Environment

Grants made beginning in 2009 are available on our site. Grants made during the current year are added after midyear.

$800,000
Washington
Grant awarded in 2009

The organization leverages science and policy to protect and restore America’s rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife and nature. This two-year grant bolsters the nonprofit’s capability to promote sustainable water-resources management programs and proactive climate-change policies at the state and federal level.

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$750,000
Washington
Grant awarded in 2013

As a national leader in climate-change adaptation, the organization seeks to build resilience in human and natural communities by prescribing climate-smart practices and policies. Through a two-year grant, the organization is launching four separate initiatives that use watershed-level management to connect diverse urban and rural stakeholders, safeguard water supplies for U.S. cities and restore and maintain ecologically sustainable river systems as the climate changes. 

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$50,000
Chicago
Grant awarded in 2009

This green-planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the nonprofit sector. The grant covers the incremental costs associated with the integrated design process, a collaboration essential to efficient, cost-effective outcomes. The Environment Program’s strategic priorities extend the aims of the Green Building Initiative by working to advance environmental sustainability in the built environment.

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$50,000
Jonesborough, Tenn.
Grant awarded in 2009

This green-planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the nonprofit sector. The grant covers the incremental costs associated with the integrated design process, a collaboration essential to efficient, cost-effective outcomes. The Environment Program’s strategic priorities extend the aims of the Green Building Initiative by working to advance environmental sustainability in the built environment.

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$100,000
Venus, Fla.
Grant awarded in 2009

This green-planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the nonprofit sector. The grant covers the incremental costs associated with the integrated design process, a collaboration essential to efficient, cost-effective outcomes. The Environment Program’s strategic priorities extend the aims of the Green Building Initiative by working to advance environmental sustainability in the built environment.

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$400,000
Santa Fe, N.M.
Grant awarded in 2009

The organization spearheads cutting-edge efforts to reduce the energy demand of new buildings and major renovations, with a long-term efficiency goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2030. A two-year grant supporting general operations advances its comprehensive work in research, education, coalition building, codes and legislation along with design education and practice.

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$100,000
Oakland, Calif.
Grant awarded in 2014

The statewide advocacy and action organization works to protect and shape the environment of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the San Francisco Bay Area through democratic participation. It is using grant funding to partner on the development of a multiyear framework to ensure that state and regional climate-resilience planning, policy development and implementation consider the priorities and needs of low-income urban residents.

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$68,600
Madison, Wis.
Grant awarded in 2015

The association promotes education, policies and activities that mitigate current and future losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding, and protects the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains without causing adverse impacts. A grant enables an association staff member to assist the White House Council on Environmental Quality with the implementation of recommendations developed by a special task force to advance national climate resilience and preparedness.

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$102,900
Madison, Wis.
Grant awarded in 2014

The association promotes education, policies and activities that mitigate current and future losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding, and protects the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains without causing adverse impacts. This funding enables an association staff member to participate on a task force convened by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to develop recommendations on national climate resilience and preparedness.

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$50,000
Minneapolis
Grant awarded in 2009

This green-planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the nonprofit sector. The grant covers the incremental costs associated with the integrated design process ― a collaboration essential to efficient, cost-effective outcomes. The Environment Program’s strategic priorities extend the aims of the Green Building Initiative by working to advance the policy and practice of environmental sustainability in the built environment.

Categories: Environment