Current Focus Areas
Current funding focuses on reversing climate change and building a durable biosphere through innovation, regenerative practices, gender equity, and education.
We provide funding for innovators working on nascent-stage science-related climate solutions working to reduce, eliminate, or produce negative carbon emissions through development of new technology in clean energy, materials, transportation, and building.
Regenerative practices revitalize ecosystems, enhance biodiversity, stabilize the water cycle, and draw down carbon through natural processes such as photosynthesis. We support initiatives that work to restore health to farmland, rangeland, forest, wetland, and ocean ecosystems. Regenerative practices view ecosystems holistically rather than transactionally, honor the wisdom of local communities and indigenous peoples, and appreciate humanity’s place as part of nature.
As the primary caretakers of family, community, and land in many cultures, women are critical in building family and community resilience during times of change and adversity. We support work that focuses on sharing leadership across genders, and on educating and empowering people of all genders in order to build grassroots movements toward community self-reliance and resilience. These community-based solutions are crucial to reaching an equitable, low-carbon world.
We support projects and programs that intend to transform the cultural view of climate change and/or a consumption-based economy. In addition, we support environmental literacy programs in schools and community organizations, especially programs that include experiential learning and a connection with the outdoors.