Project Overview

Daughters for Earth supports women-led and women-operated nature conservation and restoration on land and sea, and regenerative agriculture efforts around the world that are directly contributing to solving the climate crisis by protecting and restoring the Earth.

Our focus on nature conservation, restoration, and regenerative agriculture is based on science spearheaded by One Earth that proves we have the solutions to the climate crisis right now. We can, in fact, limit global temperature rise to the critical 1.5C limit through three pillars of action - a just transition to 100% renewable energy, protecting and restoring 50% of the world's lands and seas, and shifting to regenerative agriculture. While the energy transition has made significant progress, efforts to protect nature and scale regenerative farming and food systems that are led by communities closest to the land need to scale much faster. The Global Safety Net, the first global-scale analysis of the 50% of land areas requiring protection to solve the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, highlights that at least 35% of the lands that are important to safeguard are comprised of Indigenous lands. This emphasizes the need to prioritize projects that uphold and strengthen Indigenous land rights and management.

Daughters for Earth supports nonprofit (or equivalent) efforts around the world that fall into three main categories:

PROTECT & DEFEND 

Daughters supports women-led and women-operated efforts working to protect globally significant lands, waters, and wildlife populations. Areas that need to be conserved tend to be comprised of high integrity, primary habitat with overall healthy and functioning ecosystems, but are often threatened by proposed activities. Daughters will also support efforts to defend these areas where intervention is needed to stop or mitigate pressures that are approaching tipping points for ecosystems, wildlife populations, or communities. Projects in this category may include a range of activities such as land and marine conservation management and monitoring, efforts to strengthen and secure land tenure rights for Indigenous peoples and local communities, anti-poaching efforts, campaigns and community organizing.

RESTORE 

Daughters supports women-led and women-operated efforts working to rewild and restore our degraded lands, waters, and wildlife. Restoration efforts tend to be in globally significant regions that suffer from overuse, overhunting or overfishing, modification of habitats, or reduced connectivity. Projects in this category may include a range of activities such as tree-planting, mangrove planting, coral restoration, species reintroductions, and barrier mitigation efforts such as road crossing structures or development of wildlife corridors.

REGENERATE 

Daughters supports women-led and women-operated efforts to bring back the health of our soil and food by scaling equitable, regenerative agriculture methods for food and fiber production that are supportive of biodiversity and also help to rebalance our climate. This includes regenerating traditional practices that work in harmony with land and water ecosystems. Projects in this category may include a range of activities such as efforts to help smallholder farmers adopt regenerative or agroecological methods, scale local food systems, and shift to alternative, sustainable fibers.

Daughters Advisors and our trusted partner organizations are encouraged to recommend qualified and effective women-led, women-operated projects for consideration. Currently, we are not accepting unsolicited grant proposals. Daughters global grantmaking efforts are made possible through One Earth’s Project Marketplace, an online database of vetted, place-based initiatives led by grassroots organizations, local communities, and NGOs that are working to contribute directly towards the collective goal of staying below 1.5°C in global average temperature rise.