Fifth Quarter Grantee Partners

Atasa Solar

Atasa Solar will create renewable energy public structures and wearable solar garments in collaboration with Indigenous communities to overcome environmental, economic, design racism and misogyny.


GreenRoots works to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities.

Abolitionist Law Center

The Abolitionist Law Center is a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners, and organized for the purpose of abolishing class and race based mass incarceration in the United States.

First Peoples Worldwide

First Peoples Worldwide works from a foundation of Indigenous values to achieve a sustainable future for all. They are a leader in deploying strategies to move the market towards respect for the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Climate Legal Defense Fund

Created under the Equation Campaign, CliDef will create a global network of lawyers with regional focal points to defend climate activists and protectors.

Black Dream Escape

Black Dream Escape is a therapeutic arts practice that focuses on Black and Indigenous rest/sleep/dreams.

Climate Critical Earth

Climate Critical Earth is a generative community space for creative practice, seeding strategy rather than tactics, and enabling radical care for every one of us in the fight for climate survival.

Liveable Arlington

Liveable Arlington is a grassroots group that advocates for clean air, clean water, and responsible stewardship of our environment for future generations.

Honor the Earth

Honor the Earth creates awareness and support for Native environmental issues and develops needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities.

The Descendants Project

One of TCI’s partners for The Fifth Quarter is The Descendants Project (TDP), an organization committed to the intergenerational healing and flourishing of the Black descendant community in Louisiana’s river parishes.  TDP is co-founded and co-directed by Jo Banner and Dr. Joy Banner who are leaders, descendants, and residents of Louisiana’s Cancer Alley.

Jo has a deep connection with her Afro-Creole Heritage and respect for tradition and nature, and she has channeled this passion to protect Louisiana’s people and its environment by challenging the legal systems that have exploited descendants of those enslaved to plantations.

Joy is a proud member of the local descendant community and she is inspired by the folklore, narratives, and resourcefulness of community elders and ancestors to serve the community’s health, wellness, and happiness.  She is dedicated to fighting against environmental racism and against the petrochemical plants along Louisiana’s River Road.

Both Jo and Joy were selected as The Center for Constitutional Rights Activists of the Year and were also awarded the 2022 Community Sentinel Award.

TDP is currently working to fight a proposed grain elevator in Wallace.  The grain elevator would cause health and environmental risks for the community due to emissions of particulate matter, dust, mold, and cancer-causing silica.  TDP is suing St. John the Baptist Parish over the unjust zoning designation that has been threatening the community for decades and they hope that this litigation will prevent the grain elevator from being built.  In August, Joy and Jo spoke at the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva, detailing the destruction of Black burial grounds caused by the expansion of industrial facilities in Wallace.  They will also meet with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the construction of the grain elevator.

Among TDP’s initiatives is Hands of the People Empowered (HOPE).  Through HOPE, they work with the community to support small, locally owned businesses; encourage art, music, and literature that expresses community culture; promote tourism that engages and benefits the descendant community; teach their community to keep politicians and decisionmakers accountable; and connect community members with well-paying jobs in sectors other than heavy industry.

Immigrant Family Services Institute

Immigrant Family Services Institute, Inc.’s mission is to expedite the successful integration of recent immigrants into the social and economic fabric of the United States with justice and dignity.

Alianza Americas

Alianza Americas is committed to empowering community leaders, government agencies, labor organizers, and faith-based communities to work transnationally to provide a more dignified and just way of life for all people (particularly migrant communities) living in the Americas.