2016 Environmenntal Program Grants

Grants paid during 2016
Including Payment for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

Dogwood Alliance $25,000
Asheville, NC
One-time grant to launch a campaign to elevate as a national conservation priority the protection of America’s wetland forests, a largely unrecognized and underappreciated landscape type that plays numerous important environmental roles and spreads over nine states. The campaign includes an effort to secure $10 million in corporate conservation funding for forested wetland protection.
(Second payment of a $75,000 grant)

New England Forestry Foundation $20,000
Littleton, MA
One-time grant to refine, rollout, replicate, and promote a new planned giving strategy, a model Pooled Income fund for forestland, as an innovative vehicle to accelerate the pace of land protection and to promote exemplary forest management practices.
(Second payment of a $70,000 grant)

Rocky Mountain Institute $20,000
Boulder, CO
One-time grant to support their Fleet Electrification Project aimed at increasing the use of electric vehicles by fleets of light-duty business vehicles (e.g. taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.)   This project seeks to overcome the three primary obstacles to fleet electrification: sticker-shock, range anxiety and charging infrastructure worries, and financing by piloting solutions in Austin and Denver.
(Second payment of a $70,000 grant)

Solstice Initiative $30,000
Somerville, MA
Seed funding to support a new non-profit organization dedicated to advancing community solar (the solar energy version of a CSA-Community Supported Agriculture) to make solar available to the 80 percent of Americans who are currently locked out of it because they rent and/or live in buildings unsuitable for solar installations. Their model will be refined and expanded in Massachusetts and then brought to other states.
(Second payment of a $90,000 grant)

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The Foundation annually alternates its new grantmaking between its Mental Health, AIDS and Environmental program areas. In 2021, the Foundation will be making new grants in the Environmental program area. Grants will be made at the Fall meeting. Initial letters of inquiry must be received before September 1, 2021. more....

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