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Resourcing Youth-led Climate Justice Movements

Youth climate movements around the world have fundamentally changed the narrative around climate action – from youth Climate Strikes, to climate organizing in schools across the Bay Area, to Sunrise Movement laying the ground work for the (green)new deal era policies like the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to students on college campuses demanding their universities divest from fossil fuels we live in a world that is made better as a result of youth activism.

Despite being on the frontlines of organizing to prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, youth-led climate activism receives only 0.76% of the grants made by the largest climate foundations.

Youth organizers have called on philanthropy to deepen their investment in youth climate justice movements, reduce the barriers to accessing philanthropic funding for their work, and prioritize grassroots organizing in communities of color in their grantmaking strategies. 

This session will:
     - Uplift the critical work of youth movements in climate justice organizing
     - Deepen funder understanding of intersectional opportunities to resource climate action within their existing         portfolios
     - Share innovative examples of funders shifting resources to frontline youth-led movements


Roxana Franco

Northern California Lead Organizer

Helena Star Gibbens

Youth Coordinator

Lil Milagro Henriquez

Executive Director & Founder
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