Tackle Climate Change Fund Status Update

Tackle Climate Change Fund Status Update

We are temporarily suspending our climate-focused nonprofit recommendations as we initiate new research and evaluation. This strategic pause reflects our commitment to refining our approach and concentrating on the critical intersection between climate change and poverty alleviation. We aim to address the specific challenges faced by low-income countries, emphasizing mitigation strategies as well as adaptive measures for individuals in extreme poverty who are most susceptible to climate extremes. 

Despite this temporary shift in focus, we maintain our belief that the organizations we previously recommended, based on research by Giving Green, continue to be high-impact opportunities for those seeking to make a global impact in the fight against climate change. We are dedicated to ensuring that our recommendations align with the evolving landscape of climate action, placing emphasis on the well-being of vulnerable populations and sustainable solutions.

For those interested in supporting current recommended nonprofits focused on climate smart strategies and poverty alleviation, here are some initiatives that we recommend looking into:

  • One Acre Fund: Tree planting initiative
    “Smallholder farmers contribute little to climate change but are some of the worst impacted. Their entire livelihood is often dependent on rainfall and an acre or two of land. Our 10-year climate strategy supports smallholder farmers to build a prosperous future despite a changing climate. Tailored climate-smart farming trainings and quality inputs increase crop yields and diversity, bolstering incomes while tackling climate-related challenges like pests and extreme weather.” (Source)

  • Living Goods: Building climate resilience and reducing under-five mortality due to climate impacts
    “Climate change greatly hinders achieving universal health coverage (UHC) by worsening disease burden and barriers to healthcare access, especially during critical times. Living Goods-supported community health workers (CHWs) in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Uganda are already playing a critical role in addressing the effects of climate change by building community resilience and mitigating health impacts on last mile communities. researchers found that in the areas where Living Goods-supported CHWs in Uganda operate, there was a 46% reduction in under-five mortality compared to control areas following rainfall deficit seasons.” (Source)

  • GiveDirectly: Pre-emergency cash transfers to families on the frontlines of climate change in Africa
    “The poorest communities suffer most from climate change, though they’re the least responsible for the emissions that created it. If we don’t act, climate shocks are expected to push 130M people into extreme poverty in the next decade. Poverty and cyclical climate shocks prevent families from investing in themselves; targeted payments encourage development during more stable periods. With cash, they can improve resilience to future shocks.” (Source)

Supporters are also welcome to continue supporting any of the previously recommended climate nonprofits through The Life You Can Save using the following links (US tax-deductibility only):

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Katie Stanford

Katie Stanford has dedicated her career to contributing to a more just and compassionate world. For over two decades before joining The Life You Can Save, she worked in public health in the United States and with child-serving nonprofits. With a degree in data analytics, Katie’s specialty is using data to understand the diverse factors impacting community health and implementing programs to strengthen public health and wellbeing. 

The views expressed in blog posts are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Peter Singer or The Life You Can Save.