2017 Impact Report

Strength in Community

We Faced Serious Threats in 2017.

Trump’s First 100 Days

Attacks on communities fighting on the frontlines of clean energy:

Approved the Dakota Access Pipeline

February 7 source

Revoked rule preventing coal companies from dumping into local streams

February 16 source

Approved the Keystone XL Pipeline

March 24 source

Lifted a freeze on new coal leases on public lands

March 29 source

Stopped tracking of federal government carbon emissions and downplays costs

March 1 source

Stopped national preparation for climate change and rescinds the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

March 2 source

We Stood Up for Clean Energy, In Community.

Star power meets people power for 100% clean energy in California

Avengers actors Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Evans (Captain America), and Don Cheadle (War Machine), and California Environmental Justice Alliance team up to push for SB100. If passed, SB100 would make California the largest economy worldwide, to commit to 100% clean energy.

Providing resources to power Puerto Rico

$250,000 for solar generators and frontline support + 75 portable solar and battery storage units ensured Puerto Rican control over the situation. We partnered with Brooklyn-based grantee, UPROSE, clean energy powerhouse, Goal Zero, Climate Justice Alliance, and Puerto Rico-based La Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica to make this happen.

Building local political power through grantmaking

$150,000 total to PUSH Buffalo, APEN ACTION and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth Action to advance clean energy policy in their communities.

Working Together, We Grew Stronger.

50% More Leadership

We added Gloria Walton, Jee Kim, Brandon Hurlbut, Shalanda Baker, and George Goehl to our Board of Directors.

320% More Social Connections

20.2M+ impressions on social media.

36% More Grantmaking

$1.4 million in grants to over 50 orgs.

37% More Budget

Thanks to 16 new major donors.

54% More Media Impact

10 op-eds written by grantees, influencing the media narrative.

71% More Everyday Heroes

12 ONE100 awards honoring the everyday heroes who make clean energy possible.

We Invested in Our Communities, And It Paid Off.

$23M for 100,000 low income households

New York State

New York Energy Democracy Alliance successfully advocated for the Low-Income Community Solar Initiative resulting in reduction of electric bills by an average of 20%.

$400M in climate resiliency investments

Miami, Florida

Miami Climate Alliance was instrumental in passing the City of Miami Forever Bond, which means storm drain upgrades, flood pumps, flood resistant sea walls, affordable housing, economic development, green spaces, and road improvements.

$70,000 solar array

Naomi, West Virginia

Coal River Mountain Watch met a challenge grant to finance the solar array, which will keep over 10,000 pounds of coal in the ground and generate 9,409 kWh per year of clean energy.

We Made Serious Impact in 2017.

Local Impact

ONE100 Award: Lighting the darkness in Highland Park

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Fundraising Impact

Avengers raise $100,000 with limited edition t-shirt sales

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Media Impact

#ATL100 campaign shifts media narrative

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Movement Impact

27 more U.S. cities commit to 100% clean energy

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Philanthropic Impact

The Solutions Project receives NCRP Impact Award for support of indigenous leadership at Standing Rock

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