Environment

Photo courtesy of Amazon Watch.

Photo courtesy of Amazon Watch.

The Environment Program focuses on biodiversity conservation in Latin America and sustainable production and consumption in the United States. In Latin America, its geographic focus includes Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico and, in certain circumstances, other areas of Central and South America. Criteria applied to potential projects include: potential impact, level of innovation, the opportunity represented in the funded group, and leadership to accomplish the work proposed. The Environment Program seeks out efforts that support innovative ideas in sustainability, particularly around the production and consumption of materials. Climate change, with a particular focus on energy efficiency, receives distinct but limited support.

Organizations working on the following issues will be considered for support by the Foundation’s Environment Program:

  1. Latin American Biodiversity Conservation
  2. Sustainable Consumption and Production
  3. Media
  4. Movement Building

And please read about our new Initiative: Building Equity and Alignment for Impact across the Environmental Movement (formerly “Council for 16,000″)

Did you know there are over 16,000 groups registered with the IRS as environmental organizations? And yet how many talk to each other; how many compete for resources? Click here to learn more about Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA), an Overbrook-launched initiative building authentic bridges between the grassroots, big, national green groups and philanthropy, in an effort to support an inclusive, united, and equitable environmental movement. Please contact Samantha Harvey for more information or to get involved.