Our Work

If we try to separate social needs and environmental priorities, we can end up fixing some part of the environment and alienating much of the community. Or, we can try to “fix” one aspect of community life even as we continue to destroy our own back yards. It’s time to end the man versus nature dichotomy. In a healthy culture, people understand what sustains them — economically, socially and environmentally — and honor all of it.

We believe that people should have choices that  include access to good education and options for connecting to nature as part of a healthy environment.  They should have choices in how they organize their lives – and those in which members of the neighborhood can organize for what they need. You can see one example of this work in the Seattle area here.

Loom seeks to foster a more equitable and environmentally responsible world by funding projects that find inventive ways to make the world more just and more green at the same time.

We realize that this isn’t going to happen overnight.  And we realize that it’s going to take a lot of us – working in many different ways – to get it done.  So Loom also seeks to promote philanthropy in the areas of equity and the environment. It gives to Social Venture Partners, Seattle and cheers on  Social Venture Partners Network, a hub that supports Social Venture Partners chapters in 27 cities around the world.  Loom also helps support the PLACES fellowship around race, class and the built environment with the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.