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Kresge’s grant database allows you to search for grants awarded since 2009. You can search and filter by program area, focus area, year and location.

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ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York

Geography Served: New York, New York

Project:

ALIGN co-anchors New York City’s Climate Works for All coalition. This three-year grant funds the coalition’s work to prioritize low-income, climate-vulnerable communities and create high-quality, career-track jobs in the city’s efforts to deal with climate change. View Website

Amount

$660,000

Year

2015

Location

New York

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

American Public Health Association Inc.

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

This grant will help the American Public Health Association (APHA) deepen knowledge, engagement, and action among public health leaders on climate change and health.  APHA is the largest public health organization in the world, with 25,000 members and 25,000 affiliate members, most of which are nurses, medical doctors, and public health practitioners.  View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2016

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

American Rivers

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

This grant will help American Rivers provide guidance, technical expertise and practical tools to support more integrated water management in cities and empower the leadership of community-based organizations as they face complexities introduced by climate change. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2016

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

American Rivers

This grant will help American Rivers will continue to advance an integrated approach to water management by facilitating interactions between city leaders, community-based organizations, regulatory agencies and service providers to improve urban resilience to climate change and restore natural hydrology that will better equip communities to handle the increased intensity of precipitation and drought. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2017

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

American Rivers

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

As a national leader in river conservation, the organization seeks to build resilience in human and natural communities by prescribing climate-smart practices and policies. This grant continues Kresge funding for American Rivers’ work to build support for integrated water management and climate resilience in four cities by providing guidance, technical expertise and practical tools. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2015

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

American Society of Adaptation Professionals

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) connects and supports climate adaptation professionals to advance innovation and excellence in the field of adaptation. This grant provides general operating support to ASAP to strengthen the climate change adaptation field of practice across North America and ensure the field is rooted in equitable, effective practice. View Website

Amount

$550,000

Year

2019

Location

Montpelier, Vermont

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Geography Served: Oakland, Calif.

Project:

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. This three-year grant, supports The Bay Area Climate Resilience Project. Through organizing,  advocacy, and alliance building, the organization leads efforts to compel communities in California’s Bay Area region to integrate priorities of low-income residents into climate policies, and drive investments  that address the impacts of climate change and stabilize neighborhoods.   View Website

Amount

$660,000

Year

2015

Location

Oakland, California

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Aspen Global Change Institute

This project support grant will allow the Aspen Global Change Institute to organize and host the  Taking Stock and Staying on the Vanguard: Closing the Resilience Gap through Transformative Action workshop at the fourth biennial National Adaptation Forum. The forum will provide a platform for climate resilience leaders and practitioners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to scale their work and better address the Resilience Gap (the gap between the size of the climate change challenge and current efforts to address it). View Website

Amount

$32,940

Year

2019

Location

Basalt, Colorado

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Biodiversity Funders Group

The organization works to support and grow a community of biodiversity grantmakers that pursues complementary and collaborative strategies and a series of programs. This three-year grant will support general operating support for a funder affinity group focused on biodiversity and conversation. View Website

Amount

$97,500

Year

2017

Location

San Francisco, California

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Catalyst Miami

Geography Served: Miami,

Project:

This grant will help Catalyst Miami influence its community climate-resilience planning, policy development and implementation to better reflect the priorities and needs of low-income, urban residents. This implementation grant is part of the Environment Program’s Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative. View Website

Amount

$660,000

Year

2016

Location

Miami

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Catalyst Miami

Geography Served: Miami, Fla.

Project:

This grant supports the development of a multiyear work plan to influence its community climate-resilience planning, policy development and implementation to better reflect the priorities and needs of low-income, urban residents. This grant extends Catalyst Miami's participation in the planning phase of the Environment Program’s Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative.   View Website

Amount

$33,000

Year

2015

Location

Miami

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Center for American Progress

Geography Served: Fairfax, Virginia

Project:

This grant will support the Medical Society Consortium on Climate Change to raise awareness and actions that will reduce the harmful health effects of climate change by decreasing the use of fossil fuels and increasing energy efficiency.  View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2018

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Center for American Progress

Geography Served: Washington, D.C.

Project:

This grant will support the Climate Forum, a series of deliberations among leading national environmental organizations and environmental justice organizations to develop a climate and clean energy policy agenda the groups will jointly advance beginning in 2019.  View Website

Amount

$255,000

Year

2018

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Center for American Progress

This grant amendment will fund the participation of environmental justice leaders in communications and outreach efforts essential to building support for implementation of the Equitable and Just National Climate Platform.  View Website

Amount

$60,000

Year

2019

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Center for Planning Excellence Inc.

The Center for Planning Excellence will provide training and technical assistance to Louisiana communities at increased flood risk due to climate change, including those whose residents likely will face relocation to higher ground. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2017

Location

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Center for Planning Excellence Inc.

Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) is a nonprofit organization that coordinates urban, rural and regional planning efforts in Louisiana.  This grant will allow CPEX to assist the State of Louisiana in developing a proactive, coordinated approach to climate adaptation. View Website

Amount

$275,000

Year

2019

Location

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Centro Por La Justicia – Southwest Workers Union

Geography Served: San Antonio, Texas

Project:

The Centro Por La Justicia – Southwest Workers Union -- is a grass-roots, membership-based group working for environmental justice, worker rights and community empowerment. This three-year grant supports work to initiate a community-driven process to create a climate action plan for San Antonio, and pursue adoption of an air quality ordinance to reduce pollution in low-income communities.     View Website

Amount

$660,000

Year

2015

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Geography Served: Cleveland, Ohio

Project:

The community development funding intermediary works to marshal resources in the public and private sectors to counter disinvestment in some of the city's neighborhoods. This three-year grant supports efforts to engage and help Cleveland residents develop policies and undertake projects that reduce energy demand, prepare for climate change impacts and foster social cohesion in low-income neighborhoods. View Website

Amount

$660,000

Year

2015

Location

Cleveland, Ohio

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Common Market

Geography Served: Philadelphia

Project:

This grant will support the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Environmental Philanthropy Initiative (InDEEP), a two-year effort designed to help philanthropic leaders advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their environmental grantmaking.  View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2016

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Communities for a Better Environment

Geography Served: Huntington Park, CA

Project:

This grant will renew funding to Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) to expand the Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Enhancement project (CARE). CARE is a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach to advance equity-focused climate resilience planning and implementation at the local, regional, and statewide levels in California. View Website

Amount

$500,000

Year

2016

Location

Huntington Park, Calif.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

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