The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment
Water, Environmental Education
Conservation, Activism, Environmental Justice
Rose Foundation supports grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health.
To fulfill this mission, we:
- Raise money to award as grants to innovative, community-based organizations working on water, pollution, conservation, climate change, environmental justice, consumer rights and privacy, social justice and more.
- Work directly in schools and in the community.
- Engage in local, state and federal policy research and advocacy.
Unlike private foundations, we do not have a big endowment. Every year we raise money for re-granting to grassroots and community-based organizations across the nation and for our youth leadership and environmental justice program, New Voices Are Rising. New Voices Are Rising inspires, trains, and supports high school students to become environmental justice leaders, building community power in low-income communities and communities of color in Oakland, CA.