ClimateWorks Foundation is a global non-governmental organization with a single mission: to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy. Since our founding in 2008, we have awarded over $1 billion in grants to more than 500 organizations advancing climate solutions around the world. We helped grow the field of climate philanthropy to where it stands today, establishing infrastructure, global networks, and momentum for continued growth. Through our Global Programs and Services we equip philanthropy with global knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress.
As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, ClimateWorks’ staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, and grantmakers who care passionately about our mission.
Our collaborative Global Programs — focused on solution areas including carbon dioxide removal, cooling, industry, transportation, and more — produce results that are bending the greenhouse gas emissions curve. From the U.S. to Europe, China, Brazil, and beyond, we are proud to collaborate with a diverse community of funders, NGOs, and climate leaders to accelerate climate action around the globe.
Our Global Services provide funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate-giving strategies. For example, our flagship Global Intelligence service equips funders with cutting-edge information on greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities, climate trends, and global climate philanthropy funding flows. We also provide Collaborations and Grantmaking services to funders.
By facilitating collaboration through funder forums, learning networks, and joint-action groups, we help build high-trust relationships and create strategic alignment across the climate philanthropy ecosystem. Our collaborative approach and commitment to learning ensure that we continuously explore innovative ideas and emerging opportunities — all with the aim of scaling philanthropy-supported initiatives that drive climate action.
We collaborate at semi-annual staff retreats, connect through team building events, and share expertise at regular Lunch & Learns.
Our values — collaboration, insight, resolve, and being catalytic — are at the core of how we will work to achieve our mission.
We recognize that we can achieve more by working together than by working alone.
Our work is guided by rigorous analysis based on the latest science to identify and act on key opportunities.
We are dedicated to achieving our mission in the face of major challenges and hurdles.
We empower people and organizations to take meaningful climate action today.
We believe diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing our work. Our commitment to inclusion across race and gender/gender identity, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic makeup is a part of who we are.
We know that climate change disproportionately affects people living in developing countries and fully appreciate the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work.
Our staff have a global outlook: