Climate Action Fund

Support climate champions tackling a global challenge.

The communities most affected by our climate crisis are also home to the most innovative solutions. Your donation provides critical resources for five local leaders at the forefront of climate action.
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The Climate Action Fund: A new approach

Across the globe, climate action led by the communities most affected by this global crisis is often underfunded and overlooked. By providing ongoing support for local leaders who understand the challenges facing their communities, the Climate Action Fund is redefining business-as-usual. Join the movement for community-led climate action today and we’ll match your first month’s gift!

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How nonprofits are selected for the Climate Action Fund

The GlobalGiving community is home to organizations fighting climate change at all levels. Each Earth Day, we invite YOU to join climate leaders across the globe in deciding which nonprofits will earn year-long funding through the Climate Action Fund.

Together, we can support local leaders taking on the most urgent global challenge of our time.

Meet the 2021-2022 Climate Action Fund Leaders:

Climate Action | Malaysia  

Protect Coral Reefs in Malaysia

Reef Check Malaysia works to conserve Malaysia's ocean and marine ecosystems. Malaysia is part of the Coral Triangle, home to more than 75% of the world's coral species. Our Projects are based in 3 locations in Malaysia - Tioman Island, Mersing group of islands, and Mantanani Island. Our teams are based on these islands, where they work with the local communities to empower them to look after the marine resources. | Coral reefs provide food source and employment for millions around the world, especially coastal communities. They act as an important carbon sink, which helps in our fight against climate change. Despite being ecologically and economically important, coral reefs are under increasing threats from human pressures such as overfishing, marine litter, sewage pollution, unsustainable tourist numbers, and coastal development. They also face natural threats from climate change and global warming.
Climate Action | Guatemala  

Sustainable Livelihoods for 100 families

EcoLogic aims to support rural Guatemalan farmers with the adoption of an innovative agroforestry technique that benefits both their families and the environment. Beekeeping can also help build sustainable, resilient livelihoods. With this project, we want to include 100 additional families enabling them to adopt a livelihood alternative to slash-and-burn subsistence agriculture. | Although Guatemala has one of the largest and most diverse forest systems in Central America, it has one of the highest rates of deforestation in Latin America. Rural and indigenous families in Guatemala depend upon forest ecosystems for their livelihoods and survival, often through subsistence agriculture. Persistent poverty leaves many farmers with little choice but to use their land unsustainably.
Climate Action | Mexico  

Regenerate the social & natural fabric in Oaxaca

The amazing biological & ethnical diversity of the mexican State of Oaxaca is threatened. We can contribute to regenerate the social and natural fabric in the Central Valleys through the example of El Pedregal education and demonstration center. From it, 100 community families around Oaxaca City can start regeneration and sustainable production projects. We search for social synergies to protect water sources and biodiversity, enhance peoples living conditions and take climate action measures. | The ecological and social importance of the watershed is widely recognized, but several processes affect its natural integrity and the livelihood of its inhabitants. Current government policies do not adequately address these problems. Inappropriate agricultural practices, particularly in the foothills that supply the city's water, combined with deforestation and rapid population growth, have led to fast water that takes away soils, affects microclimate and causes floods downstream.
Climate Action | Peru  

Ayni, Regenerative Food Forest in the Amazon

With this project the Chaikuni Institute is working to revitalize ancestral practices in rural Amazonian areas, combining permaculture design and traditional knowledge to train committed local farmers, bolster food sovereignty, biodiversity, and mitigate climate change. We work with plots of land used to cultivate food forests and medicinal plants known as 'chacras integrales'; the manifestation of Ayni, a South American indigenous concept translating as reciprocity and communal support. | Today the Peruvian Amazon takes on more devastating environmental and social impact than ever before, degraded by illegal and unsustainable mining, logging and petroleum-extraction activities. Therefore, it is crucial to implement community-led conservation and management techniques with communities that have moved away from traditional agricultural practices towards industrial methods of slash-and-burn and/or monocultures, meaning devastating social and environmental impacts for the Amazon.
Climate Action | Kenya  

Long-Term Food Security for 4000 Samburus in Kenya

SFK aims to sustainably bring back water, forest and life to degraded lands in Samburu County, Kenya, supporting local populations towards food self-sufficiency. The goal is to create forests of indigenous, food-producing trees that will provide long-term food security to the Samburu tribe while simultaneously curbing climate change. This is achieved through innovative training at our centre, as well as the distribution, cooperative planting and follow-up care of tree seedlings in the community. | The Samburu of northern Kenya depend on livestock for income and food. Increasingly frequent droughts due to climate change as well as social shifts and overgrazing have contributed to extreme environmental degradation and the deterioration of livestock assets. This has left Samburus malnourished and dependent on food aid for survival. While many are interested in agriculture and alternatives, they lack the knowledge and resources to undertake meaningful, environmentally friendly interventions.
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