Bay Area Climate Resilient Coastal Communities
Congratulations to the recipients of the Bay Area Resilience Small Grants Program!
The following 9 community-based organizations and leaders receive $5,000 and participate in a fundraising workshop to uplift their efforts to build community resilience to coastal climate risks and sea level rise in Contra Costa County, Solano County, Alameda County, and County of Marin.
The Canal Arts → Advancing multi-benefit improvements to the shoreline and marsh of San Rafael’s Canal area
All Positives Possible → Serving disadvantaged communities facing high climate risks, exploring and advancing solutions to improve water quality, prevent flooding, ensure access, and develop effective messaging
Fresh Air Vallejo → Focusing on deep engagement with climate-burdened communities in the City of Vallejo, California
Galilee Harbor Community Association → A self-governing boat house co-op of low-income families concentrating on nature-based methods to prevent erosion and build resilience
Healing Impacted Communities → Serving Bayo Vista community and advancing initiatives to protect communities against sea level rise
Atchison Village Mutual Homes Green Committee → A housing co-op finding data-driven solutions to short-term flooding and long-term sea level and groundwater rise to protect their historic village
The Educator Collective for Environmental Justice → A Latinx-run CBO committed to environmental justice through education and research; currently working on air pollution solutions with youth in coastal communities
Friends of Five Creeks → A volunteer-driven CBO advancing work on coastal watersheds and ecosystems through outreach, citizen science and education, and supporting restoration projects for resilience
Tamila “Shy” Walker – Sacred Spaces Marsh Trail Project → Oakland community leader focused on building awareness and reconnecting disadvantaged communities to wildlife and shorelines for resilience and increased well-being. Their project aims to restore marsh to protect the shoreline while increasing public access.
Thank you so much to all who applied, our partners at Rise South City, and Wells Fargo and the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund for making this program possible.