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Elevating Corporate Responsibility
1% for the Planet

Elevating Corporate Responsibility

1% for the Planet has ambitious goals to grow its member base and advisory support for those members, all to advance its mission of accelerating corporate environmental giving.

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Better Business [Inactive]
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Investing in the Agroecology Movement
Agroecology Fund

Investing in the Agroecology Movement

Erol is supporting the Agroecology Fund’s work to transform food systems, advance the economic well-being of small farmers and Indigenous peoples, and mitigate climate change through agroecological practices.

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Regenerative Food Systems
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Bristol Bay Protection Campaign
Alaska Conservation Foundation

Bristol Bay Protection Campaign

Erol funded ACF’s work to provide scientific research, analysis, technical support and communications to help the EPA, federal policymakers and other stakeholders fully understand the potential environmental impacts of the Pebble Mine on one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries.

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Better Business [Inactive]Wildlife Protection [Inactive]
Completed
Agroforestry for Ecosystem Regeneration
Alter Eco Foundation

Agroforestry for Ecosystem Regeneration

The Alter Eco Foundation is working to transform the chocolate industry and save the forests. Erol’s grant will support their efforts to combat climate change through regenerative farming practices, including dynamic agroforestry.

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Better Business [Inactive]Regenerative Food SystemsWildlife Protection [Inactive]
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Advancing Rainforest Conservation Science
Amazon Conservation

Advancing Rainforest Conservation Science

A leader in rainforest research and advocacy, Amazon Conservation furthers the field by operating several bio-stations throughout Peru.  These sites are also leveraged for academic studies, birding and eco-tourism, a new source of earned revenue for the organization.

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Wildlife Protection [Inactive]
Completed
Amazon Deforestation Alert System
Amazon Conservation

Amazon Deforestation Alert System

Throughout Peru, Amazon Conservation is working to detect and prevent incidents of illegal deforestation through a combination of satellite observation and partnership with indigenous communities, all in collaboration with the Peruvian government.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]Wildlife Protection [Inactive]
Completed
A New Forest Carbon Indicator
Arizona State University Foundation

A New Forest Carbon Indicator

The Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science at ASU is developing the world’s first forest carbon indicator using satellite imagery in partnership with Planet.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]
Completed
Solar Innovation and Capacity Building
Barefoot College

Solar Innovation and Capacity Building

Barefoot College continues to grow its solar installation program with new training centers in Africa, South America and the Pacific Islands, as well as launching a financially sustainable for-profit model.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Entrepreneurism in Rural Africa
BOMA Project

Entrepreneurism in Rural Africa

The BOMA Project received a grant to support its Rural Entrepreneur Access Program for ultra-poor women in the arid and semi-arid lands of Africa, providing them an achievable and durable pathway out of extreme poverty.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Access to Early Childhood Education
BRAC International

Access to Early Childhood Education

In partnership with the government of Tanzania, BRAC will launch an early childhood development program aimed at closing the gap in access to quality education for 3-5 year olds.  This project will leverage BRAC’s expertise in developing financially sustainable social enterprises, applying a “hub and spoke” approach to early childhood education.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Empowering Underrepresented Youth
Braven

Empowering Underrepresented Youth

Erol is supporting the BravenX project, which will equip hundreds of underrepresented college students with the skills, networks, experiences, and confidence necessary to secure a strong job after graduation. Proving what is possible for this group of students on the pathway to career.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
Completed
Trauma Relief for Refugees
Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Trauma Relief for Refugees

In response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis, CMBM developed a trauma relief program tailored to refugees and their caregivers in Jordan.  Erol supported and participated in the group training sessions aiming to reach thousands of displaced families on their journey to recovery and re-establishment.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
Completed
Building Investor Influence around Deforestation
Ceres, Inc.

Building Investor Influence around Deforestation

Ceres is drawing the connection between deforestation and global supply chain risk for large consumer brands and their investors, growing the number of  companies publicly committing to zero-deforestation.

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Better Business [Inactive]Climate Solutions [Inactive]
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Sourcing and Scaling Big Climate Ideas
Climate Breakthrough Project

Sourcing and Scaling Big Climate Ideas

The Climate Breakthrough Project finds extraordinary strategists and gives them the time, space, and resources to create and implement the boldest strategies they can conceive to mitigate climate change.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]
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Amplifying the Call of Climate Activists
Climate Emergency Fund

Amplifying the Call of Climate Activists

Erol is supporting Climate Emergency Fund to amplify the urgent call of their activist grant recipients, awaken the public to the climate emergency, and disrupt the gradual approach governments around the world are taking to address the climate emergency.

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Climate Action
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Creating Urgency for the Climate Emergency
Climate Emergency Fund

Creating Urgency for the Climate Emergency

CEF’s mission it to support individuals and organizations that are disrupting the current, gradual approach that governments around the world are taking to address the climate emergency. Erol’s grant will provide operational support for their climate movement.

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Climate Action
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Supporting Climate Movement Building
Climate Justice Alliance

Supporting Climate Movement Building

Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) is a coalition of 82 local, national, and global organizations providing movement building training, funding, and communication resources for organizations on the frontlines of climate activism. We are proud to support CJA and their leadership in building the U.S. climate action movement.

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Climate Action
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Advancing the Climate Conversation
Climate One

Advancing the Climate Conversation

Climate One offers a forum for candid discussion among climate influencers – scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. Through their podcast and other platforms, Climate One has become an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.

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Climate Action
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Ocean Imagery for Climate Communicators
Climate Outreach

Ocean Imagery for Climate Communicators

Climate Outreach is developing a library of free, compelling, evidence-based ocean imagery for global climate communicators. Titled Oceans Visuals, the library will build public engagement, promote action, and tackle polarization on climate change and the oceans by creating new, accessible, and engaging visual resources for storytelling.

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Strategic Communications
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Hope for Refugees in Jordan
Collateral Repair Project

Hope for Refugees in Jordan

CRP provides a home and valued resource for refugees in Amman, Jordan through its multiple community centers and services around education, youth development, workforce training, medical treatment, mental health support and emergency financial aid.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Scaling Regenerative Agriculture and Conservation
COMACO

Scaling Regenerative Agriculture and Conservation

Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO) is a creative model that improves agricultural practices and results in increased food security, reduced poaching and deforestation, and increased household income in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. Erol’s support will help to expand the successful model to the region of Kafue.

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Regenerative Food Systems
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Accounting for Blue Carbon
Conservation International

Accounting for Blue Carbon

As a world leader in conservation science, CI is spearheading an initiative for coastal nations to include blue carbon in their Paris Climate Agreement commitments.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]Regenerative Food Systems
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Scaling Blue Carbon Solutions
Conservation International

Scaling Blue Carbon Solutions

Blue carbon ecosystems – mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses – make an outsized impact on Earth’s climate.  Conservation International is working with countries, companies and multilateral organizations to ensure these ecosystems are valued, protected and restored accordingly.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]Regenerative Food Systems
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Advancing Digital Communications
Digital Climate Coalition

Advancing Digital Communications

The Digital Climate Coalition (DCC) is a network of communications organizations that develop more impactful digital organizing campaigns involving metric testing and information sharing. The DCC works closely with their network to support narrative building and digital communications capacity for organizations tackling climate change.

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Strategic Communications
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Commodity Supply Chain Verification
Enveritas

Commodity Supply Chain Verification

Upending a flawed verification system, Enveritas focuses on coffee and cocoa in pursuit of complete accuracy and transparency around each supply chain.

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Better Business [Inactive]Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Addressing Emissions from Marginal Wells
Environmental Defense Fund

Addressing Emissions from Marginal Wells

A major source of methane emissions in the US comes from low-producing oil and gas wells. Erol’s grant supports the Environmental Defense Fund’s work to highlight the stories of communities that have been impacted by methane pollution to help ensure that marginal wells are included in all state and federal efforts to address methane pollution.

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Methane Reduction
Completed
Climate & Capital
Erol Foundation

Climate & Capital

Adjacent to the historic COP21 meeting in Paris, Erol Foundation partnered with Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center and others to host an unprecedented convening of asset managers, aiming to educate and advance the profession toward climate-wise investing.

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Better Business [Inactive]Climate Solutions [Inactive]
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Building Youth-Led Climate Action
Future Coalition

Building Youth-Led Climate Action

Future Coalition provides young people with the resources, tools, and support they need to create the change they want to see in their communities, with a strong focus on climate mobilization. Erol is supporting the work of Future Coalition to provide training and amplify communications efforts to expand the capacity of youth-led climate action.

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Climate Action
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Youth-Led Climate Mobilization
Future Coalition

Youth-Led Climate Mobilization

Youth around the world have captured our attention, and they are converting that attention into support and action.  Future Coalition has a major voice in this space, leading efforts around the 2020 youth climate strikes in close partnership with other youth- and adult-led organizations.

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Climate Action
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Stigmatizing Single-Use Plastics
Greenpeace

Stigmatizing Single-Use Plastics

This creative and relentless plastics campaign has a laser focus aimed at converting top grocery chains and consumer brands from bad actors into corporate leaders in the race to eliminate single-use plastics from our economy.

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Better Business [Inactive]Climate Action
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Phasing Out Fossil Fuels
Greenpeace USA

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

Erol is supporting Greenpeace USA’s Fossil Free Future Climate Campaign, which aims to stop the expansion of US oil and gas by ushering in a responsible and equitable fossil fuel phase-out transition plan.

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Climate Action
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Protection for the High Seas
High Seas Alliance

Protection for the High Seas

Erol is supporting the HSA’s work towards the adoption of a robust and ambitious treaty in favor of the high seas. Their work during the UN negotiations is crucial, as they seek to ensure the effective protection and regulation of this valuable ecosystem.

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Wildlife Protection [Inactive]
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Protecting Indigenous Homelands
Honor The Earth

Protecting Indigenous Homelands

Honor the Earth is on the frontlines of fighting fossil fuel expansion by organizing Indigenous-led direct action and advocacy to protect their homelands and water. Erol is supporting their No Fossil Fuels in the Great Lakes Campaign, working to mobilize against expanding pipeline infrastructure.

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Climate Action
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Protecting Forests and Forest Defenders
Human Rights Watch

Protecting Forests and Forest Defenders

Erol is supporting Human Rights Watch to document and expose threats to Indigenous territories, protected lands, and forest defenders in Brazil and other key countries with major rainforests. Their work will help increase international pressure on governments to preserve frontline communities and precious forest ecosystems.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]
Completed
Protecting Basic Human Rights
Human Rights Watch

Protecting Basic Human Rights

A critical voice in global human rights monitoring, Human Rights Watch and Erol have partnered on two important initiatives – mapping gender discrimination across the Middle East, and mitigating the health impacts of the climate crisis on vulnerable communities.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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More Women in Public Office
IGNITE

More Women in Public Office

IGNITE’s mission is to put more women in American politics, regardless of party affiliation. In an effort to scale their impact, IGNITE launched a college fellows program reaching students as they begin to chart their career paths.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
Completed
Exposing Climate Influence
InfluenceMap

Exposing Climate Influence

With its data-driven approach, InfluenceMap provides transparency around corporate climate behavior and the investors behind these companies.  Leveraged by nonprofits, governments and institutional investors, these tools help remove stubborn financial and political barriers to climate progress.

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Better Business [Inactive]Climate Action
Completed
Wellness and Beauty for Cancer Patients
Lipstick Angels

Wellness and Beauty for Cancer Patients

Lipstick Angels, with its dedicated volunteer force, brings hope and dignity to patients who are in the fight of their lives. Their model is scaling quickly throughout treatment centers across with country, with a focus on California and New York.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Student Climate Activism
Middlebury

Student Climate Activism

In 2019, Middlebury announced their plan to address the threat of climate change through campus action, endowment management, and educational initiatives. Erol’s grant will support the creation of student climate activism programs, events, and educational opportunities related to climate and sustainability.

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Climate Action
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Investing in the Amazon’s Sustainable Development
NESsT

Investing in the Amazon’s Sustainable Development

NESsT is an organization that invests in social enterprises that generate dignified jobs for people most in need. Erol’s grant will be in support of their Amazonia Incubator program, which will improve forest conservation in the Amazon basin and provide sustainable livelihoods to local communities.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]Regenerative Food Systems
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Celebrating People, Planet and Possibility
Numi Foundation

Celebrating People, Planet and Possibility

The philanthropic arm of Numi Tea operates programs on a local and global scale, from developing an organic gardening curriculum with Oakland Unified School District to providing safe drinking water to farmers in Madagascar.

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Better Business [Inactive]
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Building Security through Economic Development
Nuru International

Building Security through Economic Development

Nuru International takes a unique approach to global development with a mission to eradicate extreme poverty in fragile rural areas, and to build communities resilient to violent extremism.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Girls’ Education in the Sahel
OASIS

Girls’ Education in the Sahel

Organization to Advance Solutions in the Sahel (OASIS) works to advance education and choice for women and girls in the Sahel region of North Africa. Through educational programs, capacity building, and policy advocacy, OASIS empowers women and girls in the Sahel to complete their schooling and advance their decision-making power.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
Completed
Climate Action through Collaboration
One Atmosphere

Climate Action through Collaboration

One Atmosphere is committed to the fight against climate change by supporting projects that engage individuals to be catalysts for change. Erol supported the creation of a mural in San Francisco, dedicated to the alternative rock band CAKE. Following the devastating fires in California, the mural tells a hopeful story of renewal and is the first step in a multi-phase effort to help SF school kids replant trees.

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Climate Action
Completed
Simplifying Global Reforestation
One Tree Planted

Simplifying Global Reforestation

One Tree Planted is making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]
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Building Industrial Climate Solutions
Rocky Mountain Institute

Building Industrial Climate Solutions

By engaging businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs, RMI seeks to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. Erol’s grant will provide general support to RMI’s mission and current strategic plan.

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Better Business [Inactive]Climate Solutions [Inactive]
Completed
Child Literacy in South Africa
Room to Read

Child Literacy in South Africa

A best-in-class provider of literacy training and education, Room to Read has taken their holistic approach to South Africa, building libraries, training teachers and publishing culturally appropriate children’s books.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
Completed
Modeling the Economic Impacts of Climate Change
Stanford School of Earth

Modeling the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Researchers at Stanford School of Earth were funded to analyze and predict the potential economic impact of a global warming scenario of 1.5°C compared with 2°C.  The study estimated a potential $30 trillion in additional economic losses by 2100.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]
Completed
Investing in a New Climate   
Stanford University Steyer-Taylor Center

Investing in a New Climate  

Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance leveraged its tremendous convening power to launch “Investing in a New Climate.”  These events brought together foundation and endowment asset managers for a workshop on climate-wise investing.

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Better Business [Inactive]
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Kahuzi-Biega-Itombwe Wildlife Corridor
Strong Roots Congo

Kahuzi-Biega-Itombwe Wildlife Corridor

By working closely with local communities in the DRC, Strong Roots aims to save great apes from extinction and secure collective tenure of traditional lands. Erol is supporting the creation of a wildlife corridor that will increase the population of gorillas through community conservation plans that ensure long-term protection.

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Wildlife Protection [Inactive]
Completed
Systems Change for Surfing
Sustainable Surf

Systems Change for Surfing

Tackling an entire culture and the industry that supports it, Sustainable Surf partners with manufacturers, surfers, media and other influencers to promote a more sustainable sport.

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Better Business [Inactive]
Completed
Catalyst Fund for Education
Teach for All

Catalyst Fund for Education

Scaling its successful model globally, Teach for All manages a Catalyst Fund providing seed funding to launch lower-income countries, including Erol grantee Teach for Uganda.

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Equality of Chances [Inactive]
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Reducing Methane Emissions Globally
The Global Methane Hub

Reducing Methane Emissions Globally

Rapidly reducing methane emissions from energy, agriculture and waste is the most effective strategy to reduce warming while improving public health and agricultural productivity. Erol Foundation joined the Global Methane Hub, the first-ever international philanthropic initiative to accelerate action on methane reduction.

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Methane Reduction
Completed
Deep Rising Documentary
The Redford Center

Deep Rising Documentary

In partnership with award-winning filmmaker Matthieu Rytz, The Redford Center is supporting production of a new documentary on the topic of deep sea mining and the ethical decisions that accompany this new industry.

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Better Business [Inactive]Strategic CommunicationsWildlife Protection [Inactive]
Completed
Kiss the Ground Documentary
The Redford Center

Kiss the Ground Documentary

After the successful release of the award-winning ‘Kiss the Ground” documentary in 2020, Erol is supporting the implementation of a farmer outreach program featuring a special edit of the film. The aim is to increase the adoption of regenerative farming practices to protect our global food supply and harness the power of the soil in the fight against climate change.

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Climate Solutions [Inactive]Regenerative Food SystemsStrategic Communications
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Campaigning for Safer Species
WildAid

Campaigning for Safer Species

WildAid brings its expertise in communications and consumer behavior change to Francophone Africa with a new campaign and documentary film on pangolins, the most highly trafficked species on our planet.

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Wildlife Protection [Inactive]