The Clinch Coalition awarded $45,000 in grant funds
The Clinch Coalition has received a two-year grant totaling $45,000 from the Building Equity
and Alignment for Environmental Justice (BEA) Fund.
“Frontline communities experience some of the first and most serious impacts of
environmental injustice. Despite their rich analysis, lived experience of these injustices, and their leadership in creating solutions to address root causes, they continue to be under-funded and under-resourced,” states the BEA Fund.
The BEA Fund recognizes that for the environmental movement to be successful, grassroots
groups must be supported and resourced to support community-based solutions to the ecological crisis.
Upon receiving notification of the grant award, The Clinch Coalition President, Sharon Fisher,
responded, “The Clinch Coalition is grateful to receive this recognition and support as a long-standing, local environmental organization with the mission to protect and preserve the forest, wildlife, and watersheds of our National Forest and surrounding communities for present and future generations.”