On November 30th, The Solutions Project hosted our annual Leadership Fund Committee in Des Moines, Iowa to approve our fall docket of 2017 grants.

This most recent round of grants reflects our second docket of Leadership Fund grants to the American South, as well as first round of c4 investments to support equitable clean energy lobbying and advocacy activities through our Ecosystem Fund. To date, our 2017 grantmaking totals over $1.4 million and supports over 45 organizations.

Many thanks to our grantee Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement for their gracious hosting and showcasing of Iowa’s transition to 100%.

Leadership Fund Grants

$35,000 to support leadership in the Miami Climate Alliance and and coalition work in South Florida to drive clean energy and a Just Transition.

$40,000 to support leadership development efforts for youth of color and LGBTQIA and to advance a Just transition in the Appalachian region.

$40,000 to support network capacity and structure, advance organizing of the ecosystem of frontline organizations, and promote climate justice and clean energy solutions in South Florida.

$50,000 to support leadership in climate justice and energy equity leadership in South Carolina and to advance a community shared solar project for low-income households in Florence and Dillon Counties.

$50,000 to support capacity building and advance energy equity in Atlanta and the region, as part of a two-year $150,000 grant.

Ecosystem Fund Grants

$50,000 to advance the 100% Buffalo Campaign and support of policy opportunities through NY Renews, in cooperation with its national affiliate.

$50,000 to advance environmental justice, 100% renewable energy and economic justice policies in California.

$50,000 to advance a Just Transition policy Kentucky.