Mize Family Foundation: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: The Mize Family Foundation awards grants to organizations promoting global environmental justice and those advocating for increased diversity in the environmental movement.

IP TAKE: This funder currently offers single-year grants and does not accept requests for multi-year funding.

PROFILE: Established in 2010 and based in Seattle, Washington, the Mize Family Foundation “[s]upports organizations that promote global environmental justice and a diverse environmental movement, building a sense of urgency around the impacts of climate change on human and wildlife communities.” The foundation supports nonprofits working in the key areas of supporting emerging leaders, climate justice, and ecosystem health.

The foundation’s grants to support emerging leaders fund organizations that empower young people and women grassroots activists who promote more effective solutions to climate change impacts.

Mize’s climate justice grantmaking supports organizations advocating for “[t]he prioritization of meaningful diversity and inclusion efforts on the boards and staff and within the constituencies of environmental organizations and movements.”

Finally, its ecosystem health grants support nonprofits fostering sustainable interactions between animals, humans, and the environment.

Grants typically range from $15,000 to $20,000. Past Mize Family Foundation grantees include 350 Seattle, which received an award for its climate justice work; and Global Greengrants Fund, which received funding for its grassroots environmental work. To learn more about the organizations receiving Mize Family Foundation support, explore its grantees webpage.

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


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