Grants

Please note that the Garfield Foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals.

2016


Collaborative Networks Program 

2016

RE-AMP Network

2016

  • The Minneapolis Foundation (fiscal sponsor), (Minneapolis, MN) – $500,000
    RE-AMP Network
    www.reamp.org
    (8-state network: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
    General Operations & The Global Warming Strategic Action Fund
  • The Minneapolis Foundation (fiscal sponsor), (Minneapolis, MN) – $75,000
    www.reamp.org
    Adaptive Systems Analysis & Leadership Support
  • Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, (Minneapolis, MN) – $75,000
    www.climategen.org
    Leadership Support
  • Center for Rural Affairs, (Lyons, NE) – $25,000
    www.cfra.org
    Leadership Support
  • The Sierra Club, (Oakland, CA) – $25,000
    www.sierraclub.org
    Beyond Coal Midwest – Leadership Support

Cancer Free Economy Network

2016

  • Breast Cancer Fund (San Francisco, CA) – $323,425
    www.breastcancerfund.org
    CFE Network – Change the Story: Communications Node
  • Children’s Environmental Health Network (Washington, D.C.) – $323,250
    www.cehn.org
    CFE Network – Advancing Science/Health Node
  • Clean Production Action, (Somerville, MA) – $322,750
    www.cleanproduction.org
    CFE Network – Shifting the Market Node
  • Communities for a Better Environment (Huntington Park, CA) – $323,425
    www.cbecal.org
    CFE Network – Building Power Node
  • Center for Environmental Health (Oakland, CA) – $90,000
    www.ceh.org
    CFE Network – Policy & Legal Hub
  • GreenBlue (Charlottesville, VA) – $100,000
    www.greenblue.org
    CFE Network – Shifting Supply

Community Revitalization Program 

2016

  • Artists for Humanity (Boston, MA) – $50,000
    www.afhboston.org
    Expanding the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
  • Ironbound Community Corporation (Newark, NJ) – $50,000
    www.ironboundcc.org
    Ballantine Area Revitalization Project
  • New Bedford Economic Development Council (New Bedford, MA) –  $50,000
    www.nbedc.orfg
    New Bedford Wind Energy Center
  • United Way of Greater New Bedford (New Bedford, MA) – $25,000
    www.unitedwayofgnb.org
    Show of Hands Initiative
  • Waterfront Historic Area League (New Bedford, MA) – $50,000
    www.waterfrontleague.org
    New Bedford Co-Creative Center
  • Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.) – $50,000
    www.brookings.edu
    Report on Discovering New Value in America’s Core Cities
  • Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (Brunswick, ME) – $50,000
    www.ceimaine.org
    Economic Opportunities for Sustainable Aquaculture on Massachusetts’ South Coast – a Sector Analysis
  • The Funders’ Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities (Coral Gables, FL) – $50,000
    www.fundersnetwork.org
    Aligning Funder Interest in the Inclusive Economic Development Needs of Older Cities
  • Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (New Bedford, MA) –  $15,000
    www.cedcnewbedford.orfg
    General Program & Operations Support
  • Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance (Newark, NJ) – $15,000
    www.forwardevernj.org
    General Program & Operations Support

Environmental Sustainability Program

2016

Mercury Source Reduction Grants

2016

  • Clean Water Fund – Boston (Boston, MA) – $35,000
    www.cleanwaterfund.org
    Multi-State Mercury Products Campaign
  • Consumers for Dental Choice (Washington, D.C.) – $50,000
    www.toxicteeth.org 
    Campaign for Mercury-Free Dentistry

Production & Consumption Grants

2016

  • Upstream Policy Institute, Inc. (Rockland, ME) – $35,000
    www.upstreampolicy.org
    Plastic Pollution Policy Project (P4)
  • Urban Sustainability Directors Network (Chicago, IL) – $55,000
    www.usdn.org
    USDN Sustainable Consumption in Cities Project
  • Story of Stuff Project (Berkeley, CA) – $75,000
    www.storyofstuff.org
    General Program & Operations Support

2015


Collaborative Networks Program 

2015

RE-AMP Network

2015

  • The Minneapolis Foundation (fiscal sponsor), (Minneapolis, MN) – $500,000
    RE-AMP Network
    www.reamp.org
    (8-state network: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
    General Operations & The Global Warming Strategic Action Fund

Cancer Free Economy Network

2015

  • BizNGO (Somerville, MA) – $95,000
    www.bizngo.org
    CFE Network Demand Cluster Strategic Planning/ Leadership
  • Blue Green Alliance (Washington, D.C.) – $145,000
    www.bluegreenalliance.org
    CFE Network Leadership & Strategic Planning/ Leadership
  • Breast Cancer Fund (San Francisco, CA) – $120,000
    www.breastcancerfund.org
    CFE Network Communications Hub / Leadership & Strategic Assessment
  • Center for Environmental Health (Oakland, CA) – $65,000
    www.ceh.org
    CFE Network Legal & Policy Hub / Leadership
  • Children’s Environmental Health Network (Washington, D.C.) – $95,000
    www.cehn.org
    CFE Network Health Cluster Strategic Planning / Leadership
  • Clean Production Action, (Somerville, MA) – $115,000
    www.cleanproduction.org
    CFE Network Supply Cluster Strategic Planning / Leadership
  • Communities for a Better Environment (Huntington Park, CA) – $65,000
    www.cbecal.org
    CFE Network Organizing Hub / Leadership

Community Revitalization Program 

2015

  • Asian Americans for Equality (New York, NY) – $100,000
    www.aafe.org
    To establish an EB-5 Regional Center in New York City
  • Downtown New Bedford, Inc. (New Bedford, MA) – $35,000
    www.downtownnb.org
    Downtown New Bedford Community Benefits District
  • Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance (Newark, MA) – $15,000
    www.forwardevernj.com
    Capacity Building & Strategic Planning Implementation
  • Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (Coral Gables, FL) – $75,000
    www.fundersnetwork.org
    Restoring Prosperity in Older Industrial Cities and Strengthening Network Practice in Philanthropy
  • Interise, Inc. (Boston, MA) – $50,000
    www.interise.org
    MassRenaissance™ Initiative
  • Ironbound Community Corporation (Newark, NJ) – $50,000
    www.ironboundcc.org
    Ballantine Area Revitalization Project
  • Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (Boston, MA) – $30,000
    www.ma-smartgrowth.org
    Acushnet Avenue Revitalization
  • New Bedford Economic Development Council (New Bedford, MA) –  $50,000
    www.nbedc.orfg
    New Bedford Wind Energy Center
  • New Jersey Future (Trenton, NJ) – $75,000
    www.njfuture.org
    Greater Trenton Initiative
  • Regional Plan Association (Princeton, NJ) – $25,000
    www.rpa.org
    Greater Dayton Revitalization Stakeholder Outreach
  • Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management (Newark, NJ) – $50,000
    www.business.rutgers.edu/cscm
    Newark Industrial Solutions Center Phase II Project
  • United Way of Greater New Bedford (New Bedford, MA) – $25,000
    www.unitedwayofgnb.org
    Show of Hands Initiative

Environmental Sustainability Program

2015

Mercury Source Reduction Grants

2015

  • Clean Water Fund – Boston (Boston, MA) – $35,000
    www.cleanwaterfund.org
    Multi-State Mercury Products Campaign
  • Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (San Francisco, CA) – $10,000
    www.cgbd.org
    To convene members of the New Economy Funders Network
  • Consumers for Dental Choice (Washington, D.C.) – $50,000
    www.toxicteeth.org 
    Campaign to End Mercury as a Dental Restorative Material
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, D.C.) – $125,000
    www.nrdc.org 
    Global Mercury Campaign

Production & Consumption Grants

2015

  • One Earth Initiative Society (Vancouver, British Columbia)- $20,000
    www.oneearthweb.org
    Advancing Sustainable Consumption and Production in Cities
  • Urban Sustainability Directors Network – $55,000
    www.usdn.org
    Member-focused Sustainable Consumption Projects

2014

Collaborative Networks Program

2014

RE-AMP Network

2014

Cancer Free Economy Network

2014

Community Revitalization Program

2014

  • Asian Americans for Equality (New York, NY) – $100,000
    www.aafe.org
    Establish an EB-5 Regional Center
  • Daily Table (Dorchester, MA) – $25,000
    www.dailytable.org
    Urban grocery & food service retail model
  • Downtown New Bedford, Inc. (New Bedford, MA) – $35,000
    www.downtownnb.org
    Downtown New Bedford community benefit district feasibility process
  • Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance (Newark, NJ) – $15,000
    www.forwardevernj.com
    General operations
  • Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (Coral Gables, FL) – $30,000
    www.fundersnetwork.org
    Framing and advancing competitive economies
  • Ironbound Community Corporation (Newark, NJ) – $50,000
    www.ironboundcc.org
    Ballantine revitalization project
  • Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (Los Angeles, CA) – $50,000
    www.laane.org
    Don’t Waste LA Composting Project
  • Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (New Bedford, MA) – $30,000
    www.ma-smartgrowth.org
    Great Neighborhoods Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford
  • Newark Alliance (Newark, NJ) – $25,000
    www.newark-alliance.org
    CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative
    ton Initiative
  • New Bedford Economic Development Council (New Bedford, MA) – $50,000
    www.nbedc.org
    Wind Energy Center
  • New Jersey Future (Trenton, NJ) – $50,000
    www.njfuture.org
    Greater Trenton Initiative
  • United Way of Greater New Bedford (New Bedford, MA) – $25,000
    www.unitedwayofgnb.org
    Community Conversations Process

Environmental Sustainability Program

2014

Mercury Source Reduction Grants

2014

  • Clean Water Fund – Boston (Boston, MA) – $40,000
    www.cleanwaterfund.org 
    Multi-State Mercury Products Campaign
  • Consumers for Dental Choice (Washington, D.C.) – $50,000
    www.toxicteeth.org 
    Campaign to End Mercury as a Dental Restorative Material
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, D.C.) – $125,000
    www.nrdc.org
    Global Mercury Campaign

Production & Consumption Grants

2014

  • One Earth Initiative Society (Vancouver, British Columbia) – $40,000
    www.oneearthweb.org 
    Systems thinking capacity building in the sustainable production & consumption sector
  • Urban Sustainability Funders Network (US National) – $55,000
    www.usdn.org 
    Sustainable consumption member learning and activities
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