Julia Dundorf

Julia Dundorf

Executive Director, New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Julia has directed the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund) since October 2014.  Increasingly the work of the Grassroots Fund seeks to achieve environmental justice and equity through deep participatory grantmaking and shifting power and access to resources to marginalized communities most affected by environmental threats. Julia’s current passion and learning edges are around how (deeply) participatory action research and evaluation - that is co-designed and co-owned with the grassroots - is essential to greater resilience and environmental justice in communities. She has three decades of experience forming and working with nonprofits and grassroots community projects. Julia attributes her passion for environmental advocacy and building resilient, equitable communities to her experiences of growing up on an off-grid farm in the hills of northern NH. She now lives in southeast NH with her husband, Chris, and is the proud mother of three adults ages 23-18. When not pursuing her work passions, Julia thrives anywhere outdoors, including hiking, x-country skiing, kayaking and sailing off the shores of NH & ME.