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The Maui wildfires: A record in disaster philanthropy, an opportunity to ‘get it right’

CEP’s Tanya Gulliver-Garcia explores funding for Maui wildfires—and what learnings the record-setting response to Hawaii’s recent natural hazard hold for future investment in disaster philanthropy.

By Tanya Gulliver-Garcia (she/her/they/them)

April 9, 2024

Is climate change action the new face of natural disaster relief?

As extreme weather makes headlines daily, this blog explores whether recent developments in philanthropy may signal a convergence of natural disaster relief and climate change action.

By Daniel X Matz (he/him)

August 2, 2023

Climate justice in the field: An interview with the Donors of Color Network

Learn how Donors of Color Network’s Climate Funders Justice Pledge is inspiring philanthropy to center racial equity in grantmaking.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 28, 2023

Climate justice in the field: An interview with the Hive Fund

Get expert advice and practical insights on how philanthropy can work in solidarity to advance climate justice.

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

April 19, 2023

Getting from “no” to “yes” for climate justice

A philanthropy insider once shared during a presentation that foundations develop guidelines so they know to whom to say “no.” Though it sounded cynical and harsh, it also rang true. My years in the field have only served to reinforce…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 16, 2022

Diversity has grown at leading environmental organizations

Green 2.0, an independent advocacy campaign to increase racial and ethnic diversity among leading environmental organizations, released its fourth annual Transparency Report Card this week. What does it show, and why are we excited? What does the 2020 Transparency Report…

By Eva Nico (she/her)

January 15, 2021

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, the SDGs Are More Relevant Than Ever

The world is dealing with a crisis of monumental proportions. The novel coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the globe, destroying lives and ruining livelihoods. The primary cost of the pandemic as calculated in the loss of human life is distressing,…

By Ana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Erna Solberg

May 10, 2020

Earth Day 2020 is an opportunity for a new philanthropy

Water flowing in my cornfield, like a hundred miniature rivers all at once,carrying a simple message for a complex world. I clearly remember the first time I heard about Earth Day and someone mention the word ecology. Back then, in…

By Jim Enote (he/him)

April 23, 2020

Jeff Bezos and Climate Change

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and, according to Forbes, the world's richest man, has asserted himself in the race to address our greatest global threat, the climate crisis. In February, Bezos announced he was donating $10 billion to fight a…

By Sierra Stephens, Lillie Heyman, and Hannah Connors

March 17, 2020