Hubs of Nonprofit Collaboration on Climate, Health, and Equity

These organizations have been identified as networks and key coalition partners for collaboration on climate, health, and equity by toolkit sponsors and/or by nonprofit respondents in the 2019 Climate, Health, and Equity survey. Click on organization names accompanied by  to read profiles of some of the nonprofit hubs that are helping mobilize action. Help us improve this list by suggesting additions or corrections.

Nonprofit “Hub” Organization


Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow

MA coalition of public health, labor, environment, faith, civic, medical, scientific groups

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments  

National alliance of nurses and nursing organizations

American Lung Association

National campaigns supporting clean air advocacy

American Public Health Association's Center for Climate, Health, and Equity  

National network of public health professionals and organizations

Anthropocene Alliance  

Supports Higher Ground flood survivor network

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

National association of public health agencies

Better Future Project

MA grassroots and campus organizing network

BizNGO for Safer Chemicals & Sustainable Materials

Collaboration of business and environmental leaders

Break Free from Plastic Movement

Global movement addressing plastics pollution

Building Equity and Alignment for Impact   

Initiative building relationships and collaboration among grassroots groups, national green groups, and philanthropic innovators.

California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)   

CA alliance of base-building environmental justice organizations

Cancer Free Economy Network

National collaboration of environmental, labor, science, environmental health and justice groups, with initiative on community impacts at the intersection of climate change, toxic exposures, and economic inequity

Clean Water for All Campaign

National campaign of environmental and social justice groups

Climate Action Campaign

Unbranded national coalition of climate, conservation, and progressive groups

Climate Action Coalition

Pacific Northwest alliance of community organizations

Climate Justice Alliance  

Alliance of 70 urban and rural frontline communities, organizations and supporting networks in the climate justice movement

Climate Plan  

Coalition of 50 partners improving land-use and transportation planning to protect Californians’ health, communities, environment, and climate.

Coalition of Community Organizations  

Coalition of Houston, TX-based community organizations

Coming Clean

National collaboration among organizations working for environmental health and environmental justice

Communities First Alliance Alliance of government, philanthropy, and investment leaders to leverage resources for community plans, solutions, and priorities for a thriving future.

Community Action Works   

MA nonprofit partnering with Northeast communities to prevent or clean up local pollution.

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc.

Gulf Coast nonprofit supporting minority environmental leadership, HBCU Climate Change Consortium

ecoAmerica Climate for Health Program   

National network of health leaders for climate solutions

Emerald Cities Collaborative

National network of organizations working for sustainable environments and high-road economies

Environmental Health Coalition  

San Diego-based NGO working for environmental justice in the San Diego/Tijuana region and throughout California

Environmental Justice Health Alliance

National network of environmental justice and allied groups

Equitable and Just National Climate Platform

National platform for climate policy collaboration among environmental justice and environmental groups

Florida Clinicians for Climate Action  

FL network engaging health professionals and health organizations in climate-health education and advocacy 

Georgia River Network

GA hub for advocacy to protect Georgia's rivers

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Alliance of 60+ US-based grassroots organizing groups comprised of working and poor people and communities of color

Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange

Supports peer learning network of municipal green stormwater managers

Green Justice Coalition

MA partnership of community based, environmental and labor allies

Green Latinos

National network supporting Latino environmental leadership

Groundwork USA

National network supporting environmental transformation and resilience in low-resource communities

Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy

Public interest law firm and justice center advancing structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change.

HEAL Food Alliance  

National coalition to create healthy, accessible, affordable, and fair food and farm systems

Health Care Climate Council
National leadership body of health systems committed to protecting patients and employees from health impacts of climate change and becoming anchors for resilient communities.

Health Care Without Harm  

Supporting movement to transform healthcare worldwide into sustainability, environmental health and justice leaders

Hip Hop Caucus

Linking Hip Hop culture with policy change and movement building

Illinois Clinicians for Climate Action
Group of healthcare professionals concerned about the impact climate change has on the health of Illinois residents. 

Indigenous Environmental Network

Alliance of Indigenous peoples protecting the sacredness of Earth Mother

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative  

Supports Tribal governments with policy resources to manage their food systems, land, waterways, and natural resources

Institute for Sustainable Communities, Partnership for Resilient Communities

Supports leadership by people and organizations of color in transformation of the national urban resilience field 

Interfaith Power & Light

Campaign mobilizing a religious response to global warming

IPEN for a Toxic Free Future

Global network of 600+ public interest NGOs in 122 countries

Junction Coalition

Toledo OH community coalition

Labor Network for Sustainability

National network mobilizing labor movement action on climate change

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

CA group co-powering communities and nonprofits addressing inequality in low income, rural regions

Mass Power Forward

MA coalition of 200+ groups promoting clean energy, a thriving economy, and climate justice

Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health  

National consortium of associations of clinical practitioners

MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change

Nurse-led initiative supporting health care professionals' action on climate change

Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
Coalition of Michigan health professionals focused on mitigation and prevention of adverse health effects of climate change

Environmental Justice Coalition

MI coalition supporting environmental justice campaigns and biennial summits

Midwest Environmental Justice Network

Midwest network addressing racial and environmental disparities

NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program

National support for leadership of communities of color and low income communities on environmental injustice

National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine's Environmental Health Matters Initiative Convenes government, industry, and academic leaders around development of solutions to climate change and other pressing environmental health challenges 

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)  

National association of local health departments; Global Climate Change Workgroup

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

National association of 6K+ environmental health professionals

National Environmental Health Partnership Council

National stakeholder council expanding environmental health awareness and action

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition  

National alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities

Network for Energy, Water, and Health in Affordable Buildings (NEWHAB)  

National network of Energy Efficiency for All project

NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan

Columbia University hub for environmental health research

NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences

Centre supporting health professional education and collaboration on climate health threats and resilience

North American Water Office

National campaigning on electric utility wastes and the disproportionate adverse health and economic impacts of electric utility wastes on Indigenous Peoples, People of Color and those who live at subsistence levels.

Ohio Clinicians for Climate Action
State group engaging health care professionals, medical chapters, and health care organizations to advocate for positive climate change and health solutions. 

Ohio Public Health Resiliency Coalition
Formed by Ohio Public Health Association to develop resources for local public health professionals in efforts to address the public health impacts of climate change and climate-related weather events in their communities.  

People's Climate Movement

National partnership for mass mobilization and movement alignment on climate, jobs, and justice

Pesticide Action Network North America

North American citizen action network

Physicians for Social Responsibility

US group mobilizing physicians and health professionals for climate solutions and a nuclear weapons-free world

Policy LInk

Supports national Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus

Power Past Coal

National coalition of communities against coal export; hosts Stand Up to Oil campaign

Practice Green Health
Membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to US hospitals and health systems

RE-AMP Network

Midwest collaboration of 130+ nonprofits and foundations on climate and energy policy

Respiratory Health Association

Chicago association promoting clean air and preventing lung disease

Richmond Our Power Coalition

Richmond CA community coalition for a clean, healthy environment and Just Transition

Right to the City Alliance

National alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations

River Network

National network connecting river and water champions

Rural Action

Appalachian OH membership-based nonprofit working to build a more just economy

SAFER States

National collaboration vehicle for state chemical policy advocacy groups

Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network

Southeastern US network of Black farmers dedicated to ecologically sustainable agriculture

Southeast Sustainability Directors Network

Southeastern US local governments network supporting climate adaptation, social equity, and resilience

Strong, Prosperous And Resilient Communities Challenge  

The initiative advocates for policies and investments that ensure self-determination and community-led decision making, giving residents a greater role in shaping their futures

Sunrise Movement

National movement of young people to stop climate action and create healthy jobs

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (TEJAS)

TX nonprofit supporting community education and action on environmental pollution

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

network of local government professionals across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social

US Climate Action Network

National network of 175+ organizations active on climate change

US Climate and Health Alliance (Public Health Institute)

National network of health and public health practitioners dedicated to addressing the threats of climate change to health

US Water Alliance  

National alliance of stakeholders for sustainable, equitable water future

Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action  

VA state network of clinician leaders advocating for climate change solutions

Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action    

State network supporting health professionals' communications and advocacy on climate change and public health

Working Families

National grassroots, multiracial party of working people