Category: Analysis

Reflections on Participatory Grantmaking at Global Greengrants Fund

By Allison Davis, Deputy Director of Programs, Global Greengrants Fund An article was recently published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, asking the question, has the time come for foundations to explore the use of participatory grantmaking? In it, Chris Cardona from the Ford Foundation and Cynthia Gibson from the Case Foundation, explore the idea that […]

Environmental Funders Network Covers The State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action

Today marks the release of a new mapping report by Global Greengrants Fund and Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds, titled Our Voices, Our Environment: The State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action. This report is the first-ever benchmarking of philanthropic funding in support of women and the environment, and includes 34 interviews with funders, local women […]

25 Years: From Then Until Now

The year was 1993, and Burma was in chaos. A young man carried an envelope filled with cash across the war-torn border between Burma and Thailand. He was delivering Global Greengrants Fund’s first-ever grant. The recipient? Green November 32, at the time Burma’s only environmental and human rights organization. The cash in that envelope produced […]

The United States’ Shameful Decision to Withdraw From the Paris Climate Agreement

By Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Terry Odendahl, President & CEO We are outraged by Donald Trump’s shameful and immoral decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. This assault on the rights of people and nature to exist is steered by ego and a total disregard for the millions of […]

Berta, Presente! How We Support Environmental Activists On the Frontlines

Update: Investors who had been supporting the Agua Zarca dam project withdrew funding in June 2017 after international outrage and pressure to pull out of the project as a result of Berta’s murder. Find out more here.  A year ago, our dear friend and grantee Berta Cáceres was gunned down in her home. Her crime? Defending […]