The Greenlining Institute is a public policy, research, and advocacy nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California. Greenlining advances economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development. The institute advances its vision of a nation where race is never a barrier to economic opportunity by working with a coalition of nonprofit organizations and allies across California. Greenlining will advance its strategic goals of (a) expanding access to capital, employment, and business opportunities for communities of color, (b) increasing access to key products and services that empower communities to thrive, (c) improving the ability of people of color to access and remain in sustainable environments, (d) cultivating and influencing leadership and governance that advance racial equity, and (e) strengthening Greenlining’s governance, communication, long-term sustainability, and overall organizational effectiveness.
About the Grantee
360 14th Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for Greenlining the Block
The Greenlining Institute works to support low- and middle-income communities in California, Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, Colorado, and North Carolina in pursuing community-driven climate action projects across the country and unlocking resources available as a result of federal climate investment legislation. This grant for their Greenlining the Block initiative will strengthen local coalitions to effectively pursue and access public and private climate resources. Greenlining will support local organizations to cultivate productive multisectoral partnerships grounded in community needs; support organizations to connect the dots across multiple financing streams; and directly support community capacity with tailored planning, project management, and technical expertise to realize community projects. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for organizing a statewide conversation about California's ballot initiative process
With this grant, the Greenlining Institute would convene a statewide conversation about California’s ballot initiative process, with a particular emphasis to involve a significant number of diverse Californians. In addition to educating voters about the current ballot initiative process, the project will allow the Institute to obtain better information about what voters think and identify a potential set of reforms. The ultimate goal is to develop a strategy to reform California’s ballot initiative process that will lead to a healthier and more sustainable state. The Institute leads Greenlining Coalition, a coalition of forty multi-ethnic and community-based organizations across the state to act on a variety of issues and, as such, is well poised to lead this project.