League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

For The Chispa Program

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/29/2020
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Chispa is a Spanish word that translates to "spark." This program within the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund aims to deepen engagement and leadership of Latinx communities on electrifying public transportation and other clean energy and climate issues. Latinx and other communities of color are among the worst impacted and the least involved in mainstream environmental organizations, but they are also some of the most committed to supporting strong action to curb climate pollution. Through community-based organizing and issue campaigns, Chispa achieves local wins, led by Latinx families, that create momentum for strong nationwide action on climate change. Chispa’s work also helps mainstream environmental organizations become more inclusive and diverse so they can better represent all communities in the U.S. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.lcvef.org 
Address
740 15th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
This grant supports the priorities of the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund to turn environmental values into national priorities. Key programs include encouraging federal climate leadership, supporting Chispa in their mission to include Latinx and other impacted communities of color in shaping climate policies, and advancing state-level climate policies. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for Latino engagement on climate and clean energy policy  
The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) recently developed a national Latino engagement program. The program seeks to create a "home base" for Latinos engaged with climate and clean energy issues-an effort that will simultaneously diversify and strengthen the environmental movement. With this supplemental grant, in 2014, LCVEF will deepen the program in three states where Latino engagement may provide substantial influence on clean energy and climate policy. The program will identify and engage Latinos on clean air, clean energy, and climate change issues, in order to create an atmosphere in which decision makers at many levels are supported in adopting policies that reduce global warming pollution.
for Latino engagement on climate and clean energy policy  
The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has launched a national Latino engagement program. The program seeks to create a "home base" for Latinos who care about climate and clean energy issues--an effort that will simultaneously diversify and strengthen the environmental movement. LCVEF will focus the program in three to four states where there are potentially influential Latino populations, starting with Colorado. The Colorado program will identify and engage Latinos on clean air, clean energy, and climate change issues in order to create an atmosphere within the state in which decision-makers at many levels are supported in adopting polities that reduce global warming pollution.

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