ClimateWorks Global Programs

We drive innovation and climate solutions that scale.
Through our portfolio of global and transnational climate mitigation strategies and grantmaking, we help funders maximize their philanthropic impact.
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ClimateWorks supports climate change mitigation efforts from early explorations to scaled initiatives. We help develop innovative and high-impact solutions, fund their implementation, and scale up those that show the greatest promise.

Carbon Dioxide Removal

Carbon dioxide removal is a must-have to solve the climate crisis

Food & Agriculture

Food systems are poised to be a major climate solution

Industry

Protecting the climate, reducing pollution, and strengthening economies

Transportation

Transforming movement of people and goods

Cooling

Climate-friendly cooling cuts pollution and saves lives

Forests & Land Use

Forests and sustainable land use are essential climate solutions

Power

Clean power protects people and the climate

Finance

Systemic economic changes are essential to reach decarbonization goals

Governance & Diplomacy

The scale and urgency of the climate challenge require multilateral action

Super Pollutants

Reducing super pollutants protects people and the climate

Expertise and Advisory

In addition to our program leadership, we also provide funders with expertise and advisory support to help design and implement grantmaking strategies that drive climate progress. By harnessing our global networks and philanthropic infrastructure, we also help funders and other partners in the climate philanthropy ecosystem to connect, share knowledge, and advance solutions together.

China and India

We work with partner foundations in the U.S. and Europe that are interested in China and India by providing timely and context-specific advice, analysis, and recommendations on innovative climate solutions. We help develop joint ideas and strategies, identify local partners, and also actively engage with governments, the local philanthropic community, and civil society to share international experiences and best practices in mitigating climate change.

Mission Investing

We help climate funders develop and execute investment strategies that advance their missions and goals, while also generating financial returns that can then be reinvested. We offer subject-matter expertise and access to networks, serving as a bridge between philanthropy, private finance, and entrepreneurs and other mission investing beneficiaries. We help investors deploy resources in innovative ways to stimulate climate markets. 

Explore Our Grants

Over the past decade, ClimateWorks has built a world-class grantmaking infrastructure that has enabled us to make more than $1 billion in grants to over 500 grantees in more than 40 countries around the world. Our programmatic expertise enables us to make strategic investments across a wide range of sectoral and geographic climate change mitigation opportunities using a diverse set of philanthropic intervention strategies.