The growing Oak Foundation has been on the move this year, making big shifts within its environment program. The latest development sets aside $20 million for the underfunded cause of climate justice.
To create an institute focused on society’s energy problems, Dartmouth accepted $80 million from a powerful oil family surrounded by controversy. Such a gift seriously undermines the project's credibility.
Toyota has been taking all kinds of steps lately to secure its role as one of the more forward-thinking car companies. That includes a green energy research fellowship, just making its second annual round of grants.
Foundation grantmaking is tiny compared to what’s needed to hit global climate targets. It’s a crucial moment for funders to use the power of their investments. Here's a roundup of what funders have been up to.
The latest prize to solve a specific environmental problem aims to rein in the destruction of peatlands. How bad a climate problem is this? Oh man, so bad—we're talking a "virtual carbon bomb."
There’s perhaps no bigger climate-related challenge than the trillions in clean energy and sustainability investments needed in developing countries. How can private philanthropy possibly make a dent?
Heising-Simons is an emerging force in science and climate funding. One initiative that crosses over between the two is paleoclimatology—mining the earth’s past to understand the impacts of rising temperatures.
The family foundation of one of the pioneers of the biotech industry has been making wide-ranging grants since 1991 with two of its interests being conservation and carbon storage. Now it's trying something new.
Much of the thrust behind the fossil fuel divestment movement is that it's a matter of moral imperative and mission integrity. But there's also an argument that it's just smart investing. Is that case making inroads?
The Kendeda Fund has become a well-known sustainability funder, but in its 20-plus years has operated with almost no public profile. Now, this foundation backed by Home Depot wealth has drawn back the curtain.