Meet the Independent Advisory Committee
The Frontline Justice Fund is a Tides collective action fund led by an independent advisory committee (IAC) with members deeply rooted in both the environmental justice movement and community-based work.
Their voices are essential to a participatory grantmaking process that prioritizes accessibility, transparency, and responsiveness.
Environmental Justice Movement Fellowship at the Tishman Environment and Design Center
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Chisholm Legacy Project: A Resource Hub for Black Frontline Climate Justice Leadership
Ironbound Community Corporation
Pacific Foundation Services
Memphis Against the Pipeline united in 2020 to reject a planned crude oil pipeline that would have run beneath South Memphis’s Black neighborhoods. After successfully defeating the pipeline, that effort became the broader Memphis Community Against Pollution (MCAP). Today, MCAP employs attorneys and collaborates with other environmental lawyers to push back not only against nearby polluters — including a sterilizer facility releasing ethylene oxide into the air — but also against the harmful belief that communities historically denied power are acceptable locations for pollution-heavy industries.