Make a difference now. Slow climate change.

The average American emits 16.6 tonnes of CO₂ per year. We invite you to explore the projects offered by Cool Effect and learn about the good work they are doing each day. For those interested in offsetting your personal carbon footprint, Farallon Gives will match your donation via Benevity, in accordance with our Workplace Giving & Matching Gift Program.

As part of a broader commitment to reducing our environmental impact, Farallon’s San Francisco office has neutralized emissions from energy consumption and corporate travel for one year by supporting the projects below. We understand that our actions can have substantial broader social and environmental impacts that require responsible engagement. Farallon will continue to monitor its carbon footprint, seeking ways to reduce what we can, and offset what we cannot.

Please consider offsetting your personal carbon footprint with a donation that will be matched by Farallon Gives. Employee donations up to $2,000/year will be matched for eligible causes, such as Cool Effect.

Where Does The Money Go?

Cool Effect is home to over a dozen projects around the globe, all working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions everyday.

More than 90% of each dollar you donate goes directly to helping our projects, with a small fee of only 9.87% to help us cover credit charges, research, and possible registration fees.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • 1.5% Research Fee
  • 2–4% Credit Card Fee
  • Registry Fee (where applicable)
  • Remainder for Cool Effect Administration Fee

Who is Cool Effect?

Cool Effect works with the world’s best carbon-reducing projects, giving people an easy way to effectively fight climate change. Combining science and transparency, our approach allows individuals to verifiably reduce carbon emissions and help transform communities around the world.