Liberty Hill makes grants to grassroots organizations in underserved communities in Southern California that often do not have access to major funding sources and provides training for community leaders and activists to tackle environmental pollution. This grant would support work to address air pollution from Southern California ports. Liberty Hill's goals include ensuring effective implementation of the Clean Air Plan at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach; safeguarding significant gains by defending legal challenges to the Clean Trucks Program; and advocating for transportation, zoning, and land-use changes.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Environmental Justice Priority Area Program
The Liberty Hill Foundation supports emerging grassroots organizations in underserved communities of Los Angeles County through its Environmental Justice Priority Area Program. This grant would support two programs. The Los Angeles Collaborative for Environmental Health and Justice seeks to change land use policy to reduce air toxics in low-income communities while encouraging green economic development;the collaborative proposes instituting geographic green zones to limit polluting industries in low-income communities. The Port Work Group, a coalition of nine environmental and environmental justice organizations, advances public health protections and green alternatives to polluting transport systems, advocating for zero emissions.
for support of the Los Angeles Collaborative for Environmental Health and Justice Program
The Liberty Hill Foundation supports community-based organizations in underserved communities of Los Angeles County with funding, leadership training, and alliance building. Liberty Hill is also the coordinator of the Los Angeles Collaborative for Environmental Health and Justice, a coalition that has worked for several years to create Green Zones’ in three Los Angeles area cities that suffer from cumulative pollution impacts. Green Zones are areas characterized by strengthened environmental standards, increased enforcement, and incentives for sustainable economic development to revitalize low income communities of color. The Hewlett Foundation’s funding would support establishment of three Green Zones, which would lead to reduced pollution, local health and economic benefits, and stronger community organizations that can lend support for broader climate and clean energy policies.