance provides a forum for Native leaders and organizers to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native allies, and is currently building out their training team, deepening the capacity of their training cohort and developing an online training curriculum.
|Fish Not Oil |
Builds resilience in African fishing and farming communities through networking and knowledge sharing to help enhance community coastal management efforts, and protect marine ecosystems. The Fish Not Oil project is created, made up of, and run by Indigenous peoples from across Africa, with communities most affected by extractive industries leading and implementing solutions.
|Unist’ot’en Camp (c4 funds)|
Led by Indigenous Peoples, the efforts are aimed at stopping the fracked gas pipelines that are being proposed across Canada, North America and beyond.