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The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation awards $200,000 to Global Warming Mitigation Project


Aspen, CO. - The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation has awarded $200,000 to the Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) to support climate projects and programs around the world. The generous gift was made in memory of the Foundation’s founder and longtime President and Chair, Diana King, an outstanding philanthropist recognized for her commitment to educational opportunities in television, film, and other media.


GWMP identifies the world’s most impactful climate solutions and helps them grow and succeed. The organization annually awards the Keeling Curve Prize to companies and nonprofits worldwide with a proven track record of reducing or removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. GWMP supports those that are doing the critical work of mitigating the climate crisis by deploying funding that allows solutions to scale and increase their impact, elevating their profile in the media, and connecting them with young leaders who are eager to contribute their energy and talent.


“We are thrilled to support GWMP, an inventive and creative organization that is tackling the climate crisis with science-backed solutions to help protect the environment and promote healthier communities,” says Deborah Sole, Trustee and Secretary of the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation.


The grant from the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation will support two programs that enable climate solutions to flourish:


The Constellations Fellowship program connects students with organizations in the Keeling Curve Prize network, providing them with professional development opportunities while adding critical capacity to projects that are mitigating the climate crisis. To date, the program has enrolled 167 interns from over 60 colleges and universities; each of them has gained valuable experience working with dozens of organizations around the world. Funding from the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation will allow GWMP to provide increased compensation to Fellows, making the program more inclusive and accessible to youth from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.


The Climate Impact Conduit program partners with investors, accelerators, and nonprofits to drive funding and visibility to deserving climate organizations. Since the Keeling Curve Prize launched in 2018, GWMP has built a network of over 1,200 international climate nonprofits and companies that have been scored for efficacy by a team of expert analysts. As more money moves into the climate space, it is crucial that it goes towards proven and effective solutions that are already being deployed – and GWMP is uniquely positioned to identify those opportunities. Support from the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation will allow GWMP to build a robust database of vetted climate projects and programs and drive funding and opportunities to some of the world’s most impactful climate solutions. Jacquelyn Francis, Executive Director of GWMP, says: “Now more than ever, we need all hands on deck to transition away from fossil fuels and protect our planet for future generations. This grant from the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation will allow GWMP to directly support the technological, financial, societal, and nature-based solutions being implemented and deployed around the world that are working to tackle the climate crisis.”


About the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation

The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation was founded in 1988 by Diana King to support individuals and organizations committed to educational excellence and professional development, in particular film, television, and other media. During Ms. King’s 30-year tenure as Board Chair and President, the Foundation awarded hundreds of scholarships to students with a focus in film, television, and related media/communications studies at colleges and universities around the country, in many instances to individuals who would have been financially unable to continue their studies without this assistance. In addition, the Foundation has acted as a longtime sponsor of programs at several leading cultural and educational institutions around the country.


About the Global Warming Mitigation Project

The Global Warming Mitigation Project (GWMP) is a nonprofit organization that exists to pave the way to a livable future; the organization brings visibility, credibility, and funding to science-backed climate solutions across the globe. GWMP’s primary vehicle for change is the Keeling Curve Prize (KCP), an annual award for organizations and companies that have a proven track record of reducing, avoiding, or eliminating greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

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