WS6a_FundingEnvironmentalPhilanthropy_Williams

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  • WS6a_FundingEnvironmentalPhilanthropy_Williams

    1. 1. Harriet Williams Environmental Funders Network JMG Foundation
    2. 3. Green grantmakers: Who are we? <ul><li>Small part of the total philanthropic pie </li></ul><ul><li>2% - 20% of environmental group income </li></ul><ul><li>Fast, flexible, innovative and risk-taking (in theory) </li></ul><ul><li>Clumpy, conservative (in practice) </li></ul>
    3. 4. What issues do green grantmakers fund? <ul><li>Preference for issue ‘silos’ over systemic approach </li></ul><ul><li>Place-based conservation takes c. 36% of spend </li></ul><ul><li>Much less for systemic drivers </li></ul><ul><li>2.3% for climate, 3.3% for waste, 1.3% for transport, 4.1% built environment… </li></ul>
    4. 5. What approaches do green grantmakers fund? <ul><li>Preference for ‘on-the-ground’ project work </li></ul><ul><li>24% for practical conservation, 20% for research, 15% service delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Less money for work aimed at systemic change </li></ul><ul><li>14% for advocacy and campaigning, 7% for community, 2% for media </li></ul>
    5. 6. Future of the grants market <ul><li>Already significant proportion of funders (but not necessarily of total grants) working on systemic approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration through issue-based ‘affinity groups’ </li></ul><ul><li>More analysis, consultancy and professionalisation of grants strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Linkages with development, health, social justice, education agendas – more money for climate and SCP? </li></ul>
    6. 7. What are priorities for SCP grantmaking? <ul><li>As identified by Funders Workgroup on SCP: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Increase consumer awareness and choice </li></ul><ul><li>2) Promote innovative policies </li></ul><ul><li>3) Accelerate demand for green products </li></ul><ul><li>4) Demand corporate accountability </li></ul><ul><li>5) Encourage sustainable business practices </li></ul>
    7. 8. For more info see www.greenfunders.org

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