Architecture 2030 seeks to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by changing the design, construction, renovation, and operation of buildings, developments, neighborhoods, and cities. This two-year grant for general-operations support allows the organization to broaden its 2030 Challenge, which calls for decreasing the energy demand of new buildings and major renovations, with a long-term goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2030.
Architecture 2030 seeks to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by changing the design, construction, renovation, and operation of buildings, developments, neighborhoods, and cities. Funding supports the Seattle 2030 District, a downtown area targeting dramatic improvements in the energy performance of new and existing buildings as well as transportation.
ACCESS promotes college access for underserved students by offering free college-affordability programs to high school students in Boston and Springfield, Mass. This three-year grant supports a national expansion into three new cities, the extension of financial-aid counseling to 20,000 additional students, and the development of a certification program in college financial-aid advising.
Through volunteers and partnerships, the organization assists low- and moderate-income families and households with local, state, and federal income-tax filings, as well as filings for property-tax refunds and tax credits. This two-year grant supports the Brightmoor Neighborhood Tax Center, which provides free tax preparation and counseling services for residents.
The national initiative seeks to increase the academic success of community college students, particularly low-income and minority individuals. This four-year grant sustains the initiative’s Michigan expansion by funding the participation of Macomb Community College for three additional years, and supporting the participation of 10 Michigan colleges for one additional year.
The national initiative seeks to increase the academic success of community college students, particularly low-income and minority individuals. This four-year grant expands the initiative’s footprint in California by supporting the participation of eight colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District, which serves nearly a quarter-million students.
Action Greensboro supports business development and community-revitalization projects and serves as the fiscal agent for the Elsewhere Living Museum, which fosters artistic and educational programs to enliven Greensboro. This grant is being used to complete repairs and renovations to the museum building, formerly a downtown thrift store, and to sustain its arts programming.
Active Transportation works with communities to make bicycling, walking, and public transit attractive so that residents have environmentally and physically healthy alternatives to sedentary travel. This three-year grant supports Active Living on the Block, a project to help low-income neighborhoods create a healthy, safe, and active built environment for recreation and physical activity.
The planetarium attracts 400,000 annual visitors through its exhibitions, sky shows, and collection of historical astronomical instruments, books, maps, and manuscripts. This challenge grant is being used to renovate the 280-seat Sky Theater, as part of a $35 million modernization campaign.
Established in 1952, the school focuses on educating socially responsible mental-health practitioners, providing holistic services to underserved communities, and advancing social justice, primarily through its Institute on Social Exclusion. Funding supports the institute’s professional conference “The Social Determinants of Mental Health: From Awareness to Action.”