Calling All Climate Justice Leaders: The Climate Reality Project Is Now Accepting Applications For Its 2022 Grants Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February X, 2021) – Applications are now open for The Climate Reality Project’s 2022 Climate Justice for All Grants Program, an initiative to support and amplify the work of local groups across the country focused on developing community-based solutions to urgent climate and environmental justice issues.
Individual grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to fund the advocacy efforts of 10 organizations led by or serving frontline and BIPOC communities impacted by the climate crisis and working to implement innovative, local, and project-based solutions. In addition to a one-time monetary award, the program offers grantees a wide range of educational and skill-building resources to support their work, as well as a wealth of opportunities to connect with Climate Reality’s deep network of partners and activists.
Climate Reality’s staff of experienced grassroots organizers, communicators, and experts will also work collaboratively with grantees in support of their projects. As part of the grant cycle, representatives from selected organizations will also be invited to participate in capacity-building workshops, regular check-ins with staff members, and peer-learning opportunities.
“We are thrilled to open up applications for the third class of Climate Justice for All grantees,” said Génesis Sánchez, Climate Justice Grants Manager. “Climate Reality believes that the communities closest to and most impacted by the climate crisis must be at the forefront of the fight for just and equitable solutions. The Climate Justice for All Grants are an incredible opportunity to support and amplify the voices of vital climate justice leaders, and learn from the visionary grassroots activists, faith leaders, and young people working every day towards a more just, equitable, and sustainable future.”
Launched in April 2020, the Climate Justice for All Grants Program was founded to support and empower the critical work of Black and Indigenous communities, people of color, poor families, youth, and frontline communities working at the intersection of climate and social justice. To date, Climate Reality has awarded nearly $400,000 to organizations around the country and supported 29 climate justice projects positively impacting 20 US states and Puerto Rico.
Organizations from across the United States are invited and encouraged to submit applications for the 2022 grant cycle. Climate Reality is especially encouraging applications from select states experiencing severe climate impacts, including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Utah, Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas.
Groups interested in applying for this year’s grants program are encouraged to attend a virtual Q&A session on February 16, 2022 at 1:00pm ET. To RSVP, please visit https://climatereality.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hqHTZkAHTj2bxR2YMZ5bcw.
The application deadline is March 7, 2022. For more information about your organization’s eligibility and the application process, please visit https://www.climaterealityproject.org/apply/grant.
ABOUT THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT
Founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leader activists, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions. For more information, visit climaterealityproject.org or follow us on Twitter at @ClimateReality.