Grants to Green


Helping nonprofits save two kinds of resources—the environment and operating expenses.

Reimagining Nonprofit Facilities


G2G_Color_lrgAll too often, the buildings occupied by nonprofits are aging structures with inefficient equipment. Grants to Green is helping to transform the nonprofit sector by encouraging nonprofits to renovate, expand or construct buildings that are energy- and water-efficient.

This innovative partnership between the Community Foundation, the Kendeda Fund and Southface gives metro Atlanta nonprofits the opportunity to renovate or build greener work places that are energy- and water-efficient—all with the ultimate goal of improving a nonprofit organization’s building structure and saving money that allows more resources to go to services.

In 2014, Grants to Green was replicated nationally, with initiatives in Dubuque, Iowa and Maine. To learn more, visit grantstogreen.org.

For more information about the Grants to Green program:

Kalie Lasiter
Program Associate
404.526.1127
klasiter@cfgreateratlanta.org

Concrete Impact


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2016 Grant Cycle Timeline


Summer Assessment and Implementation Dates

  • May 18: Deadline for nonprofits to submit all application materials (Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application, Grant Application Supplement and all required attachments)
  • June 20–July 15: Site visits and/or interviews
  • August 8: Nonprofits notified and agreements mailed

Fall Assessment and Implementation Dates

  • August 17 at Noon: Deadline for nonprofits to submit all application materials (Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application, Grant Application Supplement and all required attachments)
  • Sept 12–23: Implementation site visits and/or interviews
  • October 3-19: Assessment site visits and/or interviews
  • October 31: Nonprofits notified and agreements mailed

Eligibility and Application Materials



Orientation
An online orientation for Implementation was held on Thursday, July 14th. To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.
An online orientation for Assessment was held on Thursday, July 21st. To view a recording of the webinar, please click here.


Grants to Green Assessment: Grant Application Supplement Instructions
Grants to Green Implementation: Grant Application Supplement Instructions
Grants to Green Guidelines
Grants to Green Assessment: Grant Application Supplement
Grants to Green Implementation: Grant Application Supplement
2016 Board Information Form
2016 Strategic Planning Form
2016 Green Champion Volunteer Job Description
2016 Green Champion Form

Grantee Materials
Are you a previous Grants to Green grantee? Congratulations on your Grants to Green Assessment or Implementation award! As indicated in your grant agreement, the documents below will help you comply with the requirements of your grant award. If you have any questions, please email grantstogreen@cfgreateratlanta.org.

General Forms:

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager data entry:

Events


Each year, the Community Foundation brings together the Green Champions during Southface’s annual Greenprints Conference. This is an opportunity for Green Champions to network and further their knowledge of environmental sustainability. To view photos from the most recent Green Champion Convening, please click here.

 

Volunteers and Partners


Grants to Green represents a partnership between the Community Foundation, which provides grantmaking expertise and nonprofit community knowledge, Southface, which provides expertise on sustainability and the Kendeda Fund, which provides funding and the driving passion for the initiative. All partners contribute to nonprofit education, events, monitoring and evaluation.

Grants to Green is governed by an Advisory Committee that provides consultation, input and perspective on the Grants to Green program.

  • Barry Berlin, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
  • Kim Ajy, R2T, INC.
  • Timothy Block, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Leesa Carter, Captain Planet Foundation
  • Ralph Edwards, EBS Property Investments, LLC
  • David S. Godfrey, DOAS State Purchasing Division
  • Ciannat Howett, Emory University
  • Steve Leeds, Sustainability Consultants, LLC, Of Counsel, Rogers & Hardin, LLP
  • Beth Lowry, Holder Construction Company
  • PJ Newcomb, Coca-Cola Refreshments
  • Henry Slack, Mechanical Engineer
  • Liz York, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Journey Starts Here


Ready to get started? Just visit our online portal to complete your application today.

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