Rachel’s Network
Collective Funding

Since 2000, our network has collectively given over $2.5 million toward projects related to environmental protection and women’s leadership. With your participation, we’re making a difference on the issues that matter. Scroll down to contribute to one of our current projects.

100% of your gift goes our grantees and awardees. To support Rachel’s Network’s capacity to administer our programs, please consider giving a general operating support grant and encouraging your friends, family, and colleagues to become members.

Current Funding Opportunities

Catalyst Award

The Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award recognizes women of color making an environmental impact in communities across the country. With prizes of $10,000 per winner, as well as networking support and recognition throughout the year, we’ll shine a spotlight on their valuable contributions while promoting the depth of the environmental community. By supporting those leading the way, we make a powerful, long-term investment in a regenerative and thriving world. To ensure this new program can endure and to demonstrate our network’s commitment to this important issue, we seek multi-year commitments from members as much as possible. For more about the Catalyst Award program, click here.

How to Give

Pay by Check

Send a personal check or direct a foundation or donor advised fund grant made payable to “Rachel’s Network” to the address below, and be sure to note which co-funding project you’re supporting.

Rachel’s Network
1250 24th St NW, Suite 610​
Washington, DC 20037

How to Give

Pay Online by Credit Card

Click the “Donate Now” links above to donate directly to a project through Neon.

Give a Recurring or Stock Gift

Email Finance and Membership Director Hannan Sheikh at hannan@rachelsnetwork.org or call 202-659-0846 to find out how to set up a recurring donation or stock gift.

Rachel’s Network Co-Funding FAQs

In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson wrote “in nature, nothing exists alone.” We take Rachel’s message to heart and carry it into our philosophy as an organization – we are quite literally all in this together. Rachel’s Network is determined to build a regenerative, environmentally-friendly, and equitable world, and working together increases our impact. To learn more about how our co-funding program works, click on the questions to the right.

How much of my grant will reach the partner group?

Your full donation will reach our partner groups or, in the case of our Catalyst Award, will benefit our awardees entirely. Our own administrative costs (fundraising, accounting, communications, etc.) are borne by general support and member dues, so be sure to renew your membership each year and consider making a general operating support grant.

How are projects chosen?

Projects are primarily chosen through our Catalyst Award network. To propose a member-led co-funding project, please fill out this form.

What are the benefits of giving through Rachel's Network?

Rachel’s Network pools funds for greater impact – when you combine your grant with a fellow member, it inspires others to give and gets more publicity too. In addition, your personal information isn’t shared with the grantee, so you don’t need to worry about fielding follow-up appeals from our partners. Because of our strong relationships with respected environmental organizations, and our in-depth evaluation of each opportunity, you can be comfortable knowing that your contribution is going to a worthy cause.

How do I find records of my past donations?

Email Finance and Membership Director Hannan Sheikh at hannan@rachelsnetwork.org for questions about financial records.

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