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Clean Energy Initiative

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

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

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 Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, in collaboration with other community foundations and clean energy nonprofits in the region, will assist local governments’ efforts to establish and pursue ambitious clean energy goals.