The institute seeks to improve energy efficiency in the built environment through research, education, policy change, program initiatives, and building-code regulations. This two-year grant advances its efforts to facilitate energy rating and disclosure of commercial-building performance, revamp financing, promote stronger energy codes and enforcement, and increase energy efficiency in federal buildings.
The institute provides workshops and technical guidance to communities in an effort to strengthen their resilience to the impacts of climate disruption. This two-year grant supports both the Climate Leadership Academy and the Urban Sustainability Leadership Academy, which prepare local leaders to spearhead development and implementation of climate-action plans in their communities.
Since its founding in 1991 by former Vermont Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin, the institute has led transformative community-driven projects worldwide to improve air and water quality and conserve resources. Grant funding supports the launch of the Climate Leadership Academy on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to educate practitioners of sustainability and climate adaptation from 16 U.S. cities.
The independent, private nonprofit organization is dedicated to strengthening public schools to work for all children. Assisted by this multiyear grant for general operations, the association is providing three years of training and technical assistance to nine nonprofit community-based organizations serving families in south Texas.
Now in its 37th year, Intermedia Arts serves as a catalyst for community building and leadership development among artists, educators, and community development professionals. This two-year grant for operating support enables the center to continue its community-arts and civic-engagement programs.
The foundation, which provides low-cost loans and nontraditional financial assistance to organizations promoting community development and strengthening the physical condition of the city, is a critical partner in the revitalization of the Woodward corridor. This three-year grant for operational support enables Invest Detroit to ramp up its participation in two major redevelopment initiatives.
The 40-year-old community-based organization provides child care, youth programming, family support, and senior services to the multiethnic, working-class Ironbound neighborhood adjacent to Newark’s waterfront. This two-year grant strengthens collaborative efforts to phase out dirty diesel trucks and bring a Clean Trucks policy to ports in New Jersey and New York.
Its titles in print, author programs, and online presence make Island Press a leading nonprofit publishing house of books on environmental issues and a communicator of environmental ideas. This grant enables Island Press and its partner, EcoAdapt, to continue development of their Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange, an online information tool for climate change adaptation.
The college serves as Indiana’s work force-development engine, offering affordable education to many first-generation college students and individuals from nontraditional backgrounds. This challenge grant helps to fund the purchase of equipment for a new campus facility housing the culinary-arts and hospitality programs.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance is lauded as a National Historic Landmark and is home to America’s longest-running international dance festival. It is using this grant to make facility improvements, including preservation of the historic Ted Shawn Theatre, and to create a building-reserve fund.