Philanthropy plays a crucial role in conservation and climate change efforts, and donations are expected to grow significantly in the years ahead. In fact, charitable giving for climate change mitigation has increased over threefold since 2015. Philanthropic organizations have played a key role in preserving and protecting the earth's natural resources and vulnerable ecosystems, as well as incubating and scaling up new technologies.
For philanthropists focused on natural climate solutions, we believe Lens can help improve monitoring efficiency and confidence that investments are having the intended outcomes on-the-ground. There’s no one-size-fits-all to how donors approach charitable giving and program oversight. But below are a few ways Lens can help funders and grantees drive progress towards their mission.
Whether a foundation is deploying capital directly or indirectly through grantees, the reality is: we can’t manage what we don’t measure. Earth observation data has enormous potential to support philanthropic efforts aimed at land conservation, improved management, restoration, and more. With more data and tools for analyzing and documenting changes, Lens can help organizations conduct rigorous and efficient monitoring. Lens is easy to use, even for folks without a background in GIS or remote sensing, making it possible for all kinds of users to get started and start gleaning new insights today. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to set up a demo with one of our team members or sign up for Lens today.