Strategic Environmental Grantmaking

Strategic Environmental Grantmaking

In 2004 Carolyn Foundation was one of 24 charter members of RE-AMP. The RE-AMP Network has grown to over 175 nonprofits and foundations across eight Midwestern states working on climate change and energy policy with the goal of reducing global warming pollution economy-wide 80% by 2050. This process began with a detailed systems mapping project to identify priorities and align collective action.

Carolyn’s responsive grantmaking guidelines have supported the shared RE-AMP goal since the network was formed. In 2017, we realized we could make a greater impact by funding a few key RE-AMP partners for an extended period of time. Several past grantees were invited to respond to an RFP for multi year funding. The grant recipients are:

CURE (Clean Up The River Environment): Organizing citizens to restore protect the Minnesota River Basin

Fresh Energy: Leading the Transition to Clean Energy

(Environmental Law & Policy Center): Protecting the Midwest’s Environment and Natural Heritage.