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Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment


201 4th StreetSuite 102OAKLAND, CA 94607 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We support grassroots initiatives that help build a world in which individuals, organizations, and communities are empowered to promote stewardship of nature, inspire people to take action, and hold government and corporations accountable. To accomplish our mission, we: • Foster Stewardship • Build Community • Demand Justice


Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment is a grantmaking public charity. Unlike a private foundation, we were not launched with a big endowment. So each year we have to raise the money that we give away as grants to community-based organizations or invest in our youth leadership and environmental justice programs. Our funding comes from donations, grants from other foundations, or legal restitution payments and cy pres funds.

New Voices Are Rising Project
New Voices Are Rising
seeks to increase civic participation within under-represented communities, increase young people’s commitment to environmental justice, and reduce air and water pollution that severely impact both human health and the health of the San Francisco Bay. The program helps young people gain the skills and experience in civic engagement that they need to begin to tackle the problems - including environmental health problems - that disproportionately impact their communities.

Grantmaking Programs
Rose Foundation’s grantmaking programs are organized into a series of discrete funds. Each fund has a specific mission, and each fund may also have a specific geographic scope. Most funds are guided by a volunteer funding board whose members donate their time and expertise in guiding overall grantmaking strategy and individual grants decisions. Here is an overview of our various grantmaking programs and the different mechanisms that enable them.


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