We know the environment measurably impacts the health and well-being of our human and natural systems. As such we strive to enable healthy and resilient communities by enriching and supporting the environment. All of JPB’s Environment grant making is focused in low-income communities and underserved communities of color.
We focus on four areas:
Energy – Supporting a transition to a clean and just energy future by increasing the supply of clean power and its efficient and affordable use because access to affordable clean electricity is beneficial to the environment and helps people live better lives.
Environmental Health – Ensuring natural systems and the built environment are free of toxic chemicals by detoxifying the indoor and outdoor environments because safe and clean communities are basic building blocks to healthy living.
Green Infrastructure – Delivering the stacked benefits of natural spaces by delivering, improving, and maintaining parks, natural areas, and the routes to get there because flourishing natural systems protect against climate change and improve overall community health.
Field Strengthening – To advance powerful communities that are environmentally just, by building the power of the environmental justice community, because people closest to systemic injustice have a right and are best equipped to craft the solutions to solve it.