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American Indian Child Resource Center AICRC Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Mission:  To preserve and promote the cultural integrity of American Indian youth and their families.
Profile:  The American Indian Child Resource Center is a non-profit social services and educational community-based organization serving American Indian community members from across the greater Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties.

Bay Resistance BR Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Mission:  to advance racial, economic, climate, and gender justice by activating individuals and families to build a just world for all of us. Some of us are targeted by Trump and his hateful policies. Many of us are immigrant, Muslim, South Asian, Black, Jewish, women, workers, queer, seniors & people with disabilities.
Profile:  Bay Resistance is a powerful new organization preparing to defend our communities, our movements, and our planet. The mission of Bay Resistance is to advance racial, economic, climate, and gender justice by activating individuals and families to build a just world for all of us. Some of us are targeted by Trump and his hateful policies. Many of us are immigrant, Muslim, South Asian, Black ...

Bay Rising BR(1) Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  Bay Rising (a fiscally sponsored project of MSC) is an emerging, regional civic engagement collaboration between Oakland Rising, San Francisco Rising, and Silicon Valley Rising. Each of the partners in this project are composed of grassroots social justice organizations that have a long-term, shared vision for building progressive political power in the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland Rising, San Francisco Rising and Working Partnerships USA). We are committed to building a powerful progressive electorate rooted in low-income, immigrant and communities of color, exercising and expanding our political influence to advance a set of progressive values and policies, aligning our organizations and coordinating with other progressive forces to realize and sustain a forward-thinking vision.

Bay Rising Action Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  We build the power of Bay Area communities of color by working with grassroots organizations & leaders with strong local roots.

Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates BVHP Advocates Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Mission:  The Advocates seek to help keep Black people and immigrants in our historic neighborhood and find strategies and actions to slow and reverse the rapid displacement of diverse populations from all of San Francisco, along with the displacement of the working class of all ethnicities from the City. Our environmental advocacy is tightly woven with our workforce and economic development interests, in the hopes of keeping a diverse Bayview Hunters Point.
Profile:  Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates, established in 1994, is a grassroots organization founded and led by long-term members of the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in San Francisco. Our programs combine community organizing with education, advocacy, and direct services. We take an active role in mobilizing the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood on issues of environmental and economic justice.

Benicia Good Neighbors Nonprofit Benicia Solano Website

Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community BSHC Nonprofit Benicia Solano Website

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists BFUU Faith-based Berkeley Alameda Website
Mission:  Living in a time of great planetary challenge, we, the members and friends of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, joyously claim our home in the heart of the city of Berkeley. Together we affirm and commit to a radical and evolving religious movement which respects the integrity of heart, mind and body, the value of non-oppressive pluralistic community, and the work of direct social action. To build and sustain our community we freely join in the spirit of embracing and transformative love and draw from all sources of human creativity and the Earth's wisdom.
Profile:  BFUU is a dynamic Unitarian Universalist congregation that plays an important role as a progressive spiritual community in the heart of Berkeley. The Fellowship enriches the life of the surrounding community as a much-used and much-loved venue for social justice and cultural programs.

Brightline Defense Project Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Mission:  We promote sustainability and opportunity in under-served communities in the Bay Area through policy advocacy and partnerships.
Profile:  Brightline is a policy advocacy non-profit that works to empower communities and create sustainable environments. We work to promote sustainable policies that allow low-income residents to remain and work in developing urban communities, focusing on local hiring policies and access to environmental benefits such as solar and energy efficiency. Our team of community-oriented lawyers connects communities most in need to critical policymaking levers at the local and state level, which can be then modeled nationwide.

California Environmental Justice Alliance CEJA Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Mission:  We are building a broad movement to organize our base on climate justice because we see that environmental justice communities need drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and related pollutants that harm air quality and public health. We believe that California’s current regulatory system to address climate change, cap and trade, will not get us there. As our state develops long-term, large-scale policy solutions, we have a unique opportunity to address long-standing environmental justice issues as well as fight climate change.
Profile:  The California Environmental Justice Alliance is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions. We unite the powerful local organizing of our members in the communities most impacted by environmental hazards – low-income communities and communities of color – to create comprehensive opportunities for change at a statewide level. We build the power of communities across California to create policies that will alleviate poverty and pollution. Together, we are growing the statewide movement for environmental health and social justice.

California Nurses Association - Environmental Justice CNA Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  CNA/NNOC is committed to providing relief for communities impacted by extreme weather events and environmental injustice both in the US and around the world. We are committed to supporting policy measures to protect, air, food, and water services for all people. We support the Paris Accord, the transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy sector. We will continue to work in our communities, nationally and internationally, to build a powerful movement for environmental and climate justice with the life-and-death urgency the this task requires.

Causa Justa :: Just Cause CJJC Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Mission:  Causa Justa :: Just Cause builds grassroots power and leadership to create strong, equitable communities. Born through mergers between Black organizations and Latino organizations, we build bridges of solidarity between working class communities. Through rights-based services, policy campaigns, civic engagement, and direct action, we improve conditions in our neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area, and contribute to building the larger multi-racial, multi-generational movement needed for fundamental change.
Profile:  We are Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC), a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents. In 2010, CJJC emerged from the strategic collaboration of two powerful organizations: St. Peter’s Housing Committee and Just Cause Oakland. These two organizations represent more than 30 years combined experience working toward housing and racial justice for African Americans and Latinos. In 2015, we merged People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) into our organization, expanding our issue and geographic reach even further. With offices in East and West Oakland and in San Francisco’s Mission and Bayview neighborhoods, we are a force for justice and unity among Black and Brown communities. Causa Justa :: Just Cause has a multi-faceted approach to fighting for social justice. We provide tenant rights advocacy and information to tenants through our Housing Committee/Tenants’ Rights Clinic. We build our membership through recruitment in the tenants’ rights clinics and through neighborhood door knocking and outreach. We fight grassroots campaigns to win immigrant rights and housing rights and work toward building a larger movement for social transformation.

Center on Race, Poverty, & the Environment CRPE Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color.

Citizens for a Better Environment Nonprofit Richmond Contra Costa Website
Profile:  Non-profit, statewide, multiracial, urban environmental health and justice organization that works with urban communities and grassroots organizations--using science based research, legal tactics, and organizing strategies to prevent air and water pollution, eliminate toxic hazards, and improve public health.

CivicSpark Nonprofit Sacramento Sacramento Website
Profile:  CivicSpark is a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program that is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility.

Climate Justice Alliance Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

Crockett-Rodeo United to Defend the Environment CRUDE Nonprofit Rodeo Contra Costa Website
Profile:  We are citizens learning about how the environment is being affected by the processing of fossil fuels and are sharing our knowledge with others in and around Rodeo, Crockett and Hercules, California.

Extinction Rebellion - San Francisco Bay Chapter Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Profile:  The Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Chapter is sending love to those across the world impacted by COVID-19 and their families. These times call for strengthened resilience and mutual aid. This is a global crisis, which, similar to the deadly crisis of climate change, requires a global response at individual, family, community, city, region, state, country and international levels. We have the responsibility to take personal accountability for our actions by staying at home to limit cross-contamination risk, as well as the opportunity to create resilient social structures and mutual aid infrastructure that we can continue to grow to address the climate crisis (mortality rate of 80% of all life on earth on our current trajectory).

Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity FACES Nonprofit Berkeley Alameda Website
Profile:  FACES, the Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity, is a grassroots organization based in Berkeley, California working for environmental justice in the Philippines and beyond. The organization was originally founded in 2000 with the mission to clean up former US military bases in the Philippines. Today, their mission has ...

Friends of Adeline Nonprofit Berkeley Alameda Website
Mission:  Friends of Adeline is a diverse group of caring South Berkeley residents working in partnership with local businesses, nonprofits, and others to affect change so that our neighborhood is an inclusive and just place for all people.

WE HOLD THAT: We Shall Determine Our Own Future – Development of and within this community must be inclusive, empowering and respectful of the diversity of the people of South Berkeley. It must recognize the historic and ongoing importance of Japanese-American, African-American, immigrant, and other communities of color in shaping and determining the growth and culture of this neighborhood. Our actions will be guided by principles of social justice and solidarity. The issues of the people in our community who most need change are our issues. We will work against those who wish to profit at our expense and challenge the powers that have disenfranchised and exploited our community. We will use our power to hold the City and its partners accountable in their relations with our community.

Friends of the Earth FOE Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website

What We Do

Sometimes, this involves speaking uncomfortable truths to power and demanding more than people think is possible. It’s hard work. But the pressures facing our planet and its people are too important for us to compromise.

Friends of the Earth strives for a more healthy and just world. We understand that the challenges facing our planet call for more than half measures, so we push for the reforms that are needed, not merely the ones that are politically easy.

Future 500 Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Mission:  We envision a future in which business and civil society work as equal partners and responsible stewards of a clean, just, and prosperous world.

Future 500 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consultancy that builds trust between companies, advocates, investors, and philanthropists to advance business as a force for good.

Greenlining Institute Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  The Greenlining Institute is a multiethnic advocacy, research, leadership development and public policy forming organization. The organization works to empower low-income group individuals in California and improve the quality of life for communities. It operates the Greenlining Academy, which was founded in 1996 and offers a range of ...

Idle No More SF Bay Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Mission:  Standing together for the rights of Indigenous People Mother Earth and the Sacred System of Life
Profile:  Idle No More calls on all people to join in a peaceful revolution, to honour Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land and water.

Interfaith Power & Light Faith-based Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  A Religious Response to Global Warming Learn How You Can Help Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

Intertribal Friendship House Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) located in Oakland, CA was established in 1955 as one of the first urban American Indian community centers in the nation. It was founded by the American Friends Service Committee to serve the needs of American Indian people relocated from reservations to the San Fr .

Latino Outdoors Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Mission:  We inspire, connect, and engage Latino communities in the outdoors and embrace cultura y familia as part of the outdoor narrative, ensuring our history, heritage, and leadership are valued and represented.
Profile:  Latino Outdoors is a unique Latinx-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. As part of this work, we are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latinx experience in the outdoors; providing greater leadership, mentorship, and professional opportunities while serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. It is a space for the community to be present, share our voices, and showcase how conservation roots have been ingrained in la cultura Latina for generations. The Latino population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States, but among the most underrepresented in conservation, outdoor recreation, and environmental education. In a short period Latino Outdoors has expanded from a California based organization to an international volunteer movement. The original model is replicable and allows individuals to include their unique passions in each outing location and at each event. Through this network, volunteer leaders support each other in leading responsible recreation, providing mentoring activities to youth, expanding outdoor access through experiential programming, and partnering with other organizations for supplemental education components.

Movement Strategy Center Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website

Napa County Progressive Alliance Nonprofit Napa Napa Website
Mission:  The NCPA seeks to form alliances with other community-based organizations to actively promote equity, social and economic justice, environmental sustainability and regeneration, and good governance reforms.

Outdoor Afro Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Profile:  Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. We help people take better care of themselves, our communities, and our planet! Outdoor Afro is a national non-profit organization with leadership networks around the country. With nearly 80 leaders in 30 states from around the country, we connect thousands of people to outdoor experiences, who are changing the face of conservation. So come out in nature with us, or be a partner to help us grow our work so that we can help lead the way for inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation for all!

Pachamama Alliance Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Profile:  Welcome to the Pachamama Alliance - Building critical mass to bring forth a sustainable, just and thriving world - starting with you!

People Organizing to Defend Environmental and Economic Rights PODER Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website

Rodeo Citizens Association Nonprofit Rodeo Contra Costa Website
Mission:  The Rodeo Citizens Association (RCA) was first established in the early 1980s. As a non-profit organization we are devoted to issues concerning the unincorporated community of Rodeo, California. Our primary purpose is to address local concerns to health, safety and the environment.

San Francisco Community Power Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco

Pilots innovative programs that improve our neighborhoods' environmental and economic conditions. We help small businesses and low-income families lower their expenses and reduce their ecological footprint. Our work provides policy makers with demonstrative ways to solve complex resource allocation issues.

San Francisco Rising Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website
Profile:  San Francisco Rising builds the political power of working-class communities and communities of color in San Francisco to lead the way for democratic governance that prioritizes racial, economic and environmental justice.

SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility PSR - SF Nonprofit San Francisco San Francisco Website

Sunflower Alliance Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Mission:  The Sunflower Alliance is committed to environmental justice and the health and safety of all Bay Area communities threatened by toxic pollution and climate change. We are fighting against the poisoning of our communities and the destruction of our planet, and for an equitable and sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy sources—wind, water and solar. We seek an end to the ruinous extractive economy and its replacement with a life-sustaining system that meets people’s real needs and nurtures the planet we live on.

Sustainable Economies Law Center Nonprofit Oakland Alameda Website
Mission:  Mission: Sustainable Economies Law Center cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. We provide essential legal tools - education, research, advice, and advocacy - so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a thriving community.

Sustainable Economies Law Center exists to bridge the gap in legal expertise needed to transition from destructive economic systems to innovative and cooperative alternatives. Our 10 programs work together in identifying key leverage points in our existing economic and legal systems, removing strategic legal barriers, and creating replicable models for community resilience. 

Women's Earth Alliance Wea Nonprofit Berkeley Alameda Website
Profile:  WEA equips women with the skills and tools they need to protect our Earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. In these environmentally fragile times, WEA leaders are saving indigenous seeds, selling clean cookstoves, launching regenerative farms, providing safe water, protecting land rights, and more.

World Institute on Disability WID Nonprofit Berkeley Alameda Website
Mission:  WID’s mission in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security, and health care for persons with disabilities. WID creates innovative programs and tools; conducts research, public education, training, and advocacy campaigns; and provides technical assistance.
Profile:  The World Institute on Disability (WID) was established in 1983 as one of the first global disability rights organizations founded and continually led by people with disabilities. WID works to advance the rights and opportunities of over 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide, bringing research and policy into action and operationalizing ... Since WID’s original call to action in 1983, we have committed to advancing promising disability inclusion policy and practices globally. Today, our call to action remains rooted in rights and indelibly embedded in our strategic engagements with leaders, allies and visionaries who share our commitment to innovative solutions. Together we are disrupting, transforming, and optimizing the future of disability inclusion. Our work centers around Digital Tools for Optimizing Community Living and Employment; Accessibility Solutions; and Excellence in Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Resilience. WID is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.