Grants to Green
Helping nonprofits save two kinds of resources—the environment and operating expenses.
Reimagining Nonprofit Facilities
All 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:
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 1: Nonprofits notified and agreements mailed
Fall Assessment and Implementation Dates
- August 17: Deadline for nonprofits to submit all application materials (Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application, Grant Application Supplement and all required attachments)
- Sept 12–30: Site visits and/or interviews
- October 31: Nonprofits notified and agreements mailed
Eligibility and Application Materials
To view a recording of the Grants to Green orientation webinar, please click here.
Grants to Green Assessment: Grant Application Supplement
Grants to Green Assessment: Grant Application Supplement Instructions
Grants to Green Implementation: Grant Application Supplement
Grants to Green Implementation: Grant Application Supplement Instructions
2016 Board Information Form
2016 Strategic Planning Form
2016 Green Champion Volunteer Job Description
2016 Green Champion Form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grants to Green Web Seal
- Grants to Green Web Seal Instructions
- Grants to Green Communications Toolkit
- Implementation Second Payment Request Form
- Implementation Change Request Form
- Assessment Progress Report
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager data entry:
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
- 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
- Beth Studley, Holder Construction Company
- Lena Stevens, City of Decatur