In addition to private donations, CoalSwarm has received support from the following funders:

  • Carlin Family Fund
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Energy Foundation
  • European Climate Foundation
  • KR Foundation
  • Mertz Gilmore Foundation
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Rockefeller Family Fund
  • Sierra Club Foundation
  • Wallace Global Fund

CoalSwarm was founded in 2008 as a project of Earth Island Institute, an incubator for innovative projects in ecology and social justice. In 2018 CoalSwarm became an independent 501 C(3) organization.