Philanthropy

Various philanthropic entities, e.g., foundations, 501(c)(3) entities, fund resilience planning and infrastructures. Among them:

Ray C. Anderson Foundation is a grant-making foundation committed to supporting environmental sustainability initiatives. Its NextGen Committee is seeking proposals for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming, whether through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or otherwise. The Foundation intends to award one $100,000 grant to the organization with the best proposal, to fund work during the 2020 calendar year. Deadline for proposals: Friday, July 12, 2019.

Working thru nonprofits, the Kresge Foundation deploys many forms of capital -- grants, loans, deposits, equity, and guarantees -- to advance its goals and prove out new financing models to bring climate-resilience benefits to low-income communities.

The Rockefeller Foundation funded the 100 Resilient Cities program to equip municipalities with a chief resilience officer to coordinate planning and funding among city departments and agencies.

Interested in pursuing foundation funding? Happy to help.