The Equity Fund is building the power needed to stop climate change and create an equitable clean energy future through a sustained multi-state initiative. The Equity Fund is strategically building power by:
Investing in the leadership and organizing of diverse communities (people of color, indigenous people, those most impacted by climate change)
Winning equitable climate and clean energy campaigns
Accelerating equitable climate solutions and engaging voters
The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund works to build powerful organizations in communities of color, low-income communities, and communities impacted by climate change. The Fund develops strategies and collaborations, aligns resources, and makes grants, to build grassroots power and win on climate change and clean energy. Co-founded by Solidago and other philanthropic partners, the Equity Fund currently supports grantees in states including Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, who are collectively working to address climate change and accelerate the transition to a just and equitable clean energy future. The Fund engages voters of color to demand clean energy investments from state utility companies; to build support for jobs in the clean energy sector; and to elect climate champions to governor and state legislative seats. Sarah Christiansen from Solidago, and Erin Rogers from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, co-chair the Equity Fund Advisory Board hosted at New Venture Fund. Guillermo Quinteros sits on the Climate and Clean Energy Equity Action Fund Advisory Board, hosted at the Democracy Alliance.