The Just Transition Fund is dedicated to helping coal-affected communities build strong, resilient, and diversified new energy economies.
Across the United States, hundreds of communities are economically dependent on coal. As the country undergoes a historic energy transition, we must ensure the communities and workers most affected by these economic changes are not left behind.
As an innovative philanthropic initiative—part grantmaker, part catalyst—the Fund creates economic opportunity in places hardest hit by the energy transition. We find, fund, and help scale community-based transition efforts that align with our commitment to sustainable economic development, equity, and energy resilience.
Introducing Our New Blog: From the Frontlines
Today, the Just Transition Fund is excited to kick off our blog, From The Frontlines!
Transforming Appalachia Through Social Enterprise
Development of social enterprise is the single most powerful strategy for transformational economic revitalization in the central Appalachian region.
In Wyoming, a Potential Rural Template for a Revenue-Producing Solar Industry
A new solar photovoltaic project in southwest Wyoming that has drawn scant attention outside the area may end up being a harbinger of regional economic development to come.
Growing Support for Economic Transition in Appalachia Sees Results
For the past few years, regional advocates have fought to secure federal investments in Appalachian coal communities’ economic future. It's often difficult, but the fight is already producing results.