Futura Foundations: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: The Futura Foundation focuses its climate change grantmaking on environmental sustainability and mitigating the effects of climate change.

IP TAKE: This funder encourages cross-discipline and intersecting approaches to climate change research and projects; however, this is not a requirement for funding.

PROFILE: Based in Switzerland, the Futura Foundations consist of two organizations, Futura Green and Futura Good. While Futura Good focuses its grantmaking on gender equality and empowering women and girls, Futura Green focuses its work on climate change.

Futura Green was founded in 1986 in “[c]onnection with the growing realization of the impact of the greenhouse effect.” While the foundation has provided the majority of its funding to support research conducted at Swedish universities, overall it supports scientific research and education in the areas of “[s]cience, political science, sociology, economics and the history of ideas.” All supported projects must have a long-term view on the environment and climate change. A past grantee in this space is Acumen, which received funding for its Pioneer Energy Program, which provides renewable energy solutions to rural communities around the world. To learn more about select climate change grantees, explore its ongoing projects list.

Futura Green is not transparent regarding its grant amounts, guidelines and eligibility requirements. Grantseekers are encouraged to contact foundation staff for additional information. Futura Green does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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