Oregon Community Climate Investment Fund

Protestors march in a climate rally. One is holding a sign with the image of the earth on fire that reads, "stop denying earth is dying."
Protestors march in a climate rally. One is holding a sign with the image of the earth on fire that reads, "stop denying earth is dying."

Join Seeding Justice in Building Oregon’s Clean Energy Future

Oregonians are feeling the impacts of our rapidly changing climate – from wildfires to deadly heat waves to record-breaking droughts. We can’t wait when it comes to climate change. 

We can do something about it.

This Earth Day, Seeding Justice is launching the Oregon Community Climate Investment Fund to support a community-centered, clean energy future. We believe the leadership of those who face the steepest barriers will generate the best solutions, so we’re eager to learn what projects matter the most to our communities.

Community-led solutions will make our air cleaner, our homes safer, and lead to a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Note: This fund is not currently affiliated with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Climate Protection Program (CPP).

“Climate leadership is critical to the health of Oregon’s people and industries. We must drive the progress needed for our state to re-emerge as a leader in the growing clean economy and to create healthier communities,” says Tim Miller, Director of Oregon Business for Climate.


We can't do this urgent work alone.

We’re partnering with foundations, businesses, and individuals to raise the necessary funds and expertise.

Black, Indigenous and people of color; youth and elders; and people with low incomes, who live in rural areas, or who live with disabilities, have been disproportionately impacted by climate change. That has to stop. No matter what we look like or where we come from, we all want our families to have the freedom to drink clean water, breathe clean air, and live in healthy communities. 

We anticipate supporting projects like:  

  • Renewable energy, including solar panels on rural homes and small businesses statewide
  • Building energy efficiency through installation of new equipment and increasing weatherization for homes, critical community spaces and commercial buildings 
  • Transportation decarbonization through vehicle and fleet electrification

These projects–designed, implemented, and built by Oregon nonprofits and socially and environmentally responsible businesses–will help our state build a flourishing clean energy economy. 

“Seeding Justice has the right approach and the right plan,” says Miller. “Working together, we can deliver measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, while equitably supporting people in all parts of our state.”

Take the lead. Join us today.

Why Seeding Justice

For nearly 50 years, Seeding Justice has been at the forefront of creating a more just and equitable future for historically marginalized communities across Oregon through its Community Fund program

Since 2020, the program has granted nearly $34 million to communities across the state through Funds like the Reproductive Health Equity Fund and the Child Care Capacity Building Fund. Seeding Justice is also the founding funder of Oregon Worker Relief, the largest program of its kind in the state, and has supported the dispersal of more than $180 million through the Fund, which helps immigrant Oregonians make ends meet.