The European Foundation Centre’s (EFC) European Environmental Funders Group has launched a call for input for the fifth edition of its environmental funding mapping, building upon the success of the fourth mapping in 2018, which covered 87 foundations and 4,093 environmental grants across 131 countries, totalling €583 million.
According to the EFC, the mapping is intended to raise the profile of environmental funders, build understanding of the sector, improve coordination, and provide analysis that informs discussion of effectiveness in environmental grantmaking.
In the fourth edition, ‘Climate & atmosphere’ was the most funded thematic area, receiving 14.8 per cent of funding, superseding ‘biodiversity & species preservation’ which followed closely behind at 14.6 per cent. Overall, there was an 8.6 per cent increase in environmental grantmaking since 2014.
The year, the EFC plans to expand the coverage, by collecting more comprehensive data, covering more foundations working on the environment, and more grants in order to provide a better overall picture of the funding landscape in Europe.