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Environmental Innovation

Valhalla’s goal is to reduce the damage that methane and greenhouse gas accelerants do to our climate and to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from pollutants, particularly air pollutants.

Valhalla Foundation funds efforts to improve the measurements of emissions and pollutants, identify their source, and catalyze action to remove or reduce those sources’ negative impact.


Our primary grants in this area have been to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

We have given to EDF initiatives aiming to better measure and reduce methane, and to initiatives aiming to better measure and improve air quality. Valhalla has also supported EDF’s China Program over the past several decades, which has contributed to significant progress in China’s climate policies, as stated in China’s five-year plans.

Valhalla Foundation is not actively looking for new environmental innovation grantees.

Grantee Spotlights

Environmental Defense Fund Methane Reduction Initiative

Applying technology, science, and advocacy to reduce global methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 45% by 2025 and 75% by 2030.

Environmental Defense Fund Global Clean Air Initiative

Using sensor technology to map and monitor air quality and identify pollution sources to reduce air pollution and its impact on human health around the globe.

Our Environmental Innovation Portfolio

At One Ventures
Finding, funding, and growing teams to catalyze a world where humanity is a net positive to nature
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Environmental Defense Fund
Driving real change for healthier communities and a thriving planet
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Global Fishing Watch
Revolutionizing ocean monitoring and analysis
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Innovative Genomics Institute
Using genome engineering to solve humanity’s greatest problems in health, climate, and sustainable agriculture
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Platform for Agriculture and Climate Transformation
Advancing agriculture as a climate solution
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Salk's Harnessing Plants Initiative
Exploring the very foundations of life for the benefit of all
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Woodwell Climate Research Center
Advancing climate science that will drive the urgent action needed to solve the climate crisis
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