We are determined to create a world with a regenerative and equitable economy, clean air and water, and a healthy environment for all. Since 2000, our network has collectively given over $1.5 million towards strategic partnerships, investing in women leaders at the frontlines of our movement, and the solutions that secure a thriving planet for future generations.
Our Focus Areas
After visiting the Everglades in 2017 for our Annual Meeting, Rachel’s Network provided grants to partners working on climate resilience in South Florida: South Florida National Parks Trust and Catalyst Miami.
We joined forces with Ashoka to promote women entrepreneurs pioneering sustainable change. Since 2014, we have funded two fellows: Janelle Orsi and Angelou Ezeilo.
Our partnership with the Sierra Club strengthens a national coalition of environmental, faith, and human rights partners to fight US-Mexico border wall construction.
Our report, “When Women Lead”, shows that women in Congress vote for legislation supporting clean air, clean water, renewable energy, climate action, and public health more often than their male counterparts.
Our strategic partnership with As You Sow leverages shareholder advocacy and investor mobilization to target large food companies and curb the overuse of antibiotics on farms.
The vast majority of women in Congress are Democrats; they outnumber Republican congresswomen three to one. We partnered with Political Parity to identify the challenges Republican women face when running in primary elections.
In collaboration with Earth Focus, we produced an investigative report, “UNSAFE: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals” to advance the conversation about toxic chemicals in America.
We worked with The 2012 Project to help recruit women from fields largely underrepresented within policymaking bodies – including health, science and technology, energy, and the environment.
To promote conservation practices on farmland, we funded research by the American Farmland Trust on the needs of women landowners.
We partnered with the Environmental Working Group to offer biomonitoring to leaders of key communities to educate them on the dangers of chemical contamination on human health.
We funded a report by the National Association of Evangelicals on climate change and environmental stewardship, which helped mobilize grass-tops leaders in universities, international aid groups, churches, and Congress.
Our Fiscal Sponsorship Fund enables our members to develop an entrepreneurial program into an independent nonprofit. The Fund has propelled worthy projects into the national and international spotlights, including Divest-Invest Philanthropy, ClientEarth, and Community Conch.
Our Board Placement service has placed our members on the governing bodies of influential national international organizations, including American Rivers, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club Foundation, and more.