The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

Uniting women as powerful stakeholders

San Francisco, CA, USA
Indigenous Environmental Network

Protecting the sacredness of Earth Mother by respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws

Bemidji, MN, USA

Supporting small farmers and social movements

Barcelona, Spain
Tse Wedi Elth (Unist’ot’en Camp)

Reoccupying traditional territory and revitalizing cultural practices

British Columbia, Canada
Movimento Camponês Popular (MCP) / Popular Peasant Movement

Advocating for food sovereignty and peasant power

Digo Bikas Institute

Promoting ecological sustainability and social equity

Kathmandu, Nepal
South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA)

Fighting toxic industries

Durban, South Africa
Asociación de Mujeres Ixpiyakok (ADEMI) / Ixpiyakok Women’s Association

Strengthening agroecological practices

Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA) / Peasant Committee of the Highlands

Building grassroots leadership & self-determination

Asociación Ikiran

Supporting indigenous youth to protect biodiversity

Coordinadora de Comunidades Ch’orti (COMUNDICH) / Communities for Integrated Development of the Ch’orti Region

Protecting land rights and advancing community management of natural resources

SAVE Rivers

Protecting land, rivers, and watersheds

Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB) / Movement of People Affected by Dams

Advancing movement-building on energy alternatives


The CLIMA Fund seeks to elevate the insights and solutions of those most impacted by climate change: the women, youth, small-scale farmers, and Indigenous Peoples who tend to be the ones most often overlooked in traditional funding schemes focusing on climate, “development,” or recovery and rebuilding. For years, the four lead partner organizations have funded and partnered with leaders who authentically understand and represent the needs of their communities. Based on these experiences, the CLIMA Fund has chosen to direct its funding towards groups led by women, youth, Indigenous Peoples, and small-scale farmers demanding the opportunity and resources to fully actualize their human rights.

The CLIMA Fund places a special emphasis on women’s leadership, acknowledging the role women play at the nexus of resistance, strategy, leadership, and care of land and water. We believe that without the liberation of women leaders who can exert their power and share wisdom at the grassroots and globally, there can be little substantive, systemic change at any level.

Here are some of our partners from FY19-20.

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