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EPA Awards SEE with $50 Million Regrant Operation for Environmental Justice Causes

EPA's new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program partners with SEE to increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants.

Los Angeles, California - Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) is pleased to announce that in partnership with International Community Foundation, The Liberty Hill Foundation, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Resources Legacy Fund, and Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, the organization has been selected to serve as the EPA Region 9 Grantmaker for the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaker Program. The partnership is a strategically curated group of experienced, community-based grant-makers with extensive networks throughout the region.

Together, this Region 9 Grantmakers partnership will deploy approximately $40 million in grants to support environmental justice projects throughout EPA Region 9, which covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and 148 Tribal Nations. The partners will collaboratively design the subgrants program, leveraging each partner’s existing grantmaking expertise and connections in local communities. 

The Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program is funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, which passed Congress last year investing billions of dollars to advance climate and environmental priorities. This program marks a significant milestone in advancing the Biden Administration's commitment to environmental justice.

The award acknowledges the Grantmakers partners' outstanding dedication to environmental equity and recognizes SEE’s experience with managing government grants and contracts as well as their expertise in Administration Management.

SEE extends its gratitude to the EPA for their support and confidence in SEE's mission and ability to oversee this groundbreaking opportunity. The organization is appreciative of the advancements this award provides in making meaningful strides toward a more sustainable future. 

About Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE)

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) was formed in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. SEE’s long-term vision is empowering individuals to turn their ideas of positive change in their communities into action. With experienced professionals that specialize in nonprofit management, SEE's team of accountants, HR specialists and administrative support are able to amplify the impact of their fiscally sponsored projects and guide project leaders on best practices in nonprofit management. 

About Resources Legacy Fund (RLF)

Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) builds alliances that advance bold solutions to secure a just and resilient world for people and nature. Established in 2000, RLF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with leaders in philanthropy, frontline communities, government, science, and business to promote smart policies and secure equitable public funding for the environment, climate change resilience, and healthy communities.


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