501vc® Investment Fund for Early-stage Climate Tech Startups

Evergreen Climate Innovations’ 501vc® Investment Fund invests $200k – $300k in early-stage climate tech startups in the Greater Midwest region of the United States.

Donor Name: Evergreen Climate Innovations

State: Selected States

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: Ongoing

Size of the Grant: $200,000 and $300,000


This fund is structured as a revolving evergreen fund in which Evergreen reinvests returns from prior investments. Over time, the 501vc® Fund creates a self-sustaining cycle. This helps provide a sustainable resource stream for early-stage startups, while offering a high impact opportunity for donors to be part of the climate solution – they call that “compounding impact.”

Investment Criteria

  • Stage:
    • Pre-seed and Seed
  • Sector:
    • Evergreen Climate Innovations invests in climate tech businesses that have a positive impact on the world. This includes businesses in advanced materials, renewable energy, energy storage, building efficiency, water, agriculture technologies, and advanced mobility.
  • Size:
    • Evergreen Climate Innovations typically makes investments of between $200,000 and $300,000.
  • Investment Geography:
    • Evergreen Climate Innovations invests across the Greater Midwest region of the United States. (IA, IL, IN, WI, MI, MN, KS, MO, OH, TN, KY, ND, SD, CO, NE, and western PA)

For more information, visit 501vc® Investment Fund.