People for PLAN - Movement Building Fund
By supporting the success of student programs with a measurable campus-wide impact, we empower students to see not only that institutional change is possible, but they can be the ones to make it happen.
What is The Movement Building Fund?
Many individuals find their ability to participate in the Zero Waste movement is limited by a lack of financial resources, an obstacle that is embedded in structural and institutional inequalities across race, class, ability, and gender. Our Movement Building Fund creates a pathway into the Zero Waste movement and addresses some of these financial barriers; it provides things like travel stipends to our annual conference, free advising resources to campus groups with limited funding, and health insurance stipends to our staff. As we grow, we aim to directly support people who have been historically marginalized and we will accomplish this by dedicating a portion of the Movement Building Fund’s resources to folks who have been most impacted by systemic oppression. To further understand how we see this fund growing in the future, please visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mandate.
What Will PLAN Do With Your Donation?
Provide campuses with free and subsidized memberships, when needed, to support student-led waste initiative and develop students' leadership skills.
Expand the accessibility of our events and conference by offering sliding-scale ticket prices and travel scholarships to students.
Offer payment to community organizers, student leaders, frontline activists, and others that we ask to speak, facilitate, train, advise, or consult with us.
Fund student interns, fellows, and organizers that work with our team to further grassroots efforts.
Offer healthcare, electronics, and travel stipends to staff to ensure that everyone on our team has access to the the tools they need to accomplish their work safely and effectively.