Thousand Currents

A dismal 12 percent of philanthropic giving reaches local organizations globally. Less than 2 percent of philanthropic giving for climate reaches organizations led by women or Indigenous people. For far too long resource and investment decisions in philanthropy are made without the leadership of the people who contribute the least to – and are most impacted by – large-scale global problems like climate change and inequality. Thousand Currents exists to change these practices and ensure resources reach those who are most effective at solving the complex and systemic challenges the world faces -- frontline communities.