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List of Environmental Nonprofits in Los Angeles Ranked

With the threat of Climate Change becoming ever present you may want to know who is helping the situation in Los Angeles. To help you find your dream nonprofit role we have ranked environmental nonprofit organisations in Los Angeles by their recent financial budgets. 


Water Foundation 

Budget: $20 million+

The water foundation is a nonprofit strategic philanthropy working to fundamentally transform how we manage water in the west. We help funders identify and act on opportunities to better manage water and engage in thoughtful, strategic grantmaking to our nonprofit partners to drive change. We complement these activities with creative coalition building and thoughtful engagement with high-level decision makers.




Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Budget: $9 million 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden promotes botany, conservation and horticulture to inspire, inform and educate the public and the scientific community about California's native flora. The Garden is devoted to the collection, cultivation, study and display of native California plants and to graduate training and research in plant systematics and evolution. Through all its programs, the Garden makes significant contributions to the appreciation, enjoyment, understanding and thoughtful utilization of our natural heritage.




Treepeople Inc

Budget: $6.7 million

TreePeople's mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the results as a model for the world.





Environmental Defense Center (EDC)

Budget: $3.1 million

The Environmental Defense Center protects and enhances the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action.



Hollywood Beautification Team

Budget: $1.8 million

Hollywood beautification team's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Los Angeles by teaching and empowering the people to change their environments through community capacity building, physical improvements, & job creation.



Mountain Restoration Trust

Budget: $1.7 million

Working in partnership with the community to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Santa Monica Mountains for the benefit of the environment and for present and future generations through: land acquisition and conservation easements; habitat preservation and restoration; and research and education.



Friends of The Los Angeles River

Budget: $1.4 million+

Friends of the Los Angeles river ("folar") is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to ensure a publicly accessible, recreational, and ecologically sustainable Los Angeles river by inspiring river stewardship through community engagement, education, advocacy, and thought leadership.




Climate Resolve

Budget: $1.2 million+

Their mission is to make Southern California more livable and prosperous today and for generations to come by inspiring people at home, at work, and in government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution, as well as prepare for climate change impacts.




LA Compost

Budget: $272,000

LA Compost build and facilitate composting communities throughout LA County Our mission at LA Compost is to connect the people of Los Angeles to the soil, and each other.

In pursuit of their mission LA Compost are building local infrastructure and educational programs to support a healthy transition where food is never wasted, but returned to the soil for the next cycle of life.