Our planet faces existential challenges. Over the last fifty years, our negative impact on the environment has increased significantly and severely damaged the foundations of ecosystems. Climate change, biodiversity loss, acidification of the world’s oceans, and toxic pollution are some of the most urgent problems that humanity must solve.
Fortunately, it is not too late to make a difference. However, we must act now and at every level - from local projects to global initiatives. All around the world, people are working hard, day and night, to save our planet. Activists pressuring politicians on policy, people engaging with non-profit organizations, scholars using research to enable change. What unites them is that they’re all making an impact.
At a time when the world needs positive change more than ever, WRLD Foundation seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the planet. We focus on providing grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged in locally-rooted projects.
To support our ambition, we utilize modern technology that helps promote transparency between donors and beneficiaries. We believe that supporting international NGOs through digital means is the most efficient way to raise funding for their work while enabling convenient ways for them to report on their progress. Through our approach, we address some of the key challenges facing the charity sector.
Our focus areas are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We currently put particular emphasis on the SDGs that form the biosphere, namely, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Life Below Water, and Life on Land. These goals encompass two of the most urgent crises facing the planet: climate change and biodiversity loss.
With the biosphere in focus, WRLD Foundation wants to foster and promote high-impact efforts for the environment. By supporting organizations dedicated to solving contextual problems in local communities, we strive to alleviate direct pressures on our ecosystems and deal with the root causes behind their destruction.
The projects we support are based on an understanding of the critical interplay between human well-being and a sustainable environment. Conserving nature has a purpose on its own, but by promoting so-called nature-based solutions, we also contribute to building sustainable societies throughout the world.