Both re-wilding as well as the creation of a green economy need a deep understanding of ground realities and committed local changemakers to engage with local stakeholders. We provide direct funding and support to organisations listed here, and ensure that the solutions they drive are documented and made available to all: sharing evidence-based solutions is core to what we do.

If you are an organisation working in this area, you can apply for funding.


Investments

2022

Climes

Climes make carbon neutralisation available to consumers through integrations across various services like flights, deliveries and events.

2022

MatchLog

MatchLog offers, at scale, the ability to street turn a container from the hinterland, leading to the elimination of unnecessary empty runs that are mandatory to either commence or complete an import-export cycle from the empty container parks.

2022

Solar Square

SolarSquare is an upcoming residential solar company. They aim to make the process of going solar frictionless and transparent for every homeowner.

2021

SundayGrids

SundayGrids is democratizing solar energy. They are essentially a marketplace to purchase remote solar energy and utilize it against utility bills.

2021

Akshayakalpa

Akshayakalpa is a farmer-entrepreneurship initiative and focuses on making the farmers self-reliant by using technology and processes to produce safe and wholesome food for the customers using sustainable practices.

2021

Organic Mandya

Organic Mandya is working to mainstream organic farming practices. They work with farmers and help in the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. They now have 7000+ Farmers in 300+ spread across 270 Villages working with them.

2021

Zerocircle

Zerocircle uses seaweed to create bio-alternatives to products that we use in our daily lives and enable organisations to create solutions that are perfectly circular, and leave nothing behind. And make a zero-waste lifestyle easy.

2021

Zodhya

Zodhya enables direct reduction of electricity consumption for HVAC systems by regulating the energy intake helping with a 15-20% reduction of electricity consumption.

2021

Agnikul

Agnikul is democratising access to space for the small satellite market. The team aims to contribute immensely to the prediction of weather patterns using small satellites.

2020

Terra.do

Terra.do is an online climate school that trains aspiring climate entrepreneurs with the worlds leading experts on climate science, policy, business and social justice.

2020

Blue Sky Analytics

Good, reliable data forms the basis for bringing attention to problems and is key in finding the solutions to them. Blue Sky crunches massive amounts of satellite and other data to provide high-quality, historical, real-time and predictive environmental intelligence.


Fellowships

2020

DP Srivastava

Tigers In The Urban Landscapes Of India - A Bio-Social Research to Understand Human-Tiger Interactions in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.


Grants

2022

Veditum

Veditum India Foundation is a not-for-profit research and media organization, working at the intersection of environmental, social, and cultural challenges.

2022

Biome Environmental Trust

Research, public education, practice-to-policy bridging, and policy advocacy in the areas of land-use and land-use planning, energy, water, and sanitation. The trust ideates, incubates, and catalyzes ecological sustainability and environmentally and socially just water and land-use management.

2022

Wassan

Societal transitions to natural farming through multiple institutions, markets, government, individual actors, incentive structures, and behavioural patterns to align with the transition pathways. Providing an ecosystem of support making it easy for farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

2022

Buzz Women

Enabling underserved women by making knowledge, skills and tools available for economic, social, personal and ecological empowerment. Built on the foundation of the 5 Cs - Cash, Care, Climate, Community, and Confidence.

2022

SlamOutLoud

Using art forms of poetry, storytelling, theatre, and visual arts to help children from under-resourced communities find their voice through creative expression. They will be piloting the integration of an arts-based Climate Action curriculum into their ongoing programs, to enable children to understand the impact of climate change and steps they can take to engage with the issue.

2021

Nrityagram

Village of artists dedicated to the practice and nurture of a 2000-year-old art form. For the last 3 decades having nurtured their land through vermicomposting, waste-management, alternative energy use, replenishing water and growing food, they practice a holistic lifestyle.

2021

Socratus

Seeking to be the midwife of collective wisdom. They are creating a distributed academy for training minds through deep engagement with problems such as the agrarian crisis and climate change.

2021

Janaagraha

Working fix the city systems across law, policy, and institutions with a specific focus on sectors such as climate change, gender equality & public safety, water and sanitation, education, and public health using civic participation, municipal finance, and advocacy.

2021

Sauramandala Foundation

With a vision to build the resilience of people living in remote, disconnected, and vulnerable communities in India. Building and fostering the capacity of changemakers from local communities to solve complex challenges in health, education, ecology, and livelihoods.

2021

Sarjapura Curries

Building a culture of eating healthy and a trusting community. With a vision to build a learning centre and space for activities related to nature, reviving dying handcrafted skills and holistic life.

2021

Fields of View

Leveraging experience and expertise in designing tools, spaces for participation and evidence-based decision-making, to build a platform rooted in lived experience and research for thoughtful climate action.

2021

Uttarayan

35+ yr old NGO working with people and ecosystems to build robust ecology across South Bengal. Creating a nursery for elephant fodder and repellant plantation to restore fragmented habitats of North Bengal Terai elephant corridors.

2021

Technology for Wildlife

Amplifying conservation impact. Using technology to collaborate with partners, conduct innovative independent projects and educate conservation practitioners.

2021

Dakshin

The only research and intervention organisation with a primary focus on Indias marine, coastal and island geographies, they inform and advocate for conservation and natural resource management, while supporting sustainable livelihoods, social development and environmental justice.

2021

ATREE

Centre for Social and Environmental Innovation (CSEI) designs research-backed solutions for the first mile—citizens, consumers and businesses—that protect the environment while providing livelihoods. CSEI’s Food Futures Initiative aims to boost water security and restore degraded land to improve 150,000 livelihoods in 2000 villages by 2030.

2021

Media Grantees

Successful ideas need to inhabit the mainstream conscious if they are to gain widespread acceptance. To this end, we support journalism, storytelling and messaging for various stakeholders in the mainstream.

2021

Palar Guttahalli Eco-restoration Program

The Rotary Club Of Bangalore (RCB) and the Vyakti Vikas Kendra (VVKI) have partnered to revive the Palar river basin. The rainfed river originates in the Chikkaballapur district and flows through three states--Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu--before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.

2021

Waste Warriors

Working to build sustainable, affordable and replicable Solid Waste Management models in three different regions - urban Dehradun (Uttarakhand), hilly Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) and the rural forested landscape around Corbett Tiger Reserve (Uttarakhand).

2021

Farmers for Forests

A not-for-profit with the goal of revolutionizing India’s forestry sector to sequester carbon, support farmers, create green jobs and restore and protect fragile ecosystems. They work with communities and people who want to protect the forest in which they live.

2021

SayTrees

Group of ordinary people determined to protect the environment by sensitising and empowering people to give back to nature. This team inspires citizens to spare a few hours on weekends and work towards making their cities, and their lives, greener.

2021

ReapBenefit

Building a tribe of problem-solving citizens who drive change in their local communities by solving everyday issues using local data, local solutions and local campaigns. The experiential learning is amplified by hands-on activities, Do-It-Yourself Solution kits, civic games and Reap Benefit’s technology platforms.

2021

Nature Conservation Foundation

Contributing to the knowledge and conservation of India’s unique wildlife heritage with innovative research and imaginative solutions. They work in a range of wildlife habitats—from coral reefs and tropical rainforests to the high mountains of the Himalayas.

2021

Vidhi - Center for Legal Policy

Independent think tank doing legal research to make better laws and improve governance for the public good.

2020

Ecologically Sustainable Median Planting @ Center for Environment Concerns

Dr. K S Gopal is a pioneer who is driving an experiment for the ecologically sound planting of flora on a couple of kilometers of medians on main roads in Bengaluru. The aim is to support an ecosystem for birds and bees, use 50% less water, drastically bring down truck and road closure time, reduce costs for de-weeding, create biologically-rich healthy soils.

2020

Wild Shaale @ Centre for Wildlife Studies

Dr. Krithi Karanth of CWS has been at the forefront to address the human-animal conflict in and around wildlife habitat by relying on education, awareness, and rights-based approaches. We have contributed to CWS’ Wild Shaale program, a unique conservation-education program designed for rural school-going children living around wildlife reserves.

2020

The 1000 Tree Project @ SwaYYam

A 100+ acre farmers’ collective at the edge of the Bandipur forest aims to transform a degraded landscape into a fertile terrain with sustainable water resource management. In addition, the initiative will strengthen and secure the livelihoods of farmers through an agroforestry approach.