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Environmental Justice

Investing in sustainable practices for a healthier environment

Why We Invest

Environmental justice

Access to clean air and water, healthy food, and safe open space should not be a privilege.

The effects of pollution, waste, and climate change affect everyone, and more heavily impact women, children, Indigenous people, people of color, and lower-income communities.

We work to bring critical financing to small businesses and organizations that are delivering innovative solutions to environmental challenges, including community resilience, sustainable food, water, and energy systems, and access to a healthy environment.

Man harvesting agave; photo by Los Muertos Crew on Pexels

Transforming food systems

If regenerative agriculture can be defined as the connection between agriculture and climate change and the regeneration of soil, then equally important in the ecosystem are the communities of people who live near and work on the land.

Our regenerative harvest strategy aims to support the transformation of our food system into one that is regenerative, healthy, and resilient.

Gordon Dash, Dash Clean Energy

Flowing capital to underrepresented founders in cleantech

In partnership with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), we are underwriting loans for the nationwide LACI Cleantech Debt Fund, a green loan program to scale early-stage cleantech startups and accelerate equitable climate action.


Building a more equitable textile industry

Recognizing that natural fiber and dye crops can and should play a key role in vibrant, economically viable regenerative agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF) and Fibershed joined forces to develop a solution.

This strategy to invest in sustainable fibers aims to close the capital gap for U.S.-based fiber producers and processors building more just, equitable, and regenerative practices.

Orianna Bretschger, Aquacycl, photo courtesy Cartier Women's Initiative

Providing the capital for scientific innovation

A woman-owned San Diego-based company, Aquacycl has developed their BioElectrochemical Treatment Technology (BETT®) for onsite industrial wastewater treatment. The BETT® systems eliminate up to 80% of incoming primary sludge and recover energy as direct electricity without methane production.

Dreams for change training

Supporting nonprofits that improve access to a safe and healthy environment

In partnership with The San Diego Foundation, we have deployed over $5M of 0% loans to local nonprofits that are aiding in the region’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Included in that set are organizations that ensure communities in San Diego County will be resilient and all members will have access to a safe and healthy environment.