The Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) mobilizes and channels the creativity, passion, and generosity of philanthropists to address the most profound challenge of our time–climate change. We balance rigor with urgency in our work to nimbly engage donors with expert insights and tailored giving opportunities that cross-cut issues such as health, poverty, food and water, economic justice, and biodiversity, all of which intersect with the climate.
CLI is not a grantmaking organization. Instead, we source and vet solutions from the broader climate community across sectors, geographies, and strategies; and connect philanthropists directly to the organizations implementing them. These solutions range from promising early-stage ideas to proven opportunities ready for scale.
Because CLI is fully funded by leading philanthropies, we do not charge for advisory services, nor do we raise money for our own operations or any one organization. This frees CLI to help philanthropists find a path that best matches their interests and needs.