Philanthropic Services

CEA supports the work of environmental foundations and nonprofits, as well as sustainability-oriented businesses, with
in-depth research and analysis, program design and evaluation, and strategic planning. We assist with both short-term projects and long-term engagements. Our expertise includes marine conservation, climate change, energy policy, sustainable agriculture, land use and conservation, freshwater management, transportation, and urban sustainability.

CEA’s knowledge of environmental issues and the particular challenges facing philanthropies, nonprofits, and sustainability-oriented businesses enables us to provide informed tactical and strategic advice to our clients. We help organizations make smart investments, improve performance, and achieve their conservation goals.

Browse our specific service offerings, and link to a case study where available.

  • Program design and evaluation
  • Programmatic research and analysis Case Study
  • Nonprofit strategy and business planning Case Study
  • Organizational development and support
  • Nonprofit incubation
  • Grantee convening and collaboration
  • Conservation finance and sustainable investment strategies
  • Strategies for supply-chain sustainability and transparency
  • Strategies for sustainable business leadership

Contact Matthew Elliott or Amy Dickie to learn more about this practice area.

Philanthropic Services Clients

  • 11th Hour Project
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • California Department of Conservation
  • California Ocean Protection Council
  • Climate and Land Use Alliance
    Case Study
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Conservation Strategy Fund
  • Cuna Del Mar
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    Case Study
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Forest Trends
  • Global Cool Cities Alliance
    Case Study
  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
    Case Study
  • Harte Charitable Foundation
  • Kingfisher Foundation
  • Live Nation
  • Marin Municipal Water District
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Nestlé
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Rare
  • RE-AMP
  • Resources Legacy Fund
  • Rockefeller Foundation
    Case Study
  • Roots of Change
  • Sea Change Investment Fund
  • Sierra Club
  • Slow Money
  • Sustainable Conservation
  • The Energy Foundation
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • World Wildlife Fund