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    Our Goal!

    Help us meet our match challenge for ELP’s Scholarship Fund!

    A generous donor is matching every single dollar donated, up to $10,000!

     


    Please click here to donate now

    (and write “scholarship match!” in the designation line so we can be sure to count your gift towards our match challenge.)

     


    Together we can raise a combined total of $20,000 to support our goal: that cost should not be a barrier to an ELP Fellowship. Scholarships priority will be given to Black and Indigenous people, people of color, and others who are and have been disadvantaged by the systems of our economy.

     

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    Our Commitment

    Back in December 2020 as we looked to the year ahead, we made some commitments to you all. We promised to keep offering strong programs that are relevant and rooted in our values, and we are committed to improve access to ELP’s Core Fellowship Programs —specifically by making more scholarship support available.

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    Continued Progress

    In the first months of 2021, we made immediate progress, working with several regional grant funders to shift some of our program budgets in order to provide additional scholarships.

    Now we’re asking for your help.

    Reallocating funds is a start, but it will not allow us to achieve our goal: that cost should not be a barrier to an ELP Fellowship for anyone. So we established a Community Scholarship Fund that will make it possible for us to continue meeting applicant needs.

     

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    Vision for ELP Community

    We’re especially aware that Black and Indigenous people and other people of color are disadvantaged by the systems of our economy. And while environmental issues affect all people, in the U.S. (and around the world) evidence is clear that some communities and groups are harmed more than others— correlated to race, poverty, and other systemic factors. In our vision of a just, sustainable future sector leadership must include those most impacted in frontline communities. Scholarships will be prioritized in these ways.

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    Your Donation will be Matched!

    Can you help us meet all scholarship needs? You can make a secure donation directly to our new scholarship fund through ELP's Network For Good page.

    An anonymous donor (who also serves on ELP’s board of directors) has committed to match every gift, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000

    Please donate now, and write “scholarship match!” in the designation line so we can be sure to count your gift towards our match challenge.