Fund for the Public Interest

Who we are

Fund for the Public Interest is a national nonprofit organization that runs campaigns for America’s leading environmental and public interest organizations. We launched the Fund in 1982 to help find ways to engage people on the most pressing problems of our day, and turn that support into solutions. And now we run the nation’s largest and most effective canvassing and telephone membership operation. Our canvassers and callers talk to people one-on-one, and through those interactions help make thousands—sometimes millions—of people’s voices heard, through petitions, emails, small donations and meetings. That’s people power, and that’s what it takes to make a difference for the environment, for our health and more.

 

Who we work with

We work alongside groups such as U.S. PIRG, Environment America and Environmental Action on a wide range of campaigns, including tackling climate change, stopping throwaway plastics from polluting our oceans, and stopping the widespread use of dangerous pesticides.

 

Things to know when you apply

Fund for the Public Interest is working to address problems our society can’t afford to ignore—from preserving irreplaceable resources like air, water and a livable climate; to transforming vast systems of transportation and energy that were designed to meet the needs of a different century; to growing and distributing food in ways that won’t destroy the environment and threaten human health.

We believe that a clear vision, commonsense ideas, a fact-driven case for action, and the power of bringing people together are the necessary ingredients to any successful effort to solve society's problems. We share a set of core values and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know about our organization when you apply.

Our team

Whether you’re a canvass director, telephone outreach project director, caller or canvasser, you’re an integral part of a group committed to building a strong campaign to win on the real challenges and problems we face.