Whether the health of our climate, air and water, the guarantee of reproductive rights, or our interdependent relationship with the natural world, the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation supports those working boldly toward a healthy, harmonious world for people and nature.

Are you a small group with a time-sensitive need?

The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Latitude Fund, our new grantmaking program intended to provide quick-turnaround grants to grassroots groups working on environmental and reproductive justice in Texas to enhance capacity, functioning and impact. The inspiration for the Latitude Fund came from our grantee partners, who shared that real-time funding for internal needs can be a game-changer for community groups leading with a justice lens. We’re particularly grateful to the members of the Latitude Fund Committee, a group of leaders with grassroots experience charged with making grant award decisions for the Fund.

Statement on Houston’s Recent Storms

The board and staff of the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation are dismayed by the impacts of the recent storms on greater Houston’s communities. The damage was widespread, and the recovery will take time, particularly in communities with a history of disinvestment that are also burdened by pollution and other environmental injustices. We are grateful to our frontline partners who support their neighbors in times of climate disasters – coordinating disaster relief, ensuring that the most vulnerable are safe and connected with resources, and, importantly, empowering residents to advocate for an equitable recovery and a just transition to a clean energy future.

We encourage you to support the work of the following organizations, trusted partners who are coordinating storm relief and response activities within their communities.

In addition, please consider donating to our partners at the Channelview ISD Education Foundation, who are supporting students and staff within the Channelview community.

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