News & Features

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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Grantee Spotlight: Building Financial Literacy California Reinvestment Coalition

In 2021, California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) received a two-year grant from the Rose Foundation’s Consumer Products Fund to support their “Economic Health Promotoras” program. One year into their funding, CRC has provided us with an interim report of what they have learned and achieved over the past year. Click here to learn more.

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Building Grassroots Momentum in 2023

We kicked off 2023 distributing $90,000 from the California Environmental Grassroots Fund across 17 organizations. Take a break from national news and tune in to local wins that reflect the ever-strengthening environmental justice movement.

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Designing Resilience Hubs

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.

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Fall ’22 Print Newsletter

Our fall print newsletter is now online! From Rose grantees responding to the PFAS crisis, to this year’s 7 NVR fellows and their environmental justice projects, you won’t want to miss this season’s stories.

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2022 Film Recommendations

Out of the 39 films on this year’s menu, you may be wondering where to start. Well, let me help you.

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Meet the Rose Community: Suzie Convery, Development Director

This month, we’re featuring Suzie Convery, our new Development Director. Suzie joined us in May, bringing with her decades of development and marketing experience. Already, her leadership and innovation have catalyzed some exciting changes within our organization. Continue reading to learn more about Suzie’s career, thoughts on development work, and what she is most looking forward to at Rose.

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Spring ’22 Print Newsletter

Missed the Spring Print Newsletter? Check out the online version here and get updates on Rose grantees fighting the plastic pandemic; New Voices air quality wins; the 2022 Grassroots Film Fest; and so much more!

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May E-News

Don’t miss this May’s E-news! Learn about open positions, meet our newest GRF board member, watch NVR vaccine Tik Toks, and so much more!

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April E-News

Learn how one grantee is rallying its community to stop the return of a mine, hear from our Film Selection Intern, follow our NVR fellows speaking out against PG&E, and so much more!

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