Greenlining Institute

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The Greenlining Institute is a national policy, organizing, and leadership institute that works to promote racial and economic justice. Its mission is to empower communities of color and other disadvantaged groups through multi-ethnic economic and leadership development, civil rights, and anti-redlining activities.


The Greenlining Institute was established in 1993 by members of the African American, Asian American, Latino, and disabled communities to fight redlining (the illegal practice of denying services to people based on color or race) and institutionalized discrimination. The group sought to promote what it calls "greenlining," or be the proactive effort of bringing investments to communities.

Major issues

The Greenlining Institute works on major policy issues, including but not limited to the environment, asset building, philanthropy, health, energy, communications, government reform, and higher-education.

The Institute also maintains a Leadership Academy that trains a over 100 new, young leaders a year. Academy participants are assigned to major public policy issues and are directly involved in Greenlining's research and advocacy efforts.[1]


The Greenlining Institute
1918 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Telephone: 510.926.4001
Fax: 510.926.4010
Email: info[AT]


  1. Greenlining Institute About Web page, accessed May 13, 2010

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