Hubs of Funder Collaboration on Climate, Health, and Equity

Here are some of the US-based philanthropy-supporting organizations (PSOs) that are collaborating to support philanthropy on climate, health, and equity, including to expand giving to those most impacted by climate change. Visit the Partner Profiles   to learn more about the toolkit sponsors’ climate, health, and equity interests and offerings.

Philanthropy-Serving Organization

Description

Relevant resources

Biodiversity Funders Group (BFG)

Membership community of environmental, conservation, and climate and energy grantmakers

Annual conference, member briefings, and institutional home for the Climate and Energy Funders Group

Chesapeake Bay Funders Network  

Supports grantmakers to learn, share and develop collaborative strategies influencing the region's environment.

Incubator and partner in funder strategies to adapt to climate change

Climate and Energy Funders Group (CEFG)

Supports a network of funders responding to global climate change and building a just, global clean energy economy.

Annual conference, regional programs, and work groups addressing climate, health and equity issues

Environment Funders Canada

Canadian national of philanthropic foundations and other organizations supporting transition toward a more sustainable world

Supports a Low Carbon Funders Group and a Sustain BC Collaborative

Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA)

Membership network promoting effective environmental philanthropy

Relevant programs include annual fall retreat and Tracking the Field data project

Farmed Animal Funders

Funding collaborative aimed at expediting the end of factory farming through collaboration and shared learning.

Addresses linkages between factory farming, climate change, environmental degradation, and human health problems

Grantmakers In Health (GIH)

Supports health funders of all sizes and interests to learn, connect, and grow.

Health Equity Funder Network, Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, and other programming and resources for health funders addressing climate, health and equity issues

Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN)

Membership network mobilizing philanthropy around solutions for environmental health and justice.

Resources include a Climate, Health, and Equity Funder Listserv; Past Petro working group

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Membership network committed to empowering the Latino community

 

Maryland Philanthropy Network

Membership association of foundations and donors investing in Maryland

Green Funders Affinity Group focuses on community greening, sustainability, and environmental protection, often examining impacts of environmental issues on community development, human health, or economic welfare.

Media Impact Funders

Network of funders recognizing the value of vibrant and compelling media to educate, inspire, and promote a just society.

Did 2019 meeting on philanthropy's role in supporting media addressing climate change.

Native Americans in Philanthropy

Network of Native and non-Native nonprofits, tribal communities, foundations and community leaders sharing learning, resources, and best practices.

Widening the Sacred Circle: 2018-2019 Strategic Framework and other resources for philanthropy to build healthy, sustainable Native communities

Neighborhood Funders Group

Network bringing US national and local grantmakers together to learn, connect, and mobilize resources with an intersectional and place-based focus.

Programming supporting racial, economic, gender, and climate justice movements.

Northern California Grantmakers

Association bringing together foundations, nonprofit organizations, government, and business to tackle northern California's most pressing social issues.

Has disaster resilience program, in collaboration with other Philanthropy California groups

Omega Network:  The Resilience Funders Network   

invitational learning community for funders, former funders, individual donors, and thought partners

Offers learning events and, with its companion The Resilience Project, other resources 

Philanthropy California

An initiative of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), and San Diego Grantmakers (SDG).

Regional and statewide support for California philanthropy, including in wildfire response, disaster resilience, and climate justice.

Rachel's Network

Community of women at the intersection of environmental advocacy, philanthropy, and leadership

Support for members’ giving and leadership including in climate change and racial/gender justice

Southern California Grantmakers

Network of philanthropic organizations and grantmakers improving the quality of life of all southern Californians.

Programming, environmental funders peer group

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF)

Affinity group for philanthropic grantmakers and mission-based investors that have an interest in just and sustainable food and agriculture systems

Annual Forum and other programming on climate, health and equity issues related to food systems and agriculture.

The Funders Network (TFN)

Membership network leveraging philanthropy’s potential to help create sustainable, prosperous, and just communities and regions.

Resources include TFN’s GREEN and Urban Water Funder working groups and their work on place-based climate resilience and mitigation; and the Partners for Places matching grant program.