2021 Environmental Program Grants

Grants Paid During 2021
Including Grants Approved in Prior Years

Energy Action Network $20,000
Montpelier, VT
One-time grant to make the 2.0 version of the Energy Action Network’s comprehensive energy dashboard (a tool for measuring sources of local greenhouse gas emissions) compatible for use across the country and to provide training and technical assistance to states and communities adopting the platform.
(Final payment of a $70.0 grant)

Environmental Advocates of New York $25,000
Albany, NY
One-time grant to support the initiative: The decommissioning of retail fuel dispensing facilities (gas stations). To prevent thousands of abandoned gas stations from becoming toxic sites and neighborhood blight EANY proposes to develop a methodology to proactively address this issue, initially in NYS, and then share its model nationally.
(First payment of a $40.0 grant)

Horticultural Society of New York $25,000
New York, NY 10018
One-time grant to support The Pollinator Port Project. This grant will help The Hort answer the question: how can a city grid (streets, plazas, tree pits, etc.) be simply, and cost-effectively, made to contribute meaningfully to the health of pollinators (bees, etc.)? Once answered on the ground in New York City, the how-do-do-it guidance will be shared nationally.
(First payment of a $50.0 grant)

Resource Renewal Institute $35,000
One-time grant to support the Fish in the Fields Project which reduces methane emissions from rice farming by raising fish in flooded fields after the rice harvest. The overreaching goal of the grant is to produce an action plan that: adapts and scales its pilot Fish in the Fields project across California; expands and adapts it to Arkansas, and in so doing, develops a template for bringing the model to the Mississippi Delta and Gulf Coast.
(First payment of a $65.0 grant)

Scenic America $30,000
Washington DC
One-time grant to support the project entitled: Undergrounding of Utility Wires: Cutting-Edge Wildlife and Environmental Protection designed to demonstrate the affordability of undergrounding utility wires. to combat the ecological, economic, and human damage caused by overhead wires, Scenic America is developing technical standards to help communities reduce the cost of undergrounding wires. Scenic America will launch a multi-year outreach plan to ensure the widespread adoption of these standards.
(First payment of a $60.0 grant)

Sustainability Matters $30,000
Edinburg, VA
One-time grant to support its innovative project, Making Trash Bloom. Toxic sites, landfills, will be converted into pollinator and wildlife habitat by turning them into native meadows This grant will: refine their demonstration model, pilot it at a variety of other sites across Virginia, turn it into a sharable and scalable national model, and form agreements with partners in 3-5 additional geographies to bring the Make Trash Bloom model to their regions.
(First payment of a $80.0 grant)

Upstream $10,000
Damariscota, ME
One-time grant to support the initiative “Throw-Away-Free: Re-norming from Single-Use to Reuse,” a campaign aimed at changing behavior around the packaging and serving of food and drink.
(Final payment of a $65.0 grant)

Waterkeeper Alliance $25,000
New York, NY
One-time grant to launch the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Drone Monitoring Program to improve water protection by empowering local waterkeeper organizations around the country to use drone technology.
(Final payment of a $75.0 grant)

Wild Heritage $15,000
(Fiscal sponsor: Earth Island Institute)
Berkeley, CA
Seed funding to launch and build the capacity of Wild Heritage to advance the protection of old growth forests.
(Final payment of a $75.0) grant)