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- Protect people and the environment
- Restore places and ways of life that have been degraded
- Transform systems that created these problems in the first place
- For people and the planet.
- Supports grassroots and community-led initiatives and organizations.
- Identified as effective, accountable, and in critical need of support.
- Strategically addresses the root causes of an issue.
- Responds to urgent issues in real time.
Environmentalism does not have to be pitted against indigenous people, small-scale farmers, and family ranchers. But subtracting the environment from questions of peace, women’s rights, or social justice is also a mistake. For example, the world’s poorest people—particularly women and children—are hurt the most by climate change. Violence against them increases in the wake of climate disasters.
- Environmental challenges are interconnected and global. Burning rainforests in Indonesia affect the North American climate. And U.S. carbon footprints impact the livelihoods of people in island nations. We need a global approach to environmental challenges.
- International organizations are underfunded. Only 6% of all U.S. giving goes to international organizations. Of that, only 8% goes to international environmental causes. That means less than half of a percent goes to international environmental causes.
- Your dollars go farther. Supporting grassroots international projects is an efficient, low-cost way for you to have an enormous impact.
- Each of us can make a difference. Large industrialized nations power climate change, but people in the least industrialized parts of the world suffer the most. Think about it: As many as 185 million Africans will die this century as a direct result of climate change. We need to change the way we use our planet’s gifts, and help communities around the world adapt and survive.
- $25 educates twenty families in Argentina to fight fracking and keep drinking water safe.
- $50 delivers a year’s worth of organic seeds to 25 women farmers in Uganda.
- $100 makes it possible for a youth leader in Nepal to attend a climate leadership gathering.
- $250 could print 20,000 brochures about how pesticides hurt people, planets, and animals in South Africa.
- $500 could help protect 5,000 acres in India from being destroyed by mining.
Don’t wait to have an impact.
We go beyond efficiency and transparency. Our Green Grantmaking program is based on expert, local knowledge and trust. We find on-the-ground Grant Advisors who understand the communities and issues in regions of greatest need. Because they know the local issues, leaders, and contexts so well, they find and create effective change in these communities around the globe.
This is the power of Green Grantmaking, and it is unique to Global Greengrants Fund.
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Unfortunately, most of our Grant Recipients don’t have the capacity to manage volunteers, so we don’t place volunteers with them.