News & Features

Building Climate Resilience with New Voices Are Rising

Last month, New Voices Are Rising hosted its annual Climate Resilience Workshop. Led by three academic school-year fellows, participants explored, interrogated, and imagined what resilience could look like in Oakland. Read more at the link.

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Looking Forward: Rose Leadership Transition

Formed in 1992 by Tim Little and his co-founder Jill Ratner, The Rose Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Aiko Pandorf as interim Executive Director. Read more at the link.

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New Voices Are Rising Gets Major Support From Two Government Agencies

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.

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The Orca Fund Enters Its Third and Final Funding Round

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.

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Fall ’23 Newsletter

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.

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New Voices Goes Camping!

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!

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Protecting Communities from Climate-Driven Urban Flooding Meet our '22 - '23 GLF Cohort

The 14 groups in our ’22 – ’23 GLF cohort are building climate resilience one community at a time by installing green infrastructure to capture flood waters, protecting wetlands that provide natural buffers, and preparing their neighborhoods to survive when disasters strike. Read on to learn about these community leaders whose persistence, grit, and commitment are changing the world. 

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

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!

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CEQA by the Numbers: Myths & Facts

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.

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What the West Coast Can Learn From East Palestine

Recent reports suggest the disaster in East Palestine is not an isolated incident, but part of a larger pattern of unregulated rail cars causing preventable disasters. The Rose Foundation works with organizations across the western region that are calling for more transparency, regulations, and protections within the rail industry to better safeguard communities and the environment from spills. Continue reading to learn from our partners about the risk of train derailments, the challenges to overcome them and ways that everyday citizens can help.

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