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Clean Energy Initiative

Keweenaw Community Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2018–June 30, 2019
  • Location Hancock, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Houghton, Keweenaw

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 Keweenaw Community Foundation, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, will conduct a community-wide energy summit, promote energy efficiency among its nonprofit partners, and support the installation of a community solar installation.