Guiding Principles

We believe that developing and sharing knowledge through facts and data accelerates positive global change. Through original research and analysis, and in collaboration with philanthropic and academic partners, we aim to enrich the lives of individuals, strengthen communities, and educate future generations. We track our progress using a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches and we support programs that generate measurable, meaningful, and sustainable results.

Climbing CO2
David Vogel and Thais Lopez Vogel


Our Founders, David S. Vogel and Thais Lopez Vogel, have maintained a personal philanthropic portfolio for many years, largely comprised of public health and education programs. As they became more informed and noticed evident changes in the environment and climate, they set out to answer the hard questions by funding projects aimed at solving this major issue. In 2014, David and Thais formed VoLo Foundation. David, an MIT graduate, and Thais, a Venezuelan-born attorney, are the visionaries and heartbeat of VoLo. Together they built our team. They brought together some of the smartest brains and declared to put these top scientific minds to work.

Thoughts from our Team

Thoughts from our Team

“In the beginning we stayed up nights reading and analyzing data surrounding climate change. And what we learned was astounding. We knew we had to acquire more data by setting the research parameters and dictating the equations that would tell the story of climate change. So we began funding and supporting quantitative research projects through established programs. Today we now support 28 different programs, in the areas of climate, health, and education. Our results are open source and available to anyone who wants to be informed.”

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