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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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American Flood Coalition Inc.

American Flood Coalition, Inc. (AFC) is a nonpartisan group of cities, elected officials, military leaders, businesses, and civic groups that have come together to drive adaptation to the reality of higher seas, stronger storms, and more frequent flooding through national solutions that support flood-affected communities and protect our nation’s residents, economy, and military installations. View Website

Amount

$200,000

Year

2020

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Climate Innovation

This grant will support Climate Innovation (CI) to strengthen capacity and alignment in the climate-resilience field. CI has been an effective leader in building the equitable climate-resilience field, facilitating cross-sector partnerships, cultivating community leadership, and developing tools and best practices to elevate the impact of community-driven climate-resilience planning processes. View Website

Amount

$425,000

Year

2021

Location

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Strengthening the Evidence Base and Developing Tools

Resources Legacy Fund

Resources Legacy Fund (RLF) and its partners, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and the Greenlining Institute (Greenlining), will convene an independent Community Resilience Action Committee (advisory committee) to advise the development of a state-wide climate vulnerability mapping platform designed to drive more equitable implementation of climate-resilience policies in local communities across California.

Amount

$444,000

Year

2021

Location

https://resourceslegacyfund.org/

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Strengthening the Evidence Base and Developing Tools

US Climate Action Network

U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN) is a membership group of 190 organizations with a shared mission of building trust and alignment to fight climate change in a just and equitable way. View Website

Amount

$250,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Partnership for Southern Equity

This grant supports the Justice 40 Accelerator (J4A), a partnership of five organizations that have demonstrated commitment to racial equity and a strong track record advancing just and equitable climate solutions, to help position community-based grassroots organizations to be more competitive in accessing funding administered by federal, state, and local agencies through the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice 40 Initiative - which directs 40% of the benefits of federal climate and clean energy investments to disadvantaged communities View Website

Amount

$550,000

Year

2021

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

New York City Energy Efficiency Corp.

This grant will enable the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (NYCEEC) to develop its pipeline of solar+storage (S+S) projects, which combine solar panels with batteries to reduce carbon emissions while ensuring access to electricity during disruptions of the power grid. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

Location

New York, New York

Program

Environment, Social Investment Practice

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Environmental Leadership Program

This grant will allow the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) to continue the RAY Clean Energy Diversity Fellowship Program, which provides recent college graduates of color with two-year fellowships at organizations committed to advancing clean energy and climate action so as to equip them with substantive work experience, tools, and guidance to become climate leaders. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

Greenbelt, Maryland

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

The Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice

This grant provides flexible support to the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, which awards multiyear, general-support grants to organizations led by Black women, Indigenous women, women of color, and others working on the frontlines to address the intersecting climate, gender, and racial crises in the U.S.

Amount

$1,075,000

Year

2021

Location

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

West Harlem Environmental Action Inc.

This grant will enable WE ACT for Environmental Justice to collaborate with PUSH Buffalo and others to complete the “Out of Gas, In with Justice” pilot project demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of electrifying affordable multifamily housing in New York City and Buffalo, New York. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2021

Location

New York, New York

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

The Solutions Project

This grant provides general operating support to The Solutions Project (TSP), which awards grants to frontline organizations led by women, immigrants, and people of color for neighborhood-level, intersectional climate solutions, focusing on California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, and New York. View Website

Amount

$725,000

Year

2021

Location

Oakland, CA

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Groundwork New Orleans

This grant provides general operating support to Groundwork New Orleans (GWNO), an organization that engages residents, businesses, and government officials to revitalize neighborhoods and transform community liabilities into community assets.

Amount

$50,000

Year

2021

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

Healthy Gulf

This renewal grant will allow Healthy Gulf to support effective adaptation to a changing climate in the Greater New Orleans area and surrounding coastal parishes. View Website

Amount

$120,000

Year

2021

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Building Capacity and Commitment

EcoAdapt

This grant provides general operating support to EcoAdapt, an organization that brings together diverse players to reshape planning and management in response to rapid climate change. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Strengthening the Evidence Base and Developing Tools

Trustees of Columbia University

This grant supports the Cities Climate Law Initiative, a project of Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. The Initiative assists city legal departments and sustainability offices with legal questions surrounding local action to advance ambitious and equitable climate change mitigation and adaptation. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

New York, NY

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Strengthening the Evidence Base and Developing Tools

Just Solutions Collective

This grant supports the Just Solutions Collective (JSC), which assists frontline community-based organizations working to advance a racially and economically just transition to renewable energy. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Institute for Market Transformation Inc.

This grant will support the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) in its efforts to equitably decarbonize buildings. A longstanding and impactful Environment program grantee, IMT partners with local governments, the real estate industry, and equity-focused organizations to advance the cutting edge of climate action in the built environment. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

Washington, D.C.

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Greenlink Analytics

This grant will provide general operating support to Greenlink Analytics, which helps local governments collaborate with community organizations to craft more effective and more equitable pathways to clean energy. View Website

Amount

$900,000

Year

2021

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Clean Energy Group Inc.

This grant will enable the Clean Energy Group (CEG) to help communities design, finance, and deploy resilient power, or solar+storage (S+S), systems that combine solar panels with onsite batteries to reduce carbon emissions while also ensuring access to electricity during power outages. View Website

Amount

$550,000

Year

2021

Location

Montpelier, Vermont

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

Partnership for Southern Equity

This grant will enable Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) to build its work to advance energy equity and climate justice in metropolitan Atlanta and the American South. View Website

Amount

$300,000

Year

2021

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

California Environmental Justice Alliance

This grant will support the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), a project of the Environmental Health Coalition and one of the nation’s leading statewide alliances working to advance environmental health and justice. View Website

Amount

$100,000

Year

2021

Location

Program

Environment

Focus Area

Transforming Key Urban Systems

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