The Greenlining Coalition
Greenlining remains connected to the grassroots via the Greenlining Coalition, a diverse group of community-based organizations that have banded together around a common vision of social justice. It was this coalition that gave birth to The Greenlining Institute, and it still plays a key role in our work. Instead of different groups fighting for slices of a too-small pie, our coalition works together to increase the size of the pie for everyone.

The Greenlining Coalition is perhaps America’s oldest and most diverse coalition of Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, and Latino community leaders organized around a common purpose and a struggle. Beyond ethnic diversity, the coalition represents diverse constituencies and includes faith- based organizations, minority business associations, community development corporations, health advocates, traditional civil rights organizations, and ethnic media outlets.

Our coalition partners lend important grassroots voices to our advocacy efforts. Just as important, they keep us grounded in the real-world experiences of their members and clients.

The principles of the Greenlining Coalition are simple: Our communities are mutually dependent. If we stand together, learn together, and educate each other, we will prosper together.

Coalition Members

4C – Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County, Inc. • www.4c.org
4C is a non-profit, community-based agency that provides a variety of comprehensive services and serves as the community child care link for families and child care professionals who live and work in Santa Clara County, California.


Allen Temple Baptist Churchwww.allen-temple.org
Allen Temple Baptist Church was organized in 1919 and has a rich heritage of making a positive difference in the lives of people in East Oakland, the Bay Area and around the world.


American GI Forumwww.agif.org
Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business. The American GI Forum, a veterans family organization since 1948.


AnewAmericawww.anewamerica.org
AnewAmerica’s mission is to promote the long-term economic empowerment of new Americans – new citizens, immigrants, and refugees – and to encourage their full participation in the political, social and cultural growth of America.


Asian Business Associationwww.aba-la.org/index.asp
The Asian Business Association was founded in 1976 to proactively help Asian Americans gain access to economic opportunities and advancement. Through the efforts of the organization the ABA works towards bringing together divergent groups spanning the Asian business community on issues which mutually affect their business interests. Asian Business Association is a non-profit membership based organization that has been proactively assisting Asian American small businesses to gain access to economic opportunities and advancement for over a quarter of a century. ABA makes every effort to provide members with current information on business opportunities and outreach programs with major corporation and public agencies. Through our activities, we continue to build a strong business relationship among our members. Our events include our monthly mixers, golf tournaments, award banquets, business education training seminars and more.


Asian Inc.www.asianinc.org
Asian Inc. is a non-profit technical assistance and research organization that works to strengthen the infrastructure of the Asian American Community and other minorities in Northern California to assist in their physical, economic and social development and eliminate systemic dependencies. To empower a community is to reject dependency as a permanent state and requires the mobilization of not just the individual, but a collective of business, enterprise and social representation to affect change.


Asian Journal • www.asianjournal.com
The Asian Journal mirrors the phenomenal growth of the Filipino American (FilAm) community in the United States. Its mission is to inform, to empower, and to serve.


Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Programwww.apisbp.org
The mission of the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program is to assist the development of small and micro businesses in Los Angeles with a particular focus on the Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean and Thai business communities, especially those of low-income immigrants. Our objectives:

  • Help entrepreneurs and small businesses overcome barriers to growth and success
  • Generate jobs and sustainable businesses in the community
  • Accommodate the unique economic needs of low-income immigrants
  • Serve as a link between the mainstream economy and ethnic small businesses

Black Business Associationwww.bbala.org
Since 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Los Angeles, has been instrumental in the incubation and development of more than 15,000 African-American businesses. Nationally, we have access and influence with more than 85,000 African-American-owned and women/minority-owned firms via strategic alliances with more than 100 women/minority trade associations in more than 42 states nationwide.


Brightline Defense Projectwww.brightlinedefense.org
Brightline is a public policy advocacy non-profit committed to protecting and empowering vulnerable communities.


California Black Chamber of Commercewww.calbcc.org
Since the Chamber’s inception in 1994 we have been dedicated to the economic empowerment of small business communities across the state of California. Our focus has been to improve communication between you and your local chamber of commerce and develop a connection with small businesses and local assembly and senate leaders. Additionally, as a state wide organization we are advocates for the underserved, providing education and training to small businesses, other non-profit organizations and communities across the state of California Our corporate partners now have another avenue to connect with you, the small business owner for their supplier diversity and procurement needs. Please take a few moments to navigate through our site to see what our membership has to offer. Review our photo gallery of our past events and Foundation programs. Then join us!! Register for our VRP today and increase your profit potential.


California Hispanic Chambers of Commercewww.cahcc.com
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce’s (CHCC) primary goal is to represent the interests of over 720,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in the State of California. With a network of over 65 Hispanic chamber and business associations throughout the state, the CHCC is the premier and largest regional Hispanic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs.

To this end, The CHCC recognizes that its work on behalf of the Hispanic business community must be three-fold. We must work with the private sector to establish relationships with corporate America that will benefit Hispanic businesses. Secondly, we must work with the public sector agencies, state legislature, Congress, and state executive branch to advocate for laws and regulations that promote the growth and success of Hispanic business in California. And finally, the CHCC must further work with its member chambers to develop stronger and more effective grass roots organizations that are able to assist the growing number of Hispanic businesses in the state to succeed.


California Journal for Filipino Americanswww.cjfilam.com
The premier journal serving California’s Filipino—American communities on issues related to economic development, civil rights, and other pertinent issues.


California Rural Legal Assistancewww.crla.org
Since 1965, CRLA has raised its powerful voice in the courtrooms, in the classrooms, in the fields, and in the legislative halls of California. We have shown farm workers and other poor people that the law can be a friend and that those responsible for enforcing the laws can and should be called to account.


Chicana/Latina Foundationwww.chicanalatina.org
The Chicana/Latina Foundation’s mission is to empower Chicanas/Latinas through personal, educational, and professional advancement.


Community Housing Opportunities Corporationwww.chochousing.org
The Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC) exists to empower families through the increase of available affordable housing, substantially improving the quality of life for very low to moderate income households.


Community Resource Project, Inc.www.cresource.org
Community Resource Project, Inc. (CRP), a community-based organization that seeks to improve life and educational opportunities for people in need through Housing, Health, and Education.


Council of Asian American Business Associations of CA • www.caaba.org
CAABA-CAL is a statewide non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Asian American business community in California.


El Concilio of San Mateo Countywww.el-concilio.com
El Concilio is a non-profit coalition of organizations and individuals committed to improving the quality of life for underserved communities by increasing leadership, education, and employment opportunities, and access to quality and appropriate health care in San Mateo County.


Ella Baker Center for Human Rightswww.ellabakercenter.org
The Ella Baker Center is named for an unsung hero of the civil rights movement who inspired and guided emerging leaders. We build on her legacy by giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen our communities so that all of us can thrive.


FAME Renaissancewww.famecorporations.org
Since 1992, FAME Renaissance has been a driving force in the economic development of South Central Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. For 20 years programs have been developed which exceeded goals for lending, enterprise development and job creation as part of a comprehensive plan to build South Central Los Angeles economically, socially, mentally & politically.


Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce • www.fmbcc.com
The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce facilitates and serves as an advocate for the creation, development, growth, and general welfare of African-American business community in the greater Fresno area. We accomplish this by:

  • Advocating on behalf of members and the general Black business community
  • Informing membership of issues vital to businesses of the greater Fresno community
  • Increasing public awareness of the black business community and the impact of the Fresno’s black buying power
  • Promoting black-owned businesses within the Black and mainstream community
  • Increasing the capacity of current and potential members through education and training services

Greater Phoenix Urban Leaguewww.gphxul.org
The mission of the Greater Phoenix Urban League is to assist African Americans, other minorities and the disadvantaged in the achievement of social and economic equality. The League implements its mission through advocacy, bridge building, program services and research.


Hispanic American Growers Association (HAGA)www.hagausa.com
HAGA exists to support the development of the fastest growing sector of the American farm industry – the Hispanic growers across the country.


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Alameda Countywww.hccac.net
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County’s mission is to build a sustainable economic and financial foundation for Latino businesses to grow and prosper through shared business partnerships, alliances and workforce development in Alameda County.


Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Orange Countywww.hcoc.com
The Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of and provides access to Orange County’s 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. We support the development of these businesses by providing opportunities for networking, legislative advocacy, access to capital, education and training programs.


KHEIR Centerwww.lakheir.org
The KHEIR Center is committed to providing linguistically and culturally-sensitive quality primary healthcare and human services support to the underserved and uninsured residents of Southern California.


Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD)www.kccd.org
The Mission of Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD) is to strengthen communities by maximizing the resources of Korean and other Asian American faith-based and partner organizations. Since 2001, KCCD has been leading the way in advancing the Korean/Asian American community’s recognition and participation as full partners in society by removing cultural, linguistic, and economic barriers through educational and economic development programs, strategic public and private partnerships, and capacity building for Asian Pacific Islander American faith communities and community non-profits. Through strategic partnerships, KCCD is addressing community challenges, enhancing the quality of services for low-income, immigrant, and disenfranchised individuals, and changing the landscape for the Korean/Asian American community as a whole.


La Maestra Family Clinicwww.lamaestra.org
La Maestra Community Health Centers is an award-winning not-for-profit organization that has been serving low-income and immigrant communities for 15 years. A member of the Council of Community Clinics, La Maestra (Spanish for “the teacher”) has Centers located in and around San Diego- City Heights, El Cajon and National City. Its physicians and staff are experts in delivering culturally competent care to more than 39,000 residents annually. What distinguishes La Maestra from all other healthcare centers is its Circle of Care commitment – its promise to provide quality healthcare and to place the residents’ entire well-being as its highest priority.


Mentoring in Medicine & Science, Inc.www.mimscience.org
Mentoring in Medicine & Science, Inc. (MIMS) is a nonprofit organization operating in Oakland, California. Our goal is to address health care disparities in urban communities by increasing the diversity of the health care workforce. Our mission is to increase the number of underrepresented health professionals through mentoring, career exposure, and leadership development.


Mexican American Political Association (MAPA)www.mapa-ca.org
Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) is an organization that promotes the interests of Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Latinos, Chicanos, Hispanics and Latino Economic Refugees in the United States.


Mission Housing Development Corporationwww.missionhousing.org
Mission Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) is a non-profit, community based organization which creates and preserves high-quality affordable housing for residents of low and moderate incomes in the Mission District and San Francisco. MHDC provides housing for families, seniors and special needs individuals. It also offers technical assistance to service providers to help them develop affordable housing that meets the needs of special populations, such as the physically or mentally handicapped, and the critically ill.


Mission Language & Vocational School (MLVS)www.mlvs.org
Mission Language and Vocational School’s (MLVS) mission is to improve the socio-economic condition of limited or non-English speaking, low-and moderate-income Latinos and other minorities in San Francisco and the Bay Area through job-specific language, vocational classroom training programs and the creation of economic development projects.


National Association of Minority Companies Inc.www.namcsd.org
The National Association of Minority Companies Inc. was founded to promote, advocate, educate and build diversity in business – strengthening the vivacity, progression, growth and community strength of America’s diverse businesses.


National Federation of Filipino American Associationswww.naffaa.org
NaFFAA is recognized by Washington policymakers, private industry and national advocacy groups as the voice of Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States.


OCCURwww.occurnow.org
Serves the greater Oakland / East Bay region as a community building intermediary and direct service organization dedicated to public policy, non-profit capacity building, information technology, and consumer education.


Our Weeklywww.ourweekly.com
When it came to information pertinent to African Americans and the communities in which we live, the average person received information from so many fragmented sources with not enough in depth coverage. Our Weekly LA was formed in 2004 as a means to reach the affluent African American communities of Los Angeles with in depth coverage on issues pertaining to African Americans and the communities in which we live. With a readership of more than 200,000 weekly, the scope of the publication is to provide broad base coverage that is relevant to African American readers to include local, state and national news, lifestyle, health and wellness, art culture and entertainment, food, book review, events calendar, OpEd, government, politics, business, education, community real estate and classified.


Rising Sun Energy Centerwww.risingsunenergy.org
As innovators, Rising Sun will increase its impact on individuals, communities and the environment. We will focus our efforts in three areas:

  1. Pathways: By fully integrating our programs, Rising Sun will create multiple entry points so that participants can access resources to support their career and life development over the long term.
  2. Environmental Benefit: Rising Sun will measurably improve the environmental by educating and working with communities to conserve resources while building demand for green services through partnerships, consumer education, and direct implementation.
  3. Triple Bottom Line: Rising Sun will expand the scope and scale of its social enterprises in order to employ more participants, make a measurable contribution to resource conservation and sustain the organization.

Sacramento Observersacobserver.com
The Sacramento Observer is the African American Online Source for California’s Capital City.


San Francisco African American Chamber of Commercewww.sfaacc.org
The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce (SFAACC) is one of California’s most influential minority business organizations, representing and promoting African American business owners in San Francisco. Through advocacy and economic development, SFAACC is creating a firm economic base that supports the self-determination and survival of African American businesses. SFAACC is a non-profit 501c6 corporation.


Search to Involve Pilipino-Americanswww.sipa-online.org
The mission of SIPA is to enhance the quality of life of the Pilipino American community by supporting youth development and leadership, providing family programs, and health and human services.


Street Level Health Projectwww.streetlevelhealth.org
Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved urban immigrant communities in the Bay Area.


Southeast Asian Community Centerwww.seaccusa.org
The Southeast Asian Community Center develops and administers programs that serve the needs of the Southeast Asian communities of Northern California. Our programs support self-sufficiency, economic viability, advocacy, community empowerment, leadership development, acculturation, and cultural preservation in these communities. A second, but equally, important part of our work is advising and financing small businesses in the region. We work with entrepreneurs and organizations of all ethnicities who are interested in small business and economic development in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.


TELACUwww.telacu.com
TELACU is a non-profit community development corporation founded in 1968. It is self-sustained by TELACU Industries, a for-profit family of companies which provides the economic means to fulfill TELACU’s mission. Through its businesses, services and partnerships, TELACU creates dynamic opportunities to rebuild and enhance the communities it serves.


The Unity Councilwww.unitycouncil.org
The Unity Council is a non-profit community development corporation committed to enriching the quality of life of families primarily in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Its mission is to help families and individuals build wealth and assets through comprehensive programs of sustainable economic, social and neighborhood development.


Time for Change Foundationwww.timeforchangefoundation.org
Our mission is to provide essential resources, through our programs and services, to women and children who desire to change the course of their lives by making the transition from homelessness and recidivism to self-sufficiency. Time For Change Foundation is the model of excellence in the Inland Empire for empowering disenfranchised women who are making the transition from homelessness and recidivism.


Visión y Compromiso • www.visionycompromiso.org
Visión y Compromiso (VyC) is a recognized leader in California for the training, leadership development and capacity building of Promotores and Community Health Workers (CHWs). Established in 2000, the VyC mission, Hacia una Vida Digna y Sana/Working Towards A Healthy and Dignified Life for All, reflects its work to improve socioeconomic and health outcomes of underrepresented communities.  By building Promotores’ capacity, VyC strengthens the ability of Latino communities to identify issues of concern, confront barriers, propose locally defined solutions, inform policies, change organizational practices, and improve individual and community health outcomes.  By supporting Promotores and CHWs, VyC helps to ensure that communities foster leadership from within, address community issues with realistic solutions, leverage community voices through advocacy, and take ownership and responsibility for community wellness.


Ward Economic Development Corporationwww.ward-edc.org
Ward Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is an independent affiliate of Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). The governing boards are completely independent with the pastor of Ward AME Church having a perpetual seat on the board of Ward EDC to insure the communication and linkage.


West Angeles Community Development Corporationwww.westangelescdc.org
The mission of West Angeles Community Development Corporation is to increase social and economic justice, demonstrate compassion and alleviate poverty as tangible expressions of the Kingdom of God through the vehicle of community development.


West Coast Black Publishers Associationwww.lasentinel.net
WCBPA’s mission is two fold: to provide regional and national corporate advertisers with a vehicle for the effective marketing of their products and services to the
black community; and to advance the cause of the Black Press in the United States of America. Members of the WCBPA include African American publications in
the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.


Women’s Action to Gain Economic Securitywww.wagescooperatives.org
WAGES builds worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. We launch cooperatives where women develop personal and professional skills, become leaders, and gain economic security.

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