Program: Climate and Clean Energy

Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund

The New Venture Fund (NVF) is a public charity that launches and incubates large-scale social change projects both domestically and internationally. NVF serves as fiscal sponsor to the Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund (Equity Fund). This grant is for the Equity Fund, which awards over $5.5 million in grants to organizations in New Mexico, Minnesota,… Continue Reading

Climate Group

Founded in 2004, The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action by catalyzing innovation and bringing solutions to scale. It brings together networks of influential corporate leaders—as well as state, finance, and civil society leaders—to demonstrate the business case for a low-carbon economy. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions… Continue Reading

Environmental Defense Fund

Established in 1967, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) preserves the natural systems on which all life depends by linking science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. It evaluates environmental challenges and works to create solutions that win lasting political, economic, and social support. This grant supports four lines of EDF’s work to reduce pollution. The… Continue Reading

Climate Central

Climate Central is an independent organization that brings together leading scientists and journalists to research and report the facts about our changing climate and its impact on the public. Climate Central tackles the misperception that climate change is a distant issue—affecting other people and other places—by harnessing the power of science and communications to help… Continue Reading

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) is a public interest organization promoting greater energy efficiency in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wyoming. SWEEP promotes energy efficiency as a means to reduce the need for costly new power plants and transmission lines, protect the environment by reducing pollution, and save consumers and businesses money.… Continue Reading

Natural Resources Defense Council

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth— its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. This grant supports clean energy policies and programs in over half the United States, and promotes the adoption of mandatory and voluntary efficiency standards at both federal and state… Continue Reading

National Governors Association

The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors, which shares best practices and develops innovative solutions to improve state policy. This grant supports a state learning network on new utility business models to support policy officials with knowledge and materials that will enable them to transform the power sector. As… Continue Reading

Great Plains Institute

The Great Plains Institute (GPI) is a non-partisan organization committed to making the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy both environmentally and economically sustainable. GPI accomplishes this mission via research and analysis, consensus policy development, technology acceleration, and local action. This grant supports efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the Midcontinent Independent System… Continue Reading

Advanced Energy Economy Institute

The Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI) is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the public benefits and opportunities of advanced energy— energy from clean, secure, and affordable sources. This grant aims to accelerate market adoption of advanced energy technologies to create a more secure, resilient, clean, and cost-effective power sector,… Continue Reading