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Jan 28, 2024
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of American Families
Covered by the JCF
Climate Equity Advocates
Green Banks, MDIs, Housing
Finance Agencies and Accelerators
of Persistent Poverty Populations Served by Coalition Members
of Tribal Populations Served by Coalition Members
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The Justice Climate Fund is a purpose-built nonprofit financial institution that is building the field and deploying capital through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), credit unions, Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) and green banks to enable families, communities and businesses to save money while investing in a greener and safer future.
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Addressing climate change goes beyond environmental impact...
... it's also about improving people's lives. Our plan to fund green projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities will deliver healthier air, greener transportation, cleaner water and better-paying jobs to communities across the country.
Picture a future where the JCF network of community lenders funds smaller-scale renewable energy, clean transportation, and energy-efficient homes and buildings, resulting in reduced pollution, improved climate resilience and better lives.
total lifetime savings*
in reduced healthcare costs**
59 MT CO2e
net lifetime emissions reduction
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"The Justice Climate Fund strives to rewrite the narrative of environmental justice. We are working to ensure that zip codes do not dictate people’s destiny and that every voice is heard in our shared mission to build a just and sustainable future."
Lenwood V. Long, Sr
JCF Board Chair and President/Chief Executive Officer, African American Alliance of CFDI CEOs
“The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders is a core partner of the Justice Climate Fund. We are working to ensure that communities who are most impacted by climate injustice will benefit from the EPA’s GGRF. Latinos live in some of the most environmentally vulnerable states. We are determined and united to ensure that nuestra gente are not left behind!”
"JCF represents a truly diverse coalition of mission-based lenders seeking to promote climate justice, economic justice, and racial equity. As a JCF board member, I strongly encourage all CDFIs and climate lenders to join our applications to the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund."
JCF Board Member and Chief Executive Officer, Community Development Bankers Association
“Oweesta has partnered with JCF in support of a mutual goal—to bring equality to underserved, and often overlooked, communities of color. It is important that we provide the means for our Native people to access GGRF awards, which will bring clean energy and ultimately economic growth to Tribal lands.”
Chrystel A. Cornelius
"The ImpactAssets team is pleased to partner with JCF to direct capital to the projects and communities where it is most urgently needed, and we look forward to bringing your unwavering focus on climate and equity solutions to this most important work of our time."
JCF Board member, CEO and CIO, Impact Assets
"I support the Justice Climate Fund’s goal to invest in renewable energy and energy efficient homes to make a positive impact on the community."
Founder/COO, Wealth Watchers
“Justice Climate Fund’s (JCF) work with its partners and stakeholders is essential to communities often left behind with innovative products and solutions. JCF has created a coalition of great organizations working together to solve climate challenges from financial, equity, and social justice perspectives.”
Join us in our mission to empower all communities to equitably benefit from the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. By supporting the Justice Climate Fund, you can help bring affordable, clean energy solutions to homes and communities across the country — boosting local economies, creating jobs and delivering a better quality of life for all.