Grants to Green Works

Foundations are increasing their impact
and better serving their communities.
Nonprofits are spending less on utilities and investing more in their work.
The environment is being protected, and people are better off.

Grants to Green Works

Foundations are increasing their impact
and better serving their communities.
Nonprofits are spending less on utilities and investing more in their work.
The environment is being protected, and people are better off.

Featured Success

Jerusalem House saves 21% in energy usage and nearly $10,000 in costs

Jerusalem House is the oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. The nonprofit’s facility that houses homeless mothers and their children is more than 100 years old and had not been renovated since 1997.

In 2010, Jerusalem House was awarded $33,376 in Grants to Green funding to implement the following assessment recommendations at its Family Program facility:

  • Insulate the office and apartment attics, the Learning Center, and the hot water pipes
  • Replace inefficient lighting with more energy efficient models
  • Replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system and patch duct leaks
  • Install low flow faucets and point-of-use water heaters

Since implementing these recommendations, Jerusalem House has realized a 21% reduction in energy usage and nearly $10,000 in cost savings. These savings have been diverted back into Jerusalem House’s programs, enabling them to better serve their clients. Read the full story.

More Successes

Read real-life ways Grants to Green saves nonprofits energy and money.

Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children identified tactics that would save nearly $30,000 annually.

Big Brothers Big Sisters reduced their energy and water usage by 54% and saved nearly $76,000 in utility costs.

The Center for Community Preservation and Planning decreased costs dramatically between 2010 and 2012.

The Edge Connection implemented energy-efficient features including high-efficiency lighting and controls.

Life University decreased its utility costs by 36% and decreased its energy usage by 41%.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital saved $36,828 annually and reduced water usage by 50%.

The Place of Forsyth demonstrated a savings of 32% annually.

Quinlan Visual Arts Center installed new LED indoor lighting, reducing the environmental impact from energy production.