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Sponsored by: The Climate Initiative
Updated: September 26, 2022 2022 Giving Guide

The Climate Initiative

2022-2023 Goals

Empowering youth for climate action by:

  • TCI core climate change educational programming “Learning Lab” being adopted by high schools in all 550 states and tribal nations. Currently in 47 out of 50 with over 10,000 students utilizing this curriculum.
  • Launch Climate Equity and Justice and Agriculture Learning Lab modules (to join other topics including Sea Level Rise, Wildfires, Renewable Energy, Invasive Species, among others).
  • Launch new direct-to-youth climate action and policy toolkits.
  • Grow the TCI youth climate ambassador base (over 600 strong).
  • Increase high school educator attendance at TCI-hosted regional and national climate educator retreats.
  • Implement the TCI, turn-key and youth-led “Community Conversations” program in additional states.
  • Represent TCI at the UN Global Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Egypt in November.
  • Host annual competitions: Climate Solutions Student Hackathon (January), First-ever Changemaker Awards (December, based off of the TCI Stories of Change program).

Fundraising/Event Opportunities

The Climate Initiative holds quarterly digital Fireside Chats where the public, donors and supporters can receive direct updates from the TCI team. As for in-person fundraising opportunities, at this time TCI hosts a Summer Soiree event in Maine as well as targeted fundraising events in select regions across the country. TCI also hosts popular regional and national Climate Educator retreats, with the latest retreat in Maine attracting 40 educators from across the country. Businesses and donors interested in sponsoring TCI climate education programming can also sponsor Learning Lab teacher stipends. To learn more about TCI event and program sponsorship opportunities, reach out to TCI Director of Development Kristina Madarang Stahl at

Giving Opportunities

TCI holds quarterly appeals, an end of year giving campaign and ongoing giving opportunities (one-time, monthly, quarterly or annual giving) at Like-minded businesses and organizations can connect with TCI through our Network page

Volunteer Opportunities

TCI encourages interested adults and educators to sign up and volunteer as adult allies, or to send interested high school or college-aged youth in their lives, to the TCI Ambassador program: