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NextGen Committee Grant

Grant to a USA Nonprofit to Support Environmental
Sustainability Initiatives and Help Reverse Global Warming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation - NextGen Committtee

Deadline Date:

07/11/18

Description:

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Grant of $90,000 to a USA nonprofit to support environmental sustainability initiatives. Funding is intended for new or existing programs that would measurably reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, either by sequestering gases presently in the atmosphere or by preventing the emission of those gases.

The NextGen Committee will primarily judge proposals on the amount of estimated offset carbon, the quality of the calculations, and the likelihood of success at achieving the estimated carbon reductions. The Committee will secondarily consider the collateral environmental and social benefits of the project.

Pricing and Measuring CO2e
According to an Ecosystem Marketplace report, the average price per metric ton of CO2e offsets in voluntary markets in 2016 was $3 (though with wide variability ranging from less than $1 to more than $50 per metric ton). At $3 per metric ton, $90,000 would purchase 30,000 metric tons of CO2e offsets. The hope is that received proposals will be competitive with or exceed this amount of projected offset carbon.

Strong proposals must also demonstrate high-quality estimations of CO2e reductions. The Environmental Protection Agency has made available a greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator that may be useful in calculating these estimations. Note, however, that organizations may prefer to utilize a different CO2e calculator or estimate carbon savings in other ways. As long as an organization’s methodology for such estimations is clearly stated, applicants may utilize any tools they wish.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183440

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Foundation intends to award one $90,000 grant.

Term of Contract:

Work will take place during the 2019 calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposal MUST be submitted by an organization based in the United States and recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service (with the organization’s tax determination letter included as an attachment).

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- RFP Opens: April 11, 2018
- Submission Deadline: July 11, 2018
- Finalists Notification Date: by September 5, 2018
- Decision Date: October 31, 2018

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_x38MqBl8z6ueuKPmb5E0QhgteOjtDlT9-AEEFIaZ10/viewform?edit_requested=true

No phone calls. All inquiries should be directed to: nextgengrants@raycandersonfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

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