Join the BEAI Fund Advisory Board!

BEA and Fund Manager representatives
October 6, 2017

We are at an exciting time in the development of the BEAI Fund. After finalizing the BEAI Fund Concept, and more recently, securing significant commitments to the Fund (nearly $1 million!), we are ready to move the Fund from concept to operation. 

The BEAI Fund was born out of a shared recognition that for the environmental movement to be successful, it must support and resource grassroots groups to institutionalize community-based solutions to the ecological crisis. Please see the BEAI Fund one-pager and Primer that detail the Fund’s goals and strategy. Our thanks to many of you who provided key input on these details last year.

A key component of the BEAI Fund is its Advisory Board that will guide the Fund’s grantmaking decisions in coordination with Grassroots International. We are now soliciting self-nominations to serve on the Advisory Board. 

Please see the letter from the BEA Co-Chairs inviting nominations and review the Advisory Board qualifications and responsibilities prior to completing the nomination form.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in resourcing the grassroots sector. We need your leadership and help to make the BEAI Fund successful. Please consider nominating yourself or someone from your organization to serve on the Advisory Board by Thursday, November 2, 2017. Please contact Jennifer Near, BEA General Coordinator, if you have any questions or require any technical assistance to apply.