PCIC believes that in order for a just transition from extractive and harmful economic, political and social practices to life affirming, ecological ways of being and practices require deep and lasting investments from all sectors of the economy, especially philanthropy. We support individuals, funders, businesses and grassroots governance grant makers to shift traditional funding practices in order to ensure lasting and community-led climate solutions are resourced with dignity and agency.
As funding for climate and clean energy through the Infrastructure Bill, Build Back Better, and Justice40 Initiative are expected to flow at unprecedented levels, representing a pivotal opportunity for reparation and restoration of communities, the Justice40 Accelerator is supporting frontline community-based organizations in building their knowledge and capacity to apply for and manage government funding. PCIC led the application and review process for the first two cohorts of Justice40 Accelerator. PCIC also led on program design, technical assistance delivery, and evaluation and learning in close coordination with the core team of organizations (Elevate, The Solutions Project, Groundswell and Partnership for Southern Equity). PCIC staff provided federal funding readiness assessment and training to inaugural cohort members. Learn more
F4FP is part of a movement response to the hundreds of millions of dollars awarded from the Bezos Earth Fund to big greens. This response called on big greens and other Bezos grantees to move a percentage of their award to the grassroots, via the emergent grassroots-governed Fund for Frontline Power, as a measure not only to help shrink the inequitable resource gap between greens and grassroots, but also to shift power and decision-making. The purpose of the Fund for Frontline Power is for grassroots decision-makers to fund grassroots-led climate solutions.
PCIC is the lead consultant to the grassroots governance body, responsible for facilitating relationship, vision, and power building among the governance body, establish guiding values & working agreements, and support governance body in exercising their power to collectively govern capital.
"Climate Innovations is a best in class team. Not only do they provide deep issue area expertise and high quality deliverables, but they also execute with the cultural competency and compassion necessary for transformative, justice-centered work." - Sekita Grant, Vice President The Solutions Project
As part of her fellowship, Pandora Thomas launched a beautiful 14- acre orchard, the first Black-owned and operated farm in Sonoma County.