Skip to content

2018 Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative grantee convening


The 2018 Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative Grantee Convening took place September 25-27 in San Diego, California. This fourth and final peer-learning event of the CRUO Initiative brought together Kresge grantees from 15 nonprofit organizations awarded multiyear implementation grants to support the implementation of work plans aimed at driving large-scale shifts in how their communities approach and execute climate-resilience strategies. Coalition partners working in collaboration with the implementation grant recipients to execute their work plans also attended, as well as 19 additional grantee organizations from across the Environment Program’s portfolio involved in placed-based efforts, field-building, and other activities to strengthen climate-resilience in low-income communities. Peer funders and ally organizations also participated. The convening connected and inspired a deeper sense of community among participants; celebrated grantee success; and created a sense of agency and the shared ownership of the future of equitable climate resilience work.

Convening Agenda

Participant Bios

Remarks delivered by Kresge President Rip Rapson

News Article

Audio Recording of Plenary Sessions

Convening Photos

Presentations, Materials and Resources