About Us

The Climate Justice Resilience Fund is a grantmaking initiative dedicated to helping women, youth, and indigenous peoples adapt and build resilience to climate change. We believe that lasting climate resilience must start with those communities being affected. By supporting "bottom-up," community-led approaches, and providing tools for affected people to assert their rights, the CJRF helps frontline communities reduce risks, manage shocks, rebound, and continue charting a path to sustainable development.


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The Climate Justice Resilience Fund was created in 2016 through a generous $20 million 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 CJRF’s second member foundation.  We welcome additional funding partners with aligned interests, and are developing a partnership strategy to grow the size of the CJRF and its impact. Please contact us if you would like more information.