Advances in technology, the growth of social media, and increased global awareness and investment are providing new and exciting environmental tools. The Foundation began a small program area that invests in organizations that are creating, developing, and implementing new and innovative approaches to sustainability and conservation.

Below are the Foundation’s 2017 grantees through its Innovation portfolio.

Plastic Solutions Fund

General Operating Support - $200,000

The Plastic Solutions Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Associates, is a new international funders’ collaborative, working together to turn the tide on plastic pollution in our oceans, rivers, land and air. The Fund will promote innovative collaboration among individuals and institutions, support results-oriented grantmaking, and provide a trusted platform for new philanthropic investment in order to prevent plastic pollution. The Fund has created a three-year strategy that supports activities in Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. The Fund’s primary aim will be to reduce the use of single use plastics.

Grantees by Year:  2017 | 2016