A community initiative to strengthen nonprofits through environmental sustainability

A community initiative to strengthen nonprofits through environmental sustainability

In communities across the nation,

with support from foundations

and knowledge from energy partners,

nonprofits are going green

Together, 187 nonprofits are saving approximately $1 million each year in energy and water costs

A Proven Track Record of Success

This grant has helped us to implement environmental sustainability policies and practices, and incorporate more energy efficient choices into our capital campaign building plans.

Jeff Smythe, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels Atlanta

Energy efficiency is an important way organizations can reduce operating costs. We're pleased to be partnering with Maine non-profits, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Maine Development Foundation to invest in energy efficiency.

Anne Stephenson, Communications Director, Efficiency Maine

By ensuring more efficient nonprofit operations, Grants to Green helps us build community capacity, resulting in strong nonprofits, thriving families and a vibrant culture in Dubuque.

Eric Dregne, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

The Grants to Green assessment provided a wealth of information about the management of our new facility. We better understood the interplay of different systems within the structure and how that interplay affects the day-to-day operation of the entire organization.

Nikki Berian, Sr. Director of IT and Facilities, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Atlanta

We learned valuable lessons about creating a conservation culture in our organization and inculcating good habits for saving energy, recycling, and saving water.

Anne Farrisee, Sr. Director of Development, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation

Helping organizations save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been a key priority at Green Dubuque. Grants to Green is one of the most successful programs we have encountered that really engages nonprofits and leads them through the difficult process of energy retrofits.

Eric Coffman, Energy Program Consultant, Green Dubuque

What a blessing to be a Grants to Green recipient and to have the opportunity to reduce our energy costs. The money we save in the coming years will support us in delivering our mission to the children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities who rely on us for services.

Marilyn Althoff, Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Dales

We are striving for a triple bottom line in our Grants to Green program—stronger nonprofits, more energy-efficient buildings, and increased vibrancy in Maine’s downtowns—to increase the sustainability of Maine’s nonprofits and enhance our environment.

Peter Taylor, Vice President, Program Development and Grantmaking Services, Maine Community Foundation

Grants to Green is giving us a marvelous way to assess our historic building and identify and implement the most strategic ways to decrease our energy costs while being respectful of our treasured home.

Leslie Rounds, Executive Director, Dyer Library / Saco Museum

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