This past May, Solutions Project released our largest round of Leadership Fund grants to date, with investments across California, Iowa, and New York. This funding reflects three years of growth in our grantmaking strategy from the initial few grants in 2015 to a national portfolio that provides $710,000 to fifteen organizations.
These investments empower partners to be innovative and collaborative as they connect their neighborhood-level solutions to improve statewide policy. In many cases, we provide the first national funding for these on-the-ground organizations.
Solutions Project is honored to play a role in supporting our grantee partners. Together, we are advancing a shared vision of 100% clean energy for all.
$40,000 to support organizing and advocacy of the Transformative Climate Communities Program to benefit residents in the San Joaquin and Eastern Coachella Valleys.
$30,000 to support a climate justice and Just Transition agenda through engagement in Community Choice Aggregation and the Transformative Climate Communities Program in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties
$40,000 to support grassroots organizing and advocacy for selection of Inland Valley region as the third geographic location for the Transformative Climate Communities Program.
$130,000 over two years in programmatic support for movement building, engagement in rural communities, and development of a Climate Justice Project to advance 100% clean renewable energy.
$125,000 to support coalition-building and resourcing of New York ecosystem organizations, advance energy democracy and equity, and support community solar development initiatives in the state.
$35,000 to support climate justice and Just Transition work in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, including continued development of the REVitalize Initiative and related demonstration projects and leadership in the NY Renews coalition.
$30,000 to support leadership in NY Renews, development of a community solar project through the REVitalize Initiative, and advancement of the Hunts Point Resiliency Project.
Leadership Fund Committee Members
We are especially appreciative of our Leadership Fund Committee members and the role they play in shepherding forward our grantmaking work.