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Broadening Cross-Cultural Participation and Diversity in Great Lakes Advocacy

Yale University

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2023–September 30, 2025
  • Location New Haven, CT, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This Yale University project features an environmental fellows program that places graduate students in environmental organizations and foundations across the United States. The program fills a vital need to build a pipeline of future leaders from previously under-represented racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and other groups to help sustain an environmental workforce in the Great Lakes region and nationally. Research shows that people of color have historically not been well represented in environmental organizations and philanthropic giving. With renewed Mott Foundation support, three Yale environmental fellows will be placed in Great Lakes organizations each year out of a nationwide class of 35 graduate fellows. Fellows will receive training and professional development. In addition to the fellowship program, the project includes a national convening for the fellows and a robust national research agenda.