Boston Mayor Thomas Menino cutting the ribbon at the opening celebration of the Dudley Village development. Fairmount/Indigo Line Community Development Corporation Collaborative.

Surdna's Board met in September to approve 87 grants totaling $10,141,000 in the areas of Environment, Community Revitalization, Effective Citizenry, Arts, and the Nonprofit Sector. Grants included support to the Transportation Equity Network for a national grassroots campaign by transportation equity advocates seeking to improve equity and access to opportunities through policy reforms at the national level; the Fairmount/Indigo Line Community Development Corporation Collaborative to spearhead a nationally recognized smart growth, transit-oriented-development initiative along the 9-mile Fairmount commuter rail line in Boston; SouthWest Network for Economic and Environmental Justice which trains new generations of leadership and builds important capacity for organizations working on environmental and economic justice issues; New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) to increase enrollment of students from Newark in its excellent Jazz for Teens program; and Foundation for National Progress, aka Mother Jones, for Assignment 2020: Reporting as if the Future Depended on It, a collaborative journalism project on how we will adapt to a world re-shaped by climate change, and how we can speed the shift to a post-carbon footing.

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