Devon Creek Foundation: Grants for Climate and Energy

OVERVIEW: The Devon Creek Foundation’s climate and energy grants focus on energy efficiency and conservation.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award a large number of grants each year. Grantseekers should expect competition when approaching Devon Creek.

PROFILE: In 2014, Devon Creek Foundation was granted charitable status in order to “[p]romote sustainability at global, national and local level.” Grantmaking programs include Population, Energy, Human Rights, Reproductive Health, Justice, Education, Environment, Civil Society, Arts, Conflict Resolution and Strengthening NGOs.

While the foundation does not have a dedicate climate change program, it conducts related grantmaing through its Energy program, which seeks organizations “[d]eveloping and implementing smart energy policies using clean, renewable sources of energy, particularly those nations with the highest per capita energy consumption.” It identifies CO2 emissions and radioactive contamination sites as priority issues to address when working on energy issues.

Devon Creek’s climate change related grant amounts are relatively modest, typically ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Past climate and energy grantees include the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which received a grant to support general operating costs; and the Izaak Walton League of America, which received funding for its energy conservation campaign.

 The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals; however, it accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry.

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