Grassroots International

CLIMA Fund

The CLIMA Fund is a pathway for funders to directly support Indigenous, women, and youth-led work building climate resilience and mitigating climate chaos.

Who we are: Grassroots International, Thousand Currents, Global Greengrants Fund, and Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights launched a unique collaborative fund in 2016. The Fund helps large funders to directly reach grassroots organizations and social movements that are working at the intersection of climate resilience and human rights. This global reach is possible thanks to the long-term relationships each of the Fund members have developed with grassroots groups around the world.

What we will achieve: The CLIMA Fund (Climate Leaders in Movement Action) provides an unprecedented continuum of support to people fighting climate change — from awarding a security grant in as little as 12 hours to an activist whose life or family has been threatened, to providing a promising grassroots movement with its first infusion of outside resources, to sustaining established organizations with multiyear support and capacity-building through proven long-term partnership models. We will help support a global movement of grassroots actors that are the protagonists of immediate, ambitious, and just solutions to the climate crisis.

How we work: For three decades, our four organizations’ grantmaking practices have relied on the wisdom and strength of local people and movements to tackle injustices. We invest in long-term solutions that are not imported, but rather developed in response to listening to people on the ground. These grassroots solutions can be scaled appropriately to meet the needs of people who are most directly affected by climate change, while reducing emissions at their source.

Invest in grassroots climate solutions

The CLIMA Fund will transform large amounts of grant capital into strategic investments for effective grassroots climate solutions being led by our partners in more than 100 countries.

We are seeking funding partners for this multimillion dollar venture. Join the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Libra Foundation, Swift Foundation, Whitman Institute, the Weissman Family Foundation, and individual donors in providing unprecedented and urgent support for climate movements globally.

Questions? Contact Lindley Mease, CLIMA Fund Coordinator, at lindley@thousandcurrents.org.

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