Grants Database

Fossil Free California
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
DivestCalSTRS Intergenerational Justice Campaign
Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund, 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
Alameda County ; Contra Costa County ; Sacramento County ; San Francisco County ; San Mateo County ; Santa Clara County ; Sonoma County
Project Description:

Fossil Free CA works to end financial support for climate-damaging fossil fuels by calling for divestment by the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) – the eleventh largest public pension fund in the world – with more than $6B invested in fossil fuel extraction companies. Divestment will have global ramifications for financial investment decision-makers and fossil fuel companies’ bottom lines. FFCA’s grassroots DivestCalSTRS Intergenerational Justice Campaign unites low-income students, public school teachers, and retired pension fund beneficiaries to advocate for divestment.