Grassroots Ecology became an independent organization in 2016 after many years as the Land Stewardship Program of Acterra. Our team engages 12,000 people annually in environmental restoration, community science, and educational programs offered at outdoor spaces throughout Silicon Valley, from the foothills to the bay. 

We are grassroots in name and grassroots in practice. By working across sectors and generations, we multiply our power to sustain and regenerate our local part of the planet. Together we are creating vibrant, healthy lands and communities that are resilient in a rapidly changing world.


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, we are governed by the Acterra board of directors but are otherwise operating independently and do not receive any funding from Acterra. We anticipate becoming our own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in summer of 2018.