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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

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

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

A Better City Initiative, Inc.

To implement the Challenge for Sustainability program, which encourages Boston businesses to invest in environmentally sustainable practices meant to reduce their carbon footprint.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $420,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Boston Redevelopment Authority

To extend the EcoDistricts Energy Fellowship position for one year in order to complete research and pilot projects, communicate the outcomes, and devise strategies and actions to institutionalize the work.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $65,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

Community Labor United, Inc.

To build a strong community base of support for climate action through the Green Justice Coalition, engaging working-class communities of color in developing and implementing an energy vision and action plan.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $600,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.

To support the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition (T4MA)’s strategic planning process to clarify its goals and design strategies.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $400,000
  • Term: 6 months
  • Program: Climate

Environment Northeast d/b/a Acadia Center

To conduct outreach, education, and engagement on EnergyVision, a framework that sets forth a pathway to creating an energy system that allows the Northeast region to achieve deep greenhouse gas reductions by 2050.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $180,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Global Philanthropy Partnership

To support the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance in advancing the development and implementation of deep carbon-reduction strategies in twenty-five cities around the world in ways that improve quality of life, increase equity, and enhance preparedness for the effects of climate change.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $300,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate