Climate Change

Please note the following includes all grants of £5,000 or more made since 2012-13 when the Trust was re-named the Frederick Mulder Foundation. Prior to this, it operated on a smaller scale and was known as The Prairie Trust. The Prairie Trust was established in 1986.
Figures correct as at 31 March 2018 and are updated annually.

Climate Bonds Initiative

The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is galvanizing a global collaboration between institutional investors, governments, development banks and industry to shift capital to climate investments in order to meet the $1 trillion annual target which the IEA estimates is required to avoid catastrophic global warming. CBI is the only organisation working solely on mobilising the $100 trillion bond market for climate change solutions.

Grant History:

FMF has supported CBI since 2013.

Current grant £150,000 over three years starting in 2017.

Total funds received to date £260,400

Website – www.climatebonds.net

Client Earth

Client Earth works to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. FMF is supporting Client Earth’s climate litigation strategy of using company and financial law to improve corporate disclosure, enforce existing laws and engage tort law principles to impose compensatory liability on major polluters.

Grant History:

FMF has supported Client Earth since 2013.

Current grant £75,000 over 2 years starting in 2016.

Total funds received to date £200,000

Website – www.clientearth.org

E3G (UK)

E3G seeks to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy by working with partners from across government, politics, civil society, science, the media, public interest foundations and elsewhere. FMF is supporting the organisation’s Heat and Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Programme which seeks to influence the government’s investment programme with the aim of de-carbonising the UK’s building stock by 2050.

Grant History:

FMF has supported E3G since 2014.

Current grant is £70,000 over three years starting in 2017.

Total funds received to date £115,000

Website – www.e3g.org

 

E3G (Berlin)

FMF has supported E3G’s Berlin office to conduct a scoping exercise in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia to better understand the legal and policy environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses as a first step towards the possible establishment of a regional agency dedicated to attracting inward investment.

Grant History:

Current grant is £10,000.

Total funds received to date £10,000

Website – www.e3g.org

Share Action

Share Action envisions an investment system which is a force for good. Specifically it seeks to unlock the potential of investments to have a positive impact on savers, communities and the environment and to reform the rules of the system to ensure it serves these interests over the long term. FMF has contributed to a multi-year match fund which is being used on an unrestricted basis towards the organisation’s core costs.

Grant History:

FMF has supported Share Action since 2014.

Current grant £30,000 over three years starting in 2017.

Total funds received to date £28,000

Website – www.shareaction.org

Greenpeace

Fred first funded Greenpeace back in 1985 in response to the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland, New Zealand.  Today, FMF supports Greenpeace’s investment campaigning work through which it seeks to keep fossil fuels in the ground and reduce the political and economic power of oil companies in particular, by pushing for the reallocation of capital away from long-life, high carbon projects.

Grant History:

FMF has supported Greenpeace since 2012.

Current grant £60,000 over two years starting in 2018.

Total funds received to date £105,000

Website – www.greenpeace.org.uk

Environmental Defence Fund

The Environmental Defence Fund is one of the USA’s most well-established and well-respected environmental groups, conducting research and cross party advocacy across a range of environmental issues. FMF is an inaugural funder of the Environmental Defence Fund’s move into Europe led highly respected UK environmentalist, Baroness Bryony Worthington

Grant History:

FMF has supported Environmental Defence Fund, Europe since 2017.

Current grant is £50,000 over two years starting in 2016.

Total funds received to date £50,000

Website – www.edf.org

Fish Tracker Initiative

The Fish Tracker Initiative investigates the role that financial institutions play in financing the trade in global fisheries, with the aim of aligning capital markets with sustainable fisheries management. Fish Tracker sits within Investor Watch, a non-profit company established in 2009 to align capital markets with the goal of social and ecological sustainability. FMF provided a one off grant to fund its Empty Nets report.

Grant History:

FMF has supported FTI since 2017.

Current grant is £30,000 for one year.

Total funds received to date £30,000

Website – www.fish-tracker.org

Glacier Trust

The Glacier Trust monitors and publishes research on glaciers in the Himalayan mountain regions. The Trust focuses on working with locals in order to secure and prevent the effects of climate change on the landscape. It was founded in 2008 by Fred’s friend and former colleague, Robin Garton, an art dealer and experienced hillwalker who sadly died whilst walking in Glen Coe in 2015. FMF is proud to honour Robin’s memory through its on-going support for his work.

Grant History:
FMF has supported Glacier Trust since 2014
Current grant is £30,000 starting in 2018
Total funds received to date £83,315
Website – www.theglaciertrust.org

People and Planet

People and Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment. As part of FMF’s support for the Divest Invest movement, we support People and Planet’s Fossil Free campaign through which they support grass roots student activism on fossil fuel finance to secure divest invest c commitments from UK universities.

Grant History:
FMF has supported People and Planet since 2016
Current grant is £5,000
Total funds received to date £10,000
Website – www.peopleandplanet.org

National Union of Students (NUS)

NUS is a confederation of students’ unions in the UK to which around 600 students’ unions are affiliated. In partnership with People and Planet, NUS is campaigning for change to university and college investment practices which currently sees an estimated £600m invested in fossil fuel companies.

Grant History:

FMF has supported NUS since 2017.

Current grant is £5,000.

Total funds received to date £5,000

Website – www.nus.org.uk

Conservative Environment Network

CEN is an independent organisation which supports conservative environmentalism which it describes as favouring decentralised solutions to the environmental crisis that harness the free market. With a conservative government currently in power in the UK, the trustees felt this grant was prudent, however steps are being take to make a similar grant to an organisation working on socialist principles.

Grant History:

FMF has supported Conservative Environment Network since 2017.

Current grant is £5,000.

Total funds received to date £5,000

Website – www.cen.uk.com


PAST GRANTEES

Carbon Tracker Initiative

Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank that carries out in depth analysis of the impact of the energy transition on capital markets and the potential impact on high cost, carbon intensive fossil fuels. It is responsible for cementing the terms “unburnable carbon”, “carbon bubble” and stranded assets” into the financial and environmental lexicon. FMF made unrestricted grants towards the organisation’s core costs.

Grant History:

FMF supported Carbon Tracker in 2015 and 2016.

Total funds received £30,000

Website – www.carbontracker.org

War on Want

War on Want is a campaigning organisation which works to challenge the root causes of poverty, inequality and injustice. FMF supported War on Want’s work to oppose the Trans-Atlantic Trade Partnership (TTIP), aims of which included destroying regulations which protected the environment and handing unfettered power to multinational corporations. The election of President Trump and the UK’s withdrawal from EU, while far from ending these threats, mean that a campaigning focus on TTIP specifically, was not a current priority.

Grant History:

FMF has supported War on Want in 2016.

Total funds received £20,000

Website – www.waronwant.org

Centre for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation

Centre for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, now known as Civic Courage, was founded in 2012 in the US to foster citizen action. It does this through teaching strategies to organizations so that their members can create champions in governments and in the media for their causes. Its founder, Sam Daley Harris is also the founder of RESULTS, RESULTS Educational Fund and the Microcredit Summit Campaign with Muhammad Yunus. For some time, Fred hosted meetings of a RESULTS action group in his London home.

Grant History:

FMF supported CCET in 2015 & 2016.

Total funds received £50,000

Website – www.citizenempowermentandtransformation.org

Gaia Foundation

The Gaia Foundation promotes ecologically sustainable development.  It is involved in a variety of research, educational, political and community activities, which address concerns such as sustainable use of natural resources, social and economic issues affecting the environment, and environmental impacts of human waste. Fred has known the organisation’s co-founder, Ed Posey OBE for many years and sponsored Gaia Foundation to pitch at a TFN event.

Grant History:

FMF supported the Gaia Foundation in 2014 and 2015.

Total funds received £15,000.

Website – www.gaiafoundation.org

Solar Aid

Solar Aid combats poverty and climate change by providing access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. FMF’s grant was to support the organisation’s growth, development and partnership capacity.

Grant History:

FMF supported Solar Aid in 2014

Total funds received £10,000

Website – www.solar-aid.org

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