Update: WE LEAD is in the midst of developing a revised programmatic strategy and operational framework and anticipate launching our next RFP in early 2024. 

If you would like to be added to our distribution list when the RFP is announced, please send an email with your contact information to [email protected].

Climate justice demands democratic, community-based solutions, and equitable spaces where impacted communities are at the center of decision-making. By elevating BIWOC leaders, and redistributing resources and power, we can address the root causes of climate change while supporting solutions with the greatest chance of seeing us through to a new era of social justice and climate security.

In April 2020, Tides launched a bold initiative for strategic environmental grantmaking and investment—the Women’s Environmental Leadership Fund / WE LEAD — which was established to elevate, center, and resource women’s grassroots leadership on the frontlines of climate disruption in the United States.

WE LEAD promotes a shift in power and resources to those making a tangible impact on the ground, namely Black women, women of color, and Indigenous women, and other underrepresented genders taking on big polluters with local, community-based action.

Tides has over 70 climate-related projects and partners. Meet climate & environmental justice leaders on the front lines.

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