More than two dozen groups working on solutions to the climate and ecological emergency are among the 465 grantees awarded funds by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – a writer and the former spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Inside Philanthropy reports that the bulk of recipients are ‘regranters’ , meaning organisations who support grassroots, front-line climate and environmental action. The focus of the grants has been on organisations that use participatory approaches to grantmaking decisions. Blue Ventures announced last week that our work will be receiving funding from MacKenzie Scott for these very reasons – BV’s work and ethos fit with her four climate and environmental priorities: Indigenous rights and land tenure, women-centered action, homegrown funds that support the countries or regions where they are based, and funds based in the U.S. or elsewhere in the Global North that support grassroots groups abroad.
The small-scale fishers that Blue Ventures works with are witnesses to warming oceans, falling fish stocks, and increased extreme weather such as tropical storms, hurricanes, flooding, and drought. Read the full article to find out more about the grants and how it will impact the work of Blue Ventures:
MacKenzie Scott’s Green Giving Expands, Sending Millions to the Front Lines of Climate Change – Inside Philanthropy, 29 March 2022.