Grant Funding Sources to Fund Climate Action in North America and Applying for This Funding

1) There are many foundations that have publicly committed to supporting climate action including the following:

a) Climate Donors is a project of the Environmental Grantmakers Association that connects donors with environmental giving opportunities. They have a searchable database of foundations that fund climate change mitigation and adaptation.

b) Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA): The EGA is a membership organization for grantmakers funding environmental issues. Their website includes a searchable directory of members, many of whom support climate action initiatives.

c) Climate Resolve: This non-profit provides resources for climate action, including a funding guide with information on foundations supporting climate work

d) Environment Funders Canada (EFC): EFC is a network of foundations that support environmental work in Canada. They have a searchable directory of member foundations, many of which fund climate action.

f) The Canadian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change

g) Philanthropy For Climate is a global movement of over 670 foundations committed to taking urgent action on climate change.

h) Ivey Foundation to wind up, granting $100 million endowment over next five years

i) List of Foundations Recommended by Bard.Google.com: Contact information of foundations that fund climate action (This was created before Google replaced Bard with Gemini)

j) List of Foundations Recommended by Chat.openai.com: Contact Information of Foundations that Fund Climate Action Based on Questions Asked to ChatGPT

2) As a result of online artificial intelligence (AI) services, it is now possible to write customized proposals quickly.  In addition to the general AI services such as ChatGPT and Google’s Gemini, there are services such as HyperwriteAI and  Fund Writer AI.

3) Overview video about AI services by Bloomberg: New Jobs of the AI Age, Nov. 29, 2023

4) “Prompt Engineering”, which is a process of structuring text that can be interpreted and understood by a generative AI model.  To view info about this topic, visit: Prompt Engineering.  Given below is a Google Slides presentation prepared by Elnaz Ghanbaryfar (click image to move to next slide):

5) Links to documents created by Gemini or ChatGPT based prompts shown in slideshow:

a) DRAFT: Visualizing the Impacts of Climate Change to Spur Action in North America
                   A Multi-Media Campaign to Increase Public Support for Scaling Up Climate Action

b) Letter of Inquiry about Visualizing the Impacts of Climate Change to Spur Action in North America (not completed yet)

c) DRAFT: Visualizing the Impacts of Climate Change to Spur Action in Canada (by Gemini)
                  A Media Campaign to Increase Public Support for Scaling Up Climate Action 

d) Letter of Inquiry about Visualizing the Impacts of Climate Change to Spur Action in Canada (not completed yet)

e) Brief proposal for a media campaign for Canada’s Carbon Pollution Pricing legislation

f) Letter of Inquiry created by ChatGPT for a Proposal of a National Media Campaign to Support New Canadian Carbon Pollution Pricing Legislation

g) Executive Summary of a proposal for a media campaign to support Canada’s Price on Carbon Pollution

h) Brief Proposal for Green Methanol

6) Links to some youtube videos about how best to create a prompt to get the result you are seeking from a generative AI model, such as ChatGPT:

a) ChatGPT Tutorial – A Crash Course on Chat GPT for Beginners by Adrian Twarog, Dec 12, 2022

b) Grant Writing with ChatGPT by Kim Peterson from Cedar Fundraising, Apr 20, 2023

c) Use AI to Write a Proposal 10X Faster by Technical Writer HQ, Feb. 22, 2023

d) How to Write Project Proposal using ChatGPT for UG, MSc, and PhD by EPIC Mentorship, Feb 22, 2023

e) Master the Perfect ChatGPT Prompt Formula (in just 8 minutes)! by Jeff Su, Aug 1, 2023

7) Given below is some information about writing letters of inquiry (LOI):

a) Instrumentl.com: How to Write a Letter of Inquiry for Grant Funding

b) LiveAbout.com: How to Write a Letter of Inquiry to a Foundation

c) Candid.org: What should be included in a letter of inquiry?

d) GetFullyFunded.com: How to write a killer Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to get a grant

8) Given below is some information about writing grant proposals:

a) Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal: The Basics – Grant Proposal Writing is Exciting, Imaginative Work

b) GRANT NEWS, RESOURCES: How to Write a Grant Application: Our Top 10 Tips for Success, Sep. 28, 2022

c) 19 Tips for Stronger Grant Proposals, Oct. 24, 2022

d) Secrets to writing a winning grant, Experienced scientists reveal how to avoid application pitfalls to submit successful proposals, Dec. 20, 2019

d) GRANT WRITING DO’S & DON’TS, ACCORDING TO AN EXPERT, Nov. 08, 2021

e) 7 Tips for Writing an Effective Grant Proposal By Sarah Hubbart

9) Wage Subsidy Programs Implemented by agencies receiving federal funding:

a) https://electricityhr.ca/workplace-solutions/wage-subsidy-programs/

b) https://eco.ca/environmental-employers/employment-and-wage-subsidies/environmental-employability-pathways/

c) https://eco.ca/environmental-professionals/employment-funding-and-job-board/apply-for-job-funding/

d) https://www.mentorworks.ca/blog/government-funding/canadian-hiring-grants-for-employers/

e) https://technationcanada.ca/en/future-workforce-development/career-ready-program/

Note1: Short link to this webpage: ClimateSAN.org/gfsc