Embrace the 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

2020: A Year of Crises and Opportunities

January 15, 2021

The crises of 2020 are a dystopian vision of the future. Our best chance for hope is to leverage lessons from the pandemic, democracy, equity, and climate crises to create meaningful long-term positive change.

WASH: Pandemic and climate resiliency together

May 28, 2020

We have awarded a substantial number of our grants to organizations that implement clean water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

Latest Partnerships

Our most recent investments and grants.


$20,000 / December 2020

Building solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth in eastern and southern Africa.

Mad Agriculture Perennial Fund

$100,000 / December 2020

The Perennial Fund is not just a loan. It is a holistic approach to transitioning acres to organic.

Saha Global

$25,000 / December 2020

Developing entrepreurial ecosystems for providing safe water to northern Ghana.

Pacific Institute

$30,000 / December 2020

Creating and advancing solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges.

Root Capital

$300,000 / March 2020

Investing in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they become engines of impact that transform rural communities.


$125,000 / October 2020

Developing water-smart infrastructure funding and water resources management.

The Way We Work

We use seed funding to initiate organizational momemtum.

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.