Our new name, board, website, and an update on our first grant
August 18, 2019
These last few sweltering months have been hyper-busy for Earth’s Call Fund, planning for our future success.
We have a new name. Adding the word “Fund” to our official name better describes our mission, which remains the same:to find and fund innovative solutions to the climate crisis. The name change more closely indicates that we plan to raise additional funds from donor investors, who will join our strategies and urgent grantmaking goals.
Speaking of grantmaking, we’re delighted to announce Earth’s Call Fund's first grant, awarded to the youth-led Future Coalition. We are honored to sponsor, as a founding partner, the September 20 Climate Strike, a large national mobilization of youth and adults now planned for New York City, Los Angeles, and across the United States. Read more below.
We've also made some organizational changes, starting with a new Board, led by Michele Hunt (Acting President) and Roberta Baskin (Acting Executive Director). The Board has several new members, who bring powerful expertise and experience with climate issues and philanthropy to our work. We offer a hearty shout out of appreciation to our former Board members who, having helped achieve our goal of leading Earth’s Call to its stellar inaugural event in Aspen, have decided to move on.
The Board has launched a search for a permanent Executive Director to lead Earth’s Call Fund going forward, including the custom competition to find and fund solutions to the climate crisis. For more information, please reach out to us at Search@EarthsCall.org.
This newly re-launched website (EarthsCall.org) will host new blogs multiple times each week, featuring important climate news, analysis, and opinion, as well as updates from members of the ever-growing Earth’s Call community. We're also working on new ways for you to communicate and work with each other. Read below for some of the collaborations already in motion.
We want to hear from you about any new and ongoing initiatives, partnerships, and actions to solve the climate crisis. Tell us what you're doing so we can share it with the Earth's Call Fund community. Please take a few minutes to fill us in with this short, five-question form.