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)