David Rockefeller Fund

Climate

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”

—Wendell Berry

 

Priority

Supporting and sustaining bold, science-based U.S. leadership on climate solutions.

Description

The DR Fund’s Climate program supports efforts to support and sustain bold, science-based leadership on equitable climate solutions. We are particularly interested in supporting non-profits run by, serving, and building power for the communities of color who have been the most disproportionately affected by the climate crisis, and in investing in under-funded constituencies and geographic areas. This includes organizing efforts to: address intersecting climate, gender, and racial justice inequities; defend voting rights; and accelerate and expand movements to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and shift whole regions to affordable clean energy.

Geographic Focus

National

2022 Grant Partners

Amalgamated Charitable Foundation (for Democracy Alliance Pooled Fund) Washington, DC $20,000
Biodiversity Funders Group (for Climate & Energy Funders Group) San Francisco, CA $5,000
CASA de Maryland Hyattsville, MD $45,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association New York, NY $8,500
Fair Count Atlanta, GA $40,000
Hopewell Fund (for The Movement Institute) Washington, DC $65,000
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC $100,000
Progressive Multiplier Action Fund Washington, DC $75,000
Protect Our Winters Boulder, CO $50,000
Tides Advocacy (for Resilient Democracy Action Fund) San Francisco, CA $75,000
U.S. Climate Action Network Washington, DC $75,000

2021 Grant Partners

AZ PODER Phoenix, AZ $150,000 over 2 years
Biodiversity Funders Group (for Climate & Energy Funders Group) San Francisco, CA $5,000
Climate Emergency Advocates Boulder, CO $100,000
Confluence Philanthropy   Oakland, CA $5,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association New York, NY $5,000
Fund for Constitutional Government (for Peace & Security Funders Group)   Washington, DC $7,000 over 2 years
George Mason University Foundation (for republicEn)  Fairfax, VA $50,000
Georgia Alliance for Progress Atlanta, GA $500,000 over 2 years
League of Conservation Voters Washington, DC $75,000
LUCHA Phoenix, AZ $100,000 over 2 years
Michigan Civic Action Fund Madison Heights, MI $500,000 over 2 years
One for Democracy Action Fund New York, NY $200,000 over 4 years
Progressive Multiplier Action Fund Washington, DC $75,000
Protect Our Winters Boulder, CO $50,000
Sixteen Thirty Fund (for Climate Equity Action Fund) Washington, DC $325,000 over 2 years
Sustainable Markets Foundation (for BankFWD) New York, NY $40,000
Tides Foundation (for Resilient Democracy Fund) San Francisco, CA $75,000
U.S. Climate Action Network Washington, DC $100,000
Windward Fund (for Hive Fund for Climate & Gender Justice) Washington, DC $25,000

2020 Grant Partners

350.org Boston, MA $200,000 over 2 years
A Better Big Sky Missoula, MT $50,000
Alliance for Climate Education Boulder, CO $100,000
Biodiversity Funders Group (for Climate & Energy Funders Group) San Francisco, CA $10,000
Civil Liberties Defense Center Eugene, OR $50,000
Confluence Philanthropy   Oakland, CA $3,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association  New York, NY $5,000
Fund for Constitutional Government (for Peace & Security Funders Group)   Washington, DC $3,500
George Mason University Foundation (for republicEn)  Fairfax, VA $50,000
Maine Coast Heritage Trust Topsham, ME $50,000
Minnesota Youth Collective   St. Paul, MN $50,000
Natural Resources Council of Maine (for The End of Winter project) Augusta, ME $25,000
Progressive Multiplier Action Fund Washington, DC $75,000
Protect Our Winters Boulder, CO $75,000
Rockefeller Family Fund (for the David W. Kaiser Fund for Climate Progress and the Equation Campaign) New York, NY $223,500
Sixteen Thirty Fund (for Climate and Equity Action Fund) Washington, DC $225,000
Windward Fund (for Hive Fund for Climate & Gender Justice) Washington, DC $100,000

2019 Grant Partners

Biodiversity Funders Group (for Climate & Energy Funders Group) San Francisco, CA $5,000
Confluence Philanthropy   Oakland, CA $3,000
Council on Strategic Risks (for Center for Climate & Security) Washington, DC $175,000 over 2 years
Environmental Grantmakers Association  New York, NY $5,000
Fund for Constitutional Government (for Peace & Security Funders Group)   Washington, DC $3,500
George Mason University Foundation (for republicEn)  Fairfax, VA $50,000
Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs Jackson, WY $40,000
Jolt Action Austin, TX $50,000
Protect Our Winters Action Fund   Boulder, CO $50,000
Windward Fund (for Mosaic)  Washington, DC $75,000 over 3 years
YEARS Project   New York, NY $25,000

2018 Grant Partners

Confluence Philanthropy  New York, NY $3,000
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (for Climate & Energy Funders Group) San Francisco, CA $5,000
Council on Strategic Risks (for Center for Climate & Security) Washington, DC $50,000
Environmental and Energy Study Institute   Washington, DC $25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association  New York, NY $4,000
Fund for Constitutional Government (for Peace & Security Funders Group)   Washington, DC $3,500
George Mason University Foundation (for republicEn)  Fairfax, VA $40,000
Protect Our Winters Action Fund   Boulder, CO $50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation  New York, NY $36,000
Tides Foundation (for YEARS Project)   San Francisco, CA $25,000
Truman National Security Project   Washington, DC $50,000

2017 Grant Partners

Confluence Philanthropy  New York, NY $1,000
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (for Climate & Energy Funders Group)  San Francisco, CA  $3,000
Environmental and Energy Study Institute   Washington, DC $25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association  New York, NY $4,000
Fund for Constitutional Government (for Peace & Security Funders Group)  Washington, DC $3,500
GreenFaith (for People's Climate Movement)  Highland Park, NJ  $40,000
Issue One  Washington, DC $12,500
Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs Jackson, WY $30,000
Protect Our Winters  Boulder, CO $50,000
Sierra Club Foundation (for Climate Parents) Oakland, CA $40,000
Sixteen Thirty Fund   Washington, DC $30,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation (for Center for Climate & Security) Washington, DC $21,000
Virgin Unite USA  New York, NY $25,000

2016 Grant Partners

Citizens' Climate Education  Coronado, CA $25,000
Climate Parents  Oakland, CA $40,000
Environmental and Energy Study Institute  Washington, DC $25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association  New York, NY $4,000
Fund for Constitutional Government (for Peace & Security Funders Group) Washington, DC $3,350
Institute on Science for Global Policy  Tucson, AZ $40,000
International Documentary Association (for PF Pictures) Los Angeles, CA $17,650
Protect Our Winters  Boulder, CO $30,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation (for Center for Climate & Security) New York, NY $150,000 over 3 years
Truman Center for National Policy Washington, DC $50,000

2015 Grant Partners

Appalachian Voices Charlottesville, Va $35,000
Catholic Climate Covenant Washington, DC $35,000
Center for Climate & Security Washington, DC $25,300
Climate & Energy Funders Group San Francisco, CA $45,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association New York, NY $3,700
Green Guerrillas New York, NY $13,000
Kentucky Coalition London, KY $35,000
MACED Berea, KY $35,000
NYCEEC New York, NY $50,000
Transition US Sebastopol, CA $13,000
Truman Center for National Policy Washington, DC $25,000
West Virginia Free Charleston, WV $35,000

2014 Grant Partners

Appalachian Voices Charlottesville, Va $30,000
Canary Project New York, NY $25,000
Green Guerillas New York, NY $25,000
Groundswell Washington, DC $50,000
MACED Berea, KY $40,000
National People's Action Chicago, Il $25,000
NYCEEC New York, NY $40,000
Pratt Center for Community Development Brooklyn, NY $40,000
Transition US-MATH Sebastopol, CA $25,000
West Virgina Free Charleston, WV $35,000

2013 Grant Partners

Added Value Brooklyn, NY $25,000
The Canary Project
Modern Primitive Exchange
Syracuse, NY $25,000
Environmental Integrity Project Washington, DC $30,000
Food Corps $30,000
Green Guerillas
Harvest for Neighborhoods Campaign
Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Groundswell Washington, DC $50,000
Kentucky Coalition London, KY $25,000
Mountain Association for Community Development (MACED) Berea, KY $35,000
Pratt Center for Community Development Brooklyn, NY $30,000
ReAMP $25,000
Sustainable Endowments Institute
Billion Dollar Green Challenge
Cambrdige, MA $25,000

2012 Grant Partners

Added Value Brooklyn, NY $20,000
Center for Working Families 
Green Jobs/Green New York
New York, NY $25,000
Community Labor United Boston, MA $25,000
Environmental Integrity Project Washington, DC $25,000
Green Guerillas New York, NY $15,000
Groundswell Washington, DC $50,000
Kentucky Coalition London, Kentucky $50,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development – MACED Berea, KY $25,000
Sustainable Endowments Institute 
Billion Dollar Green Challenge
Cambridge, MA $25,000

2011 Grant Partners

Added Value Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Center for Working Families 
Green Jobs/Green New York
New York, NY $25,000
Community Labor United 
Green Justice Coalition & Campaign
Boston, MA $50,000
Design Trust for Public Space 
Five Borough Farm
New York, NY $5,000
Groundswell Washington, DC $40,000
El Puente 
Greenlight District
Brooklyn, NY $15,000
Food Corps National $60,000 over 2 years
Kentucky Coalition Kentucky $25,000
Rockefeller Family Fund National Coal Program National $25,000
Sustainable Endowments Institute 
Billion Dollar Green Challenge
Cambridge, MA $25,000

2010 Grant Partners

Added Value and Herban Solutions Inc. Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Center for Working Families 
Green Jobs/Green New York
New York State $25,000
Community Labor United 
Green Justice Coalition & Campaign
Boston, MA $40,000
Design Trust for Public Space 
Five Borough Farm
New York, NY $50,000
El Puente 
Greenlight District
Brooklyn, NY $25,000
Kentucky Coalition Kentucky $50,000
Rockefeller Family Fund 
National Coal Program
National $50,000
Solar One New York, NY $15,000
Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice Bronx, NY $20,000