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Climate Resilience

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As the climate crisis worsens, the most vulnerable populations will feel its impact the most. Addressing the existing climate crisis is critical to combatting global inequities.

-Air pollution leads to an estimated 8.79 million premature deaths each year.

-3 out of 4 people living in poverty rely on agriculture and natural resources to survive.

-By 2050, as many as 1 billion people could be displaced by environmental hazards — primarily sea level rise and natural disasters.

The good news is our charity partners listed below are working toward a future of sustainability and conservation. Their programs include responsible resource management, low-carbon development, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity research and protection and more.  

Explore the resources below to see the impact of their work.

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When we launched the Environment Cause Fund in 2021, we were looking to align donor interests in protecting the Earth with the work of our charities. Even in the past few years, much has changed. As the effects of climate change have continued to accelerate at a rapid pace, it’s become increasingly apparent that the environment is just one aspect at stake with a changing climate. World hunger has been increasing for the first time in decades, fueled by droughts and other extreme weather events. Climate-fueled disasters are now the number one driver of the refugee crisis. And although all…
Three women posing in front in a field
As spring flourishes outside my office window and Earth Day approaches this month, Louis Armstrong’s song “What a Wonderful World” goes through my head. Global Impact celebrates the environment as April’s cause of the month as well. In honor of this month, I’ll share Armstrong’s lyrics that remind me of the ways that Global Impact’s charity partners help create a wonderful world. Planting change in Ethiopia Unlike in the song, there aren’t “trees of green, red roses too,” sprouting up in southern Ethiopia – rather, vegetables and quinoa – but they’re creating a wonderful world, nonetheless. Our charity partner Seed…
earth, solar panel, wind mill, people
What do you think of when you hear the term environmental protection? Preventing negative changes to our air, land or sea? Do you think of the health and well-being of humans, animals, plants and trees? The general goal is absolutely to conserve these resources and enrich the way of life for all species. But environmental protection is far more complex when it comes to curbing pollution, protecting endangered species and changing major societal behavior patterns. As an individual wanting to help, it can be overwhelming to think about those factors. So let’s start with the basics of environmental protection and…
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The recent Giving USA 2021 report showed a 5.1% increase in charitable giving to U.S. charities in 2020, or 3.8% adjusted for inflation. One notable highlight was the increase in giving to environment and animal organizations, estimated at 11.6% or 10.3% adjusted for inflation. With companies shifting their giving strategies to integrate environment, social and governance pillars, we have seen an increased interest in charities working to address these issues. In fact, this past campaign year, one of the most frequent requests we received was for charities to speak on the subject. While many of our charities focus on traditional…


  • Title: Providing Clean Water
  • Charity: Action Against Hunger
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Photo Credit: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger

  • Title: Livelihoods Support in Bangladesh
  • Charity: Action Against Hunger
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Photo Credit: Fabeha Monir for Action Against Hunger

  • Title: Supporting Local Livelihoods
  • Charity: Action Against Hunger
  • Country: Peru
  • Photo Credit: Dennis Zevallos

Around the world, Action Against Hunger is helping families suffering from hunger to find new ways to earn income and put food on their tables. For example, in Peru, we helped the Oré family to relaunch their business: a trout farm. In the ponds in the above photo, they raise the fish for eating and selling for additional income.

  • Title: Emergency Response
  • Charity: Action Against Hunger
  • Country: South Sudan
  • Photo Credit: Peter Caton

  • Title: Emergency Drought Response
  • Charity: Action Against Hunger
  • Country: Madagascar
  • Photo Credit: Stéphane Rakotomalala

Droughts in Grand Sud, Madagascar, have sharply increased in both frequency and intensity in recent years. Bearing the full brunt of the effects of climate change, families who live in this region have seen drastic impacts on their livelihoods and health. In 2020, there were virtually no rains and this trend continued in 2021. Historically low rainfall levels depleted the few sources of clean water that existed in this chronically dry region. As a result, water-borne illnesses such as diarrhea have increased sharply. And, without rain, there could be no harvests. Food insecurity and malnutrition have increased dramatically. Action Against Hunger’s teams are on the ground, treating malnutrition and helping farmers adapt.

  • Title: Supporting Refugees
  • Charity: Action Against Hunger
  • Country: Uganda
  • Photo Credit: Solomon Serwanjja

Uganda is home to more than one million refugees, who are welcomed to the country with a small plot of land, the ability to work and go to school, and more. To help both refugees and the communities that host them, Action Against Hunger works with groups of farmers to help them learn new skills, grow new crops, and make the most of the limited land and water they have.

  • Title: Women in Gaza Install Solar Pumping Systems
  • Charity: Anera
  • Country: Palestine, State of
  • Photo Credit: Ibrahim Zaanoun

In Gaza, young Palestinian women are finding jobs installing solar panels — providing the power to pump and clean much needed water for local farmers. Due to extended electricity cuts in Gaza, farmers here are often unable to pump water for hours each day, preventing them from irrigating their crops and leading to economic losses. Anera is hiring young people in Gaza to install four solar-powered water pumping systems for agricultural water wells in northern Gaza. Our Anera community is helping Palestinian communities in Gaza become energy independent and sustainable.

  • Title: Stopping Malaria
  • Charity: Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee)
  • Country: Thailand
  • Photo Credit: Alight/ Alight

A scientist studies a malaria sample.

  • Title: Ashoka Fellow Fabrice Hégron discusses his work with a panel
  • Charity: Ashoka
  • Country: France
  • Photo Credit: Jelena Stajic / Ashoka

Social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Fabrice Hégron discusses his nonprofit, En Direct Des Eleveurs, at an event hosted by Ashoka’s team in France. His organization is revolutionizing the dairy industry in France by developing small-scale farming alternatives. Through new modes of production and distribution that respect the environment and offer healthy milk, he positions dairy producers as wellness partners and reconnects them with consumers. This creates a viable subsidy-free economic model to maintain a collapsing industry.


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Success Stories

Ineza Umuhoza Grace, Global Coordinator and Co-Founder of LDYC, smiling
Ineza Umuhoza Grace, Global Coordinator and co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition, first experienced the effects of the climate crisis at an early age when her family home in Rwanda was destroyed due to intensive rainfall and wind.
In the luscious and fertile green hills of Cauca in southwestern Colombia a coffee farmer and indigenous women’s rights activist works tirelessly to improve the lives of her community and tend to the land where her family is from. Libia Armida Paz lives in La Sierra on the El Oso reserve, a village home to the indigenous Yanakona people. Libia began farming coffee at seventeen years old, against her father’s gendered expectations. She took on a job on her neighbor’s farm in secret, sneaking out every morning before her father woke. She was paid 300 pesos less than the adult workers to pick coffee, but she didn’t mind because the experience was worth it. She studied tirelessly, saving money she earned from working on farms to attend college and earn a nursing degree. She saved enough money over a 15-year nursing career to buy her own land—something most women are…
After a five-year struggle, AJWS grantee Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Project (ProDESC) secured a major win in June when federal energy authorities in Mexico announced they had definitively cancelled a massive energy project slated to be built on the lands of an Indigenous community. The project — “Gunaa Sicarú” — was awarded to a French utility company, and would have been one of the biggest wind energy parks in Latin America, built to supply power to private companies. This could have been a positive evolution for clean energy in the region — if the corporation had not trampled on the rights of Indigenous communities that own the land on the proposed project site. Gunaa Sicarú would have eaten up nearly 200 acres of Unión Hidalgo’s land — a devastating blow to this Indigenous, agricultural community. ProDESC, in partnership with the community, tirelessly petitioned the Mexican Energy Ministry to cancel…
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Bogota, Colombia is a capital city filled with commerce and tourism. But, just outside the city center exists a noticeable contrast in housing and economic development where the poorest families reside. Many of the city’s poorest families live on the outskirts in the mountains, and they have very difficult commutes into the city center for work. Without daycare, many of the young parents would not be able to earn an income to support their families. Fe y Alegria, a Jesuit network of organizations helping the disadvantaged and poor since 1955, has preschools within this community offering free services to children up to 5 years of age. These services include: monitoring and evaluating the child’s development, nutritional supplementation and home interventions when needed. The administrator of the preschool feeds the children three nutritious meals per day. Although it doesn’t sound like a huge accomplishment, she does this on just $1 (one…
New Mother in Venezuela Receives Pre-and-Post-Natal Support
Michel became a mom in June 2021, when baby Nathan was born; she’s part of the Wayuu community. She lives with her dad, brother and another child that a friend asked her to care for two years ago. She’s a medical laboratory technician and holds a B.A. in Administration. Although she currently works as a Procurement Analyst, she doesn’t make enough to pay for basic needs. Michel has participated in different IRC-supported programs in the community center that is located a couple blocks away from her house. She first visited to get attention after experiencing pain while breast feeding, that’s how she joined the breast-feeding orientation program, in which she has now started to participate to share with other moms-to-be her experience. Additionally, she has joined the Wapushii program after Nathan was born, where she learns how to promote his development during the Early Childhood stage; she also has accessed…
*A happy girl at the playground of her school made out of recycled plastic bricks, in Toumodi-Sakassou, in the center of Côte d’Ivoire. Due to COVID-19, the schools were closed for several weeks. Classes started, and children are happy to see their friends…UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire has partnered with Columbian social business Conceptos Plasticos to turn plastic waste into construction materials for new schools. Research suggests that over the next 30 years, the world may produce four times more plastic than we ever have before. Finding innovative uses for plastic will become imperative to public health. Without plastic waste management, groundwater pollution may leave many communities without access to clean water. Plastic-clogged drains could continue to cause flooding and damage infrastructure. And air pollution from burning trash will pose major environmental and health risks. Because of their cost-effectiveness, durability, and ease-of-assembly, bricks made from 100% plastic waste have the potential to…