Climate and Carbon Removal Programs

Manylabs carbon removal community has merged with Carbon180! While we transition websites, use this list to discover funding and acceleration opportunities, convening organizations, and other relevant programs.


Born Global Challenge

The challenge seeks to commercialize innovative technologies in a bio-based economy by providing physical locations and real projects for market expansion and value creation.


The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED) is a funding and professional development program for innovators and entrepreneurs working to bring early-stage clean energy concepts to market.

Carbontech Labs

Carbontech Labs is a commercialization assistance program that links entrepreneurs to the resources they need, with three distinct phases designed to shuttle concepts from discovery to demonstration.

Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator

The 12-week program helps early and late-state companies cross the valleys of death that stand between a new idea and full integration into the market.

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust partners with innovators to bring scientific and technological advancements to market that change how the world generates, consumes and reuses energy and natural resources.

Cleantech Open

We find, fund and foster the most promising cleantech startups on the planet.

The Collider

Accelerating the development of climate solutions.

Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road is a fellowship program that supports leading technology innovators as they advance a project with the potential for global impact.

Elemental Excelerator

Up to $1M to improve systems that impact people’s lives.

Greentown Labs

We are comprised of passionate entrepreneurs solving big energy and environmental problems, working day and night to build the next product to address society's environmental challenges.


Twice a year, fifteen early stage biology companies move to downtown San Francisco to take part in an intense four month program and turn science into a real product people pay for to solve difficult problems that will impact 1B+ members of humanity.


Innosphere is Colorado's leading technology incubator accelerating the success of high-impact science and technology startups and scaleups.

Joules Accelerator

Joules Accelerator works with some of the largest energy companies in North America to catalyze business development opportunities for exceptional energy entrepreneurs.

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

LACI helps promising cleantech startups as they create a green, inclusive economy for Los Angeles.


PowerBridgeNY commercializes university-based technology into scalable, cleantech solutions that will power the future.


Powerhouse is an Oakland based co-working space and seed fund that houses and invests in entrepreneurs building software-enabled solutions for the clean energy industry.

Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration

RECS is the premier carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) education and training experience in the U.S. that is helping to prepare a world-class workforce, enhance U.S. competitiveness, nurture career networks and facilitate research opportunities and technology breakthroughs.

Silicon Climate

Nonprofit accelerator that empowers entrepreneurs to build and scale bold tech solutions in the fight against climate change.

Singularity University Incubator

An intensive 10-week program, our incubator is designed to transform moonshot ideas into viable startups.

Smart Grid Cluster

We offer a combination of business, technical and financing support services that leverage the Illinois region's robust corporate and research assets, and drive the continual economic growth of the energy innovation ecosystem.

Techstars Energy Accelerator

Techstars Energy Accelerator in partnership with Statoil is a three-month intensive startup accelerator for those who work on disruptive solutions within oil and gas, new business models, digitalisation and renewables.

Y Combinator

Provides seed funding for startups, with a recent request for carbon removal technologies.


Air Miners

The index of companies and projects mining carbon from the air.

Algae Biomass Organization

The Algae Biomass Organization is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae.

American Geophysical Union

Promoted discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.

Bay Area Climate Restoration Initiatives

This directory, curated by the Healthy Climate Alliance, lists the San Francisco Bay Area projects, organizations, companies, and supporting institutions that are working to: 1. Draw down carbon 2. Reverse global warming 3. Rebuild Arctic ice 4. Restore a healthy climate

Carbon Capture Projects Map (Third Way)

The projects on the map range in size from pilots to full-scale; the map is produced by Third Way, a national think tank that champions modern center-left ideas.

The Carbon Initiative

The vision of building a solution space for carbon capture and recycling is grounded by an international partnership between Tri-State Generation and Transmission and an Alberta/Canadian group spearheaded by Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA).

Carbon Mitigation Initiative

Out of Princeton University, CMI aims to identify the most credible methods of capturing and sequestering a large fraction of carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

The Carbon Underground

The Carbon Underground was created to be the umbrella organization responsible for communicating and educating the world about the power of healthy soil to combat climate change and to facilitate the transition of enough farms and grasslands globally to restore a healthy climate.


Carbon180, formerly the Center for Carbon Removal, is a climate-focused NGO on a mission to fundamentally rethink carbon dioxide emissions as more than mere waste by bringing together scientists, policymakers, and businesses.

CO2 Foundation

Communication, galvanization, and learning tools focused on a positive fix: climate restoration that includes effective CO2 removal.

Cleantech Group

Emerging trends, leading innovation companies and key players in sustainable innovation.

The Climate Group

Accelerating climate action; we bring together powerful networks of businesses and governments, which shift global markets and policies, and act as a catalyst to take innovation and solutions to scale.

Climate One

Climate One at The Commonwealth Club offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens.

Global CCS Institute

The Global CCS Institute is an international member-led organisation whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as an imperative technology in tackling climate change and providing energy security.

Global Network of Climate Labs

From the creators of, Impossible Labs says that they "want you to have access to the same organizations, individuals, labs, universities, cities, and NGOs that we do."

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

This study aims to develop a detailed research and development agenda needed to assess the benefits, risks, and sustainable scale potential for carbon dioxide removal and sequestration approaches; and increase their commercial viability.

New Carbon Economy Consortium

Along with Arizona State University and several other research institutions, Carbon180 is leading an audacious consortium with the goal of developing solutions that transform carbon dioxide in the air into valuable products and services.


American Carbon Registry

The American Carbon Registry was founded in 1996 as the first private voluntary greenhouse gas registry in the world, which creates confidence in the environmental and scientific integrity of carbon offsets.


Pay to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Open NanoCarbon

An open science consortium to create open hardware to rapidly solidify hundreds of gigatonnes of nanocarbons from atmospheric carbon dioxide in two decades.


Carbon Dioxide Removal (Google Group)

The Carbon Edge (Carbontech Labs)

Charm Industrial Weekly Climate Newsletter

Climate Forward (NYT)

IBI Newsletter (International Biochar Initiative)

This Week in Carbon Removal (Carbon180)



The $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE will challenge the world to reimagine what we can do with CO2 emissions by incentivizing and accelerating the development of technologies that convert CO2 into valuable products.


ARPA-E funds technology-focused, applied research and development aimed at creating real-world solutions to important problems in energy creation, distribution, and use.

Office of Fossil Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $13 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under the funding opportunity announcement, Novel Methods for Making Products from Carbon Dioxide or Coal.

Environment Program: Climate and Energy Grant

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Our grantmaking focuses on six sectors where large emission reductions are possible: clean power, oil, efficiency, forests, non-CO2 greenhouse gases, and cross-cutting efforts.

Environmental Program Grant

The Scherman Foundation Core Fund, Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has increasingly focused on climate change, one of the most fundamental and potentially catastrophic environmental challenges of the 21st century.


Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, The Foundation supports efforts to address a range of environmental issues. Among these are initiatives aimed at combating climate change by reducing carbon emissions and increasing energy efficiency.


Caldera Foundation, We focus especially on issues related to preventing climate disruption and making wise use of our natural capital.


Nathan Cummings Foundation, We seek to make progress on two pressing and interconnected problems that must be resolved if our vision is to be realized: inequality and climate change.

Sustainable Development Program

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Building public and policymaker understanding and support for a range of actions to address the threat of climate change, and supporting implementation efforts to build a clean energy economy at the federal, state, and local levels.


Beatrice R. and Joseph A. Coleman Foundation, Funding grassroots programs that address what we believe to be the most urgent issue of our time, global climate change.

Broad Agency Announcement

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA will advance its long-term goal of climate adaptation and mitigation as it builds upon a strong scientific foundation and decades of engagement with interagency, academic, and private sector partners to strengthen scientific understanding of climate; monitor changes in the atmosphere, oceans, and land; produce climate assessments; develop and deliver climate services at global and regional scales; and increase public knowledge of climate change and its impacts.


Ayrshire Foundation, Protecting and enhancing our world by supporting scientific research and education as well as sustainable or remedial environmental policy.

Small Grants Program

ERM Group, Inc./ERM Foundation in the US, Funding for low carbon development and environmental education.


Mazda Foundation (USA), The Mazda Foundation awards grants to programs promoting scientific research and environmental conservation.


Spight Family Foundation, Support for environmental activities that will benefit present and future generations in Northern California.

Corporate Giving

Sony USA Foundation, Within the U.S., Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on arts, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas.


Frankel Family Foundation, We are particularly interested in supporting organizations that are taking a leadership role in high impact grassroots organizing and advocacy to change government funding and policy in the United States in favor of sustainable energy and decreasing carbon emissions on a significant scale.

Corporate Donations and Philanthropy (CDP)

La Roche, Inc., Science and education programmes for learners, teachers and future scientists.


KR Foundation, KR Foundation addresses root causes of climate change and environmental degradation and invites proposals for activities aimed at keeping fossil fuels in the ground.


The Leighty Foundation, The Leighty Foundation is especially interested in accelerating humanity’s transition to a sustainable, equitable, benign, affordable global energy system based entirely upon renewable energy sources — driven by radiant energy from our local star, the Sun, and by geothermal.

Conservation and Science Program: Climate

David and Lucile Packard Foundation, In partnership with other funders, we have invested in the ClimateWorks Foundation and their network of hundreds of non-profit organizations worldwide. Together, we are focused on proven and emerging mitigation strategies that will make the biggest difference.

Science: Special Projects

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, In addition to large-scale, long-term initiatives, we back bold ideas that can have a lasting effect across a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Environment Program - Transforming Development Finance

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, We aim to shape international investment policies for energy and infrastructure projects in ways that protect people and the environment in developing nations.


The Ambrose Monell Foundation, A long-term commitment to voluntarily aiding and contributing to scientific, cultural, educational, and other charitable initiatives.

Energy Frontier Research Centers

United States Department of Energy (DOE), Applications will be required to address priority research directions identified by the series of “Basic Research Needs” reports, the scientific grand challenges identified in the report Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination, and the opportunities described in the report Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy: Transformative Opportunities for Discovery Science.

Drucker Prize

Drucker Institute, The Drucker Prize is granted to the organization that best demonstrates Drucker’s definition of innovation: “change that creates a new dimension of performance.”

Catalyst Fund

Roddenberry Foundation, We don’t limit ourselves to any one issue, rather we search across issues to identify opportunities where innovation is needed to address an urgent challenge.

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

National Science Foundation (NSF), The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries, including Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Geosciences (GEO).

Grants Program

New Belgium Brewing Company, We focus our small grants on strategies to mitigate human impacts on the planet, including sustainable agriculture and smart growth & climate.

Start-up Competition

Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs, A startup competition that works in close collaboration with city governments to solve urban problems as defined and measured by the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals

Foundations (Climate Focus)

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Grantham Foundation

Heising-Simons Foundation

PRIME Coalition

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Schmidt Family Foundation

Sea Change Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation