Expanding Our Impact

Through a collaboration with the consulting group Gordian Knot Strategies, the Endowment launched an impact investing program with the intent to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact while also earning a financial return.

In 2023, three pilot impact investing projects were awarded:


Climate Robotics

Building mobile pyrolysis units with the goal to durably sequester atmospheric carbon in the soil as biochar.


National Indian Carbon Coalition

Helping tribal nations and members preserve land ownership, reduce the effects of climate change, and generate sustainable income.


Wakefield Agricultural Carbon, LLC

Supporting retail applications of biochar, including fabric dyes, carpeting tiles, and soil health amendments.