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2007 Foundation Giving by Country of Benefit

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OECD Environment Funding in Developing Countries

Climate Change: Preserving Our World

“Climate change is intensifying disasters, including extreme weather events, storm surges, floods and area can escape the adverse impact of climate change....”

— “End Poverty 2015: Millennium Development Goals Fact Sheet,” United Nations

“Never before have [we] confronted such a complex, far-reaching crisis.... Global, collective action is paramount. The stakes — and hurdles — could not be higher.”

— “Design to Win: Philanthropy’s Role in the Fight Against Global Warming,” California Environmental Associates

How are we addressing these challenges?

  • Large U.S. foundations invested $436 million to address climate change in 2007
  • Of the $436 million, 41% was spent internationally, mostly in developing countries
  • Foundation giving for climate change has increased nearly 5-fold domestically since 1997 and nearly 8-fold internationally

Which leads us to ask...

  • How is the funding being spent?
  • What innovative programs and initiatives are being funded?
  • What impact is it having?

We examined these issues...

Select an issue area to discover what we found.

Additional Resources

Data Tables, circa 2007

Top 25 Foundations by Amount of Giving for Climate Change

Top 25 Recipients of Foundation Giving for Climate Change

Top 50 Grants for Climate Change

Developing Energy Policy in the U.S.
Reducing Energy Waste
Educating the Public
Developing Energy Policy in Emerging Economies
Adapting to Climate Change in Developing Countries
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