Emerging Initiatives

Climate Mental Health Network and the National Environmental Education Foundation

Grant period

2022 - 2023



Cohort 2040 is a new global initiative under development to help emerging environmental leaders in all sectors develop the inner and outer skills needed to respond to the worsening conditions caused by climate change, and to do so as a part of an international community of practice building collective purpose. This grant will allow Cohort 2040 to fully embed inner wellbeing practices as a foundational element of the initiative from the outset, ensuring its co-design, testing, pilot and peer community are built around the fundamental understanding that developing inner wellbeing skills is critical for young leaders to turn eco-anxiety into effective collective action that drives positive societal change under worsening conditions.

The Climate Mental Health Network (CMHN) and The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) are committed to equipping educators with resources to address student emotions and personal experiences while teaching about climate change in developmentally appropriate ways. CMHN addresses the mental health consequences of climate change through education, community engagement and by harnessing the power of media and technology. NEEF funds and implements place-based K-12 STEM programming nationwide, with a track record of developing content for diverse educators. This grant will support the creation of K-12 interventions to address the climate mental health crisis amongst youth.

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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



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

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