How to develop your own climate funding strategy: Lessons from fellow funders

Climate Funding

Active Philanthropy’s climate funding strategies toolkit offers insights into effective funding approaches and showcases the practical experience of renowned funders through 21 case studies, organised into 10 distinct climate funding strategies. 

Original content from activephilanthropy.org

Most funders agree that climate change is an urgent problem. But many are new to the topic and do not know where to start. Moreover, few foundation leaders are convinced that their strategies to address climate change are "very effective". This gap between the awareness of the climate crisis and the self-attested ineffectiveness of funding strategies calls for new approaches. Funders need to try out strategies new to them or to the region and specific climate issue that they are working on.

“Spotlight on Climate Funding Strategies” provides an overview of ten different ways to engage in climate philanthropy. It serves as a toolbox for foundations and private donors who want to learn more about the “how” of climate philanthropy.

Continue reading if you are looking for an easy entry into climate philanthropy, or if you want to better understand other climate funders. The website provides practical insights from 15 European and six US funders. They inspire you to rethink your current funding strategy and to consider new partnerships.

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