Climate Change Grant Recipients

Since 2016, we’ve awarded more than $12 million in grants to innovative initiatives promoting sustainability and fighting climate change. 2022 highlights included:
55,000 +
project participants empowered by access to knowledge on climate change and taking individual action
2,702
individuals reduced their carbon footprint
500+
COVID-impacted workers trained in green-building programs
$1 million
Committed to impact investments tackling urgent climate action

Featured Grant Recipients

Our Climate Change grants balance economic, environmental, and social needs while building a sustainable tomorrow. The Peter Gilgan Foundation has made a long-term commitment to the fight against climate change.

David Suzuki Foundation
$700,000 over six years

To build the climate and clean energy transition movement in communities across Canada.

MaRS Discovery District
$2,550,000 over seven years

To support a range of Climate Missions, enabling clean tech ventures, carbon dioxide removal acceleration, and net-zero building.

Nature United
$1,050,000 over four years

To support Nature United’s Natural Climate Solutions program across Canada.

2024 Grant Recipients

  • Alberta EcoTrust
    $150,000
  • Building Up
    $50,000
  • Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association
    $100,000
  • Clean Air Partnership
    $137,349
  • Create Climate Equity
    $50,000
  • FoodBridge
    $100,000
  • Foundation for Environmental Stewardship
    $50,000
  • Green Communities Canada
    $450,000 over three years
  • Indwell – Trim Tab
    $297,617
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
    $100,000
  • London Environmental Network
    $200,000
  • MaRs Better Buildings Mission
    $2,250,000 over five years
  • Nature United
    $800,000 over three years

2023 Grant Recipients

  • Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
    $20,000
  • Bruce Trail Conservancy – Nature Smart Climate Solutions
    $500,000 over two years
  • Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning
    $75,000
  • Clean Economy Fund – Indigenous Electrification Strategy
    $87,000
  • Clean Prosperity Foundation – Carbon Removal Canada
    $300,000 over two years
  • Conservation Halton
    $75,000
  • Dalhousie University
    $100,000 over two years
  • David Suzuki Foundation
    $300,000 over two years
  • Earth Rangers
    $30,000
  • EcoTrust Canada
    $450,000 over three years
  • Environmental Youth Alliance
    $10,000
  • Evergreen Canada
    $100,000
  • Greater Trail Community Skills Centre Society
    $50,000
  • Green Iglu
    $100,000
  • Habitat Acquisition Trust
    $50,000
  • Indigenous Clean Energy
    $100,000
  • Iron & Earth
    $100,000
  • MaRS Discovery District
    $150,000
  • Nature United
    $250,000
  • Relay Education
    $70,000
  • Salal Foundation and Climate Network Lanark
    $20,000
  • SeedChange
    $100,000
  • Student Energy
    $100,000
  • Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust
    $45,000
  • Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
    $100,000
  • Transition Accelerator – Building Decarbonization Alliance
    $150,000
  • University of Toronto – Thermal Management of Electrification Technologies
    $100,000
  • WWF
    $600,000 over three years

2022 Grant Recipients

In 2022 we awarded grants to the following organizations committed to fight in the war against global warming:

  • Centre for Social Innovation Institute
    $352,245 over three years
  • Clean Economy Fund
    $5,000
  • Green Communities Foundation
    $70,600
  • The Pembina Foundation
    $200,000 over two years

2021 Grant Recipients

In 2021 our Environment & Sustainability grants focused on triple bottom line outcomes.

  • David Suzuki Foundation – Charged Up
    $100,000
  • Earth Rangers – Project 2050: Community Climate Challenge
    $100,000
  • EcoTrust Canada
    $60,000
  • EcoSchools Canada
    $65,000
  • Iron & Earth in partnership with Small Change Fund
    $40,000
  • Leftovers Foundation
    $25,000
  • London Environmental Institute
    $50,000
  • MaRS Discovery District – Mission from MaRS: Climate Action
    $150,000
  • Not Far From the Tree
    $24,000
  • Social Innovation Charitable Foundation – Climate Ventures Earth Tech
    $60,000
  • Workforce 2030 – a partnership of Canada Green Building Council and Mohawk College
    $100,000

2020 Grant Recipients

Young people are taking the lead on climate change. Our 2020 grant recipients empower youth with the knowledge and tools to be the climate leaders of today.

  • David Suzuki Foundation – Charged Up
    $100,000
  • Earth Rangers – Climate Change Missions
    $66,000
  • EcoSchools Canada
    $65,000
  • GreenLearning
    $67,469

2019 Grant Recipients

Our 2019 grant recipients represent a range of complementary approaches to combating climate change, including projects focusing on youth leadership, market-based solutions, and innovative emissions reduction technologies.

  • Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission
    $200,000
  • Clean Economy Fund – Clean Prosperity
    $50,000
  • Climate Reality Project
    $50,000
  • David Suzuki Foundation – Charged Up
    $100,000
  • Earth Rangers
    $67,000
  • Environmental Defence
    $100,000
  • Food for Life
    $100,000
  • Grand River Conservation Foundation
    $15,000
  • Social Innovation Charitable Foundation – Climate Ventures
    $50,000
  • Sustainability Network
    $20,000
  • University of Calgary – Arctic Institute of North America
    $100,000
  • Youth Climate Lab
    $50,000