Grants to Green

Helping nonprofits save two kinds of resources—the environment and operating expenses.

Reimagining Nonprofit Facilities

G2G_Color_lrgAll too often, the buildings occupied by nonprofits are aging structures with inefficient equipment. Grants to Green is helping to transform the nonprofit sector by encouraging nonprofits to renovate, expand or construct buildings that are energy- and water-efficient.

This innovative partnership between the Community Foundation, the Kendeda Fund and Southface gives metro Atlanta nonprofits the opportunity to renovate or build greener work places that are energy- and water-efficient—all with the ultimate goal of improving a nonprofit organization’s building structure and saving money that allows more resources to go to services.

In 2014, Grants to Green was replicated nationally, with initiatives in Dubuque, Iowa and Maine. To learn more, visit

Concrete Impact

in utility savings since program inception
have gone green with Grants to Green
in annual savings by nonprofits

2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

Spring Implementation Dates

  • Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon: Deadline for nonprofits to submit all application materials (Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application, Grant Application Supplement and all required attachments)
  • April 6 – May 3, 2018: Implementation site visits
  • By Friday, June 29, 2018: Nonprofits notified

Eligibility and Application Materials

To access a recording of the  webinar held on Thursday, February 8 to review eligibility criteria and application process for Grants to Green implementation, click here.

Grants to Green Guidelines
Grants to Green Implementation: Grant Application Supplement
Grants to Green Implementation: Grant Application Supplement Instructions
Grants to Green Innovation: Grant Application Supplement

Grantee Materials
Are you a previous Grants to Green grantee? Congratulations on your Grants to Green Assessment or Implementation award! As indicated in your grant agreement, the documents below will help you comply with the requirements of your grant award. If you have any questions, please email

General Forms:

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager data entry:


Each year, the Community Foundation brings together the Green Champions during Southface’s annual Greenprints Conference. This is an opportunity for Green Champions to network and further their knowledge of environmental sustainability.


Volunteers and Partners

Grants to Green represents a partnership between the Community Foundation, which provides grantmaking expertise and nonprofit community knowledge, Southface, which provides expertise on sustainability and the Kendeda Fund, which provides funding and the driving passion for the initiative. All partners contribute to nonprofit education, events, monitoring and evaluation.

Grants to Green is governed by an Advisory Committee that provides consultation, input and perspective on the Grants to Green program.

  • Barry Berlin, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
  • Kim Ajy, R2T, INC.
  • Timothy Block, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Ralph Edwards, EBS Property Investments, LLC
  • David S. Godfrey, DOAS State Purchasing Division
  • Ciannat Howett, Emory University
  • Steve Leeds, Sustainability Consultants, LLC, Of Counsel, Rogers & Hardin, LLP
  • Beth Lowry, Holder Construction Company
  • Henry Slack, Mechanical Engineer
  • Liz York, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For more information about grants from Grants to Green, please contact

Lita Ugarte Pardi
Director, Resource Deployment

Hannah Klemm
Program Assistant

The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our Nonprofit Online Portal to complete your Organizational Profile, Common Grant Application and Grant Application Supplement.

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