Summit Foundation: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: The Summit Foundation supports programs that help urban leaders develop frameworks that drive environmental sustainability and climate mitigation strategies.

IP TAKE: This funder seeks organizations that are “radically” increasing the pace of urban climate mitigation and sustainability efforts.

PROFILE: Roger and Victoria Sant established the Summit Foundation in 1991. Roger Sant cofounded the AES Coorpatioin, a power generation and distribution company. The Summit Foundation aims to “[p]romote the health and well-being of the planet—its people and natural environment.” The foundation focuses on three program areas: Mesoamerica Reef, Equality for Women and Girls and Sustainable Cities.”

Summit conducts its climate-change related grantmaking through its Sustainable Cities program, which “[s]eeks to radically increase the sustainability of cities.” The foundation takes a multi-pronged approach to its grantmaking in this program, which includes climate change mitigation. Past grantees in this space include Earth Economics, which received support for its project Blueprint for Increased Green Infrastructure and Investment in Support of Climate Adaptation; and Climate Central for its project Building Sea Level Tools with and for Cities. To learn more about the types of organizations the Summit Foundation supports and at what level, explore its recent grants page.

The Summit Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications, letters of inquiry, or grant proposals.


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