Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA) is rooted in the Jemez Principles and the simple formula that impact is driven by grassroots’ capacity to expand and contribute to their base- building power in a meaningful way (equity) and that various parts of the movement must be working with a common strategy and purpose (alignment).

Since launching in July of 2013 BEA has been working to increase the overall impact of the environmental and progressive movement by growing and developing our multi-sector grassroots, green group and funder representatives to achieve the initiative’s goals:


To break down historic barriers between big green, grassroots and funding sectors, building authentic partnerships toward greater alignment and solidarity


To support the philanthropic field to elevate a base-building, bottom-up, collaborative approach


To expand the pool of resources available to the environment and overlapping progressive issues


To shift that growing pool of available resources to more equitably service the grassroots organizing sector

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