Pathways to Power Shift

Movement-led Funding in the Age of Billionaires

Watch the webinar video below to learn about interconnected organizing strategies and how you can join in the movement for climate justice!
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October 1, 2021: The Regenerative Economies Organizing Collaborative (REO), in partnership with EDGE Funders Alliance, Health and Environmental Funders Network, Neighborhood Funders Group, Climate and Energy Funders Group, and Justice Funders, hosted a webinar for funders interested in the full, connected story of the various moving pieces catalyzed by the Bezos Earth Fund, including the Fund for Frontline Power and related organizing among grassroots intermediaries. This conversation shares background on REO, movement partners' leadership and subsequent organizing, and tools funders can use to deepen their political education; move more dollars to equity-based groups, communities, and projects; and expand their role beyond grantmaking and into the realm of activism.

This conversation provides a critical opportunity for funders to get a cohesive picture of how all this work fits together and the roles that they can play.

Distinctions and overlaps of Earth Fund-catalyzed organizing are shared, as well as concrete proposals for how funders can:

  • Follow allied movements' leads
  • Use their dollars not only as grants but also as solidarity statements with BIPOC-led groups and communities
  • Step into the current moment and push back against business-as-usual philanthropy to shift power dynamics once and for all
  • Learn how and where they can continue their understanding of these issues