Rockefeller Family Fund

For Support Of The Just Transition Fund

  • Amount
    $250,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    5/26/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The U.S. is experiencing a historic energy transformation toward a clean energy economy that affects communities and workers across the country. The Just Transition Fund supports grantees working to diversify and strengthen local economies that had been dependent on coal mining and coal-fired power plant operation. The fund’s goal is to make a material difference in people’s lives, bringing jobs to coal communities and advancing a clean, healthy, prosperous long-term vision for local economies. This planning grant from the Hewlett Foundation will help the fund conduct research and analysis to better understand the needs, community context, effective strategies, and the partners necessary to accelerate and scale up this work.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.rffund.org 
Address
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900
New York, NY 10115
Grants to this Grantee
for the Just Transition Fund  
The Rockefeller Family Fund’s Just Transition Fund works to create inclusive economic opportunities for communities and workers hit hardest by the transition away from coal. Even prior to the pandemic, coal communities across the country were experiencing significant economic distress, as closures threaten economic stability by eroding the tax base and crippling local governments. COVID-19 has exacerbated all these stressors. One priority this year is to ensure national strategies, including economic recovery, are designed to directly alleviate economic distress in transitioning coal communities, act as a blueprint for transitioning oil and gas communities, and build support for durable climate policy in hard-hit areas. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)

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