Windward Fund

For The Water Funder Initiative

  • Amount
    $300,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/11/2016
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
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.
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Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for Conservation 2.0 to advance California's carbon neutrality goals  
This project will build 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 would examine the institutional and regulatory barriers to using forest thinning to create lumber products and biofuel with carbon capture. In addition, the project would 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.
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 activities of the Water Funder Initiative.
for the Potential Energy Coalition Project  
The Windward Fund is the fiscal sponsor for the Potential Energy Coalition, which comprises leading talent in the marketing industry and the climate movement. The Coalition will work to build and deploy creative communications campaigns that help deepen and focus the existing public demand for climate action, and blunt the power of those calling for climate denial and delay.

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