Climate Justice Resilience Fund

Supporting community-led solutions for climate resilience

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund supports women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples to create and share their own climate resilience solutions. CJRF focuses on how these solutions can drive systems-level change from the local to the global.

CJRF envisions a world where those hit hardest by climate change lead the way to a more just and equitable future for everyone.

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund was created in 2016 through a grant from the Oak Foundation. It is a project of New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity registered in the United States. In 2017, the Kendeda Fund became a member foundation. In 2020, CJRF partnered with the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Latest news and articles

Youth taking the lead: Reflections from the 2023 Asia Pacific Youth Environment Forum 

As next week marks the start of the sixth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) on 26 February, Rubina Adhikari from ICCCAD shares her reflections from last year's youth forum.

What I learnt over three years of reporting on the COP Resilience Hub

From resilience as ‘everywhere but nowhere at COP’ to resilience as central to equitable and efficient climate action – insights from COP26, COP27, and COP28 Resilience Hubs

The timeless wake up call

Knowledge Into Use award winner, Amava Oluntu, works with young people using arts and storytelling to address and convey the impacts of climate change in Cape Town, South Africa.

Food insecurity and climate change swings young creatives into action

Knowledge Into Use award winner, Nobel Arts Entertainment works with young people in Cameroon on how to use arts to come up with solutions to issues like climate change, food insecurity, and conflict.

The climate grant equation 

Adiba Bintey Kamal and Rubina Adhikari from the International Center of Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) highlight the benefits of grants over loans and share insights from the Catalytic Grants programme.