Formerly known as the Acterra Stewardship Program, we became Grassroots Ecology on July 1, 2016. For over 30 years, we have served the community with volunteer-based environmental stewardship programs. 

Our team engages over 12,000 people annually in hands-on restoration, citizen science, and educational programs in the Silicon Valley region. We are grassroots by name and grassroots by philosophy. It is by working and learning together that we, as a community, have the power to reinvigorate our local part of the planet.


Our mission is to engage and educate the public to restore local ecosystems

Financial Information

Grassroots Ecology relies on funding from individual donations, grants, and contracts with local partners to carry out our mission. As a fiscally sponsored project of Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet, we are governed by the Acterra board of directors but are otherwise operating independently and do not receive any funding from Acterra.