SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTs grant descriptions

53 Grants

Living Cities

New York, NY | $1,000,000 (3 years)

To support Living Cities' efforts to advance a substantive, integrative agenda to improve the quality of life and quality of place for low-income communities.
Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.

Category: Green Economy

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Los Angeles, CA | $350,000 (3 years)

To support LAANE in establishing a large scale program to: 1) organize for energy efficiency measures on hundreds of thousands of residential and commercial buildings served by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and 2) provide training for career path green jobs for thousands of low-income residents.
Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.

Category: Green Economy

Marketumbrella.org

New Orleans, LA | $45,000 (1 year)

To study the economic impact of local farmers markets and their ability to create places of destination.
Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.

Category: Other

Metropolitan Area Research Corporation

Baltimore, MD | $100,000 (1 year)

To organize in suburban and small cities to advance a nationwide conversation in support of transportation policies and investment strategies that result in improved environmental, economic and equity outcomes.

Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

Berea, KY | $300,000 (2 years)

To promote policy development, advocacy, organizing and workforce development initiatives in Kentucky and Central Appalachia to reduce emissions, create jobs and bring the benefits of energy efficiency and green economy to low-income communities.
Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong LocalEconomies Program.

Category: Green Economy

Natural Resources Defense Council

New York, NY | $300,000 (2 years)

To reform transportation policy to better meet national- and state-level goals for clean energy use, climate protection and environmental preservation.

Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

New America Foundation

Washington, DC | $125,000 (1 year)

To support the Smart Strategy Initiative in promoting a new grand strategy, in military and economic circles, where the United States can lead the transition to global sustainability by harnessing the economic engine of smart growth.

Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

New Ventures Fund

Washington, DC | $261,302 (1 year)

To engage Spitfire Strategies in a project to improve grantees' individual and field wide communications efforts to increase their impact, and to conduct research into the challenges and opportunities for making progress on communicating about green jobs.

Category: Other

New York Community Trust

New York, NY | $300,000 (2 years)

Continued support for One Region, a funders' collaborative that supports grantmaking and joint learning to advance transportation reform issues and transit-oriented development in the tri-state region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and at the federal level.
Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.

Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Northeast-Midwest Institute

Washington, DC | $150,000 (2 years)

To build internal capacity within the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities and bolster the agency's transportation expertise relating to the Housing and Urban Development/Department of Transportation/Environmental Protection Agency Sustainable Communities Partnership.

Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition

Bronx, NY | $75,000 (1 year)

To develop green jobs and an energy efficiency initiative in the Bronx through the Bronx Green Jobs Academy, community college collaboration and food justice organizing.

Category: Green Economy

OpenPlans

New York, NY | $150,000 (2 years)

To continue to support a nationwide grassroots movement, through cutting-edge web-based tools, to shift federal transportation policy toward greater support for mass transit, smart growth and livable communities.

Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Partnership Project

Washington, DC | $200,000 (1 year)

To support the environmental community’s Clean Air Act Defense Campaign to mobilize public support to preserve the EPA’s authority to cut global warming and other pollution by setting the strongest possible emission standards for power plants and automobiles.

Category: Climate Change

People United for Sustainable Housing

Buffalo, NY | $150,000 (2 years)

To create a model for scaling up retrofits and pathways out of poverty by: 1) coordinating contractors and job trainers for Green Jobs/Green New York implementation, and 2) facilitating conversations on reinvestment monies administered by banking and utility regulatory agencies.

Category: Green Economy

Praxis Project

Washington, DC | $150,000 (1 year)

To support Everybody At The Table For Health, an initiative to build effective advocacy from grassroots leaders resulting in better federal food policy and outcomes for low-income communities.

Category: Other