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The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment supports grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and the public’s health. It engages in education, advocacy and grantmaking that emphasize increasing community participation in civic life.

Through the Community Leadership Project, The Rose Foundation is providing grants that build the sustainability of 10 small and midsize environmental health and justice organizations.

Regions Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area
Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Phase 1 (2009-2012): $320,000
Phase 2 (current): $1 million

Program Details:
During the first phase of CLP, The Rose Foundation’s eight grantees each received an average of $20,000 of core support over three years. Foundation staff developed a tool to assess each organization, and met with each grantee to develop a technical assistance plan. The Rose Foundation then created a plan to build the capacity of each grantee. These plans were supported by two-year grants that allowed each organization to hire a technical assistant consultant and to engage in other training opportunities.

This work will be continued through Phase 2 with 10 grantees, each receiving at least $60,000 of support over three years.

Grantees Funded:
Phase 1 (2009-2012)

Phase 2 (current)

Project Launched: Spring 2010


Project Contact:
Karla James
(510) 658-0702 ext. 302