The Frontline Foundation is a long-term effort to support projects and organisations in regions that are already impacted by climate change today. Even if we do everything possible to limit global warming from now on forward, communities around the world will still be affected by the consequences of damages already caused. Limiting the suffering those people and wildlife is at the core of everything we do.​

The Foundation supports projects and charities with annual recurring cash donations or one-off project grants. We are open to supporting smaller grass-root projects and charities that tackle social and/or environmental issues.

We don’t impose unnecessary bureaucracy on our partners and don’t restrict the use of funds. If you know of any interesting projects or organisations, then please just reach out for a conversation.​

The Foundation was set up in 2022 by Joerg Metzner. All donations are funded by his work as an investor at an international climate fund. Over the last 10+ years, Joerg has helped to invest more than $8bn across a range of different industries including circular economy, waste recycling and compliance services, thereby striving to tackle some of the structural reasons behind climate change in his “day job”.

(Uganda, Africa)

Project Shelter Wakadogo provides free education, food, health assistance and shelter to 488 girls and boys living in Gulu District, Uganda, Africa.  This charity was launched in 2005, when Northern Uganda left behind 23 years of civil war. During the war, 40,000 children were abducted to serve as child soldiers or, in the case of girls, as “wives” to other soldiers. Approximately 1.7 million people were displaced and over 100,000 people were abducted or mutilated by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Wakadogo School is the first school in Acoyo village; it opened its doors in 2009 to educate some of the most marginalized children. After many years of suffering due to the long civil war plaguing the country, Wakadogo School currently provides good-quality education and presents remarkably high student-retention rates, a fact that enables students to shape a better future for themselves and for their communities.

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Mads Pihl - Visit Greenland

(South Greenland)

The research and training center for Greenland’s emerging agricultural sector, known as Upernaviarsuk Experimental Farm, lies deep in the fjords of South Greenland. The farm focuses on training and improving the skills of individuals who work in the small local farming community, besides conducting research in the agricultural field.
As local climate warms up, new crops are likely to become viable and to support local economy diversification processes. Traditional fresh product-growing in Greenland is a hard task to be accomplished. The cost of producing these items is often extremely high due to the cost of importing fresh fruit and vegetables. Although potatoes have historically been the mainstay of the local agricultural economy, the implementation of greenhouses and outdoor “hot beds” enabled growing new crops at local level – from iceberg lettuce to cucumber and strawberries.
Due to the pure nature of the local environment, Greenlandic farms can produce organic products of extremely high quality. The Frontline Foundation has generously contributed to the construction of a new greenhouse at the farm to help increasing both the quantity and diversity of locally grown products.


We support Instituto Fronteiras’ building-capacity to enhance its work in the frontline of the Amazon rainforest deforestation frontier. Fronteiras is a local NGO based in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest; it works together with indigenous and non-indigenous peoples to restrain deforestation and forest degradation processes. It creates innovative bioeconomy and cultural solutions for communities to live a sustainable life in their own territories. Fronteiras serves 12 communities based on long-term relationships that go beyond short-project funding. During its 6-year operation, Fronteiras has already installed two large solar thermal power plants in two indigenous communities, developed an application for the Amazonian fish-monitoring process, besides establishing a forest fruit-based business model to help improving non-indigenous communities’ income, among others. For further information about Fronteiras’ work, please click on the link below.

(Amazon, Brazil)

Benki Piyãko is the spiritual and political leader of Ashaninka’s people. He has been working at the Amazon forest for several years to guarantee local food sovereignty for indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Benki and Instituto Fronteiras have beenworking in partnership to strengthen his work through Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute. Yorenka aims at preserving the environment, traditional knowledge and indigenous cultures. Based on this partnership, we have contacted Benki to support land acquisition for reforestation projects. Benki is in the process to expand his cultivated lands to help improving agroforestry for food production purposes, based on a circular food supply chain; it is done to avoid food insecurity, deforestation and land degradation. He is also rescuing traditional knowledge and cultural practices to grow food and to regenerate the forest in a more sustainable way. The Frontline Foundation strongly believes in Benki’s path and supports the land acquisition project through Fronteiras’ territorial mediation program for Yorenka Tasorentsi Institute.

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