• Addressing Climate Change

    Helping communities adapt for an equitable and resilient future

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  • Practitioners and Private Partners

    Unlocking shared resources to achieve collective goals

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  • Working with Foundations and Collaboratives

    Fostering mutually beneficial partnerships that yield desired impacts

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  • Supporting Nonprofits and Governments

    Adaptively instigating systemic changes across sectors

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Sutherland & Associates is a mission-driven organization working to help people address climate change impacts in communities around the world.

Specialties and Expertise:
  • Fund Management.  Serve as an intermediary between philanthropic investors and practitioners. Highly skilled at pooled grant fund start-up design, management, and evolution over time.
  • Partnership Development.  Research and develop ways that people can access resources, partner, and work together to mitigate carbon emissions and adapt to climate change in equitable ways.
  • Evaluation. Map goals to quantifiable metrics to understand the effectiveness of programmatic actions. Present assessments, recommend improvements, inform tracking database design, and create impact evaluation frameworks.
  • The Water-Energy Nexus.  Design and facilitate cross-sector collaborations to develop shared and integrated approaches that transform water and energy resource management at the community level.


  • Foundations and Collaboratives – Advising philanthropic and mission-based groups on how to make targeted investments to directly address climate issues.
  • Nonprofits and Governments – Enabling efficiency through data gathering and assessment, metric development, goal-oriented work plan development, silo-breaking, and facilitation of partner connections.
  • Practitioners and Private Partners – Enabling cross-sector practitioners and private partners to exert influence on climate issues through collaborative work.