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Cleveland Carbon Fund Announces New Grants Up to $10,000

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Cleveland Carbon Fund Announces New Grants Up to $10,000

Cleveland Carbon Fund

The Cleveland Carbon Fund is seeking grant applications for projects that reduce carbon emissions and have beneficial local impacts. Grants for up to $10,000 will be available to fund carbon reduction projects in the Cleveland area.

Projects will be competitively selected based on the amount of greenhouse gases reduced and community benefits. Past projects have included home weatherization and energy efficiency projects in Cleveland neighborhoods.

Applications are due March 16 at 5 p.m. and can be found by clicking here.

Founded in 2009 the Cleveland Carbon Fund is the first community-based carbon reduction fund in the U.S. The Cleveland Carbon Fund invests in local community projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spark economic development in Cleveland. The Fund’s founding partners include the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation and the Green City Blue Lake Institute at Cleveland’s Museum of Natural History. They are committed to reducing carbon emissions and marketing the Fund to ensure its growth and success. The Fund’s Advisory Committee includes the founders and two community partners, BrownFlynn and Forest City Enterprises, both of which have worked to support the fund and help it grow.

The Fund provides an option for anyone who wants to reduce carbon emissions in Cleveland to have the power to do so. Individuals and corporations are encouraged to calculate their carbon footprint on the Fund’s website and make a tax-deductible donation to the Fund. Donors can be assured their contributions are making sustainable, positive change in Cleveland area neighborhoods. The money collected goes to implementing local projects that reduce the overall carbon emissions of the Cleveland area.

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