Who we are
Mosaic is by and for the field — the people and organizations who devote significant efforts in pursuit of environmental protection and healthy & just communities. We are guided by the expertise of a diverse and leaderful Governance Assembly, as well as by the rich learnings we gain from our grantees and other field leaders through our open RFPs. This is all enhanced by contributions from some of the country's preeminent movement thought leaders and supported by a constellation of funders that share our commitment to durable, collective impact.
Mosaic, a fiscally sponsored project of Tides Center, is led by a diverse constellation of environmental and justice leaders and supported by a small staff.
Mosaic's work is supported by a community of systems-focused funders who understand that we need to build power at an unprecedented scale if we are to affect the kind of durable, transformational environmental progress our world needs right now. We stand ready to welcome additional funding partners to this community of purpose. Together, we can support a movement that is better connected, aligned, and collaborative, enabling us to win the biggest victories together.
For more information, please contact Katie Robinson.
JUST, INCLUSIVE & EQUITABLE
Center equity and transparency, engaging people and organizations of all sizes and types, not just funders or large organizations
Seek and incorporate broad input into initiative design and governance, sharing power and agency
Reinforce and complement field-wide capacity, focusing on amplifying the work of others
Continuously experiment, iterate, and adapt based on feedback and experiences, both successes and failures
Pledge to boldness in unlocking systems-level opportunities
Our commitment to equity
Mosaic is dedicated to contributing to building a more connected, effective, inclusive, and just environmental movement. We direct significant resources to BIPOC, low-income, women, LGBTQ+, environmental justice, rural, immigrant, and other socially & economically disadvantaged movement members. We build and support connections, collaborations, and shared resources across the full breadth of the environmental field in all its richness and diversity. This includes supporting and building bridges between organizations and approaches that reflect the political, geographic, economic, social, sectoral, and issue area diversity of the environmental movement.
This is not just the right thing to do — it's critical to bolstering a winning, equitable environmental movement with the scale and alignment needed to prevail on the issues that matter most.
For more on Mosaic's grantmaking values, please see here.