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Evergreen Climate Innovations

Evergreen Climate Innovations is a nonprofit investor.
Evergreen Climate Innovations
Leadership team

Amy Francetic (Founder)

Michael Polsky (Founder)

Nick Pritzker (Founder)

Headquarters
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Region served
Impactful climate change technologies
Year stablished
2010
Address
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #734
Social Media
Summary

Evergreen Climate Innovations, formerly Clean Energy Trust, provides catalytic capital and support to entrepreneurs and startups that bring impactful climate technologies to market. The nonprofit pioneered its 501vc® Investment Fund to align philanthropic and corporate contributions to deliver environmental, economic, and social impact. Evergreen advances and expands access to innovation across the Greater Midwest and cultivates an ecosystem of investors, donors, and collaborators. 


History

Structured as a nonprofit, they pioneered their 501vc® Investment Fund to align philanthropic and corporate contributions to deliver environmental, economic, and social impact.

Upon investing, they work actively with their portfolio companies to provide strategic guidance, mentorship, and help in achieving critical milestones and connections to funding, demonstration opportunities, and customers. Evergreen is committed to advancing climate innovation and expanding access to such innovation across the Greater Midwest.

They believe entrepreneurship and innovation are powerful forces that provide solutions for the climate emergency. Their talents and diverse backgrounds equip them to support early-stage climate innovation.


Goals and Purpose

For over a decade, Evergreen Climate Innovations has invested in startups that have raised $41 for every $1 invested. 


Impact

It delivers positive climate impact and inclusive opportunity by helping high-potential climate tech startups from the Greater Midwest succeed.

These successes beget more success, attracting more capital, talent, and resources in support of innovative climate technologies.


References
Evergreen Climate Innovations
Leadership team

Amy Francetic (Founder)

Michael Polsky (Founder)

Nick Pritzker (Founder)

Headquarters
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Region served
Impactful climate change technologies
Year stablished
2010
Address
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #734
Social Media