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Founders Pledge: Climate Change Fund

Founders Pledge: Climate Change Fund

Cause area: Multiple cause areas

The Founders Pledge Climate Change Fund supports highly impactful, evidence-based solutions to the “triple challenge” of carbon emissions, air pollution, and energy poverty.

What problem is the Climate Change Fund working on?

The Founders Pledge Climate Change Fund aims to sustainably reach net-zero emissions globally.

Current levels of emissions are contributing to millions of deaths annually from air pollution and causing irrevocable damage to our planet. In addition, millions worldwide do not have access to modern energy technology, severely hampering development goals.

By pooling contributions, the Fund enables individual donors to contribute to organisations that require a large minimum donation or have short windows of opportunity for impact, and streamlines the administrative process for both donors and grantees.

What projects does the Climate Change Fund support?

Taking a holistic approach that recognises the global and overlapping nature of climate-related challenges, Founders Pledge identifies the most cost-effective donation opportunities so that time-constrained donors can be confident that their donations are truly making a difference.

Recent past recipients of grants from the Climate Change Fund include:

  • Clean Air Task Force — a multi-year grant enabling CATF's growth across key emerging economies
  • UN High Level Climate Champions — strategic communications support for the Breakthrough Agenda Report to spur stronger international collaboration in driving down emissions
  • Qvist Consulting Ltd — conducting techno-economic research and 'mainstreaming' the idea of repowering coal in key emerging economies (China, India, Indonesia), South Korea, and Japan
  • TerraPraxis — funding modelling capacity to support better energy modelling of advanced nuclear power by key institutions such as the International Energy Agency
  • Future Cleantech Architects — scaling FCA's work and team across key innovation priorities
  • Carbon180 — strengthening Carbon180's ability to advocate for carbon removal support in the Biden administration's agenda

See the Fund webpage for more information about how donations are allocated, past recipients, and plans for the future.

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Why is the Climate Change Fund one of our top-rated funds?

This fund meets our criteria to be a top-rated fund because it is managed by one of our trusted evaluators. Our trusted evaluators are charitable giving experts who focus on impact — their research into the best charities means your donations can do even more good. Learn more about charity evaluators we trust and why.

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