Our Vision

A Future Where Communities of Color Can Thrive

The Greenlining Institute works towards a future where communities of color can build wealth, live in healthy places filled with economic opportunity, and are ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change.

Learn more by watching our theory of change video.

Our Impact

Community drives every aspect of our work

Greenlining is building an abundant future that brings investments and opportunities into our communities – what we call Greenlining. Since 1993, we have successfully advocated and negotiated initiatives directing more than $800 billion in corporate and public investments into communities of color in California and across the nation.

Learn more about Greenlining’s three decades of building a future where communities of color can thrive.

We work with communities of color to:

  • Understand and analyze the racist barriers to economic opportunity.
  • Demand accountability from the public and private sectors to combat injustice.
  • Foster consensus-building that produces long-term change and success.
  • Bridge research and policy to spearhead innovative strategies at the intersections of racial, economic, and climate equity.
Who We Are

Meet the team who make our work possible

Our team brings lived experience and racial equity expertise to drive our mission and fulfill our vision.

Our Work

To achieve our vision, we focus on four strategic issue areas:

Our plan and progress towards impact:

Land Acknowledgement

With genuine respect and support, we recognize that The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe are the original stewards of Oakland, Ca and valued members of our community.

Read Land Acknowledgement

Theory of Change

We have the theory that if we can transform the very building blocks of our economy from the inside out and develop a roadmap to get there, we have more chances to realize a just future where communities of color can thrive.

Watch Theory of Change Video

Strategic Plan

Greenlining’s Strategic Plan outlines our vision for a thriving and resilient future for communities of color.

See The Plan

Annual Reports

Our Annual Report reflects our steadfast progress towards strengthening communities of color while building a long-term vision for a just economy.

Read The Reports

Annual Policy Priorities

Our Annual Policy Agenda outlines our priorities for the year ahead, focusing on legislation, regulation, and coalitions to advance our goals for strong communities.

Read Policy Agenda