The Foundation's Environmental Fund invests in four key initiatives intended to help Louisiana's most vulnerable communities respond to and even reinvent themselves in the face of environmental threats. The four initiatives are the following...

  1. Help local environmental organizations diversify their base and collaborate with other organizations to increase their effectiveness.
  2. Bring together appropriate nonprofits to create a complementary group of pilot projects that will provide models for other coastal parishes to use as they adapt to the realities of wetland loss and limited funding for additional structural protections such as levees.
  3. Sponsor research and convene appropriate NGOs and government entities for collaborations that are relevant to the Foundation’s environmental areas of interest, including its coastal work.
  4. Help low-income communities of color learn about and abate the high levels of lead in their homes, soil, and neighborhoods.

To read an in-depth version of the strategy behind our Environment Fund, click here.

Available Environment grant opportunities?  
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Coastal Communities Fund

With a $5 million grant from an anonymous donor to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, this Fund assists people in coastal communities struggling to recover from the April 2010 British Petroleum oil spill disaster. The Fund’s goal is to ensure that community and social-service groups have what they need to help individuals and families return to the financial, emotional, and physical stability required to rebuild a healthy, self-sufficient community.

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Organizational Effectiveness

As in other program areas, the Foundation supports investments in organizational capacity-building among nonprofits working in the environmental field.

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