Rachel Kropa is Managing Director of Nonprofit and Science at Robert Downey Jr’s FootPrint Coalition, a coalition of investors, donors, and storytellers committed to scaling technologies to restore the planet. FootPrint Coalition’s Science Engine is an initiative that enables scientists to share and crowdfund their research on climate and biodiversity crises by engaging directly with the platform’s audience.  Science Engine thus adresses the current problem that the current system of science funding does not move at the pace of the climate emergency. That is why the Footprint Coalition has pioneered Fast Grant Models to Fund Environmental Research with the added feature of crowdfunding to bring a wide community of support into the scientific process. All run by scientists themselves.

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