How we are funded

The SBTN is a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; a nonprofit organization (501c3) that accelerates philanthropy in pursuit of a just world.

SBTN receives three different sources of funding in addition to in-kind support from its partner organizations:

  • Core funding
  • Project-specific funding for specific time-limited projects to develop new sector guidance or update specific standards
  • Corporate Engagement Program service fees to recover the cost of running our Corporate Engagement Program (see members)

How you can support us

If you would like to discuss opportunities for funding SBTN, contact Erin O’Grady, Coordinator


Our funders

  • Generation Foundation (Project-specific)

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Project-specific)

  • MAVA Foundation (Core)

  • Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative  (Project-specific)

  • Oak Foundation (Core and Project-specific)

  • Porticus (Core and Project-specific)

  • Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation (Core)

  • Walton Family Foundation (Core and Project-specific)

  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Core) 


Past funders

  • CIFF via Finance for Biodiversity Initiative (Project-specific)

  • ClimateWorks Foundation (Core)

  • Global Environment Facility (Project-specific)

  • Robert Bosch Stiftung (Project-specific)