2023 Environmental Program Grants

2023 Environmental Program Grants
Grants Paid during 2023
Including Payments for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

Full Frame Initiative $30,000
Greenfield, MA
One time grant to support the Coastal Wellbeing Project. Believing that the current response by coastal cities to the ever-growing threat of flooding is flawed, the Full Frame Initiative plans to employ its Wellbeing Design Principles to shift attitudes and to imbue the wellbeing of coastal ecosystems into the planning for climate change, thus creating a space for sustainable options to emerge. The project will develop messaging, media strategies, case studies, and a suite of case-making tools to advance the systems change thinking that is needed. The project will work in three coastal cities while cultivating national relationships, attracting additional funding, and laying the groundwork to spread this approach beyond the initial cities.
(First payment of a $60.0 grant)

Great Plains Restoration Project $55,000
Fort Worth, TX
One time grant to support planning, coordination, and implementation of The Southern Great Plains Conservation & Recreation Area as a shortgrass prairie preserve and as a showcase for GPRC’s ecological health, education, and intervention model. The preserve will link existing parklands with new acquisitions, all to be restored and distinctively programmed. The preserve will be akin to a state level Great Plains National Park. This will result in the protection of native prairie grasslands, one of the least protected major ecosystems in the nation.
(First payment of a $60.0 grant)

Horticultural Society of New York $10,000
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-to-do-it guidance will be shared nationally.
(Final payment of a $50.0 grant)

MERIDIAN INSTITUTE $30,000
DILLON, CO
One time grant to advance the work of the Reuse Refill Action Forum. Grant funds will support the Forum’s Fast Food Reuse Transition Initiative: an effort to transition business-to-business operations in the quick-serve restaurant industry to a reuse-refill model across multiple food service operations in elect cities by focusing on their back-of-house operations, e.g., bulk food deliveries, cleaning products, providers of soda fountain refill canisters, etc.
(First payment of a $45,000 grant)

New York City Audubon $25,000
New York, NY
One-time grant to support the project entitled 25 Years of Safe Flight: Creating a Model for Bird-Friendly Cities. New York City Audubon’s initiative will gather all it has learned in pioneering efforts to reduce bird deaths in New York City and make those valuable lessons available to cities across the country.
(First payment of a $50,000 grant)

Resource Renewal Institute $15,000
Fairfax, CA 94930
One-time grant to support the Fish in the Fields Project. The overarching 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 which reduces methane emissions from rice farming by raising fish in flooded fields after the rice harvest.
(Final payment of a $65.0 grant)

Sustainability Matters $25,000
Edinburg, VA 22824
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.
(Final payment of an $80.0 grant)

WIKITONGUES $25,000
BROOKLYN, NY
One time grant to support the project entitled Amplifying Traditional Environmental Knowledge through Language Revitalization. The grant will allow Wikitongues, in collaboration with Marine Conservation Without Borders, to support 7 to 10 early-stage, environmentally-grounded language projects that preserve, promote and amplify traditional ecological knowledge.
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)