Climate Smart Commitment Grants

Each year we set aside $1 million to fund a diverse portfolio of climate-smart, nonprofits that meet the parameters of our program. Accordingly, we welcome grant requests from any US-based, tax exempt organization that focuses on either of the the following:

  • Works in the developing world to help people adapt, live, and work in ways that contribute less to climate change and strengthens their communities
  • Lobbies the US government for climate smart policies

Application Process

In order to reduce the burden on organizations seeking funding, as well as our burden in screening applications, the application process consists of two phases:

Phase One: Letter of Interest (LOI) Application

Eligible organizations explain (250 words max) how they will smartly invest our funds in accordance with the values and goals of our Climate Smart Commitment program. (The only way to be considered for a grant is to submit an LOI through our online application form. There is a limit of one LOI per organization.)

  • 2019 applications are closed. We'll begin accepting applications for 2020 funding on Feb. 3, 2020.
Phase Two: Detailed Submission

If an organization matches our values and goals, and we’re interested in exploring funding opportunities, they'll be invited to submit a more detailed application. An additional list of requirements will be provided at that time.

Key Dates

August 4, 2019: Deadline for LOI submissions
September 4, 2019: Selected organizations invited to submit Phase Two requirements
September 15, 2019: Deadline for Phase Two submissions
September 30, 2019: Grant recipients announced
October 10, 2019: Funding dispersed