The Libra Foundation

2016 Fall General Grants (A-G)

350.org
$30,000 per year for two years, Brooklyn, NY
For general support to continue building the climate movement through global grassroots organizing and communications in the U.S. and abroad.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
$100,000 per year for two years, San Francisco, CA
For general support to promote, advance, and represent the legal and civil rights of Asian Immigrant communities.

As You Sow
$80,000 General Operating / $20,000 Capacity Building, San Francisco, CA
For general support to promote environmental and corporate social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building and innovative legal strategies. Additional capacity building support is provided to advance the Know What You Own tool.

Center for Biological Diversity
$80,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Tucson, AZ
For program support of the Climate Law Institute’s efforts to fight extreme fossil fuel development, advance implementation of existing laws to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support CBD’s grassroots organizing and mobilization campaigns to empower communities to mitigate the impacts of climate change, protect species and habitat, and promote social justice and human rights.

Center for Neighborhood Technology
$65,000 per year for two years, Chicago, IL
For general support to engage in advocacy, public policy research, the creation of data and web tools and other innovations that promote a combination of economic development and environmental protection, targeting disadvantaged communities, at local, state and national levels.

Ceres, Inc.
$60,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Boston, MA
For general support to develop innovative strategies to provide critical information to and increase pressure from investors on the SEC for climate disclosure and to press for the adoption of a stock exchange listing rule that will provide consistency on sustainability reporting throughout the world’s financial markets.

Center for Story Based Strategy
$60,000, Oakland, CA
For general support to develop tools to shift the public discourse on climate by partnering with frontline grassroots community groups organizing for climate change.

Children and Family Justice Center
$125,000 per year for two years, Chicago, IL
For continued support of the Illinois Coalition for Fair Sentencing of Children which seeks to end the practice of sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Climate Justice Alliance
$100,000 per year for two years / $10,000 one-time Capacity Building, Oakland, CA
For general support of efforts to confront climate issues and create transformative social change by developing local campaigns in pilot site communities, building national infrastructure, advancing communications strategies, and hosting convenings of national leadership. Additional capacity support is provided to ensure a smooth and strategic leadership transition.

Common Justice
$50,000, New York, NY
For general support to advance national healing reform advocacy to end cycles of violence and change the balance of power in the justice reform movement.

Community Works West
$40,000, Oakland, CA
For general support of Community Works West’s restorative justice program, that strives to ameliorate racial and ethnic disparity in Alameda County’s juvenile justice system and a youth organization program for children of incarcerated parents.

EarthJustice
$30,000,San Francisco, CA
For program support to build healthy communities and transition to clean energy in California by opposing fossil fuels, advancing the transformation of California’s energy system and promoting healthier and more resilient communities.

EarthRights International
$100,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Washington, DC
For program support of the Legal Program to engage in high-impact litigation against multi-national corporations to hold them accountable for human rights and environmental harms while also working to strengthen domestic and international corporate accountability laws.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
$75,000 General Operating / $75,000 Capacity Building, Oakland, CA
For general support to mobilize residents in nine counties to develop an online and on-the-ground rapid response network to drug criminalization, leverage this network to ensure justice reinvestment policy victories that achieve maximum impact in California and support allies across the country as they develop campaigns to direct state and national funding away from the “drug war” and toward community reentry programs and alternatives to detention and incarceration. Additional capacity building support is provided for the Restore Oakland Project.

Enlace
$40,000, Portland, OR
For general support to advance the rights and self-determination of working people, immigrants, and communities of color.

Environmental Health Coalition
$50,000 (second installment of a two year grant), National City, CA
For general operating support to empower communities to act together and create social change through organizing and advocating to protect both public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution.

Environmental Law and Policy Center
$75,000, Chicago, IL
For general support to ELPC’s advocacy and litigation efforts to push policies that will grow energy efficiency and renewable energy, reduce dirty energy use and advocate for strong Clean-Air Act standards.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums
$75,000, Washington, D.C.
For general support to continue to build on the progress in reforming federal and state sentencing laws and compassionate release policies by sharing stories of families and prisoners to highlight the human costs of mandatory sentencing laws and advocate for more efficient and effective protection of public safety.

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
$100,000 per year for two years / $15,000 one-time Capacity Building, Berkeley, CA
For general support to build frontline communities’ capacity to confront struggles against waste and pollution; build grassroots-up just transition movements and implement locally-rooted, inclusive zero waste solutions; and create a space for challenging policy and financial drivers that threaten people and the planet. Additional capacity building support is provided to help GAIA leverage its strong global membership.

Global Greengrants Fund
$100,000 (second installment of a two year grant) / $50,000 one-time Capacity Building, Boulder, CO
For general support to channel critical resources to communities across the globe that are working to protect the environment and safeguard their rights. Global GreenGrants Fund empowers local people to make decisions, take action and create sustainable change. Additional capacity building support is provided to assist with GGF’s strategic planning process.

Grassroots International
$100,000 (second installment of a two year grant), Boston, MA
For general support of movements of women, rural and indigenous people around the world in their struggle for resource rights, which are the human rights to a fair share of the earth’s land, water and food and the environmentally sustainable stewardship of these life-giving resources.