BEA’s mission is to foster authentic cross-sector relationships to advance the progress of the environmental movement towards a just transition to equitable funding. We shift power and resources from institutions to grassroots leadership as we transform the environmental movement.


BEA is a model for facilitating courageous conversations with and among three sectors: grassroots environmental justice organizations, national environmental organizations, and philanthropy. BEA creates opportunities so that all sectors can build alignment and understanding of frontline EJ issues. We champion grassroots’ access to power, money, and visibility as they make a sustainable impact in the marginalized communities they serve.