Climate + Philanthropy: A Compact Learning Journey

A climate course for everyone working in the foundation sector. This compact online course teaches what is essential when integrating climate protection into your work. Learn where to start. Become part of a network of like-minded people who are committed to climate protection.

Join our online course and learn strategies from 20+ climate and philanthropy experts to help get to a place of action


Increasingly, climate change and our response to it is taking centre stage at all levels of society. With only 2% of global funding going to climate mitigation, the philanthropy sector needs to do more to respond proactively to climate change and champion positive societal change (ClimateWorks, 2023). By taking this Climate + Philanthropy online short course, you’ll gain the insights needed to drive the change for a more regenerative and prosperous future – from within your foundation and beyond. Guided by over 20 industry experts, you will explore how to align your grantmaking, operations and investing with climate action, and become a driver for change in your network. The course comprises a multimedia composition of texts, videos, visuals and infographics, structured in modules with bite-sized lessons. Interactive Zoom sessions accompany the self-paced learning. 



Integrating climate action into your work can feel daunting. This course will give you the confidence to take effective action. It will help you situate yourself in the wider ecosystem of climate philanthropy and equip you with the skills and expertise needed to take immediate next steps.

Jon Cracknell,
Director at The Hour Is Late




Why take this course?

Our online course has been designed to equip you with everything you need on your climate journey and drive change within your sphere of influence. By the end of the course, you’ll come away with confidence, a clear picture of how to integrate climate into your work, and a new, supportive community of like-minded peers to collaborate with. 

Want to know more?


Visit our course page for more information about the course content and structure, featured industry experts, enrollment and more. If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with our team.



Active Philanthropy is proud to be a knowledge partner of the #PhilanthropyForClimate movement, an initiative led by Philea and WINGS, with the shared aim of ensuring a more climate just future. The course has been created with the generous support of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and Stiftung Mercator.