Global Greengrants believes local people know best how to address the environmental issues impacting their own lives. They support communities to protect, restore, and transform their environments for a sustainable future. Since 1993, they have made more than $63 million in grants to local groups in 167 countries.
Global Greengrants’ ultimate goal is to create a sustainable future in which all people live with dignity and in harmony with the environment. The organization works toward this goal by giving individuals in Colorado and beyond the opportunity to support communities all over the world to protect, restore, and transform their Earth. As the leading environmental fund that supports grassroots action on a global scale, Global Greengrants Fund has provided over 7,000 grants in 142 countries, worth over $37 million.
They work with 150 Grant Advisors to support Grant Recipients around the world. Their grants are funded by gifts from individuals, foundations, and businesses.
Global Greengrants Fund believes solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come from people whose lives are most impacted. Every day, their global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and their planet. Because when local people have a say in the health of their food, water, and resources, they are forces for change.
For example, Global Greengrants grantees have protected the environment by creating new marine conservation areas (Chile), halting construction of megadams (Peru), passing new forest protection laws (Mongolia), winning bans on plastic bags (Uganda), and banning deadly herbicides (China). Grantees have restored coral reefs, mangroves, forests and sustainable farms. And grantees have transformed systems, such as the indigenous Sarayaku people of Ecuador, who won a precedent-setting case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that governments must obtain free, prior and informed consent from indigenous peoples before corporations can extract resources from their lands.
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