Climate change is ravaging people and the planet.
Without immediate action, we will lose the cultural and ecological diversity required to survive. But answers exist. And the most ambitious solutions are coming from those who are most impacted by but least responsible for climate change: Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, and peasants. Yet, these communities often lack the resources and power necessary to make change a reality.
That’s where we come in.
The CLIMA Fund is a collaboration between Global Greengrants Fund, Grassroots International, Thousand Currents, and Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism — a like-minded community funding grassroots movements to cool the planet and build resilience around the globe.
Working together, we give influential funders a simple and effective way to invest in grassroots climate change movements. In short, CLIMA Fund mobilizes philanthropy by investing in on-the-ground leaders behind the most sustainable and effective solutions to our global climate crisis.
Billions have been invested in climate work, yet emissions continue to rise. Why?
Because much like development, recovery, and rebuilding efforts, traditional funding schemes overlook valid answers from the people most affected by the problem. We’re different: the CLIMA Fund believes that climate-impacted communities also hold the most direct answers to combating its effects.
For example, the CLIMA Fund places 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 global level, there can be little substantive, systemic change.
We envision a world in which climate justice is realized and grassroots movements have the power to influence and enact self-determined solutions to the climate crisis.
The CLIMA Fund mobilizes the philanthropic sector to resource grassroots climate justice solutions.
CLIMA Fund member organizations distribute money raised by the CLIMA Fund to strengthen and expand grassroots climate movements. We coordinate and funnel grantmaking to movement groups both large and small, emerging and established. But the goal is singular: to address climate impacts and work toward more sustainable economic and social systems for the future.