In 2018 we distributed $1.2 million to 42 frontline organizations in the U.S., predominantly led by people of color and women. This funding reflects years of growth in our grantmaking strategy from the initial handful grants in 2015.
This most recent round of grants in 2018 reflect Leadership Fund investments in California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as another round of awards to support equitable clean energy advocacy activities through our Ecosystem Fund.
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 with equity and justice for communities.
Our 2018 Grantees
Leadership Fund Grants
$100,000 to support coordination of clean energy and equity policy in California.
$50,000 to support leadership in the Miami Climate Alliance and and coalition work in South Florida to drive clean energy and a Just Transition.
$65,000 in programmatic support for movement building, engagement in rural communities, and development of a Climate Justice Project to advance 100% clean renewable energy, as part of a $130,000 two-year grant.
$40,000 to advance a Just Transition policy Kentucky.
$50,000 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, energy equity and just transition initiatives in South Carolina.
$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.
$50,000 to support capacity building and advance energy equity in Atlanta and Georgia.
$20,000 to support leadership development efforts for youth of color and LGBTQIA and to advance a just transition in the Appalachian region.
$15,000 to support equitable clean energy adoption in northeast Iowa and advancement of the energy district model statewide, as part of a $30,000 two-year grant.
Ecosystem Fund Grants
$30,000 to support leadership in the NY Renews coalition, pilot community solar projects and the REVitalize Initiative.
$20,000 in programmatic support for their efforts related to NY Renews, including leadership development and Just Transition in Buffalo.
$40,000 to support power-building and civic engagement to advance 100% clean energy and climate justice.
$40,000 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.