Stories from the Grassroots: The Greengrants Blog

Meet an Advisor: 4 Questions with Lalaina Rakotoson

Mar 15, 2017 | No Comments

An advisor on Global Greengrants’ East Africa Advisory Board, Lalaina Rakotoson is also the founder and Executive Director of the Development and Environmental Law Center in Madagascar. She is an environmental justice lawyer and Fulbright scholar with a broad range… Read more

Supporting Local Women as Agents of Change

Mar 14, 2017 | No Comments

At Global Greengrants Fund we partner with select responsible businesses to create lasting sustainability in communities around the world. We are excited about our most recent corporate partnership with the Avery Dennison Foundation as we work together to support local… Read more

Why Fund Youth Action on Climate in the Pacific Islands

Mar 10, 2017 | No Comments

The Pacific region is home to hundreds of small islands, over 500 languages, and incredible ecological and cultural diversity. Indigenous communities and fragile ecosystems in the region are enormously threatened by the impacts of climate change, industrial logging, palm oil… Read more

4 Female Environmental Defenders Who Inspire Us

Mar 7, 2017 | One Comment

On International Women’s Day we celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Here at Global Greengrants Fund, over half of our grantmaking dollars help… Read more

Berta, Presente! How We Support Environmental Activists On the Frontlines

Feb 28, 2017 | No Comments

Update: Investors who had been supporting the Agua Zarca dam project withdrew funding in June 2017 after international outrage and pressure to pull out of the project as a result of Berta’s murder. Find out more here.  A year ago,… Read more

Activism Around the World: Highlights from February 2017

Feb 23, 2017 | No Comments

Each year Global Greengrants Fund makes over 800 grants to environmental activists around the world, helping to support grassroots initiatives to protect the planet and the rights of the people who call these natural places home. We wish we could… Read more

Global Greengrants Fund Called World’s Fourth Top Human Rights Funder in New Report

Feb 21, 2017 | No Comments

What comes to mind when you think of human rights? The right to life? Freedom? Fairness? By definition human rights belong to every person and include basic rights to air, water, and life, regardless of which country a person calls… Read more

Grassy Narrows Celebrates Canadian Government’s Commitment to Mercury Cleanup

Feb 14, 2017 | No Comments

On February 13, 2017, the government in Ontario, Canada announced that it is completely committed to identifying mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows and cleaning up the toxins, a big step for the local Canadian First Nations people who have been… Read more

From Durban to Denver: Acting Together for Environmental Justice

Feb 2, 2017 | No Comments

By Courtney Banayad, Deputy Director of Partnerships In September 2016, I traveled to Durban, South Africa to join grantmaking advisors working with Global Greengrants Fund around the world for several days of conversations about climate change, fossil fuels, the safety… Read more

Power to the People: How Grants Support the Struggle of Indigenous Land Rights Defenders

Jan 26, 2017 | No Comments

By Tiffany Fourment, Volunteer, Global Greengrants Fund/UK & Europe In a time when profit often prevails over people, indigenous communities all over the world are engaged in struggles to protect and defend their cultures, livelihoods and land. It is estimated… Read more