Peace Development Fund: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: Peace Development Fund awards grants to community-based organizations in the United States, Haiti and Mexico.

IP TAKE: This funder prioritizes its funding toward new and emerging organizations and community-based organizations that may be having a difficult time securing funding from other sources.

PROFILE: Peace Development Fund (PDF) was founded in 1981 when a “[s]mall group of donor activists came together with a common vision of funding social justice and peace through a public foundation.” PDF identifies itself as more than grantmaker and aims to be a “[k]ey “go-to” foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection.”

PDF broadly conducts grantmaking to benefit climate change across its programming and does not name specific interest areas. PDF awards grants to organizations with annual budgets of less than $250,000.

Grant amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000 and the average grant size is $5,000. Past climate change organizations include 350 Seattle, which was awarded a grant for its grassroots climate justice movement and Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, which received a grant for its climate change and sustainability work.  To learn more about the types of organizations PDF supports, explore its historical grantees list or download its annual reports.

Peace Development Fund accepts unsolicited grant applications and letters of inquiry.

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