* In 1996 LHF created the Environmental Justice Fund, founded on the premise that nonwhites and poor people were disproportionately affected by pollution-related health problems. In a similar spirit, LHF started the Environmental Justice Institute in 1999. And in 2008, LHF launched its Clean Up Green Up initiative, where community organizations collaborated with scientists and academics to document “disparities in environmental justice.”
* In 2000, LHF started the Lesbian and Gay Community Fund.
* LHF is a founding member of Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling (STAND-LA), a coalition of community organizations “on the frontlines of ending oil drilling in residential neighborhoods.”