Sustainable Environments

Total: $8,635,500

1Sky Education Fund

  • Takoma Park, MD
  • $100,000

To continue to build a grassroots movement in support of federal climate and energy policy, by motivating and mobilizing a diverse coalition of environmental and non-environmental constituencies.
Category: Climate Change

Brookings Institution

  • Washington, DC
  • $750,000 (3 years)

Multi-year support for research, policy and outreach activities for the Blueprint for American Prosperity and Metropolitan Infrastructure initiatives. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Apollo Alliance

  • San Francisco, CA
  • $450,000 (2 years)

To continue to build support for the transition to a green economy through investment in a clean and efficient domestic energy and transportation manufacturing sector; and to prove the success of ARRA clean energy investments.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association

  • North Chatham, MA
  • $75,000

For the creation of Sustainable Fisheries Trusts in Alaska and Cape Cod that will finance community-based fishermen, employing conservation practices vital to ocean health and whose access to fisheries is critical to local economic and social vitality.
Category: Oceans (under previous guidelines)

Baltimore Community Foundation

  • Baltimore, MD
  • $40,000

To expand the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge to twelve additional neighborhoods and broaden its partners to include schools, youth-serving groups, faith-based communities, and health organizations. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.
Category: Climate Change

Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's Association

  • North Chatham, MA
  • $150,000

To grow the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust into a nationally significant model for preserving marine ecosystems and ensuring the environmental, economic, and cultural sustainability of the communities on which they depend.
Category: Oceans (under previous guidelines)

Bipartisan Policy Center

  • Washington, DC
  • $150,000

Continued support for a bipartisan commission of experts to aid in development and proposal of long-term visionary changes in the federal role in surface transportation policy that will improve economic growth, national connectivity, energy security, environmental protection, and safety.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Center for Working Families

  • New York, NY
  • $200,000 (2 years)

To support CWF's Green Jobs/Green NY project, which will ensure strong implementation of New York's innovative program to achieve mass-scale energy efficiency improvements - or retrofits - of one million housing units over five years.
Category: Green Economy

Ceres

  • Boston, MA
  • $150,000

Continued support to harness the power of Ceres' company base and $7 trillion investor network to deliver credible economic messages on climate and energy policy, and to catalyze companies and policymakers to take bold action advancing energy efficiency.
Category: Climate Change

Climate Solutions

  • Seattle, WA
  • $340,000 (18 months)

Continued support for two statewide coalitions in Washington and Oregon that will establish cutting-edge transportation policies as critical solutions to climate change, creating models for implementation across the country and engaging in national climate and transportation debate.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Civic Consulting Alliance

  • Chicago, IL
  • $175,000 (2 years)

To implement the transportation strategy of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, advance regional transit coordination, and create a national model for implementing transit-based climate strategies.
Category: Climate Change

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • $200,000

To continue to increase and strengthen collaboration between local and national efforts to advance innovative policies and mechanisms for comprehensive coastal restoration and community protection efforts in coastal Louisiana.

Community Labor United

  • Boston, MA
  • $100,000 (2 years)

To support Community Labor United and Alternatives for Community and Environment's statewide Green Justice Campaign, designed to ensure the implementation of policies that help working class communities take full advantage of and benefit from the emerging green economy, specifically around energy efficiency work. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.
Category: Green Economy

East Bay Community Foundation

  • Oakland, CA
  • $100,000 (2 years)

Continued support for the Great Communities Collaborative, a partnership among the East Bay Community Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation, and the Silicon Valley Foundation to catalyze equitable, sustainable transit-oriented development in the nine-county Bay Area and to advocate for supportive transportation and land-use policies to enhance climate change policy. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

ecoAmerica

  • Washington, DC
  • $190,000 (18 months)

To support to ecoAmerica and the Sustainable Economy Resource Center for a program designed to accelerate green workforce development education at community colleges, to support the new economy and ensure that it is accessible to all.
Category: Green Economy

Emerald Cities Partnership

  • Cambridge, MA
  • $400,000

To support a new national collaborative of business, labor, community, environmental, social justice, technical assistance and research organizations in providing comprehensive assistance to cities in order to realize the deepest available 1) cost-effective energy savings and clean energy generation and 2) job creation benefits from retrofitting the greatest possible share of their building stock. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.
Category: Green Economy

Ecotrust

  • Portland. OR
  • $75,000

For the creation of Sustainable Fisheries Trusts in Alaska and Cape Cod that will finance community-based fishermen, employing conservation practices vital to ocean health and whose access to fisheries is critical to local economic and social vitality.
Category: Oceans(under previous guidelines)

Energy Action Coalition

  • Washington, DC
  • $75,000

To continue to build a diverse, youth-led movement, both on campuses and in communities, for a clean and just energy future. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Effective Citizenry Program.
Category: Climate Change