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We help cities implement climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches grounded in equity.

Environment Funding Opportunities

About The Environment Program

Kresge’s Environment Program helps cities combat and adapt to climate change while advancing racial and economic justice. We advocate that cities address climate change mitigation and adaptation concurrently.

The pollution that causes heat waves, extreme storms and other climate disasters disproportionately harms low-income communities and communities of color. One of our top priorities is elevating the leadership, inclusion and influence of people of color, people with low incomes, and equity-focused organizations in climate change decision-making at the local, state and federal levels.

By factoring climate into infrastructure, land-use and other planning decisions, urban leaders can ensure their communities reduce and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

We support efforts to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Prepare for the effects of climate change that cannot be avoided
  • Advance social cohesion and equity

Funding & Eligibility Requirements

The Environment Program does not accept unsolicited proposals. When available, grant opportunities are listed on the Current Funding Opportunities page.

How to Apply

Environment Grants Made

Environment Social Investments Made