Request for Proposals Equity and the Natural World

Ensuring our planet is healthy is one of the most critical challenges we face today. If left unchecked, our growing footprint on the Earth will leave it uninhabitable for human life. This is why environmental reporting has become more important than ever before.

But some communities are clearly underrepresented in this reporting—and in the environmental movement at large—because of systemic injustice and inequality. We are determined to build on critical work those in the environmental movement and others have done to bend the movement in the direction of justice, toward all voices having equal weight and toward a new, human-oriented focus that is crucial to the long-term health of people and the planet.

We need your help. We want to bring hidden stories to the surface and to understand in rich detail those who have been given far too little consideration in the environmental movement. We want to tell stories that illuminate the policies and actions that have brought our global community to an unprecedented moment on the precipice of planetary climate disaster—and how frontline communities will feel the consequences much more than wealthy ones. 

We recognize that it’s important for the world to learn from and listen to the collective wisdom of frontline communities around the world. Join us in our effort to tell stories of environmental challenges and equitable solutions with all communities in mind, ensuring this Earth is hospitable to everyone. 

Please note: We have postponed the original deadline for this opportunity in response to global disruptions from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). October 21, 2020, is the next deadline to submit a proposal for this funding opportunity.