News & Features
The Rose Foundation was awarded two grants totaling $449,917 from two California state agencies–California Air Resources Board and California Natural Resources Agency–both of which will support its youth environmental justice leadership program, New Voices Are Rising. Follow the link to learn more.
After three annual funding cycles, the Rose Foundation’s Orca Fund will be closing this December. Read on to learn about the exciting work of our Orca Fund grantees, who are using science to shift policy and public attitude around the regions iconic and beleaguered SROs.
Catch up on all things Rose: learn about our mitigation grantmaking model that’s returning funds to impacted communities, our New Voices students turned air quality stewards and meet the newest Rose staff members! Read it online here.
“Every living creature’s existence is dependent on having a place that keeps them alive.”
Learn more about how Marily Woodhouse is fighting to protect the places that keep her community alive — local forests and watersheds in the foothills of Mount Lassen.
Congratulations to Marily Woodhouse! Since launching Battle Creek Alliance nearly 15 years ago, Marily has been a staunch defender of our forests and watersheds. Learn more about Marily’s work as an outstanding environmental advocate!
Earth Day is just around the corner! This year’s Earth Day theme, Restore Our Earth, reflects how urgent it is for us to take bold climate and environmental action. Find out how our grantees are celebrating this month, get inspired, and get active! Let’s restore our Earth and protect our communities together!
Missed our Spring 2023 Newsletter in the mail? Not to worry–you can now access it online! Read about the Willow Oil project and its implications for a just transition, what’s new with New Voices, a distinguished board member’s seven years of service and more!
Check out our December E-News! Celebrate our shared impact, hear from Rose staff about what they are looking forward to in the new year, and show support for the grassroots through a year-end donation!
This year’s Fall Newsletter has just arrived, bringing you inspiring stories and exciting developments from our Rose community!
We hope that like us, you find motivation through these stories showcasing how grassroots leaders are finding ways to protect our precious waters from drought and pollution, and are left feeling ready to tackle the issues impacting your communities and environment.
New Voices Are Rising
The 2023 Summer Academy ended in July with a camping trip to the San Francisco Presidio. The trip was a first for the program and its participants, most of whom had never been tent camping. For three days and two nights, NVR students developed wilderness skills, learned about the history of the presidio, and had fun outdoors!
New Voices Are Rising (NVR) is a youth-led environmental and social justice program. NVR aims to build the…
Last December, two New Voices Fellows helped design and host a Resilience Hub workshop at Lion Creek Crossings–a community based affordable housing complex in East Oakland. Over 30 people attended the 3-hour long event. Click here to learn more about this successful youth-led workshop.
Published in conjunction with The Housing Workshop, this report provides empirical evidence to demonstrate that lawsuits under CEQA affect only a small fraction of projects in the state, and most are unrelated to housing.
Read the full report here.
This report highlights our settlement-enabled grantmakingfrom July to December 2022 as well as some impactful projects we funded earlier in the year.
The annual Grassroots Grantee Convening is an opportunity for our grassroots grantees to connect and strengthen their organizational capacity through free training workshops. Click here to review the report of our 2022 Convening focused on donor fundraising strategies for grassroots groups!
Grassroots Fund grantee Common Vision sent their chief puppet Jamari to investigate why trees are important to our communities health at New Voices Are Rising’s tree planting event. Watch the video to find out what Jamari learned!
Watch this video to get to know our New Voices Are Rising 2020-21 Fellows: David – Food Justice Fellow, Michelle – AB617 Fellow, Natalia – Climate Resilience Fellow, and Parker – East Oakland Air Quality Fellow!
Check out this interview between our New Voices Are Rising youth and the Producer and subject of the film This Land, Faith E. Briggs!