**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

Public awareness is growing rapidly about the connections between climate change and increasingly frequent, intense, long-lasting, and disruptive extreme weather events. The CO2 Foundation focuses on helping leaders in all communities understand effective climate responses as the threat assessment continues to evolve.

We anticipate funding projects which:

  • Share knowledge: Educate the public about the connections between extreme weather and climate change, risks their communities face, and resilience strategies.
  • Enhance stability: Develop academic and practical approaches to enhancing organizational and political stability in the face of climate-exacerbated disasters.
  • Deploy strategically: Facilitate effective responses to increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events.

Via the following activities:

  • Conferences: Convening diverse practitioners–including organizational decision-makers, emergency managers, scholars, scientists, elected officials, and/or concerned citizens–to share their best efforts on these issues.
  • Journalism: Reporting on extreme weather impacts and future risks, training journalists to effectively convey the connections between extreme weather events and climate change, and sharing community-scale and society-wide responses. 
  • Scholarship: Scholarly work on the connections between climate change and extreme weather, with a focus on short-term practical application. 

Prospective grantees should submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) to have their proposal considered. Under this funding opportunity, the Foundation will prioritize LOIs received by October 15, 2023.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2023