Windward Fund

For The Water Funder Initiative

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Several foundations have come together to create the Water Funder Initiative. Given the ongoing drought, and the likely adverse impacts climate change will have on water supply, the initiative will help funders better understand how philanthropy can play a role in California and the rest of the West to address the inadequacies of current water policy. This grant will help support this initiative.
About the Grantee
1201 Connecticut Ave Nw Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for the Water Funder Initiative  
The Windward Fund’s Water Funder Initiative seeks to advance sustainable water management in the American West by catalyzing philanthropy to confront the toughest problems at hand, with an eye toward building a field capable of delivering systemic change. This grant supports the initiative’s annual convening and philanthropic education activities. (Substrategy: Funder Collaboratives)
for Phase II to develop a natural and working lands strategy to reach carbon neutrality goals  
This project builds on findings that using forest slash to create biofuels with carbon capture is economical — and would expand California’s ability to mitigate wildfire risk. Specifically, this project will examine the institutional and regulatory barriers to using forest thinning to create lumber products and biofuel with carbon capture. In addition, the project will identify revenue streams that could speed up and expand wildfire mitigation efforts, and work with stakeholders to achieve social buy-in for sound forest management and carbon capture.

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