BAND Foundation: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: The BAND Foundation awards grants to a wide variety of environmental organizations across the globe.

IP TAKE: This funder focuses its conservation grantmaking on environmental issues receiving little funding attention from donors.

PROFILE: Burks and Anthony Lampham, along with their children Nicholas and David, established the BAND Foundation in 1999 to advance their family’s philanthropy. The foundation takes a “[f]lexible, risk-tolerant approach to grantmaking through which it seeks to provide timely support to critical issues, catalyze effective partnerships and unlock larger financial flows from public and private resources.” Grantmaking programs consist of Nature Conservation, Epilepsy Research & Education and Climate Change.

BAND awards its climate change grants through its Green Horizons Fund. A donor advised fund (DAF), Green Horizon grants are “[a]imed at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.” The fund’s grantmaking aims to “[c]omplement the work of the BAND Foundation by addressing climate change through habitat conservation and restoration and better land management practices.”

BAND Foundation grants typically range from $50,000 to $150,000. Past climate change grantees include the New Venture Fund, which received a grant work sequestering carbon in soil; and Mothers Out Front Mobilizing for a Livable Climate, which received funding for its climate change work in Virginia. To learn more about the types of climate change organizations BAND supports, explore its list of select grantees.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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