Organizations Working on Equity

Organizations that work on adaptation and social justice are listed below.

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Center for Social Inclusion

The mission of the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) is to catalyze communities, governments, and other institutions to address structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. Its primary strategies include: policy and research, institutional change, capacity-building, and shifting the dominant narrative about race.




Clean Energy Group

Since 1998, Clean Energy Group, a national nonprofit organization, has worked to expand markets for clean energy technologies, including solar, land-based wind, offshore wind, fuel cells, energy storage, and biomass. In 2002, Clean Energy Group created the Clean Energy States Alliance to help state and municipal clean energy funds work together to deploy projects. In 2013, with support from major foundations and in a joint effort with the Meridian Institute, Clean Energy Group launched the Resilient Power Project.




Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress is a local community development funding intermediary that has invested in community revitalization work in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, since 1988. Its mission is to foster inclusive communities of choice and opportunity throughout Cleveland, and its primary goals include pursuing racial equity, place-making, economic opportunity, support for high-capacity community development corporations, and climate resiliency.




Climate Justice Alliance

The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) is a collaborative of more than 35 community-based and movement support organizations uniting frontline communities to forge a scalable and socio-economically just transition away from an extractive economy towards local living economies to address the root causes of climate change. CJA is rooted in Indigenous, African American, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, and working-class white communities throughout the US. CJA seeks to strengthen relationships between community-based organizations, environmentalists, labor unions, food sovereignty/sustainable agriculture groups, and other sectors of society.




Communities for a Better Environment

Founded in 1978, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) seeks to build the power of California’s communities of color and low-income people to achieve environmental health and justice by preventing and reducing pollution and building green, healthy, and sustainable communities and environments. CBE provides residents in blighted and heavily polluted urban communities in California with organizing skills, leadership training, and legal, scientific, and technical assistance, so that they can successfully confront threats to their health and well-being.




Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) promotes local and national collaboration to advance environmental justice and sustainable redevelopment. DWEJ works to foster clean, healthy, and safe communities through innovative policy, education, and workforce initiatives.




East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative

The East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative, formalized on May 15, 2019, is an intergovernmental network built around three key aspects of resilience: health and equity, built infrastructure and natural environment, and economic resilience. The Collaborative aims to reduce the region’s carbon footprint, lower the risks and vulnerabilities utilizing emergency management, and increase efforts towards sustainability on a regional scale.




East Michigan Environmental Action Coalition

East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) began as a response in the 1960s to environmental concerns in southeast Michigan. EMEAC seeks to fight environmental racism and fossil fuel dependence, while building community solutions and resilience inside Detroit. Its programs focus on climate justice, youth leadership, public commons, political education and organizing, and just economic transition. Community resilience projects focus on topics such as urban agriculture, youth leadership from frontline communities, and renewable energy.




Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) was established under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically-distressed areas of the US. EDA assistance is available to rural and urban areas experiencing high unemployment, low income, or other forms of severe economic distress. Based on locally- and regionally-developed priorities, EDA works in partnership with state and local governments, regional economic development districts, public and private nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes.




El Puente

El Puente is a community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members (youth and adult) in the arts, education, scientific research, wellness, and environmental action. Founded in 1982, El Puente currently integrates the diverse activities and community campaigns of its Center for Arts and Culture and its Green Light District & Community Wellness Program within its four neighborhood Leadership Centers, and its nationally recognized public high school, the El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice.