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Society of Native Nations

In 2021, Climate Nexus launched an Energy Equity Regranting Project to help resource organizations, tribes, and community leaders on the frontlines of climate change and the impactful work they are doing to fight the gas industry. The energy equity transition grants prioritize grassroots groups with an annual budget of $1 million or less to boost their efforts in racially, ethnically, gender, and culturally diverse communities across the United States and at the intersections of public health and energy justice.

In our third year running the program, 12 grantees received between $20,000 and $40,000, including the Society of Native Nations, whose work is previewed below. Stay tuned for an update on their work later this year.


The Society of Native Nations (SSN) works from the Permian Basin to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas and from San Francisco to San Diego in California. Operating out of the San Antonio area, SSN works to recognize the existence of Native Peoples in Texas, as many are not federally recognized. SNN is contesting the oil, gas, and petrochemical buildout from the Permian Basin to the Gulf Coast. SNN conducts community workshops and learning sessions and participates in the United Nations Environmental Programs Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution.

Filter Grantees by Year:

  • Rio Grande International Study Center

    Rio Grande International Study Center

    RGISC conducts independent research and community education to steward the environmental preservation and restoration of the Rio Grande Basin.

  • Mississippi Communities United for Prosperity

    Mississippi Communities United for Prosperity

    MCUP is examining the feasibility of Duck Hill developing a solar and wind park to convert the town to 100% electric and renewable energy.

  • Miami Climate Alliance

    Miami Climate Alliance

    The Miami Climate Alliance works across three areas: climate and health, energy justice, and advancing The Gulf South for a Green New Deal.

  • South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light

    South Carolina Interfaith Power and Light

    SCIPL develops programming and resources around food insecurity, high energy bills, electric vehicle infrastructure, and resilience hubs.

  • Beyond Toxics

    Beyond Toxics

    Beyond Toxics is fighting the fracking industry, educating Lane County residents on climate and fossil fuels, and advocating for renewable energy projects.

  • Youth vs The Apocalypse (YVA)

    Youth vs The Apocalypse (YVA)

    YVA uses Zoom to both build community and practice key leadership skills from strategic planning to giving interviews to social media strategies.

  • Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

    Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

    The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe travels throughout Texas, monitoring pipelines, disposal wells, ongoing border wall construction, and fracking/flaring violations.