Priority Funding Areas:
Climate Education: Organizations or initiatives working to provide knowledge, skills, and/or values that lead to beha- vior, systems, or infrastructure change in reference to climate change. This could include academic pro- grams, community engagement, public awareness campaigns, or activism initiatives related to climate.
Climate Workforce Development: Organizations or initiatives that are working on creating and supporting quality climate jobs or training across generations. This could include training initiatives, systems change, placement programs, network building, retention programs, new skill development programs, etc.
Climate Technology: Organizations or initiatives working on or creating technology that actively aids in climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. This includes hardware, software, or service-related efforts in industries such as clean energy, built environment, food, and water, waste reduction, crisis response, clean transportation infrastructure, etc.
Three Primary Areas of Impact: Environment, Economy, and Society. For details on each of these areas of impact, please see p. 12 of the Grantseeker Information pdf listed in Supporting Documents below.
CIV:LAB will be funding initiatives that have demonstrated some traction and are iterating on an existing program or solution. Funding is intended to support ideas that have proved some degree of impact and are looking to scale or increase impact.
About CIV:LAB: CIV:LAB is an innovative grantmaking network that channels global funds and resources directly to community climate initiatives. CIV:LAB aims to expand the clean energy workforce, educate future climate leaders, accelerate industrial decarbonization, and provide aid to the organizations that are taking action against the threats of climate change in their own communities.