2017 ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS

Grants Paid during 2017
Including Payment for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

Dogwood Alliance $20,000
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
(Final payment of a $75.0 grant)

New England Forestry Foundation $10,000
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.
(Final payment of a $70.0 grant)

Natural Areas Conservancy $25,000
New York, NY
A one-time grant to finalize the development of the Conservancy’s model management framework for NYC’s urban forests, document the process, and make it nationally available as a replicable model for other cities to use to better manage their urban forests. A web-based tool will be developed to share the model with local and national partners. Additionally, the Conservancy will initiate a national coalition of local land managers, community leaders and others involved in conserving urban forests, to compare and share data and best practices.
(First payment of a three year $50.0 grant)

Rocky Mountain Institute $10,000
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 over come the three primary obstacles to fleet electrification: sticker-shock, range anxiety and charging infrastructure worries, and financing by piloting solutions in Austin and Denver.
(Final payment of a $70.0 grant)

School of Regenerative Design $35,000
Bainbridge Island, WA
One-time grant to develop, pilot, test, and refine the curriculum for the School of Regenerative Design, a small, start-up, architecture, planning and design school on Bainbridge Island created to advance regenerative thinking and practice among community design and development professionals.
(First payment of a two year $60.0 grant)

Shelburne Farms $40,000
Shelburne, VT
One-time grant to this internationally recognized leader in environmental sustainability, land conservation, and environmental education, to nationally scale its Farm to School Institute, a proven model to nurture and support Farm to School programs, and start the national rollout of the Institute Model in the northeast and southeast.
(First payment of a three year $65.0 grant)

Solstice Initiative $20,000
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.
(Final payment of a $90.0 grant)

The Sterling Center $25,000
New York, NY
One-time grant to support the Conservation Strategies Project, a two-year effort to document, preserve and share lessons learned from five signature grassroots national land/watershed conservation projects to help further the education and success of the next generation of environmentalists.
(First payment of a two-year $40.0 grant)

Xerces Society $25,000
Portland, OR
One-time grant to support: “Protecting the Life that Sustains Us: An Approach in Urban and Suburban Areas,” a national initiative to bring to suburban and urban areas the knowledge and tools needed to protect and support pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc) and other beneficial insects.
(First payment of a three-year $75.0 grant)

 

 

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The Foundation annually alternates its new grantmaking between its Mental Health, AIDS and Environmental program areas. In 2018, the Foundation will be making new grants in the Mental Health and AIDS program areas. In 2019, the Foundation will be making grants in the Environmental program area. Grants will be made at the Fall meeting. Initial letters of inquiry must be received before September 1, 2018. more....

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