In January 2022, Invoking The Pause transitioned to an invitation only process,
where approximately 20 individuals, groups or organizations
have been invited to apply for a 3-year grant.
One of the hallmarks of Invoking The Pause has been meeting the needs of our Grant Partners (GPs) while simultaneously adapting to rapidly changing global circumstances. As recent events have made abundantly clear, a strategic “refresh” is needed to accelerate greater impact, by providing more targeted support to ITP’s most promising climate trailblazers. Therefore, we are delighted to announce the launch of ITP’s first Climate Challenge Cohort in 2022. This first ‘class’ of 2022-24 (a 3-year Cohort) will be comprised of past and present grant partners who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to solving climate challenges and spurring new impactful innovations.
From the submitted applications, ITP will choose 10 to participate in this 3-year program that provides: (i) total grant funding between $30K and $65K for the 3-year period, payable in annual installments of $10,000 - $21,666 per year, depending on the total grant amount awarded each GP; and (ii) an annual Convening for the Cohort. In addition, each Cohort will have the opportunity to help inform the design of the annual Convening to best meet the groups’ needs and desires.
It is our hope that a greater investment of time and funding will allow Invoking The Pause to better leverage its resources to accelerate the inspiring and impactful work of a select group of GPs. The knowledge, networks and ideas generated by more deliberate conversations at the Convening and throughout the year, we hope will help stimulate further possibilities and opportunities for each cohort partner.
ITP WILL PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE CLIMATE CHALLENGE COHORT BY MARCH 1, 2022