Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s Nature Climate Solutions Grant, due April 12


The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is funding community-driven Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) projects in the Pacific Northwest to accelerate climate change mitigation and foster biodiversity and human well-being. The foundation is particularly interested in projects that are community-driven and done in partnership through collaborations between Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs), non-profit organizations, academic groups, and independent research labs or professional societies.

Eligibility and criteria:

  • Projects must specify the proposed NCS pathway(s) and must aim to adhere to normative principles for rigorous NCS projects.
  • Projects must have a plan to report baseline and endline CO2 estimates for place-based projects. Reporting may also use carbon dioxide equivalent units.
  • Projects must be in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, and/or Alaska.
  • If relevant, projects should articulate and measure any relevant human well-being and biodiversity co-benefits.
  • In order to be eligible to receive funding from the foundation, the primary organization must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; Units of state or local government; State colleges or universities; Canadian non-profit organizations registered with the Canada Revenue Agency; state or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, as well as tribal colleges and universities, and non-profits. Prior to any award of funding, organizations must review and agree to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Grantee Code of Conduct.
  • Projects up to 3 years in duration will be considered. The project period should be appropriate for the proposed work.

Watch this webinar to learn more about the application process, requirements, and criteria, more information on natural climate solutions, and answers to applicant questions.

Letters of Interest for this grant must be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 12.

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