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Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

To support the Alliance to Curb Climate Change, a partnership with The Nature Conservancy, with the goal of promoting bipartisan leadership on climate and energy policy in ten states, and to support Climate Corps Boston.

  • Award Date: 6/23/2015
  • Amount: $650,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Innovation Network for Communities

To support phase one of Climate Ready Boston, with the goal of developing a long-term strategy for the Boston metro area to prepare for the effects of climate change.

  • Award Date: 6/23/2015
  • Amount: $460,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Partnership Project, Inc.

To coordinate the Climate Action Campaign to demonstrate to policy-makers and the media that Americans want their leaders to stand firmly on the side of public health and the environment.

  • Award Date: 6/23/2015
  • Amount: $550,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

The Nature Conservancy

To support the Alliance to Curb Climate Change, a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, with the goal of promoting bipartisan leadership on climate and energy policy in ten states.

  • Award Date: 6/23/2015
  • Amount: $400,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

The Trust for Public Land

To pilot the Climate-Smart Cities program in Boston and, later, the metro area, incorporating Boston-specific data into its modeling and online mapping tools to help inform future climate-preparedness planning.

  • Award Date: 6/23/2015
  • Amount: $500,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Vote Solar

To bring solar energy to scale by removing barriers to market participation in New England, with a focus on Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.

  • Award Date: 6/23/2015
  • Amount: $200,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

A Better City Initiative, Inc.

To develop a mobile-source emissions calculator to generate data that will lead to a greater understanding about average fuel efficiencies and their related greenhouse gas emissions and that will serve as a performance indicator for Go Boston 2030.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

A Better City Initiative, Inc.

To create a public-realm plan to enhance public spaces that encourages greater use of public transit, biking, and walking throughout the City of Boston.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $250,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Innovation Network for Communities

To launch and implement the Renewable Energy Leadership Prize, a $100,000 award to the nonprofit institution in Greater Boston that develops the most compelling strategy for large-scale renewable energy generation from either on-site or off-site sources.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $125,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

Merck Family Fund

To conduct the Economic Benefits of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative research project.

  • Award Date: 4/27/2015
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate