Become a Member


“The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy. [It’s] a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the one less traveled by — offers our last, our only, chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.” – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

We “Rachels” are determined to take this less-traveled path to a sustainable world that values and protects biodiversity, clean air, and fresh water, with a regenerative and equitable economy, stable climate, and healthy environment for all.

Grounding our work in these values, we use our collective power to influence social, political, and economic systems. We engage in shareholder activism and impact investing; build bridges between government, the private sector, and nonprofits; support social entrepreneurship and women leaders; mobilize funds through collaborative grantmaking, and more. We fill a unique and necessary role in this movement, financing new, collaborative efforts and strengthening women leaders from the grassroots to the halls of Congress.

We’re committed to putting our resources to work finding solutions and we invite you to join our cause and our community. We need women like you. Please submit this application form to get started.

Annual membership of $5,000 is tax-deductible and can be granted through a foundation, donor advised fund, stock, or personal check.