If you’re a grantmaker looking for information that demonstrates the cause-and-effect connection between money in our political system and environmental degradation, then this toolkit is for you. If you’re wondering how other foundations made the case to their boards for investing in money-in-politics work and want to know what they accomplished when their board said “Yes” then keep reading!
Released by the FCCP Money in Politics Working Group in partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) and Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), Environmental Success Through Democracy Reform: A Grantmakers’ Win-Win Toolkit furthers the growing philanthropic conversation about the need for deeper investments in repairing our democracy so that we may ultimately repair our environment, too.
In it you will find research, strategies, tools and resources geared to help you explore expanding your foundation’s grantmaking portfolio to include democracy reform work.The toolkit includes internal strategic board memos, RFPs, foundation and field project examples, and a list of funder peers who are available to help show you the way. If you’ve ever been frustrated with decision makers that serve their big donors instead of the interests of ordinary people who want a healthy environment, then let the Grantmakers Win-Win Toolkit help you achieve a win for our planet through a win for our democracy.
Due to the confidential nature of this report, please contact Keely Monroe, Democracy Program Manager, to request the full version that includes the funder resources listed above.