Calling All Climate Organizations: Apply for the 2024 Keeling Curve Prize for a Chance to Win $50K
Aspen, Colorado - The Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) is accepting 2024 Keeling Curve Prize applications as of November 7, 2023. Every year, the female-led nonprofit awards $50,000 each to 10 global climate initiatives that demonstrate the ability to reduce, replace, or remove greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Prize categories include carbon sinks, energy, finance, transport and mobility, and social and cultural pathways. Applications are accepted from anywhere in the world, regardless of size, and undergo a vetting process conducted by a diverse team of analysts and judges.
All applicants—whether or not they win the prize—can access GWMP’s interconnected programs that equip climate organizations with staffing support and a supportive ecosystem of global partners for year-round visibility, relationship building, and growth. The newest addition to the organization’s suite of programs, the Climate Impact Conduit, creates ongoing access to capital through an online open data platform for investors, philanthropists, and corporations.
“This cycle, I hope to see more applications in areas like transport, mobility, and finance. These are extremely important climate sectors that aren’t getting as much attention and enthusiasm as other industries like renewable energy and nature-based solutions,” says Jacquelyn Francis, Founding Executive Director.
Past winners and finalists of the Keeling Curve Prize are among the most impactful innovators in the climate space. Laureates have gone on to raise $1.2B after receiving the prize, further demonstrating its impact and invaluable validation.
Since 2018, GWMP has awarded $1.75M to 60 nonprofits, for-profits, and startups, vetted more than 1,130 viable solutions, and grown one of the largest networks of global warming mitigators in the world.
Apply today for the 2024 Keeling Curve Prize. The deadline is February 12th, 2024 at 11:59PM IDLW (UTC-12), and must be submitted in English. 20 finalists will be revealed in the spring of 2024. 10 winners will be announced in the summer of 2024.