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.