Philanthropy and Environmental Justice


The Philanthropy and Environmental Justice Research Group is devoting to forging more effective partnerships between the environmental justice movement (EJM) and the philanthropic community. In particular, our work serves as an important educational tool for funders by: (1) providing information regarding the accomplishments of the EJM; (2) recommending the most appropriate grantmaking practices given the structure and needs of the EJM; (3) evaluating the importance of diversity and inclusive practices in foundation settings for improving grantmaking practices; and (4) evaluating the manner in which grantmakers can better utilize their institutional clout to support the work of the EJM beyond the disbursement of grants by undertaking mission-related investing strategies and mission-related shareholder actions. We envision this work as being a valuable resource for foundation members and EJ advocates.