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For more than 25 years, Clean Air Task Force (CATF) has carved out a unique role in the environmental and climate movement as a science-driven, solutions-focused, and strategic organization that gets results and transforms systems. Learn how we got started and explore our history. Our team of scientists, technical and policy experts works tirelessly to advance the policies and technologies necessary to decarbonize the global economy and energy system.

As creative problem solvers and committed environmentalists,
we achieve change in three main ways:

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Modeling & Systems Analysis

Providing insights, research and evidence-based solutions that  support the most effective policy and technology strategies.

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Policy Advocacy

Working to inform and catalyze realistic change that leads to major climate impact through legal and legislative advocacy.

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Technology Innovation

Facilitating the deployment and commercialization of emerging and proven climate change mitigation technologies that can clean hard to decarbonize sectors.

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Our impact has been recognized by:

CATF has been recommended by Giving Green in 2021, 2022, and 2023, and Founders Pledge as a leading, top-rated global environmental organization based on their in-depth evaluations.

You can review the Founders Pledge Climate Change Cause Area Report (page 88) and why they recommend CATF as an evidence-based, science-driven and innovation-forward organization, and explore Giving Green’s assessment of CATF’s scale, feasibility, and funding need in their 2023 deep dive report on CATF and their broader targeted reports on geothermal energy and decarbonizing aviation and maritime shipping.

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We're recognized as an effective climate organization.

“At Giving Green, we believe that donors can maximize their impact on the climate by pushing for systemic changes in policy and technology. CATF has long been a leading organization on this nexus, providing top-notch technical analysis, and working hand in hand with legislators and regulators to ensure that effective climate policy is enacted.”

Giving Green

“CATF’s role in the environmental NGO ecosystem has often been to focus on sources of emissions that are neglected by other environmental NGOs, to conceive and design pragmatic campaigns to target those emissions, and to crowd in support from philanthropists and other larger environmental NGOs. CATF also produces high quality research, which is well regarded among the philanthropists, scientists, policy experts, and government bureaucrats that we have spoken to.”

Founders Pledge

“In addition to its seriously impressive record of success and the high quality of its research, the Clean Air Task Force does well on the neglectedness criterion: It often concentrates on targeting emissions sources that are neglected by other environmental organizations, and on scaling up deployment of technologies that are crucial for decarbonization yet neglected by NGOs and governments. For example, since 2009 it’s been working on a campaign for tax incentives for carbon capture and storage.”


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Is my donation tax deductible?

Clean Air Task Force is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Who do we accept donations from?

CATF appreciates the support we receive from individual donors, foundations and corporate foundations. Our donors’ contributions do not permit them to influence our mission or activities, and we do not seek or accept funds from the fossil fuel industry and sources that are antithetical to our mission.

To learn more about how to make an impact as a CATF donor, please contact [email protected].

Is Clean Air Task Force an effective nonprofit charity?

CATF has received the highest possible 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, and has been endorsed as a highly effective organization by Founders Pledge and Giving Green. Support our work and donate today.

Clean Air Task Force is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2000, and donations are tax-deductible. Learn more about our impact.

Who founded Clean Air Task Force?

Armond Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of Clean Air Task Force, which he has led since its formation in 1996. A prominent thought leader and pragmatic visionary , Armond is directly involved in CATF’s day-to-day research and advocacy.

Explore highlights from our history of impact. Since 1996, CATF has carved out a unique role in the environmental and climate movement as a pragmatic, science-driven, solutions-focused, and strategic organization that drives change and gets results. Explore the timeline.

What is CATF’s approach?

As an analysis- and results-driven organization, we are laser-focused on one thing: getting carbon out of the atmosphere. This is an enormous challenge that requires innovation and change at every level. CATF’s operating approach is centered on change in four key areas:

  • Change the narrative to communicate the size of the problem and totality of solution requirements
  • Change technology to make available a diverse set of carbon-free options including advanced renewables, zero-carbon fuels, carbon capture, advanced nuclear, and superhot rock energy at an affordable cost
  • Change business models to include modular, manufacturable energy solutions that can be deployed anywhere quickly
  • Change policy to develop, demonstrate, and scale-up the technologies and systems needed to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century

What are other ways I can give?

There are many ways you can make a donation: online, via wire transfer, Donor Advised Fund (DAF) contribution, a gift of stock and more. Explore the different ways to give.

For individual donation inquiries please contact [email protected]

What is CATF’s donor privacy policy?

Clean Air Task Force will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Clean Air Task Force will never share personal information unless the donor has given Clean Air Task Force specific permission to do so.

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Clean Air Task Force
114 State Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109