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.
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
Executive Director, Sierra Club Foundation
Founder, Chorus Foundation
Sarah Shanley Hope
Executive Director, The Solutions Project
President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation
Reporter, Inside Philanthropy
Founder and Host, Climate One
6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception