Letters Addressing Power and Funding Disparities and the Harm Inflicted Far Too Often by Both Philanthropy and Big Greens - Climate Justice Alliance

SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) Letter to the National Wildlife Federation
Although environmental organizations calling themselves the “Group of Ten” often claim to represent our interests, in observing your activities it has become clear to us that your organizations play an equal role in the disruption of our communities.
March 1990

Open Letter to 1Sky from the Grassroots
The equation of power in our movement, just as in our country, must be inverted: The leadership is coming from the grassroots everyday.
October 2010

A Movement Without Letters
How funders can listen better, step back, and walk alongside grassroots leadership.
August 2016

An Open Letter Demanding Respect and Solidarity
from Gulf Coast grassroots to national “big green” organizations and funders
July 2016

Funders for Just and Equitable Climate Solutions
What can we do to seize the urgency of this moment; invest in the wisdom, solutions, and organizing power of frontline communities; and make real steps toward sustainable racial, economic, and environmental justice?
updated March 2020

An Open Letter from BIPOC Leaders in Food & Agriculture to Food Systems Funders
You’ve articulated your commitment to equity and to racial healing and we appreciate that. Now, it’s time to put words into action, and put your money where your mouth is.
July 2020

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