Climate

The climate crisis is not only an environmental one, but touches every form of life on the planet. No matter the issues we seek to solve as a foundation, climate change and the ensuing disastrous impacts—especially on those who least contributed to the problem—will hinder progress.

Recognizing the urgency of the crisis, and its impact on both the planet and people, in 2021 we committed an initial $20 million to both reduce a source of emissions and to strengthen a natural sink. Specifically, our portfolio works to reduce emissions and growth in harmful fossil gas use, and to protect our forests by empowering forest guardians through greater rights and tenure. We recognize the clear and present danger that the climate crisis poses to our planet and all its inhabitants, and seek to support this important fight while the window of opportunity is still open.

We do not accept unsolicited proposals at this time. Please email grants@sobrato.org for more information.