Emerging Initiatives

The Foundation continuously explores new areas of funding by conducting research, building networks, and making grants to test ideas and develop expertise. These new areas of inquiry are linked to the interests of the Ho Family and resonate with the values of the Foundation. Some of these Emerging Initiatives grow over time into major areas of funding. Currently, the Foundation is exploring Animal Welfare, Environment, and Vulnerable Children. Grants for our Emerging Initiatives are by invitation only.


2022 - 2024


Cohort 2040

Support emerging environmental leaders across sectors with the inner and outer skills to better anticipate and respond to the climate crisis

2022 - 2023


Climate Mental Health Network and the National Environmental Education Foundation

Create K-12 interventions to address the climate mental health crisis amongst youth



Kids in Need of Defense

Emergency response for critical legal, psychosocial, and advocacy support to unaccompanied Ukrainian children fleeing war.

2022 - 2023

Turkey, Middle East

International Network For Aid Relief and Assistance

Providing Medical Care for Refugee Children in Turkey and the Middle East

2021 - 2023


Claremont McKenna College

Cultivating Responsible and Resilient Leaders

2021 - 2023

Turkey, Lebanon

International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance

Caring for Refugee Children in Turkey and Lebanon

2021 - 2023


Action for the Climate Emergency

Supporting Youth Climate Leaders and Their Educators with a Community and Practices That Promote Wellbeing and Resilience

2020 - 2022


Free the Bears

Stabilizing Bear Care in Laos During the Pandemic

2021 - 2022


European Lawyers in Lesvos

Expanding Legal Support for Refugee Children and Families in Greece

2020 - 2022

Hong Kong

ADM Capital

Combating Wildlife Trade