Giving

Giving to the Institute of the Environment

The Institute of the Environment seeks private support from individuals, businesses, and public and private organizations for initiatives that will advance solutions to the planet’s most critical environmental, health, and energy challenges.

Your contributions will support collaborative action using a deep commitment to environmental and climate justice to produce knowledge and solutions to steward the environment, mitigate climate change, and sustain communities for generations to come.

Ways to Give

Hand holding up a glass sphere in the woods


Donating to the Institute of the Environment's general giving fund supports researchers, early career scientists, and students working towards environmental and climate solutions. The Institute is firmly committed to strengthening the scientific foundation for environmental decision-making.

Give to Institute of the Environment Climate Solutions

 

Resilience


By supporting the Fire, Climate Change, Ecosystem and Community Resilience Initiative, you will advance multidisciplinary work examining how climate change is impacting the relationship between fire weather and fire behavior and provide students with critical training to become agents of change in their own communities. Learn more about how you can help support this vital initiative by clicking here.

Give to the Fire, Climate Change, Ecosystem and Community Resilience Initiative

 

Field Sampling Pauma


Philanthropic support is key to developing new climate technologies and scaling Sequestering Carbon from the Sierra to the Sea, which is developing novel methods to mitigate climate change and secure a healthier planet for everyone. To learn more about capturing carbon and explore giving opportunities, please click here.

Give to Sequestering Carbon from the Sierra to the Sea

 

Ava Rose Beech

​​​​​​
Our educational initiatives reflect a commitment to fostering a community of excellence that is grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion. With your support, we are Upskilling a Climate-Smart Workforce for Tomorrow. To learn more about this initiative, including more about our Environmental Faculty Fellows and Scholars program, please click here.

Give to the Environmental Fellows and Scholars Initiative

 

Beth Rose Middleton participates in Woodland cultural burn


Help make UC Davis a premier environmental justice-focused campus for students with your support. The Environmental and Climate Justice Hub provides a central place to coordinate and enhance research, teaching, and outreach activities that address environmental and climate change injustices — with a key focus on Indigenous communities. To learn more about the the hub, as well as giving opportunities, please click here.

Give to the Environmental and Climate Justice Hub

 

Art_Brush


The Institute of the Environment is helping spread awareness of climate change through art. Philanthropic support will provide immersive and diverse learning experiences for students, expand the California Climate Art Trail, and educate the public about climate change. To learn more about Inspiring Environmental and Climate Action Through Art, please click here.

Give to Inspiring Environmental and Climate Action Through Art