ClimateWorks and its regional partners have awarded over 7,600 grants since 2009 to organizations around the world working to build a safe climate future.

High-impact strategies and portfolios

To develop and advance these portfolios, ClimateWorks works closely with regional grant-making institutions. These partners design and lead regionally based strategies, building on their on-the-ground expertise in the regions where they operate. Working with a host of local grantees, they fund fine-grained grant portfolios to pursue regional initiatives. We monitor the progress of these initiatives and work with our partners to continuously adapt our efforts to be increasingly effective.

Climate and Land Use Alliance

The Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) seeks to realize the potential of forested and agricultural landscapes to mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect the environment. The Alliance’s members include ClimateWorks, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Each of the member foundations brings to this mission distinct organizational perspectives and priorities that inform the development of CLUA strategies and their implementation in Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and Central America, the U.S., and globally.

Energy Foundation China

The Energy Foundation China (EF China), established in Beijing in 1999, is a grant-making organization dedicated to China’s sustainable energy development. It is registered under the Ministry of Civil Affairs as Energy Foundation Beijing Representative office and supervised by the National Development and Reform Commission of China. It is a program of the Energy Foundation. EF China’s mission is to assist in China’s transition to a sustainable energy future by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. Working closely with its funding partners, local and international partners, and other allies, the organization supports education and analysis to achieve this mission. This includes policy research, standard development, capacity building, and best practices dissemination in the eight sectors of buildings, electric utilities, environmental management, industry, low-carbon development, renewable energy, sustainable cities and transportation.

Energy Foundation

Founded in 1991, the Energy Foundation (EF) is a pragmatic and nonpartisan grantmaker supporting education and analysis about the health and economic benefits of a clean energy economy. EF’s programs focus on making the buildings, power, and transportation sectors more efficient, and on advancing policy solutions that build markets for clean energy technology. This in turn spurs innovation and productivity, growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. Grantees include business, health, labor, environmental, faith, property-rights, and consumer groups, as well as military organizations, think tanks, and universities.

European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 as a major philanthropic collaboration to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions; ensure the necessary transformation from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy; and help Europe play an even stronger international leadership role to mitigate climate change. Europe is positioned to demonstrate how the challenges of the low-carbon transition can be responded to in a complex setting of 28 diverse, but democratic nations. It is of strategic importance for the global transition to a low-carbon economy that Europe can provide reference points that are seen by other global players as relevant and credible. In support of this goal, across all its programs, the ECF provides thought-leadership, creates a robust evidence base to underpin the case for change, disseminates facts and raises awareness through broad based communications efforts, and convenes stakeholders that are critical to decision-making processes.

Iniciativa Climatica de Mexico

Iniciativa Climatica de Mexico (ICM) supports climate action in Mexico and the country’s efforts to be a global leader in mitigating climate change. ICM makes grants to support civil society and non-profit organizations, convenes decision-makers and other key stakeholders, produces technical research, and helps attract philanthropic resources to mitigate climate change in Mexico. ICM programs focus on decarbonizing the electricity sector, low-carbon transportation, and national climate policy.

Instituto Clima e Sociedade

Instituto Clima e Sociedade (iCS) envisions a prosperous and just Brazil leading the transition to limit global average temperature increase to 1.5°C. iCS is a hub for philanthropy in Brazil, providing grant support to civil society, academic, and government institutions and convening diverse stakeholders to catalyze action on climate policy, clean and efficient electricity, and urban mobility.