Our aim is to grow philanthropic investment in climate justice and just transition and do so in ways that permanently shift power and resources to those on the front lines
The Climate Justice-Just Transition (CJ-JT) Donor Collaborative was set up by six philanthropies in 2021 to shift power and philanthropic resources to just and equitable climate solutions led by those on the front lines who do not yet have their due share of voice in policy-making and whose efforts are critically under-resourced.
Funding for the Collaborative has been given by:
- Climate Justice Resilience Fund
- ClimateWorks Foundation
- IKEA Foundation
- Oak Foundation
- Robert Bosch Stiftung
These organisations are already supporting social justice and climate action worldwide. Yet, in light of the global pandemic, it is clear that our efforts and funding of front line grantee partners need to be scaled up and improved. We must all work together through collaborative grantmaking to support approaches that reimagine and re-shape the world before communities fall even deeper into cycles of poverty and deprivation.
Additional funding has been provided for CJ-JT pilots by US AID, Climateworks, Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG), SAGE Foundation, Doc Society, Porticus and Black Indigenous Liberation Movement.
Impatience Limited has acted as a fiscal host for the CJ-JT Donor Collaborative.
CLIMATE JUSTICE RESILIENCE FUND (CJRF)
The Climate Justice Resilience Fund is a grantmaking initiative that supports women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples to create and share their own solutions for climate resilience. We focus on how these solutions can drive systems-level change from the local to the global. By putting people, their rights, and their lived experience directly at the center of climate action, we envision a world where those hit hardest by climate change lead the way to a more just and equitable future, where everyone can thrive.
ClimateWorks is on a mission to end the climate crisis by amplifying the power of philanthropy.
The foundation’s global programs and services equip philanthropy with knowledge, networks, and solutions to drive climate progress. Since 2008, ClimateWorks has granted over $1.3 billion to more than 600 grantees in over 50 countries.
IKEA FOUNDATION (2021-23)
The IKEA Foundation is a strategic philanthropy that focuses its grant making efforts on tackling the two biggest threats to children’s futures: poverty and climate change. Together with more than 140 partners, it works to improve family incomes and quality of life while protecting the planet. Recognising the inequalities that underpin poverty and climate change, it aims to transform unfair systems and support those affected. By building and sharing evidence of what works the IKEA Foundation aims to help drive the positive change that is required.
Oak Foundation is family-led and reflects the vision and values of its founders. In all its work Oak pursues rights-based approaches, gender equality and partnership with the organisations we fund. We support civil society as a pillar of democracy and justice and nurture innovation and visionary leadership within it. We value diversity both within Oak and among our partners; we seek to be inclusive, flexible and engage with different points of view. We believe that the best grant-making reflects both careful due diligence and the willingness to take risks.
Porticus is a philanthropic funder headquartered in the Netherlands. Porticus was established in 1995 to professionally coordinate and develop philanthropic activities of Brenninkmeijer family business owners, the founders of global retailer C&A. Porticus aims to create a just and sustainable future where human dignity flourishes and predominately focuses on the areas of education, society, faith and climate. Porticus has supported the Foundation’s Food Initiative with funding since 2019, starting in Latin American countries and expanding to Europe in the years after.
Impatience Ltd, a non-profit organisation, was founded in 2019 to support and host innovative public benefit projects that were not being created within large established charities. Impatience Ltd acts as a fiscal sponsor and supports ideas, people, projects and collaborations focusing critical environmental threats, social justice issues and philanthropy, prioritsing projects left by women, people of colour and those with disabilities.
Impatience Ltd has received funds from: Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Gates Foundation, Lankelly Chase Foundation, Porticus Foundation, Quadrature Climate Foundation and ZING.
Impatience Ltd currently hosts: Climate Justice – Just Transition Donor Collaborative; Impatience Earth; Embassy of Blackness; Participatory Grantmaking Community and IF25
Robert Bosch Stiftung (2021-22)
The Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of Europe’s largest foundations associated with a private company. The Foundation operates on a non-profit, independent, and non-partisan basis across the areas of health, education, and global issues, and harnesses the power of civil society to initiate positive change. The Foundation runs own institutions, carries out innovative projects, enters into partnerships, and promotes third-party initiatives. It supports interdisciplinary exchange between research, politics, and society; bolsters prestigious international think-tanks; empowers the creation and growth of non-partisan networks of policy makers; and strengthens evidence-based political decision-making.
Since its establishment in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has invested nearly 2,2 billion euros in charitable work.
OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS
This project was supported in part through a grant from the Open Society Foundations.