With a global pandemic and the ever-looming climate crisis, where can our philanthropic dollars make a difference? In the last couple months, grassroots movements have shown how to meet the immediate needs of communities when governments are failing to, and organize for long-term change in a moment that shows how desperately we need it. To resource grassroots movements, funding intermediaries play a critical role.
Grassroots organizing has been a central strategy of almost every major social and economic transformation in world history—from ending apartheid to the recognition of Indigenous rights to women’s suffrage globally.
Press release: For media inquiries, please contact:Gargi Sharma, firstname.lastname@example.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 09, 2020 – A new report published by the CLIMA (Climate Leaders in Movement Action) Fund draws on the practical experience of grassroots activists and philanthropists to map the state of the increasing violence against Natural Resource Defenders in Latin America, and … Continued
Urgent Action Fund’s 2015 publication on women human rights and environmental defenders in Indonesia & The Philippines.
CLIMA Fund Partner Digo Bikas Institute sees preparation for a post-carbon economy as an act of climate change mitigation and adaptation for Nepal’s economy.
When environmental activism carries such a heavy price, how can we leverage our position as philanthropists to push for accountability?
The media statement by the KwaZulu-Natal Subsistence Fisher Folk, the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, and other groups highlights the right of current and future generations to access the ocean and protect their right to food.
By Lindley Mease The CLIMA Fund supports groups that stop and prevent this devastation going forward. The Amazon is burning, Indigenous Peoples are standing up for the forests that have supported life on the entire planet, and youth are taking to the streets globally to demand change. Activists in Brazil and around the world are … Continued
By Lindley Mease, Thousand Currents | Olivia Trabysh, Urgent Action Fund | Allison Davis, Global Greengrants Fund Original post here on October 23, 2018 The SF climate summits exposed the deep rifts at play in the struggle to tackle climate change. How do we think about justice for Indigenous peoples whose resources have been extracted for … Continued
Original post by Lindley Mease on October 18, 2018 The problems associated with climate change are of catastrophic proportion and require diverse, systemic solutions. If these solutions are to ensure this planet is still habitable in 80 years, they will transform how we live and work across the globe. Philanthropy has the opportunity to play … Continued