Climate Action Fund

Supporting Communities to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

The Climate Action Fund (CAF) supports frontline communities directly challenging the fossil fuel industry. CAF provides small grants (generally $2,500 or less) to local groups tackling the root causes of climate change – the extraction and combustion of dirty fossil fuels such as coal and oil.

The Climate Action Fund is also an operational system to reduce RAN’s carbon footprint — and we are offering this system to any Individuals and organizations looking for a grassroots alternative to carbon offset programs.

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Climate Action Fund

Grant Year: 2014

$2,000 to support Appalachia leaders hosting an interagency meeting with Obama Administration officials and a corresponding day of action in Washington DC to push for a timeline over the next two years to meet previous commitments related to reducing environmental and health impacts caused by mining practices and also timed to coincide with four critical water-related rule-makings that, if robust, would effectively ban mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.

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Grant Year: 2014

$2,000 to support Appalachia leaders hosting an interagency meeting with Obama Administration officials and a corresponding day of action in Washington DC to …

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climate caravan 1
Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Climate Caravan team  organizing climate dialogues, public events and workshops, and supporting direct actions coordinated by frontline communities and grassroots organizations that are fighting for climate justice as they travel through Mexico, Central and South America, with a final destination of the COP20 UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

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Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Climate Caravan team  organizing climate dialogues, public events and workshops, and supporting direct actions coordinated by frontline communities and …

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Gutting the Heartland’s efforts to connect movements against fossil fuel devastation through photos, video and personal narrative, with a particular focus on organizing Illinois Coal Basin residents to stop the expansion of the Eagle Creek #1 mine to 4 times its current operations.

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Gutting the Heartland’s efforts to connect movements against fossil fuel devastation through photos, video and personal narrative, with a particular …

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New Appalachian Organizers Training (1)
Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support a three day training for 30 new organizers across Central Appalachia to strengthen grassroots efforts to stop mountaintop removal coal mining and build leadership in new communities.

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support a three day training for 30 new organizers across Central Appalachia to strengthen grassroots efforts to stop mountaintop removal coal …

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Eyak Preservation Council’s efforts to protect the Eyak ancestral homeland and the last pristine wild salmon habitat in Alaska by pursing a grassroots strategy to leverage funding towards the acquisition and conservation of the Bering River coalfield, which would mitigate between 100 to 185 million tons of CO2.

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Eyak Preservation Council’s efforts to protect the Eyak ancestral homeland and the last pristine wild salmon habitat in Alaska by …

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TEJAS 1
Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support the Manchester Community Festival, which offers an alternative vision and paths for positive action challenging the southern leg of Keystone XL pipeline and the already toxic levels of environmental pollution faced by the community.

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support the Manchester Community Festival, which offers an alternative vision and paths for positive action challenging the southern leg of Keystone …

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RReNEW Collective 1
Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support RReNEW Collective and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, based in Appalachia, VA, in their campaign to hold accountable billionaire mountaintop removal mine operator Jim Justice for a long list of safety, environmental and financial transgressions and ultimately to secure a commitment from his subsidiary companies to abandon surface mining all together.

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Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support RReNEW Collective and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, based in Appalachia, VA, in their campaign to hold accountable billionaire mountaintop removal …

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia through education & organizing, direct actions and an innovative land easement program inspired Larry Gibson, the founder and inspirational leader of Keeper of the Mountains who passed away in 2012, whose family has been able to protect their ancestral home on Kayford Mountain amidst 7,500 acres of MTR sites.

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Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal coal mining in …

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tar sands Drummers
Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support the Tar Sands Healing Walk, an event with participation from more than 500 individuals from tar sands impacted communities and their supporters and allies hosted in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where major tar sands expansion is causing irreversible damage to both the environment and human health.

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Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support the Tar Sands Healing Walk, an event with participation from more than 500 individuals from tar sands impacted communities and their …

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Photo Meeting between the national government and the government of the U'wa nation, June 6 2014 Credit U'wa Association
Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support the efforts of the U’wa Indigenous community to advocate for the cancellation of the Magallanes gas exploration project and other resource extraction plans within their ancestral territory in a remote cloud forest in northeastern Colombia.

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Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support the efforts of the U’wa Indigenous community to advocate for the cancellation of the Magallanes gas exploration project and other resource …

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North America

Grant Year: 2014

$2,000 to support Appalachia leaders hosting an interagency meeting with Obama Administration officials and a corresponding day of action in Washington DC to push for a timeline over the next two years to meet previous commitments related to reducing environmental and health impacts caused by mining practices and also timed to coincide with four critical water-related rule-makings that, if robust, would effectively ban mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.

More

Grant Year: 2014

$2,000 to support Appalachia leaders hosting an interagency meeting with Obama Administration officials and a corresponding day of action in Washington DC to …

Read More

gutting the heartland 2
Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Gutting the Heartland’s efforts to connect movements against fossil fuel devastation through photos, video and personal narrative, with a particular focus on organizing Illinois Coal Basin residents to stop the expansion of the Eagle Creek #1 mine to 4 times its current operations.

More

Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Gutting the Heartland’s efforts to connect movements against fossil fuel devastation through photos, video and personal narrative, with a particular …

Read More

New Appalachian Organizers Training (1)
Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support a three day training for 30 new organizers across Central Appalachia to strengthen grassroots efforts to stop mountaintop removal coal mining and build leadership in new communities.

More

Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support a three day training for 30 new organizers across Central Appalachia to strengthen grassroots efforts to stop mountaintop removal coal …

Read More

KushtikaLake-MartinGlacier3772Smaller
Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Eyak Preservation Council’s efforts to protect the Eyak ancestral homeland and the last pristine wild salmon habitat in Alaska by pursing a grassroots strategy to leverage funding towards the acquisition and conservation of the Bering River coalfield, which would mitigate between 100 to 185 million tons of CO2.

More

Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Eyak Preservation Council’s efforts to protect the Eyak ancestral homeland and the last pristine wild salmon habitat in Alaska by …

Read More

TEJAS 1
Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support the Manchester Community Festival, which offers an alternative vision and paths for positive action challenging the southern leg of Keystone XL pipeline and the already toxic levels of environmental pollution faced by the community.

More

Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support the Manchester Community Festival, which offers an alternative vision and paths for positive action challenging the southern leg of Keystone …

Read More

RReNEW Collective 1
Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support RReNEW Collective and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, based in Appalachia, VA, in their campaign to hold accountable billionaire mountaintop removal mine operator Jim Justice for a long list of safety, environmental and financial transgressions and ultimately to secure a commitment from his subsidiary companies to abandon surface mining all together.

More

Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support RReNEW Collective and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, based in Appalachia, VA, in their campaign to hold accountable billionaire mountaintop removal …

Read More

larry-memoriam2-400x230
Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia through education & organizing, direct actions and an innovative land easement program inspired Larry Gibson, the founder and inspirational leader of Keeper of the Mountains who passed away in 2012, whose family has been able to protect their ancestral home on Kayford Mountain amidst 7,500 acres of MTR sites.

More

Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal coal mining in …

Read More

tar sands Drummers
Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support the Tar Sands Healing Walk, an event with participation from more than 500 individuals from tar sands impacted communities and their supporters and allies hosted in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where major tar sands expansion is causing irreversible damage to both the environment and human health.

More

Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support the Tar Sands Healing Walk, an event with participation from more than 500 individuals from tar sands impacted communities and their …

Read More

RAMPS 1
Grant Year: 2012
$2,150 to support trainings to prepare community members and activists in Appalachia for a mass nonviolent direct action that temporarily shut down the largest mountaintop removal site in the United States in order to increase political pressure and help build and embolden grassroots efforts to ban all forms of strip mining in West Virginia.

More

Grant Year: 2012
$2,150 to support trainings to prepare community members and activists in Appalachia for a mass nonviolent direct action that temporarily shut down the …

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support the participation of several Indigenous leaders from Canada and the United States in the massive two week White House Tar Sands Action sit-ins calling on President Obama to not approve the planned Keystone XL pipeline.

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support the participation of several Indigenous leaders from Canada and the United States in the massive two week White House Tar …

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South America

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Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Climate Caravan team  organizing climate dialogues, public events and workshops, and supporting direct actions coordinated by frontline communities and grassroots organizations that are fighting for climate justice as they travel through Mexico, Central and South America, with a final destination of the COP20 UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

More

Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Climate Caravan team  organizing climate dialogues, public events and workshops, and supporting direct actions coordinated by frontline communities and …

Read More

Photo Meeting between the national government and the government of the U'wa nation, June 6 2014 Credit U'wa Association
Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support the efforts of the U’wa Indigenous community to advocate for the cancellation of the Magallanes gas exploration project and other resource extraction plans within their ancestral territory in a remote cloud forest in northeastern Colombia.

More

Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support the efforts of the U’wa Indigenous community to advocate for the cancellation of the Magallanes gas exploration project and other resource …

Read More

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support workshops to solidify opposition in all Rukullakta communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon and lay the groundwork for outfacing activities to prevent Canadian company Ivanhoe Energy’s potentially environmentally and socially devastating plan to deploy highly questionable technology to attempt to recover and convert heavy, tar sands-type oil to lighter crude for export.

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support workshops to solidify opposition in all Rukullakta communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon and lay the groundwork for outfacing activities to …

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,000 to support grassroots efforts to pressure the national government to commit to its proposed plan to keep oil under the ground in Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which would result in preventing 407 million tons of CO2 emissions and help protect one the most important biological areas on the planet that also includes territory of the Huaorani people, as well as two other Indigenous tribes living in voluntary isolation.

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Grant Year: 2012
$2,000 to support grassroots efforts to pressure the national government to commit to its proposed plan to keep oil under the ground in …

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Grant Year: 2014

$2,000 to support Appalachia leaders hosting an interagency meeting with Obama Administration officials and a corresponding day of action in Washington DC to push for a timeline over the next two years to meet previous commitments related to reducing environmental and health impacts caused by mining practices and also timed to coincide with four critical water-related rule-makings that, if robust, would effectively ban mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.


Grant Year: 2014
$2,000 to support the Climate Caravan team  organizing climate dialogues, public events and workshops, and supporting direct actions coordinated by frontline communities and grassroots organizations that are fighting for climate justice as they travel through Mexico, Central and South America, with a final destination of the COP20 UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Gutting the Heartland’s efforts to connect movements against fossil fuel devastation through photos, video and personal narrative, with a particular focus on organizing Illinois Coal Basin residents to stop the expansion of the Eagle Creek #1 mine to 4 times its current operations.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support a three day training for 30 new organizers across Central Appalachia to strengthen grassroots efforts to stop mountaintop removal coal mining and build leadership in new communities.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support Eyak Preservation Council’s efforts to protect the Eyak ancestral homeland and the last pristine wild salmon habitat in Alaska by pursing a grassroots strategy to leverage funding towards the acquisition and conservation of the Bering River coalfield, which would mitigate between 100 to 185 million tons of CO2.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,000 to support the Manchester Community Festival, which offers an alternative vision and paths for positive action challenging the southern leg of Keystone XL pipeline and the already toxic levels of environmental pollution faced by the community.


Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support RReNEW Collective and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, based in Appalachia, VA, in their campaign to hold accountable billionaire mountaintop removal mine operator Jim Justice for a long list of safety, environmental and financial transgressions and ultimately to secure a commitment from his subsidiary companies to abandon surface mining all together.


Grant Year: 2013
$2,500 to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia through education & organizing, direct actions and an innovative land easement program inspired Larry Gibson, the founder and inspirational leader of Keeper of the Mountains who passed away in 2012, whose family has been able to protect their ancestral home on Kayford Mountain amidst 7,500 acres of MTR sites.


Grant Year: 2014
$1,500 to support the Tar Sands Healing Walk, an event with participation from more than 500 individuals from tar sands impacted communities and their supporters and allies hosted in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where major tar sands expansion is causing irreversible damage to both the environment and human health.


Grant Year: 2014
$2,500 to support the efforts of the U’wa Indigenous community to advocate for the cancellation of the Magallanes gas exploration project and other resource extraction plans within their ancestral territory in a remote cloud forest in northeastern Colombia.


Grant Year: 2012
$2,150 to support trainings to prepare community members and activists in Appalachia for a mass nonviolent direct action that temporarily shut down the largest mountaintop removal site in the United States in order to increase political pressure and help build and embolden grassroots efforts to ban all forms of strip mining in West Virginia.


Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support the participation of several Indigenous leaders from Canada and the United States in the massive two week White House Tar Sands Action sit-ins calling on President Obama to not approve the planned Keystone XL pipeline.


Grant Year: 2012
$2,500 to support workshops to solidify opposition in all Rukullakta communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon and lay the groundwork for outfacing activities to prevent Canadian company Ivanhoe Energy’s potentially environmentally and socially devastating plan to deploy highly questionable technology to attempt to recover and convert heavy, tar sands-type oil to lighter crude for export.


Grant Year: 2012
$2,000 to support grassroots efforts to pressure the national government to commit to its proposed plan to keep oil under the ground in Yasuní National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which would result in preventing 407 million tons of CO2 emissions and help protect one the most important biological areas on the planet that also includes territory of the Huaorani people, as well as two other Indigenous tribes living in voluntary isolation.


Grant Year: 2011
$2,000 to support community organizing and direct actions to protest the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline led by youth from Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Nations in western Canada whose territory would be impacted by the proposed pipeline route.


Grant Year: 2011
$2000 to support participation of individuals from Indigenous communities impacted by tar sands development in the Advanced Action Boot Camp for Eco-Justice, a 7-day intensive advanced skills and strategy training.


Grant Year: 2011
$2,000 to support an action camp hosted by the ‘Unist’ot’en (People of the Headwaters) of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, with Indigenous participants from energy corridor proposed communities in British Columbia, tar sands extraction-impacted communities from Alberta and pipeline-impacted communities from Minnesota and North Dakota.


Grant Year: 2010
$2,000 to host trainings to help prepare activists to engage in non-violent direct action to address climate change, including supporting efforts to stop mountaintop removal coal mining in Coal River Valley in southern West Virginia.


Grant Year: 2010
$2,150 to support the Indigenous peoples of Black Mesa who are resisting unjust large-scale coal mining operations and forced relocation policies on Dine’ and Hopi traditional homelands in the Black Mesa region of Northeastern Arizona.


Grant Year: 2009
$1577 to support work within a largely Latino neighborhood in Chicago to bring local environmental and social justice issues to light, including a successful campaign to shut down two coal-fired power plants that threatened people’s health.


Grant Year: 2009
$1577 to support the Coal River Valley Wind Project, a proposed wind farm on Coal River Mountain in southern West Virginia that would provide an alternative to the planned mountaintop removal coal mining operation.


Grant Year: 2009
$1577 to support work by this inter-tribal community organization to address environmental justice and Indigenous Rights issues in the Southwest, including efforts to keep the world’s largest coal company, Peabody, from mining on Dine’ and Hopi traditional homelands.


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