Grant Information

Woka accepts grant applications through invitation only.

 
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Regenerative Agriculture: Supporting the development of new market outlets for crops and products as well as access to capital to help farmers accelerate the transition to regenerative and organic agriculture.

2021 Grants

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Regenerative Agriculture: Supporting GreenWave’s goal to train 10,000 farmers to scale the environmental and economic impact of their regenerative ocean farming model using a digital resource platform.atform

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Innovation: Improving cross-organizational functions in priority markets, building a renewable energy entrepreneur support ecosystem in Nigeria, and scaling to new audiences through an online start up school and related technology strategy.

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Innovation: Funding a fellowship empowering hard science innovators in clean energy and climate technology with the resources needed to translate ideas from lab to first product. 

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Regenerative Agriculture: Supporting development of an agricultural hub in the Midwest U.S. to create and implement a systems-informed strategy on regenerative agriculture as a method to reduce the threat of climate change.

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Innovation: Contributing to VertueLab's Climate Impact Fund I, which will invest in early-stage Pacific Northwest clean technology start-ups in an effort to reduce 20 million metric tons of GHG emissions by 2050.

Regenerative Agriculture: Supporting the Soil Carbon Initiative (SCI) by assembling case studies of farmers with robust soil health systems, conducting Farmer-to-Farmer learning, and creating a commitment program for brands to source from suppliers that meet SCI standards.

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Regenerative Agriculture: Funding a capacity building initiative to deveop the staff and programs needed for IBI to lead the biochar industry to scale quickly and promote the responsible manufacture and use of biochar in diverse applications  to mitigate climate change while improving soils and materials.

Gender Equity: Supporting the Women's Environmental Action Initiative to strengthen their grassroots projects that promote women's climate justice leadership to facilitate access to clean water and food, and participation in decisions about natural resources on which their livelihoods depend.

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Regenerative Agriculture/ Education:  Supporting implementation of detailed plans for land stewardship, education and training, and scientific research at the newly acquired Jalama Canyon Ranch to facilitate rapid and broad adoption of regenerative agriculture locally, regionally, and globally.

Grant amounts range from $70,000 to $700,000.  Invited requests for multi-year grants are considered.

We use the following criteria to select organizations to invite to submit a grant application :

  1. Alignment with Woka Foundation’s mission, guiding principles and guiding priorities

  2. Clear and substantive fit within one or more Focus Areas

  3. Need for funding due to gaps in resource availability or funder attention

  4. Involves local and affected people in a meaningful way

  5. Strong and creative leadership

  6. Organizations that have a track record of success

  7. 501(c)3 public charities or the international equivalent

If you are aware of an organization or project that fulfills these criteria, you may reach out to us through the "Contact Us" page.