OVERVIEW: The Libra Foundation awards grants to organizations that approach climate change through a human rights lens.
IP TAKE: This funder offers single and multi-year grants. It also offers project specific and general operating support grants.
PROFILE: Members of the Pritzker family, including the Pritzker Foundation, established the Libra Foundation in 2002. The foundation “[b]elieve(s) that all people are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms, and have a right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just and equitable societies.” The foundation’s current grantmaking programs include women’s rights, environmental justice, and social justice & drug reform policy.
Libra’s Environmental Justice program grantmaking focuses on “[h]elping organizations mitigate the impacts of climate change while also addressing the human rights and social justice issues that all too often intersect with this cause.”
Libra Foundation’s climate change grants range from $50,000 to over $1 million. In the past, the foundation has supported organizations such as the Climate Justice Alliance and the Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund. To learn more about the types of organizations Libra supports and at what level, explore its grantees list.
The Libra Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals or requests for funding.
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