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:
And please read about our new Initiative: Building Alignment, Equity and Inclusivity across the Environmental Movement (“The Council for 16,000″)
Did you know there are over 16,000 groups registered with the IRS as environmental organizations? And yet how many get to talk to each other; how many have to compete for resources? Click here to learn more about the initiative, which will look at tools the U.S. environmental movement can use to be as inclusive and united as possible against the complex challenges that it will face in the coming years.