The public-interest law firm dedicates its expertise and resources to protecting the environment and defending the right of all people to live in healthy surroundings. Assisted by this two-year grant, Earthjustice is using advocacy and litigation to encourage the U.S. Department of Energy to raise the level of energy-efficiency standards for buildings, appliances, and equipment and to improve enforcement and compliance with those standards.
The public-interest law firm dedicates its expertise and resources to protecting the environment and defending the right of all people to live in healthy surroundings. Funding advances Earthjustice’s work to encourage the U.S. Department of Energy to raise the level of energy-efficiency standards for buildings, appliances and equipment and to improve labeling, enforcement and compliance with those standards.
The alliance of community, faith and labor organizations advances economic, racial and social justice by building a just economy based on good jobs and healthy communities. A three-year grant supports its Clean and Safe Ports campaign to win passage of the Clean Ports Act and its Revive Oakland campaign to create good jobs for Oakland residents.
The center advances the performing arts and enriches the community by engaging youth, young adults, area educators, and area residents in conservatory-level training programs, residencies, after-school activities, and civic engagement opportunities. Funding is being used to furnish two theaters as part of the renovation of the center’s Winter Building and to seed a building-reserve fund.
Through its comprehensive, integrated services and programs, the interfaith ministry helps at-risk children and adults living in Pittsburgh’s East End. Funding supports the construction of a LEED-rated facility that consolidates programs and services in one location.
Impoverished neighborhoods benefit from the ministry’s safety-net programs, which are focused on providing food, emergency shelter, housing, and youth-oriented activities and training. Affected by budget problems and funding shortfalls, the organization is using this program-related investment – a 36-month, low-interest loan from the Community Relief Fund, which offered program-related investments to high-performance human-service organizations that were providing food, shelter, and other emergency services during the economic crisis – to sustain its services in the face of increasing demand.
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.
Established in 1970 as a response to environmental concerns, the council works to inform Southeast Michigan residents and empower them to protect the land, air, water, and diversity of life. This grant supports the launch of a Detroit Food Justice Task Force focused on implementing recommendations to improve food security in Detroit.
Eastern Market has been supplying Detroit-area residents with fresh food since 1891 and currently draws more than 2 million market visitors annually. This grant to the Eastern Market Corp., which has been managing the market since 2006, supports general operations and the renovation of Shed 5, including the addition of a community kitchen.
Eastern Market has supplied the area with fresh food since 1891 and currently draws more than 2 million market visitors to downtown Detroit annually. This three-year grant is going toward general support and the renovation of Shed 5 to expand programs and add a community kitchen.