Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund

For The People's Climate Music Campaign

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    12/1/2015
  • Term
    11 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The Hip Hop Caucus is a U.S.-focused organization that principally mobilizes young people for climate action and social justice using culture—such as music and poetry—paired with activism. The Caucus will carry out a People’s Climate Music campaign to build momentum for clean energy and other solutions to climate change.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.hiphopcaucus.org 
Address
20 F St NW, 7th FL
Washington, DC 20001
Grants to this Grantee
for the Think 100% project  
The Hip Hop Caucus is a national organization that works with musicians and other cultural influencers to build popular support for climate action. Support from the Hewlett Foundation will allow Hip Hop Caucus to turn its weekly Think 100%: Coolest Show on Climate Change radio show and podcast into a broader media platform, including a YouTube channel and live road shows. Think 100% is a live interview show taped in Washington, D.C., and includes guests who are policymakers and advocates, as well as artists.
for general operating support  
The Hip Hop Caucus is a national organization that works with musicians and other influential artists and entertainers to mobilize hip hop fans and others for climate action and social justice. The organization is unique in its ability to pair traditional policy advocacy campaigns with cultural tools like concerts and fashion. Hip Hop Caucus strengthens campaigns for clean energy and clean air by broadening and diversifying them. This general support grant will allow the organization to increase the production and distribution of culture-based advocacy products, such as songs, music videos, and events, while simultaneously increasing grassroots and grasstops advocacy engagement.
for the People's Climate Music campaign  
The Hip Hop Caucus is a U.S.-focused organization that principally mobilizes young people for climate action and social justice using culture—such as music and poetry—paired with activism. The Caucus will carry out a People’s Climate Music campaign to build momentum for clean energy and other solutions to climate change.

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