Nature for Justice


News Alert #2!

January 13: $500,000 total for African American farmers.  N4J has succeeded in raising $250,000 from two anonymous donors to match the $250,000 William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust award to support our project helping Black farmers adapt to climate change. And we did this all within a week!

News Alert!

January 8: An anonymous donor has contributed $100,000 toward the required match on the $250,000 award.

Other News

We’ve raised a total of nearly $20,000. Please help us reach our target of $25,000.

Nature for Justice (N4J) is a new organization established to use nature to address the social justice needs of vulnerable populations confronting the climate crisis around the world. N4J aims to secure funding from companies and other sources and provide technical resources to leading, in-country non-profits working with these marginal communities.

To scale our impact, we plan to accelerate and replicate successful landscape management techniques such as restoration, improved management, and forest protection as recent science has demonstrated that these practices can contribute to over 30 percent of the solution in meeting the Paris agreement target.


Social justice is our goal, using nature more effectively is how we’ll get there.

Our Mission

 Seek win-win-win outcomes for local communities and nature while also responding to the global climate crisis

 Support marginalized communities living in areas being disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis and important for biodiversity conservation

 Achieve social justice for these communities by harnessing nature through improved land management practices

 Partner with local organizations that are well-positioned to respond to the climate crisis by promoting resilient communities

Our Approach

 Build the capacity of a network of in-country partners with a successful history of cost-effectively helping people and conserving landscapes by aggregating small holder farmers and accelerating the process for community action

 Access carbon and other ecosystem service markets to support community well-being in alliances with corporations and other outside parties

 Promote smart experimentation and rapid evaluation of outcomes to build upon lessons learned, technologies, and resources to complement our partners’ current capabilities

 Act as an effective matchmaker between companies, our partners, and community organizations, such as indigenous peoples, farmer cooperatives, women’s groups, credit unions, and religious assemblies who are natural aggregators