Climate Change Solutions Fund
The Climate Change Solutions Fund was launched in the fall of 2014 to expand the foundation’s current efforts in its Art + Environment program, which to date has focused on artist-led projects to deepen public awareness of climate change.
The climate crisis is as much one of culture and imagination as it is one of energy, science, or economy. Facts are facts. Global warming is real, and it is here. It is not a distant threat ten or fifteen years away but very much a part of our everyday lives – from a higher grocery bill to a rise in catastrophic natural disasters. Indeed, climate change is the most urgent global crisis of our time. But citing scientific data and pushing gloom and doom messages of Armageddon has only taken us so far. The foundation recognizes that solutions to rebalance our unstable ecosystems must be both tactical and strategic. Positive change will require new technologies and improved policies to regulate cleaner business practices AND it will also demand radical shifts in the belief systems underlying a global economy built on exploitation of labor and natural resources. The grantees below responded to a call for proposals that asked “What might it look like to cultivate physical and social environments through which we can equitably and sustainably steward the resources that support our lives on this planet?”
The Climate Change Solutions Fund open call ended in 2015. There are currently no plans to re-open this program. To receive program updates as they are announced, please follow the foundation on Twitter and Facebook.
2015 Climate Change Solutions Fund Grantees