VoLo Foundation: Grants for Climate Change

OVERVIEW: The VoLo Foundation seeks organizations with established programs pursuing science-based approaches to climate change solutions.

IP TAKE: This funder supports projects and programs that offer measurable and sustainable results. VoLo awards operating support grants as well as project specific grants.

PROFILE: David Vogel and Thais Lopez Vogel founded the VoLo Foundation in 2014 as a vehicle for their personal philanthropy and to “[a]ccelerate change and global impact by supporting science-based climate solutions, enhancing education, and improving health.”

The foundation does not offer information regarding specific areas of grantmaking focus in the climate change space. According to tax filings, it appears to give broadly to a number of climate change organizations and research projects. Past grantees in this field include the World Wildlife Fund, which received a grant to support data collection and analysis to build a scientific case for forest conservation as “[v]iable approach to large-scale climate change mitigation” and; the CLEO Institute, which received funding for its work in climate change education, engagement and advocacy.” To learn more about select VoLo grantees, explore its projects list.

This foundation is not transparent regarding its grantmaking activities, guidelines and eligibility requirements. Grantseekers are encouraged to contact foundation staff for detailed grant information. The VoLo Foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or requests for funding.

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