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The Women’s Foundation California awarded the CCAEJ its prestigious Liberation Grant in its vision to fund feminist futures

Jurupa Valley, CA – The Women's Foundation California awarded the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) its Liberation Grant as part of its vision to fund feminist futures. As a part of its Relief and Resistance fund in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic to generate solidarity among the most impacted, predominantly black and brown communities.

According to the Women's Foundation California, the first cycle of grants went to four organizations to support California-based organizations building community power and advancing liberation beyond the election cycle.

"We are honored to be the first recipients of this prestigious grant to continue serving frontline communities within the Inland Empire," stated Interim Executive Director Esther Portillo. "CCAEJ is committed to supporting Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) womxn, especially during a pandemic with industry's environmental impacts causing the most harm in BIPOC communities. Our frontline communities are just trying to breathe, but also need support to thrive"

CCAEJ is optimistic that with these types of opportunities, the team can continue to champion and uplift the community's voices and persist with grassroots efforts to bring enduring environmental justice to the Inland Empire.

"CCAEJ takes pride in being a womxn-led organization and to be selected for this incredible opportunity. We are confident this support will help us continue to pave the way for equity in the Inland Empire by empowering the community to fight for social, racial, and environmental justice," said Gracie Torres, CCAEJ's Board President.

CCAEJ is a long-standing community-based organization with over 40 years of experience advocating for stronger regulations through strategic campaigns and building a community power base. To learn more about current activities and stay updated on the latest actions, visit and follow CCAEJ on social media.

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