The climate crisis is here. So are the solutions.

Philanthropy is fostering meaningful climate progress — and offering a blueprint for even bolder ambition that benefits people and the planet. Read our ongoing series on the diverse and growing community of changemakers around the world driving transformative climate action.

Climate funding is increasing

Philanthropy is playing a growing role in tackling the climate crisis. In recent years, there has been a steady increase in climate giving from individuals and foundations. Since 2015, foundation funding has more than tripled and the grantee community has rapidly expanded, according to an annual report series published by ClimateWorks. 

Learn how philanthropy is building on this momentum to help address the major challenges people face today while paving the way for a more sustainable future.

Read ClimateWorks’ Funding Trends reports:

Foundation giving to climate change mitigation

Figure 1. 2015-2022, USD Billions

But there is still a huge gap to close

The world has already made progress toward avoiding some of the most dire climate projections by adopting policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and philanthropy has supported many of the organizations implementing change on the ground. However, it will require much more ambition to limit warming to less than 1.5° C — the goal outlined in the Paris Agreement — and to ensure a thriving planet for generations to come. Learn about the climate solutions and emissions reductions needed to achieve global climate goals.

Read ClimateWorks’ analysis on the potential pathways for net-zero CO₂ emissions by 2050:

Global annual greenhouse gas emissions

Figure 2. 1990-2050, Gt CO₂e

Now is the time for all of us — from governments, businesses, philanthropy, and civil society — to raise our ambition, accelerate our efforts, and work together to achieve a pathway for a 1.5° C future. Learn about how ClimateWorks’ network of partners and grantees is driving bold climate action and how leaders can scale these solutions.

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