The Climate Emergency Fund was created

to support the individual activists and organizations working to wake up the public to the threat of climate change and demand action from our leaders. CEF’s founders have been inspired by climate groups across the globe. Only by changing the dialogue and declaring an emergency will we be able to reach policy solutions that work.

Photo courtesy of Future Coalition


CEF provides financial support to individuals and organizations who demonstrate the intention and capability of disrupting the inadequate and immoral gradual approach governments around the world are taking to addressing the climate emergency.

Grant Criteria

CEF supports only nonviolent, legal activities that reinforce the goal of constructively building public pressure and demanding urgent action from governments and corporations to address the climate emergency. In 2021, CEF will continue giving priority to projects in the United States, however we will consider international projects on a case by case basis.

It is possible to apply for a CEF grant either as an individual or as an organization. If applying as an organization, CEF requires documentation showing the incorporated entity and a bank account to receive funds for the organization. 

If applying as an individual, any compensation from CEF will be treated as taxable income. CEF will report the income to the IRS and the onus is on the individual to do the same.  

The project for which the grant will be used must directly address the climate emergency and/or include the use of direct action as a tactic to bring awareness to the issue.

Yes, CEF makes grants internationally. While priority is given to U.S. projects, we do consider international projects on a case by case basis.

All applicants are updated on the status of their applications within 4-7 weeks of submission.

Use our online portal to submit your grant application

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