Emerging Initiatives

University of Wisconsin Foundation

Grant period

2021 - 2022



The University’s Loka Initiative has received a Foundation grant for two youth-focused projects related to environmental education: 1) development of a curriculum for college students that includes skill-building for developing inner resilience and coping with eco-anxiety, climate despair, and solastalgia; and 2) a gathering of indigenous elders and youth, and a film about that gathering, which centers on the intergenerational transfer of indigenous ecological and sacred knowledge from around the world.

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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

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