About Us

Our mission is to rapidly and exponentially increase climate philanthropy by connecting donors with peers, experts, and high-impact solutions that restore our planet and build a healthy and equitable future for all.

Solving climate change is hard and deciding where to invest is complex. The Climate Leadership Initiative was created to provide philanthropists with expert guidance and insights into impactful climate solutions. We advise new climate philanthropists and engage those with experience to connect with their peers.

With a sophisticated staff and a network of trusted, seasoned advisors, world-class climate experts, and philanthropist-ambassadors, CLI is ready to help interested philanthropists get started quickly and effectively. Learn more about the CLI story.

Our Board

Multidots Tom Steinbach Chair, CLI Board of Directors & Executive Director, Tempest Advisors
Multidots Chris DeCardy Acting CEO, ClimateWorks Foundation
Multidots Kate Hampton CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Multidots Jorgen Thomsen Director of Climate Solutions, MacArthur Foundation
Multidots Larry Kramer President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Multidots Sue Tierney Senior Advisor, Analysis Group

Our Team

Multidots Danielle E. Alvarez Manager, Events and Communications
Multidots Cameron Bradley Manager, Special Projects, President's Office
Multidots Gideon Bresler Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Bob Calhoun Senior Research Analyst
Multidots Celeste Chan Project Manager, Philanthropy
Multidots Giulia Marchiori Ceresa Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Tom Damassa Associate Director, Global Climate Strategies
Multidots Ulla Erhardt Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Elena Huisman Project Manager, Philanthropy
Multidots Christina James Project Manager, Philanthropy
Multidots Jennifer Kitt President
Multidots Whitney Kollar Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Katharine Koshie Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Multidots Eric Kostegan Managing Director, Philanthropic Advising
Multidots Claire Lewis Executive Assistant
Multidots Anna Liao Interim Executive Assistant and Special Projects, President's Office
Multidots Jennifer Marlow Chief Communications Officer
Multidots Kimi Narita Associate Director, Global Climate Strategies
Multidots Frank Nguyen Knowledge Manager
Multidots Joan Ochi Director, Content Strategy
Multidots Madeline Ruhlow Executive Assistant
Multidots Jenny Schawe Manager, Business Systems
Multidots Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros Managing Director, Global Climate Strategies
Multidots Robynn Steffen Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Multidots Ashleigh Barber Tevelin Director of Operations
Multidots Jessica Weber Executive Assistant
Multidots Constance Visser Witman Project Manager, Philanthropy


We’re Growing

We are hiring a Director, Office of the COO to drive execution across a dynamic portfolio of work across cross-functional initiatives, new climate philanthropists, and key partners. This role, akin to a Chief of Staff, is responsible for shepherding the organization’s strategic planning process and delivering critical work related to CLI’s board and funders. If you have more than a decade in executive or business management offices and are seeking to be a tactical right hand, we invite you to learn more and apply at Prime Chief of Staff.

We are hiring an Operations Coordinator to manage logistics to keep our San Francisco office a welcoming, organized, and collaborative environment for the entire team. There will also a myriad of opportunities to assist the Director of Operations and our partners on annual planning and review, HR tasks such as recruitment and onboarding, and vendor support. This position is based in the Bay Area. To read the full description and apply, please visit the posting on Scion Staffing.