Grants to Green
Helping nonprofits save two kinds of resources—the environment and operating expenses.
Thank you for your interest in Grants to Green. After 10 years of service, we are transitioning the Grants to Green program to Southface Institute. The Community Foundation, in collaboration with the Kendeda Fund and Southface, has built a strong legacy through this program, with over 200 nonprofits making energy and water upgrades totaling nearly $10 million in utilities savings over the last decade. We want to thank our partners and Advisory Board members who helped create and grow Grants to Green into the impactful program it is today.
We are excited to announce that moving forward, Southface will build on this amazing legacy, continuing to grow and support nonprofits and communities with this inspirational work. In its new home, the program will continue with the same services and impacts but with a brand-new name: GoodUse Grants.
We look forward to supporting this work and nonprofits throughout the Southeast, as Southface continues to build capacity within these groups by investing in resource efficiency. Please click here for more information about GoodUse Grants or contact Southface staff directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-604-3625.
Grant Cycle Timeline
Thank you for your interest in Grants to Green. After 10 years of service, the Grants to Green program will no longer be offered by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. We are proud that over 200 nonprofits participated in the program, which generated over $8 million in utility savings. We want to thank our partners and advisory board members who helped make Grants to Green great! Please click here to learn about our other grant programs.
Each year, the Community Foundation brought the Green Champions from each organization together during Southface’s annual Greenprints Conference. This was an opportunity for Green Champions to network and further their knowledge of environmental sustainability.
Volunteers and Partners
Grants to Green represented a partnership between the Community Foundation, which provides grantmaking expertise and nonprofit community knowledge, Southface, which provided expertise on sustainability and the Kendeda Fund, which provided funding and the driving passion for the initiative. All partners contributed to nonprofit education, events, monitoring and evaluation.
Grants to Green was governed by an Advisory Committee that provided 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