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Past Event

Donor Power: The Influence of Climate Philanthropy

Large, established foundations such as Hewlett, Packard and Bloomberg have been some of the earliest funders addressing climate change. But grantmakers and grantseekers are not always fans of their policy-centric and top-down approaches. Meanwhile, a new wave of midsize foundations are seeding policies and research institutions that are shaping the future of the climate movement.

Are leaner foundations more attuned to the deep systematic changes needed to get to the roots of the climate crisis? What’s next for organizations looking to support bold action?

Join us for a special two-part discussion on the role and future of climate philanthropy, featuring Dan Chu, Farhad Ebrahimi, Sarah Shanley Hope, Larry Kramer, Joe Speicher and Tate Williams.

February 7, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Dan Chu

Executive Director, Sierra Club Foundation

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Farhad Ebrahimi

Founder, Chorus Foundation

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Sarah Shanley Hope

Executive Director, The Solutions Project

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Larry Kramer

President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Joe Speicher

Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation

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Tate Williams

Reporter, Inside Philanthropy

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One