January – June 2022 Mitigation Funds Report

From January to July of this year, the Rose Foundation distributed $1.6 million in cy pres and mitigation funds. This report highlights our settlement-enabled grantmaking and some of the impactful projects we have funded this year.

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January – July 2021 Restitutions Report

Through environmental mitigation payments, the Rose Foundation awarded $607,495 to organizations dedicated to the protection of watersheds and wildlife, water advocacy, and supporting community-centered stewardship and environmental justice. Follow the link to learn more about our restitutions grantmaking in 2021.

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CEQA: California’s Living Environmental Law CEQA’s Role in Housing, Environmental Justice, & Climate Change

One of our fiscally sponsored projects, The CEQA Project, has produced a new report detailing its work protecting the state’s natural environment while supporting California’s economic prosperity.

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Restitutions Report - Winter 2020

2020: Over $2.5 Mill in Environmental & Consumer Rights Grants Restitutions Report: July - December 2020

In the second half of 2020, and in the midst of a world health crisis, the Rose Foundation…

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Over $1.3 Million in community grants so far this year!

Over $1.3 Million in Community Grants So Far This Year! Restitutions Report: January - June 2020

In the first half of 2020, environmental mitigation payments and cy pres enabled the Rose Foundation to award more than $1.3 Million in grants to community-oriented organizations and groups advocating for consumer and environmental health and environmental stewardship. Check out the full Restitutions Report here to find out more about this grantmaking.

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$3.25 Million in Community Grants in 2019

$3.25 Million in Environmental & Civil Liberties Grants Awarded in 2019! Restitutions Report: July - December 2019

In the second half of 2019, environmental mitigation payments and cy pres enabled the Rose Foundation to award more than $1.5 Million in grants to community-oriented environmental organizations and groups advocating for consumer rights, bringing our total grant awards enabled by settlement funds to $3.25 Million for the year! Find out more about these grants in our latest Restitution Report here!

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Consumer Financial Education Fund: 2018 Impact Report Serving America's Vulnerable and Underbanked People

Our latest report is available now! 

Serving America’s Vulnerable and Underbanked People: A Cy Pres Impact Report details the impacts of the Consumer Financial Education Fund’s most recent round of grantmaking in 2018. The report describes lessons learned from the fund’s grantmaking process, anticipated impacts of the grants awarded, and provides an overview of the communities served by grantees.

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It’s Groundwater Planning Time Get Help Navigating the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Check out these helpful resources and this important notice from Rose Foundation partner Community Water Center!

Summer and fall are especially important times for groundwater planning. In preparation for this period, Community Water Center (CWC) has just released two new resources for protecting drinking water quality in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund: 2018 Impact Report Grantees, Accomplishments, and Impact Statistics

The Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund is now in its 16th year, and 2018 was one of our best years yet!

Last year, we awarded 46 grants totaling $175,900, hosted our annual free Grassroots Convening for 78 attendees, and awarded supplemental training scholarships to 12 grantees.

Click here for the full report.

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Strategies for Health Justice: Lessons from the Field Report By Poverty & Race Research Action Council

This report is a comprehensive compilation of case studies, reflections, and strategic advice for working to advance environmental justice structural change and make genuine differences for front line communities.

The report mentions two members of the Rose Foundation community, Martha Matsuoka and Robert García. Martha is a Funding Board member of our new LA Water Justice Grants Program and is the Executive Director of the Urban Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. Robert is the Founding Director of California Watershed grantee The City Project.

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