Resilience Challenges Winners Announced 

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The California Resilience Challenge, an initiative of the Bay Area Council Foundation, this week (April 22) announced the six winners of its 2023 grant program. The six winning projects will help under-resourced communities across California prepare for droughts, wildfires, floods, and extreme heat events made more severe by climate change and represent some of the world’s most advanced thinking in climate adaptation. 

Winners include: The Student Conservation Association; Regenerative Forest Solutions; Tzicatl Community Development Corporation; International Medical Corps; and Agroecology Commons. 

Read more about the winners and their projects>> 

Since 2020, the California Resilience Challenge has awarded $6 million to 38 communities across California to begin strengthening local resilience to climate change. Grantees from the completed 2020 grant program, the latest year for which data is available, have collectively leveraged the program’s initial $2 million investment for an additional $33 million, including $6.7 million for project implementation and construction. 

Learn more about the California Resilience Challenge at

The California Resilience Challenge is an initiative of the Bay Area Council Foundation and is supported by a diverse group of stakeholders, including businesses, utilities, and nonprofits who all contributed resources to establish the initiative. The California Resilience Challenge 2023 Steering Committee includes representatives from PG&E, Southern California Edison, and Valley Water, with additional financial support from JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. 

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