Grant Information

Woka accepts grant applications through invitation only.

 

2020 Grantees

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Regenerative Agriculture:  Supporting FORA as a Founding Funder with general operating support for the first five years. Also funding for the

.PEER fund : Promoting Ecological and  Economic Resilience, promoting regionalized, just, and regenerative food and fiber supply chains. .

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Gender Equity: Providing funding to mobilize support for gender-just & environmentally sound solutions and enhanced access to climate finance for women and local communities innovating with solar co-ops, agroecology and seed-saving, clean cookstove initiatives and rainwater harvesting technology.

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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: 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/ Education:  Contributing to the Jalama Ranch Capital Campaign to purchase 1,000 acres in the California central coast for development as a center for regenerative agriculture with programming in education, training, and research.

Changemakers: Funding the selection and work of Ashoka Climate Fellows working in South and Southeast Asia on the most important big system-change ideas to re-balance our relationship with the planet.

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Education/Regenerative Agriculture: Supporting Kiss the Ground’s Farmland Program, which offers the support Farmers need to succeed in their transition to regenerative agriculture.

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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.

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Innovation: Supporting general operations, including the construction and capitalization of a blended pool of philanthropic, catalytic, and market-rate capital to invest in breakthrough climate change solutions over the subsequent 15 years. 

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Regenerative Agriculture/Education: Supporting the development of the Maples Farm as a 'learning lab' to train new farmers. The 30-acre Maples farm will serve as an incubator to help new farmers start farms based on regenerative agriculture principles.

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Gender Equity: Resourcing climate justice movements building local resilience and addressing the root causes of climate change, particularly solutions led by women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and peasants.

Gender Equity and Climate: Supporting the Women's Environmental Action Initiative to strengthen their grassroots projects that promote women's climate justice leadership.

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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.

Grant amounts range from $40,000 to $400,000.  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.

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