Gulf Coast partners get thanks from Washington
Tip of the hat to our friends at the New Orleans-based Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the White House have both recently recognized the organization’s efforts to create a just and sustainable future for the Gulf region.
The EPA’s Gulf Guardian award honored work on environmental justice and cultural diversity.
The White House “Champions for Change” honor went to Gulf Coast Fund Director LaTosha Brown for her work to help the Gulf communities recover from the BP drilling disaster. (If you haven’t come across it before, “Champions of Change” is a very cool series.)
The Gulf Coast Fund was initiated by The Rockefeller Foundation in 2005 to serve the hurricane-damaged region. It’s is a community-led philanthropy with an advisory group that plays the central role in directing resources and programs. We’re pleased to be a partner.