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Embrace Our New Reality

We help communities adapt, survive, and thrive in a changing climate.


Shockwave supports projects, initiatives and organizations that build a future where communities and ecosystems are resilient in the face of climate change. Through a mixture of grants and strategic investments, we support activities that focus on climate change adaptation and resiliency infrastructure. We prioritize projects that provide economic uplift in developing countries and provide seed funding at an early, pivotal stage. We incorporate in this work lenses on environmental justice, equity, and strive for community-first approaches.

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Recent News

Recent announcements

Shockwave Strategy

Updates and refinements to Shockwave’s strategy for co-funders and action partners


2021 Year End: Pieces Coming Together

We have matured and focused our role to elevate the work of our action partners, act as conveners, facilitate collaborations, and continue to make catalytic investment in organizations with the potential for outsized impact.


+1:WASH introduction

The +1:WASH fund democratizes the water access, sanitation, and hygiene funding ecosystem, places trust in organizers and communities, and elevates the visibility of frontline organizers.


Partnership Updates

Our most recent investment and grant news.

Horizon Environment and Climate Solutions

$300,000 /

Horizon invests in ecosystem services, water, and sustainable food, agriculture, and energy.


RRG Sustainable Water Impact Access Fund

$1,000,000 /

Owning, managing, and developing agriculture, water, and renewable energy assets in the US and internationally.


Agroecology Fund

$75,000 /

Pooled grantmaking to support Agroecological solutions around the globe.


Burnt Island Ventures

$250,000 /

Funding the best water entrepreneurs in the world.


Greenbacker Renewable Energy

$100,000 /

Investing in energy infrastructure assets in North America.


CRS/Blue Harvest

$100,000 /

Promoting sustainable coffee production to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers while protecting and improving water resources.


The Way We Work

We use seed funding to initiate organizational momentum.

We act as a convener, catalyst, and enabler.

We prioritize low-resource and high-impact solutions.

We focus our partnerships on those most affected by climate.

We operate globally.

We value patience and long-term relationships.

We support fairness and transparency.

We promote diverse viewpoints.

We prioritize listening and learning.