In 2015 ISF gave a $10,000 grant to “The Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany” in Louisiana. The grant provided funds to help the community fight the environmental hazards of oil shale fracking.
In 2015, ISF gave a $6,000 grant to “Know Tomorrow Claremont”, a climate change awareness event at Pomona College. It was part of the larger, national Know Tomorrow campaign where students across the country hosted events to demand climate action. Know Tomorrow Claremont hosted an all-day event which included a fun, festive and information activity fair during the day and a diverse speaker series in the evening. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation grant was used to accommodate speakers from all over the country, funding a food packaging event to fight hunger in the community, and cover operational costs of a large-scale, student-driven climate change event.