Seizing the Historic Opportunity of Justice40

Environmental harm has disproportionately hurt communities of color in the U.S. The U.S. Justice40 initiative was created to address this inequity by directing 40 percent of certain federal investments to disadvantaged communities. The Bezos Earth Fund is partnering with grantees to help underserved communities in the U.S. attract these resources to build health, wealth, and resilience while advancing climate solutions.

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Justice40 is an historic commitment to deliver 40% of the benefits of U.S. federal investments in climate, clean energy, energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable housing, and other areas to underserved communities. It has the potential to improve the lives of millions of Americans and show that climate action can lead to good jobs, healthier people, and stronger communities. 

It will take work and creativity at the federal, state, and local level to make the most of this far-reaching initiative, and leadership from underserved communities is key.

The Bezos Earth Fund has committed nearly $200 million so far to help Justice40 succeed. Our grants to organizations help communities access Justice40 funds and translate the Administration’s commitment into positive change at the local level. Grant partners include:

  • The Solutions Project
  • The Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Emerald Cities Collaborative,
  • NDN Collective
  • WE ACT For Environmental Justice, and 
  • The Hive Fund

For a full list of the organizations, see below. We are inspired by the leadership of our grantee partners as they work to advance environmental justice, create new economic opportunities, and deliver Justice40 benefits to underserved communities across the country.

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