Surdna Foundation 2014 Annual Report
2014 Approved Grants > Sustainable Environments
Sustainable Environments

Sustainable Environments Grants Descriptions

Grist Magazine

Seattle, WA | $200,000 (24 months)

To support Grist's efforts to engage the public in sustainability issues through activities including coverage of next-generation infrastructure; community engagement; and a journalism fellowship.

Category: Others

Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design

Oakland, CA | $40,000

To support the improvement of the Streetwize a web knowledge tool that helps measure community thriving and wellness across neighborhoods.

Category: Integrated Infrastructure

Liquid Studios

New Orleans, LA | $30,000

To create a roadmap for increasing minority business participation in growth industries supporting the New Orleans economy, including creative industries and green water infrastructure. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies and Thriving Cultures Programs.

Category: Urban Water Management

MAPP International Productions, Inc.

New York, NY | $50,000

To support MAPP International's leadership transition and staff restructuring and to fund two projects, Lars Jan's 'Holoscenes' and Ralph Lemon's 'Scaffold Room.' Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Thriving Cultures Program.

Category: Urban Water Management

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

New York, NY | $150,000 (24 months)

To create a set of resilient waterfront design guidelines for the New York/New Jersey harbor that focus on development that is ecologically sound and anticipates the effects of climate change on the region.

Category: Urban Water Management

Move NY

New York, NY | $75,000

To support Move NY's advocacy on a transportation pricing plan that will support transit strategies and projects in the New York metropolitan area.

Category: Sustainable Transportation Networks & Equitable Development Patterns

Natural Resources Defense Council

New York, NY | $45,000 (6 months)

To support strategic planning for NRDC's newly launched Urban Solutions Program.

Category: Integrated Infrastructure

Natural Resources Defense Council

New York, NY | $155,000

For continued support of NRDC's New York Regional Food Project; and support for the Urban Solutions initiative.

Category: Regional Food Supply

Next City

Philadelphia, PA | $15,000 (6 months)

To support publication of the 'WaterMark' blog.

Category: Others

Next City

Philadelphia, PA | $200,000

To publish an online storybank about next generation infrastructure initiatives in the United States.

Category: Others