The Climate and Energy Funders Group (CEFG) supports, facilitates, and seeks to expand a network of funders responding to global climate change by supporting a variety of strategies to address the problem. Philanthropy has a critically important role to play as the impacts of global climate change become more evident; CEFG is the only national forum of funders focused exclusively on climate issues. Given the scope, scale, and complexity of the challenge, CEFG supports a broad spectrum of funders and remains as responsive to the network’s needs as our resources allow. CEFG creates forums where funders with different strategic and philosophical approaches can learn about specific aspects and approaches to climate change; exchange perspectives candidly and respectfully; and consult with colleagues and collaborators on philanthropic responses.


Create a vibrant and effective funding community committed to addressing the profound issue of climate change and building a just, global clean energy economy.


A global transition to a just, clean energy economy leading to a stable climate that protects human life and global ecosystems.


CEFG seeks to support, facilitate, expand, and build the capacity of climate and energy funders to combat climate change and build a global clean energy economy through three goals. The goals are:

  1. Build knowledge, promote learning, information sharing information, and encouraging dialogue.
  2. Facilitating funder coordination and collaboration.
  3. Sustaining and expanding the field of climate and energy philanthropy.

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