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Clean Energy Initiative

Community Foundation of Marquette County

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2018–March 31, 2019
  • Location Marquette, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Marquette

About this grant

Michigan is in the midst of a major energy transition, which includes greater reliance on renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, and reductions in energy demand through a variety of energy efficiency improvements. This "clean energy" transition presents opportunities and challenges that are felt acutely at the community level. Community foundations are well-positioned to help successfully address such challenges and opportunities. With this grant, the Community Foundation of Marquette County will create and distribute energy information materials, develop at least three demonstration sites that illustrate energy efficiency and renewable energy practices, and convene an energy awareness community event at the end of the project.