Recent Nonprofit Success

Grant Successes

$5.0 Billion to the Coalition for Green Capital 

from the Environmental Protection Agency from the National Clean Investment Fund. The Coalition for Green Capital, a nonprofit with almost 15 years of experience helping establish and work with dozens of state, local, and nonprofit green banks that have already catalyzed $20 billion into qualified projects—and that have a pipeline of $30 billion of demand for green bank capital that could be coupled with more than twice that in private investment. The Coalition for Green Capital’s program will have particular emphasis on public-private investing and will leverage the existing and growing national network of green banks as a key distribution channel for investment—with at least 50% of investments in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Read more here.

$12.0M to Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services 

from the Administration of Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement for the Home Study and Post-Release Services for Unaccompanied Children grant program.

$572,742 to Hope Network Foundation

from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the Mental Health Awareness Training grant program.

$1.0M to Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara (FSA)

from the Department of Justice for the STOP School Violence grant program. This funding will allow FSA to continue working with the school district in Guadalupe to provide much needed services in a small community.

$10.0M to Affordable Homes & Communities (AHC, Inc.)

from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program’s Leading Edge Cohort to support renovations that will increase energy and water efficiency for residents and move the community to net-zero energy and emissions performance standards. Read more here.

$50.0M to the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI)

from the Environmental Protection Agency for the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers grant program. This new grant program, which will make it easier for small community-based organizations to access federal environmental justice funding, responds to community feedback about the need to reduce barriers to federal funds and improve the efficiency of the awards process to ensure communities that have long faced underinvestment can access the benefits of the largest climate investment in history. Read more here

$5.55M to Radius Recycling, Inc., in partnership with Clean Cities,

as the lead applicant from the Environmental Protection Agency for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. They will use the funds to replace heavily polluting off-road vehicles and cranes, some of which are more than 50 years old.

$400,000 to Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara (FSA)

for Parent and Caregiver Support Programs and Practices from the California Department of Health Care Services’ Evidence-Based and Community-Defined Evidence Practices Grants program (Round 1). FSA will collaborate with the SBC Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative (PeRC), Cottage Health (CH) (the convener for PeRC), a comprehensive health system, and Carpinteria Children’s Project (CCP), an early childhood education and family services program to implement this project.

Congressionally Directed Spending Project Successes

$2.175M combined to Affordable Homes & Communities (AHC, Inc.)

from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Funds.

$500,000 to San Diego Zoo Global

from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education subcommittee. The funds will support local & needy San Diego schools’ participation in SDZWA’s Native Biodiversity Corps, where students learn about native plants and animals in Southern CA. Students propose and plant a native garden on school grounds at the end of the program.

$2.0M to Connecticut Science Center, Inc.

from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Connecticut Science Center requested $2,000,000 to refurbish 3,000 square feet of exhibition space. Specifically, this funding will go toward renovating gallery space to create a modernized exhibit focused on energy and environmental sustainability education. Activities to be funded include the removal of current exhibits and the design, installation, and accessibility components of the new exhibit and accompanying interactives.