The Equation Campaign raises money and makes grants to support strategies and initiatives that disrupt the influence of the oil and gas industry and build the power of movements and people on the frontlines. We prioritize historically underfunded organizations – especially those led by Black, Indigenous and POC leaders – using the very levers that have given the industry its unprecedented power: finance, media, law, and politics. Through our grantmaking, we aim to undermine the power of the oil and gas industry and replace it with the power of people demanding and modeling a more just and sustainable way of living with nature and each other.

Financial Power

Shifting Risks, Benefits, and the Bottom Line


Gidimt’en is one of five clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, based in British Columbia, Canada. The clan is fighting the expansion of the Coastal GasLink, a fracked gas pipeline now endangering the pristine territory and waters of the Wet’suwet’en Peoples, without the consent of the Hereditary Chiefs. This pipeline is being financed by the Royal Bank of Canada and Gidimt’en is leading a climate finance campaign to challenge RBC and working to strip the Coastal GasLink of its social license to operate.

Laudato Si' Movement

Laudato Si’ Movement is a global movement with hundreds of thousands of christians and collectives of organizations, religious congregations, parish and diocese groups, universities and NGOs engaged in activism to inspire and mobilize the Catholic community to care for our common home and achieve climate and ecological justice. They aim to reframe the narrative on climate change from a left-right, political issue to a moral, ethical and religious imperative. They plan to immediately start raising the call for an end to fossil fuel expansion in the US, focusing on organizing in Texas and New Mexico.


Hip Hop Caucus

A leader in the climate and racial justice fights, Hip Hop Caucus seeks to use advocacy and public and stakeholder pressure to drive divest-invest strategies wherein climate finance and racial equity finance are one goal.


Action Center on Race and the Economy

ACRE is a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and corporate accountability, supporting grassroots environmental justice groups with the analysis, research, and national structure they need to fuel their fight. 


Stop the Money Pipeline

A coalition of over 130 organizations, STMP is holding the financial backers of climate chaos accountable. Through direct action, consciousness raising, and advocacy, they’re targeting the likes of Chase and Liberty Mutual to stop dangerous fossil fuel projects we can’t afford.

Mazaska Talks

Mazaska Talks (“Money Talks” in Lakota) is an all-indigenous organization focused on fossil fuel divestment in the Pacific Northwest and reinvestment in the local community. Their leadership and activism have contributed to major wins like the King County Moratorium on fossil fuel expansion, a corporate tax to fund Green New Deal policies in Seattle, and the protection of Licton Springs, the last intact sacred site in the region.

Giniw Collective

The Giniw Collective is an indigenous, women-led frontline resistance group founded by Tara Houska. They’re working to fight Line 3 in the Tar Sands while preserving their traditional culture and training the next generation to protect their land and practices.

Media Power

Rewriting the Narrative


Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) is an interstate coalition representing individuals and groups from counties in Virginia and West Virginia dedicated to protecting the water, local ecology, heritage, land rights, human rights of individuals, communities and regions from harms caused by the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. They’re working to stop the disastrous Mountain Valley Pipeline and working with affected communities along the route to make their voices heard.

Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority

CORA comprises the five tribes with legal rights under the 1836 treaty including the Bay Mills Indian Community, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The are a nonprofit organization with representation from the five tribes, with a governing board that oversees the monitoring, maintaining and enforcement of their treaty rights in the great lakes, including where Line 5 passes.


Floodlight is a nonprofit environmental news collaborative that partners with local journalists and the Guardian to co-publish investigations about the corporate and ideological interests holding back climate action., is an independent nonprofit with the mission to advance and inform public discourse and citizen participation around the most pressing issues of our time through the support of independent journalism and journalistic projects at the Guardian.


Native Roots Radio

Native Roots Radio is one part of a larger network of Indigenous communicators, artists and organizers that fights for a new form of democracy that upholds Treaty responsibilities and acts in deep partnership with people on the margins of our society.



Drilled, a podcast from Critical Frequency, investigates fossil fuel propaganda and traces its impact down to the frontlines. The next season will focus on the history of the shale bubble and its impact on the country, tracing the growth of the industry through shady financing and lobbying efforts, the popping of the bubble, and its painful aftermaths.



The Greenpeace Book Club is a communications strategy to engage and mobilize new climate activists, particularly women, through Jane Fonda’s book “What Can I Do: My Path from Climate Despair to Action”.

Fossil Free Media

Fossil Free Media is a nonprofit media lab that supports the movement to end fossil fuels
and solve the climate emergency. They do this by providing direct communications support for
organizations and coalitions, developing movement resources, and running
hard-hitting campaigns that expose industry propaganda and shift public opinion.

Inequality Media

Inequality Media is focused on shifting public opinion around wealth inequality. This grant supported an explainer video on the need to keep oil and gas in the ground.

Political Power

Building the Movement

Greenpeace Fund

Greenpeace Fund Inc. continues the vital work of Greenpeace by increasing public awareness through research and education. We are the leading independent environmental organization in the world, and accept no money from governments or corporations.

Following the Quaker tradition which inspired our founding, Greenpeace “bears witness” to environmental destruction, moving from a belief that, as citizens in an interconnected global community, we have a moral obligation to take action against the injustices visited on the Earth in a peaceful, non-violent manner. We challenge the systems of influence and privilege that destroy the environment and place disproportionate burdens on the economically disadvantaged and the vulnerable.

Greenpeace does this by investigating, documenting and exposing abuses of power and by championing solutions.

Artivism Virginia

Artivism Virginia is creating a supported connection between Virginia artists & activists working for environmental justice with strategy, messaging, event & campaign production, music, spoken word, visual design, sound, videography & photography.

Wild Virginia

Wild Virginia is a grassroots non-profit organization that protects Virginia’s wild lands and waters through advocacy, education, and influence. For more than twenty years, Wild Virginia has strongly advocated environmental protections and empowered citizens to become active in the decision-making processes that affect our wild lands’ future. The organization’s three central programs are: 1) water and energy, 2) outings and education, and 3) habitat connectivity. For seven years, Wild Virginia has opposed dangerous natural gas pipelines that would carry fracked gas from West Virginia into Virginia, threatening sensitive and valuable natural areas and communities. Wild Virginia helped lead effective opposition against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) still faces multiple legal and regulatory hurdles that could prevent its completion. MVP has already harmed waters and people in a path across southwest Virginia, and Wild Virginia intends to prevent further damage.

Tiny House Warriors

The Tiny House Warriors is a group of women, families, and Indigenous land defenders
from the Secwepemc Nation and beyond whose mission is to defend and reclaim our lands in
the face of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project (TMX) through interior British
Columbia. Tiny House Warriors is a mission to stop the Alberta Tar Sands infrastructure including the 1152km Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, pumping stations, terminal stations, tankers and refineries that threaten the existence of Indigenous Peoples, culture and territorial land base.

Future Economy Collective

Future Economy Collective is a community-led, volunteer-run 501c3 on Tutela land in so-called Southwest Virginia. We strive to build community strength and support grassroots organizing to model the world we want to live in, by offering alternative forms of collaboration; collective growth, education, and liberation; skill-sharing; and mutual aid. We are currently working to provide support for frontline community organizers as well as mutual aid projects throughout the New River Valley Region.

Niibi Center

The Niibi Center is a catalyst for research, advocacy, and activism, grounded in Indigenous culture and knowledge to protect and advance Anishinaabe prophecy, sovereignty, and cultural survival. The Niibi Center provides programs, education and events aimed at language preservation, protecting the rights of niibi (water) and manoomin (wild rice), healing of historical trauma and building traditional women’s leadership.

The Organizers Institute South and West IAF

The Organizers Institute South and West IAF provides training and support in the areas of leadership and institutional development to over 30 local broad-based organizations of the Industrial Areas Foundation network in 10 South and Western US states. In terms of climate justice, the Texas IAF network organized a successful, non-partisan strategy to end the Texas Chapter 313 program, which allowed petrochemical and other industrial giants to take $45 billion in school district revenue through corporate tax cuts. Not only was a dysfunctional tax policy allowed to sunset, multiple attempts to reinstate these kinds of tax cuts were thwarted. With the original tax policy set to expire in December of 2022, the Texas IAF network can now build relationships with potential allies in environmental and labor movements to shape economic development policy in a way that bolsters the state budget, rather than draining it, and maintains good jobs and a level playing field in energy and manufacturing.

Port Arthur Community Action Network

The Port Arthur Community Action Network, or “PACAN”, is an environmental justice advocacy and community development organization serving the City of Port Arthur, TX, a town described as a “sacrifice zone” for the oil and gas industry. PACAN fights back against the constant pollution and corruption that has caused residents to suffer from COPD, cancer, asthma, and decades of economic extraction by building the power of the local community through mutual aid, applying for government grants to add solar panels to homes, executing hurricane relief and coordinating legal aid. PACAN successfully stopped Zeo Gas’s proposed $1.2 billion dollar methanol plant by organizing residents to lobby city council to deny the permit and request for tax abatements.

Chispa & Chispa Texas

Chispa builds the power of latino/tejano communities of color to achieve climate justice, community health, and hold both lawmakers and polluters accountable to our communities through grassroots organizing. They are now squarely aiming at flipping the Corpus City council, which has major decision-making responsibilities over the port of Corpus Christi where an untold amount of oil and gas infrastructure projects are either operating, under construction, or proposed. Their parallel focus is to protect residents living in the shadow of the port from the land grabs industry is attempting to make in the neighborhood to expand their operations inland.

Highlander Research and Education Center, Inc.

Highlander is a training organization that focuses on social and economic justice, environmentalism, and grassroots movements, especially in Appalachia and the American South. Highlander is expanding its finance team’s capacity in order to offer fiscal sponsorship to vital grassroots organizing in the South.

Line 3 Storytelling Anthology

The Line 3 Storytelling Anthology is a collection of stories from the movement to Stop Line 3 that will be published and given to water protectors. Over the past decade, hundreds of people in Minnesota and around turtle island dedicated themselves to this fight for the climate, for water, and for Anishinaabe sovereignty. At this crucial moment of loss and transition after the completion of the pipeline, our anthology team is taking a pause to collect the stories of water protectors. Through this collection of writing, drawing, photography, and more, we hope to honor and commemorate the diverse experiences of those who resisted and struggled for a better world through the movement to stop Line 3.

The Vessel Project

The mission of the Vessel Project of Louisiana is to help our most vulnerable black, indigenous, people of color, low income communities in the most efficient way possible while allowing them to keep their dignity and advocate for themselves through empowerment and by providing them with their most emergency needs as barrier free as possible. The Vessel Project of Louisiana envisions empowered, resilient individuals and communities that will restore hope following crisis and revolt against disaster capitalism and climate chaos, in favor of a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Ronald K Turney Jr. of the Makwa Initiative

Ronald K Turney Jr captures and compiles drone footage to monitor the Line 3 oil pipeline, with particular emphasis on water crossings. Ron is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation and has been an integral part of the fight to protect homelands, ecosystems and waterways, including the iconic Mississippi River, from the environmental destruction brought by this irresponsible and ill advised oil pipeline. The Makwa Initiative stands to protect the sacred land and rice lakes of the Anishinaabe people against Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Project.

Movement Rights

Movement Rights’ mission is to work with Indigenous tribes and communities to align human laws and culture with the laws of the natural world in the time of climate chaos. We work to elevate the voice of Indigenous people at the UN, community meetings, regulatory hearings, and more. Movement Rights’ work offers a deep structural analysis of the role of corporations in creating and sustaining the conditions for climate chaos by using our political, economic and legal systems to create wealth for the few.

Gathering of Eagles Encampment

The Gathering of Eagles is a convergence of canoe families from across the Salish Seas of the Pacific Ocean, who are gathering for a two-day ceremony in May followed by a celebration of Lummi elder and veteran land defender Jewel James. This convergence is led and designed by Indigenous Earth, Sky & Water Protectors in the Pacific Northwest, to build solidarity across multiple campaigns tackling the threats of pipelines, tankers and other Oil, Gas and extractive industries across the lands and waters of the Salish Seas.

Indigenous Climate Action

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is an Indigenous-led organization based in Canada guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country. We believe that Indigenous Peoples’ rights and knowledge systems are critical to developing solutions to the climate crisis and achieving climate justice.

The Descendants Project

The Descendants Project is an emerging organization committed to the intergenerational healing and flourishing of the Black descendant community in the Louisiana river parishes. The lands of the river parishes hold the intersecting histories of enslavement, settler colonialism, and environmental degradation.Through programming, education, advocacy, and outreach, The Descendants Project is committed to reversing the vagrancies of slavery through healing and restorative work. They aim to eliminate the narrative violence of plantation tourism and champion the voice of the Black descendant community while demanding action that supports the total well-being of Black descendants.

Foundation for Louisiana

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a Black-led, social justice philanthropic organization that provides “critical justice infrastructure” in Louisiana, responding to crises fueled by the intersecting threats posed by oil and gas projects, climate change, and racial injustice. FFL was formed In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to channel national and international relief money to the local communities that were hardest hit. FFL has built out continuing services and programs running high impact programming in the spaces of decarceration, reproductive rights, and climate justice. They have also begun to build an arm dedicated to fiscal sponsorship for small grassroots groups across the state, many of which are fighting oil and gas expansion along the gulf.

Generation Green

Generation Green is a Black youth and women-led organization focused on building an ecosystem that fortifies the leadership of young people in the environmental liberation movement throughout the African Diaspora. They connect a number of environmental and social justice movements for the purpose of creating a regenerative and decolonized future in which Black people are liberated through collective power-building.

Women's Earth Alliance

Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) is a women-led organization on a mission to protect our environment, reverse climate change, and ensure a just, thriving world by empowering women’s leadership in the climate justice movement. WEA’s signature Accelerator provides leadership, strategy, and technical training for women leaders to scale their climate and environmental initiatives while connecting them to a global alliance of peers, mentors, and funders.


GreenFaith is an interfaith coalition working to build a worldwide, multi-faith climate and environmental movement. They are focused on building a strong base of religious progressives and moderates by activating their moral conscience and encouraging them to take action on climate issues on which they might not otherwise engage. They leverage an interfaith and strongly spiritual approach to emphasize the moral imperative to stop fossil fuel extraction and demand that governments and religious institutions do what’s necessary to make the change. With 30,000 congregations as part of their network and 20% of them –and growing –engaged in frontline fossil fuel fights, they fill an important gap and have seized an opportunity to broaden and enrich the movement.


The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a small organization dedicated to frontline women’s leadership in the movement for climate justice. It was created to accelerate a global women’s movement for the protection and defense of the Earth’s diverse ecosystems and communities. They focus on short-term and long-term systemic change and solutions to address the climate crisis and the root causes of environmental degradation and socio-economic inequalities.

Alliance for Affordable Energy

Founded in 1985, the Alliance for Affordable Energy promotes equitable, affordable, environmentally responsible energy. From the start, they have advanced a philosophy that there is no conflict between lower energy costs and lower pollution, between good jobs and regulation, or between serving the public interest and making a reasonable profit. Because they are both a consumer advocate and public health advocacy organization, their policy work meets at the crossroads of social justice, sustainable economic development, and environmental protection.

Louisiana Bucket Brigade

The mission of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade is to collaborate with impacted communities and hasten the transition from fossil fuels. LABB works with communities that live near polluting facilities and are in what they call the “bullseye” of the oil and gas and petrochemical industry. Their collaboration with impacted communities in Louisiana has defined their work since their inception in 2000.

Healthy Gulf

Healthy Gulf’s purpose is to collaborate with and serve communities who love the Gulf of Mexico by providing the research, communications, and coalition-building tools needed to reverse the long pattern of over exploitation of the Gulf’s natural resources. Healthy Gulf organizes community-based resistance to petrochemical buildout in the Gulf, particularly in Louisiana and Texas.

Memphis Community Against the Pipeline

Memphis Community Against the Pipeline is a Black-led grassroots movement rooted in South Memphis, Tennessee that successfully fought and beat Valero Energy Corporation and Plains All American’s Byhalia Connection Pipeline, a proposed crude oil pipeline that would have cut through Southwest Memphis communities already burdened by decades of environmental injustice. They are now turning their focus on ending the legal loopholes that would allow Valero’s operations or a pipeline to come back into the area.

US Climate Action Network

US Climate Action (USCAN) is a coalition of over 200 environmental, labor, policy, and justice focused organizations committed to fighting climate change in a just and equitable way. USCAN launched Arm in Arm with the goal to build toward a massive decentralized escalated action through 2023 by cultivating organizing hubs across the country.


Bay Mills Indian Community

Bay Mills people are Ojibwa or Chippewa who have lived for hundreds of years around the Whitefish Bay, the falls of the St. Mary River and the bluffs overlooking Tahquamenon Bay, all on Lake Superior, most of which still encompass their present day homeland. They have been actively advocating against Enbridge and Line 5 since the notorious Line 6B spill into the Kalamazoo River in 2010, resulting in one of the largest inland oil spills in US history. The Bay Mills Indian Community is located twenty five miles west of Sault Ste. Marie in Brimley, Michigan, within the boundaries of Chippewa County.

Indigenous Environmental Network

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) is an alliance of Indigenous peoples whose mission it is to protect the sacredness of Mother earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining, and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws. IEN has been a leading organization and alliance first against DAPL and then more broadly as they have been recognized for their expertise and unique voice in the fight against the expansion of fossil fuels.

West Virginia Rivers

West Virginia Rivers is a statewide voice for clean, drinkable, swimmable, fishable rivers and streams. WIth this focus, they have been a leading voice to stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which not only threatens crucial headwaters and streams, but has already polluted them during its construction and development.

Oil and Water Don't Mix

Oil & Water Don’t Mix is a coalition of organizations and citizens across Michigan are working to keep oil out of the Great Lakes and spur a transition to a clean energy economy. Focusing on concerns about water quality, Indigenous rights, climate change, pollution, sustainable economies, protecting sporting, commerce, tourism, and jobs, Oil & Water Don’t Mix have been fighting back against the Line 5 pipeline in Michigan.


7 Directions of Service

Seven Directions of Service is an indigenous-led organization leading the fight to protect land, water, and community against the MVP Southgate Extension in North Carolina. Through community education, outreach, and organizing, they have successfully raised awareness and resistance to this dangerous project.

Society of Native Nations

The Society of Native Nations is an organization founded by Native people in Texas with members in many states that are dedicated to advocating for indigenous people and the earth by helping to protect and preserve native culture, spirituality, teachings, medicine, and way of life, including passionate protection of land and people. Equation Campaign’s grant supports their (zero waste) emergency response to tribal communities in the wake of covid and the winter freeze, and investment in their “Pipelines to Plastics” campaign which organizes resistance to fossil fuel projects.

Labor Network for Sustainability

The Labor Network for Sustainability is playing a critical role in building the strong, broad movement that is needed to advance strategies for a transition from a world with an economy, society, and climate in crisis to one that has a sustainable future. LNS is dedicated to helping labor realize its self-interest in becoming a central player in the movement to address climate change, economic instability and political deadlock, and to build a sustainable future for the planet and its people.


Resilience Force

Resilience Force invests in the dignity and power of the frontline workers who help communities adapt and thrive to climate disasters to build back better by building back fossil free. The national initiative organizes workers from poor and marginalized communities in oil and gas producing regions to demand fair wages and working conditions for this growing sector of the economy.


Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light

MNIPL is an interfaith organization pursuing healing justice work in northern Minnesota in the 13 county area where the Line 3 pipeline was built in 2021 and works to promote public policy in Minnesota that will protect the public interest from future fossil fuel projects. MNIPL previously built the interfaith climate movement in Minnesota by empowering faith communities across the state to take action that was authentic, effective, and energizing in their context, and played a supportive coordinating role in the frontline fight against Line 3.



Unkítawa is an indigenous-led group of dedicated, results-oriented people who have come together to support the efforts that protect and heal the Earth for the benefit of all and provide core organizing and spiritual support to indigenous activists.


Honor The Earth

Currently fighting the Line 3 pipeline, Honor the Earth uses indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues, then leverage this awareness and support to develop financial and political capital for Indigenous struggles for land and life.

NDN Collective

NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, NDN Collective is creating sustainable solutions and strategies for Indigenous self-determination and movement-building.


MOVE Texas

MOVE Texas is on a mission to build power in underrepresented youth communities across Texas by building engagement and involvement on matters that they most care about. 

Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe are leading the fight against three liquid natural gas terminals on their sacred land. In partnership with locals and organizers, they’ve successfully held off construction for five years.

Polluters Out

Polluters Out is a youth-led coalition of the entirety of the climate movement across the globe. Their focus is ending the fossil fuel industry’s control over “every aspect of our society from indigenous lands, governments, banks, universities, and climate negotiations.”

Our Kids Climate

Our Kids Climate is a network of 58 parent groups from 23 countries who are uniting for climate action to protect the kids we love from the climate crisis. This grant supports a new Climate Parent Fellowship created in conjunction with Parents For Future Global, the global movement behind the Fridays for Future youth movement. 

Promise to Protect Coalition

A multi-racial coalition of indigenous and rural organizations, Promise to Protect has been instrumental in fighting back Keystone XL. Our grants went to member organizations Brave Heart Society, Indigenous Environmental Network, NDN Collective, Native Organizers Alliance, Dakota Rural Action,, Wiconi un Tipi Resistance Camp, and Bold Nebraska

Pipeline Fighters Hub

The Pipeline Fighters Hub is a project of the Bold Education Fund designed to help connect and resource local communities fighting fossil fuel pipelines. In the last 10 years, the movement collectively has developed a wide-ranging expertise in how to fight pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure.The Pipeline Fighters Hub provides technical, legal, storytelling and organizing assistance to any community fighting pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, with the goal of protecting the land and water while staying rooted in local and traditional cultures.

Fossil Free University

FFU is a training course for young climate justice activists around the world who want to channel the power of the youth movement to address the source of the climate crisis.