One Earth Philanthropy

Scaling collective action to solve the climate crisis.

aka One Earth   |   Culver City, CA   |  https://www.oneearth.org

Mission

One Earth is a philanthropic organization working to accelerate collective action to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C. The solutions for the climate crisis already exist, and the latest science shows we can achieve the 1.5°C goal through three pillars of action – a shift to 100% renewable energy by 2050, protection and restoration of half of the world’s lands and oceans, and a transition to regenerative, climate-friendly agriculture. To achieve these goals, we must rapidly scale philanthropic capital to meet critical funding gaps over the coming decade.

Ruling year info

2020

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Justin Winters

Main address

8611 Washington Blvd Ste 8633

Culver City, CA 90232 USA

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EIN

85-2588841

NTEE code info

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Science & Policy

One Earth funded a groundbreaking research effort entitled Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals (Teske et al. 2019), which gives us a roadmap for limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5°C. The culmination of a two-year collaboration with 17 leading scientists at the University of Technology Sydney, two institutes at the German Aerospace Center, and the University of Melbourne’s Climate & Energy College, the 500-page book was released by the prestigious scientific publisher Springer Nature and has become the most downloaded climate text in the publisher’s history, cited in dozens of scientific papers. It provides least-cost pathways for decarbonizing our energy system and shows the powerful role of nature-based solutions, including shifts required in our agricultural system. One Earth is taking this work forward by supporting science & technology efforts focused on solving three complex, interconnected challenges – climate change, biodiversity loss, and food security

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

To solve the climate crisis and build the future we want, we must radically scale climate philanthropy to target these on-the-ground efforts. One Earth’s mission is to mobilize significant philanthropic capital - from high-net-worth families, companies, and everyday citizens - to provide urgently needed resources to leaders, organizations, and communities who are implementing climate solutions today. In 2020, we launched a first-of-its-kind online global marketplace featuring a growing curation of impactful projects around the world that are directly working to solve the climate crisis and are in need of additional funding. The projects are organized through a biogeographical framework organized by three main solutions pathways of One Earth -Energy Transition, Nature Conservation, Regenerative Agriculture- connecting capital with changemakers on the ground. The Marketplace is a vehicle to deliver funding to these projects and galvanize additional resources from funders at all levels

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

A few years ago, “climate deniers” were derailing progress, but today the greatest threat to solving climate change is a sense of hopelessness. We need everyone to know that the 1.5°C goal is achievable if we act together with focus and determination. One Earth works to raise awareness about the urgency of limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5°C and what needs to be done to achieve this goal, focusing on three key audiences. We showcase inspiring projects of community-led action to attract investment in frontline solutions around the world. We produce executive briefings to inform stakeholders and decision makers advocating for key policy shifts. And we use social media to build a broad public movement of engaged and optimistic changemakers, telling the story of the transformation that is already underway and the just and vibrant future that is possible

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Awards

World Changing Idea Honorable Mention 2020

Fast Company

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of organizational partners that One Earth partners with through our three programs: Scaling Philanthropy, Science & Policy, and Communications & Advocacy.

Number of Facebook followers

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Media & Advocacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average web impressions per month

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our web impressions have grown substantially, doubling in the last 6 months to over 3M per month.

Number of petition signatures

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Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 3M people in 92 countries have signed our petition we launched in partnership with Avaaz and RESOLVE calling on world leaders to protect and restore 50% of the planet. globaldealfornature.org

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The solutions for the climate crisis already exist, and the latest science shows we can achieve the 1.5°C goal through three pillars of action – a shift to 100% renewable energy by 2050, protection and restoration of half of the world’s lands and oceans, and a transition to regenerative, climate-friendly agriculture. To achieve these goals, we must rapidly scale philanthropic capital to meet critical funding gaps over the coming decade.
Less than 2% of global giving supports environmental issues and climate change, and only one-quarter of that funding makes it to on-the-ground climate solutions. And less than 0.2% of foundation goes to supporting women-led initiatives. One Earth’s goal is to inspire greater ambition and collaboration in the philanthropic sector, and to drive urgently needed resources where they’re needed most – to frontline leaders and organizations directly implementing climate change solutions.

In 2020, One Earth launched a first-of-its-kind online global marketplace (https://www.oneearth.org/projects) featuring a growing curation of impactful projects around the world that are directly working to solve the climate crisis and are in need of additional funding. The projects are organized through a biogeographical framework organized by three main solutions pathways of One Earth -- Energy Transition, Nature Conservation, Regenerative Agriculture -- connecting capital with changemakers on the ground. The One Earth Action Fund is a vehicle to deliver funding to these projects and to galvanize additional resources from funders at all levels.

Our marketplace of climate solutions has grown to showcase over 45 placed based projects that are working to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C and towards a just and sustainable future. These projects can be explored in our online filterable database (https://www.oneearth.org/projects) and on our interactive bioregion navigation sphere (https://www.oneearth.org/navigator).

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the general public by creating actionable scientific plans to solve the climate crisis, advocating for the role of philanthropy in the climate fight, and creating a vibrant community of educated activists. In addition, we serve our partners who are organizations that have on-the-ground projects enacting those climate crisis solutions everyday, by communicating the importance of their work and galvanizing philanthropic investments to support them.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Originally, our goal was to serve as many on-the-ground partners as possible through our OE Marketplace. We created assets to walk them through the process and goals in order to quickly onboard them to the platform. However, after engaging several organizations, we realized that we were not providing enough support and have recently opened more internal capacity for phone calls and onboarding sessions. This slows the pace of our total number of partners, but deepens our relationships and ability to support each partners’ needs.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    For the projects that we serve, we worked with our early adopters to structure our fundraising strategies to best suit both our needs. The feedback we received was eye-opening, it showed us how often “partners” extract money from on-the-ground projects at exorbitant rates. This allowed us to see why our partners might be wary of our own fundraising efforts, and gave us the opportunity to explain our considerably lower fee structures. Due to these conversations, our partners are now armed with the knowledge that there are options outside of paying for partnerships. In the future, when they consider engaging with others who charge high fees, they now have a working example for another way. This gives them power in negotiations, and an ally in rectifying this type of extraction.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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One Earth Philanthropy

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rick Ridgeway

Patagonia

Coretta Anderson

Roberta Baskin

Spike Buckley

Jay Halfon

Jena King

Michele Hunt

Brad Leibov

Justin Winters

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/1/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Female

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