Environmental Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP)
is an independent grant-making program of the Just Environment
Charitable Trust and supported by the Ford Foundation.
The initiative is dedicated to helping groups and individuals
foster lasting improvement in the area of environmental
justice by catalysing grassroots initiatives; triggering
new imagination; bringing in new perspectives; encouraging
crossover linkages; promoting community participation,
and providing greater opportunities to connect to the
The goal of EEJP is ‘to secure environmental
justice especially for the poor and the marginalized
that are often expected to bear more than their share
of environmental burdens’.
To this effect EEJP strives
to accomplish the following long-term objectives:
- Promote environmental justice at grassroots
- Integrate local work into mainstream policy;
- Focus on organizational development to create
a sense of confidence to take broader issues;
- Create a better-informed community
More specifically, the
program works toward the following:
- Up-scaling the existing and catalysing new, innovative
interventions on the issue;
- Generating new research data especially on new emerging
- Up-scaling community understanding on environmental
issues and enhancing their participation in environmental
- Establishing linkages between the local institutions
and environmental issues;
- Pooling resources of local level expertise
The underlying principles
of EEJP remain:
- to foster and catalyse environmental work at the
- to encourage new environmental thinking and ways
of imagining solutions and hence challenge the status
- to help build, create and catalyse networks.
- to encourage production and dissemination of knowledge
products that moves the ground.
- to bridge the gap between commitment and resources.
- to raise awareness about cross over linkages.
- to promote public participation in environmental
- to mobilise and channel larger resources towards
EEJP extends support
under two components:
Environmental Small Grants
(for grassroots organisations) and Environmental
Fellowships (for young individuals).
The focus under the current phase of EEJP (2009-2012)
is on the cross cutting issues of Toxicity,
Waste and Pollution.
To be eligible for EEJP support, all activities should
necessarily fall under one or more of the areas listed
under Focus Areas