Foundation / Corporation
Mertz Gilmore Foundation
Grants generally starting at $25,000 to USA non-profit organizations providing effective environmental programs or projects that are focused on issues related to global warming. These grants are intended to support efforts to study climate change, promote climate-friendly energy usage, and develop renewable energy sources in the USA. The ultimate goal of these grants is to help bring about substantial reductions in global warming pollution through targeted investments in sustainable policy and practice.
The Foundation currently considers grant requests in three strategic categories:
I. Alternatives to coal-fired power plants: The Foundation supports a limited number of campaigns to ensure, at a minimum, that coal plants comply with the law and to promote clean energy solutions in localities where new coal plants have been deferred or old plants may be retired. Priority will be given to coalition or network initiatives in Southeastern states. Grants will be considered for campaigns focused on a specific coal-fired power plant, a group of plants, or a specific approach using special expertise in concert with other campaign partners.
II. New York City: Since the world's cities account for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, the Foundation is interested in New York City projects that can serve as models for large metropolitan initiatives elsewhere. As such, the Foundation supports innovative efforts that will lead to significant and sustainable reductions in global warming pollution and serve as useful demonstration projects. Additional emphasis will be placed on projects that actively promote successful New York City initiatives in other cities.
III. New constituencies and approaches for a national climate movement: The country's failure to develop adequate and binding policies for reducing global warming pollution requires urgent new approaches and constituencies to demand national policy and USA leadership in the world. Environmentalists have worked tirelessly to build coalitions and drive policy in recent years, and the Foundation seeks to expand upon this leadership by supporting new initiatives either to:
* Engage new constituencies, on a broad scale, in a meaningful effort to push for strong and binding national policy;
* Test new approaches to fostering leadership and motivating action, on a broad scale, to reduce global warming pollution;
* Generate broader grassroots civic engagement and catalyze volunteer activism.
GrantWatch ID#: 134422
Past grants have generally ranged from $25,000 to $100,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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