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

Sustainable Environments Grants Descriptions

STAR Communities

Washington, DC | $200,000 (24 months)

To increase uptake and implementation of the STAR Community Rating System and continue to evolve the system's products and tools.

Category: Integrated Infrastructure

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | $75,000

To promote green infrastructure (GI) with lasting social and environmental benefits by creating a network of scientists and practitioners who will collaborate to compile existing GI data and communicate best practices.

Category: Urban Water Management

The College of New Jersey Foundation

Ewing, NJ | $825,000 (36 months)

To support the next phase of Sustainable Jersey's growth, including a gold level certification, efforts to catalyze a national movement of similar state/local certification programs, and next generation infrastructure activities.

Category: Integrated Infrastructure

The Reinvestment Fund

Philadelphia, PA | $48,000 (6 months)

To expand The Reinvestment Fund 's prototype Food Supply Chain Matrix - a geographic model that analyzes the potential economic connectivity among businesses operating a supply chain.

Category: Regional Food Supply


Oakland, CA | $45,000

To shape the UrbanFootprint modeling tool with better social equity measures and build a strategy for community engagement.

Category: Sustainable Transportation Networks & Equitable Development Patterns

Transportation Choices Coalition

Seattle, WA | $300,000 (24 months)

To support a statewide coalition in Washington to advance equity and project performance metrics into transportation infrastructure decisions.

Category: Sustainable Transportation Networks & Equitable Development Patterns

Trust for Public Land

San Francisco, CA | $450,000 (24 months)

To support the launch of a nationwide 'Parks as Green Infrastructure' program.

Category: Urban Water Management

Tulane City Center

New Orleans, LA | $46,000 (24 months)

To provide capacity building resources to Tulane City Center, and targeted support for the new Director of Community Outreach, who will serve as the chief community liaison and coordinator of staff community outreach efforts across projects and partners. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Thriving Cultures and Strong Local Economies Programs.

Category: Urban Water Management

University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc.

Storrs, CT | $250,000 (24 months)

To create a model of green infrastructure implementation that incorporates public education, civic engagement, community building, youth involvement, and artful design and place-making into stormwater management efforts.

Category: Urban Water Management

Vermont Community Load Fund

Montpelier, VT | $45,000

To support and help seed the Vermont Value-Added Food Processors Equipment Access Program.

Category: Regional Food Supply