Type of Support
The Tar Sands Group, formed as a project of New Venture Fund, focuses on slowing and ultimately stopping the growth of tar sands development in Alberta, Canada. The organization’s strategy is to block refinery and pipeline expansions needed for tar sands development through public approval processes, reduce demand for tar sands oil in the U.S. through adoption of state and national standards preventing the sale of high carbon fuels, and create requirements that tar sands developers pay the full cost of water, air, and habitat impacts. This renewal grant would allow the Tar Sands Group to continue its multi-year campaign to constrain the growth of infrastructure needed for additional tar sands development.
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Communities for Just Schools Fund to fund education organizing
The Communities for Just Schools Fund is a national donor collaborative that brings together the resources of philanthropy with the power of grassroots organizing to ensure that all schools welcome students and nurture their full potential. This grant will be used to fund education organizing; build the capacity of the fund’s grantee partners; and connect their partners with philanthropy, policy, research, and advocacy communities. (Substrategy: Student & Community Voice)
for Powering a New Economy Fund
This grant for the Powering a New Economy Fund supports its work to drive the turn toward a new, more inclusive and sustainable economic paradigm. The fund supports state and locally based coalitions and grassroots organizations working to transform the political economy in cities and states.