A December 2005 workshop on climate change issues gathered participants from across sectors to discuss actions and challenges facing the Midwest region of the United States. Co-sponsored by the British Consulate in Chicago and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, and supported by a grant from the Joyce Foundation, the workshop discussions identified short-, medium-, and long-term actions that could be pursued regionally.
In 2006, Global Philanthropy Partnership was awarded a planning grant from the Energy Foundation to follow up on the workshop dialogue, gather data and resources, and issue a report on potential next steps, which was published in April 2007.
Global Philanthropy Partnership is working on behalf of the City of Chicago and with numerous partners to coordinate the city’s adaptation and mitigation strategies regarding climate change. In September 2008, the City launched the Chicago Climate Action Plan. Details of the plan can be found at www.chicagoclimateaction.org/.
Museum of Biodiversity:
In cooperation with the Fundaciòn Amador, Global Philanthropy Partnership worked to design conservation and educational programs for the Frank Gehry-designed Panama: Bridge of Life – Museum of Biodiversity.
Local Giving, Global Impact:
Supported by a grant from the Chicago Community Trust, Global Philanthropy Partnership is creating a database of Chicago-based organizations involved in global philanthropic work. Sorted by geography and area of focus, this searchable database helps link Chicago area donors and donor advisors to local groups that share similar international interests and goals. The list also enables groups to connect with each other and find synergies to promote their important work. Please see: Local Giving, Global Impact database.
Bhutan Youth Development Fund:
Global Philanthropy Partnership is providing staffing resources to support the Youth Development Fund in Bhutan.