Rising Seas, Bigger Pledges: Are We Entering a New Era of Climate Philanthropy?

Rising Seas, Bigger Pledges: Are We Entering a New Era of Climate Philanthropy?

$3 billion in recent climate pledges shows that funders are taking a more urgent stance on a global crisis. Is this just the beginning of a much larger wave of support? And why are some people so skeptical of the new commitments?

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Top Climate Change Donors Pull Back the Curtain on Their Past and Future Giving

Top Climate Change Donors Pull Back the Curtain on Their Past and Future Giving

The Sea Change Foundation has given $500 million toward climate work to date, operating with almost no public profile—and drawing suspicion as a result. Now, its founders—Nat Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons—are going public.

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A Philanthropy-Backed Journalism Fellowship Spotlights Equitable Climate Solutions

A Philanthropy-Backed Journalism Fellowship Spotlights Equitable Climate Solutions

Environmental journalism is a popular niche in media philanthropy. One foundation-backed fellowship is supporting coverage of climate solutions that work toward a more equitable and democratic future, often known as just transition work.

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How a Foundation's Focus on Cities Made it a Leader in a Changing Environmental Movement

How a Foundation's Focus on Cities Made it a Leader in a Changing Environmental Movement

Kresge’s green giving is not quite like any other large foundation’s, entirely supporting climate resilience in cities, and with a unique focus on equity. We take a deep dive into its environmental program.

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The Latest Push for Cities That Are Both More Sustainable and Equitable

The Latest Push for Cities That Are Both More Sustainable and Equitable

Community engagement is the name of the game for the latest round of matching grants from a group of funders who want to see more voices at the table in conversations about urban sustainability.

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In the Era of Trump and Climate Change, Why Stockpile Surging Assets?

In the Era of Trump and Climate Change, Why Stockpile Surging Assets?

This is not a time for the holders of "society's risk capital" to play it safe, with payout strategies that stay the same in the face of urgent threats. The Wallace Global Fund is one foundation that gets that. 

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