The Funders’ Network exists to inspire, strengthen and expand funding and philanthropic leadership that yield environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically prosperous regions and communities.
This youth community sustainability project introduces at-risk students to STEM/environmental citizen science, experimentation, mentoring, scholarships and a career path toward environmental science or advocacy/policy making.
The purpose of the Vancouver Upcycle Design project is to catalyze the shift to a more circular economy in Vancouver’s design, production, construction, and demolition sectors. This will be done through promoting businesses that are integrating upcycling into their business models and demonstrating, through public exhibits, the breadth of what can be done with recovered materials.
Adapt Sustain3’s education portal to gamify a residential energy conservation curriculum addressing lighting, controls, whole home weatherization, and renewables. The curriculum will be bilingual and universally accessible.
Work with a multi-stakeholder, resident-led community group to develop Hamilton’s first urban agriculture project as a social enterprise that will address the social determinants of health, sustainable environments and specifically food insecurity in the McQuesten neighbourhood.
Increase active transportation use through infrastructure development and education, providing equitable access to sustainable transportation and improving the health of people, environment, economy, and communities.
The purpose of the project is to create alignment and set priorities between community development activities, resident engagement, municipal policies and investment resources that can jointly address city wide environmental challenges; and take advantage of economic opportunities.
To catalyze, facilitate and support the development of EcoDistricts as a strategy to accelerate neighborhood-scale sustainability and execution of the City of Atlanta’s Sustainability Plan, Power to Change.
The objective of Pittsburgh’s Growing Up Green and Healthy project is to increase community understanding of citywide sustainability initiatives and demonstrate their potential to positively impact physical health and community development.
The purpose of the grant is to fund a collaboration between the private, non-profit and public sectors to create sustainable design and implementation strategies to improve the appearance of streets in the Downtown Central Business District.
To align and adapt sustainability and economic development programs and resources in geographically-specific disenfranchised Minneapolis communities to create measurable impact based on community identified needs.
The purpose of this project is to create a residential package of all of the beneficial energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste & recycling, transportation, and other “green” programs that the City offers and to connect low and moderate income residents to this package of offerings. The desired outcome is to ensure that residents can more easily take advantage of all the tools and resources currently available to make their homes and lifestyles more sustainable.
To mitigate and adapt to climate change by engaging residents in improving tree canopy, transportation mode shift, and entrepreneurship, delivering tangible outcomes for neighborhood resilience and equity
The purpose of this project it to create a GIS tool that collects environmental, social, and health outcome data to better inform the City and developers on how, where, and when to incorporate “green” infrastructure to increase equitable sustainability and livability.
To enhance Cincinnati’s regional food system through civic engagement, policy creation and collaborative programming that positively impacts access, consumption, production, distribution, procurement and land use.
To leverage our community’s competitive spirit and local foundation support to lead the way in energy efficiency and improve the quality of life for all by reducing energy consumption in Columbia households. We’re calling it the CoMo Energy Challenge. The Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP) will serve as the focal point of our efforts and as a hook for additional partners and media attention.
The Sustainable Chinatown Plan will engage immigrant and monolingual communities to identify strategies that sustain Chinatown&amp;#39;s unique culture and affordability while increasing its environmental performance.
To leverage our community&#39;s competitive spirit and local foundation support to lead the way in energy efficiency and improve the quality of life for all by reducing energy consumption in Columbia households. We&#39;re calling it the CoMo Energy Challenge. The Georgetown University Energy Prize will serve as the focal point of our efforts and as a hook for additional partners and media attention.
To build new connections between Dubuque’s sustainability efforts (Sustainable Dubuque) and low-income families living in at-risk neighborhoods through the Green &amp;amp;amp; Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
Directly connect the Sustainability Director with community funders and interested citizens by encouraging collaboration and action supporting sustainability projects at an individual and neighborhood scale.
Clean Air Neighborhoods is a neighborhood-based social marketing campaign to help individuals negotiate barriers to alternative transportation and succeed in a transportation revolution behavior change.
The purpose of this project is to establish a replicable and scalable faith-based energy efficiency program, featuring:
• Professional Building Energy Assessments
• Customized Energy Action Plans
• Home Energy Audit Class for congregation membership
• Energy Equity Education sessions
• Matching Grants up to $10,000
GHHI offers integrated health, lead hazards reduction, energy and weatherization interventions in low-income homes, creating safer and healthier families, stronger communities and improved economic opportunities.
Growing School Gardens, an initiative of Madison, the Madison Community Foundation, the Madison School District and multiple community organizations, catalyzes partnerships to support urban agriculture.
Promote Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and coordinate green home improvement services for low-income residents; and develop pest prevention guidelines for San Francisco’s affordable housing projects.
This project will consult a wide array of stakeholders to identify and prioritize tools and processes to create a unified community vision/comprehensive plan. A new core committee of stakeholders, the Planning to Plan group has already formed to help the County transition from traditional regulatory Comprehensive Plan development to Vision-based planning.