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CIV:LAB is redefining philanthropy and shaping the role of community and industry participation in achieving national climate goals through place-based grant-making. Our grant-making fund (Climate Fund I) supports organizations working on technology, workforce development and education solutions in the climate space. CIV:LAB is currently looking to support organizations in LA County, with additional US locations to be added in 2024.

We are looking to support climate organizations and programs that are prioritizing equity, environmental justice, and economic development through unrestricted, one-time grants that range in size from $10k to $100k. CIV:LAB is looking to support:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Nonprofits/NGOs
  • Government agencies, projects, or programs
  • Academic programs or projects
  • Startups

We will be supporting organizations under three funding categories:

Organizations working to provide knowledge, skills, and/or values that lead to behavior, systems, or infrastructure change with regards to climate change. This includes K-12 programs, community engagement, public awareness campaigns, or activism initiatives related to climate.

Organizations that are working on creating and supporting quality climate jobs across generations. Examples of these include training initiatives, systems change, placement programs, network building, retention programs, or new skill development programs.

Organizations working on or creating technology that actively aids in climate mitigation and adaptation. This includes hardware, software, or services in various industries such as clean energy, built environment, food and water access, waste reduction, crisis response, clean transportation infrastructure, and more.

For additional information on the application and process, please review this document.