The Conservation Collective
Environmental philanthropy faces two key challenges: persuading people to direct money to the biggest issue of our time and getting that money to the most effective environmental initiatives. We are delighted to announce our partnership with The Conservation Collective who have a proven and winning formula for both. The Conservation Collective build clubs of donors linked to places they care passionately about, to open new channels of funding for nature restoration. They have seen that people are instinctively “place-based”, and that when it comes to conservation and philanthropy, we are all more likely to want to protect the places we know and love. They set up, incubate, and support local environmental foundations. All over the world, people are working tirelessly to protect the places they love from the impacts of climate change and the biodiversity crisis. Those most affected by environmental problems are often best placed to tackle them, and grassroots action is the most powerful weapon.
Their member foundations unlock new funding for the best and most effective grassroots projects working to deliver the following environmental impacts across LAND, MARINE and FRESHWATER:
- Preserve, protect, and regenerate natural habitats
- Help native species to thrive
- Slow down and adapt to climate change
- Reduce pollution / Greenhouse Gas emissions
Their growing network of foundations has already raised millions of pounds for impactful initiatives, and they’re only just getting started...
The Conservation Collective model was born in 2008 when, life-long environmental investor and philanthropist, Ben Goldsmith and friends created IbizaPreservation in response to unsustainable growth patterns on the island, to provide funding to those working to protect what nature was left and to restore what had been lost. Last year, IbizaPreservation bought in over €400,000 for local conservation initiatives!
Today there are 16 local foundations in their network, all working to protect, restore and sustain nature where they are. They encourage local philanthropy, raise awareness of climate issues, promote collective action and support communities to act more sustainably.
The power of The Conservation Collective is in their ability to quickly and easily replicate their model to set up new foundations in new locations, raise funding more effectively and efficiently, and share knowledge and expertise across the network. As a global network they pride ourselves on removing barriers, empowering communities, and getting things done.
Plans are afoot for Croatia, Malta, Sicily and the Cayman Islands.
Want to get involved further?
Support your local foundation here, remembering to state the foundation you want to support.
Create a foundation, (with the Conservation Collective’s support here) in a place you care about
Contribute to a growing movement of effective environmental philanthropy, by donating to the network