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  • Climate Change Solutions – Mertz Gilmore Foundation
    City projects that can serve as models for large metropolitan initiatives elsewhere The Foundation supports innovative efforts that will lead to significant and sustainable reductions in global warming pollution and serve as useful demonstration projects Additional emphasis is placed on projects that actively promote successful New York City initiatives in other cities United National Human Settlements Program 2011 estimate III New Constituencies and approaches for a national climate movement The country s failure to develop adequate and binding policies for reducing global warming pollution requires urgent new approaches and constituencies to demand national policy and U S leadership in the world Environmentalists have worked tirelessly to build coalitions and drive policy in recent years and the Foundation has sought to expand upon this leadership by supporting new initiatives either to Engage new constituencies on a broad scale in a meaningful effort to push for strong and binding national policy Test new approaches to fostering leadership and motivating action on a broad scale to reduce global warming pollution Generate broader grassroots civic engagement and catalyze volunteer activism Contact climate program mertzgilmore org 2015 GRANTS Updated December 2015 Alternatives to Coal Appalachian Voices 55 000 for one year to protect Appalachia from the negative impacts of coal and promote a transition to a cleaner energy economy Chesapeake Climate Action Network 30 000 for one year to support efforts to expand offshore wind in Virginia Environmental Integrity Project 50 000 for one year to develop stringent standards to reduce methane emissions and strengthen public disclosure requirements Greenpeace Fund 100 000 over two years to build demand for renewable energy from the information technology sector Year 2 Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis 75 000 for one year to produce research and analysis in support of the shift to renewable energy sources Kentucky Coalition Kentuckians for the Commonwealth 75 000 for one year to support the New Energy and Transition program Voices for a Sustainable Future Labor Network for Sustainability 40 000 for one year to support efforts to model a just transition away from non sustainable energy sources Center for Popular Democracy Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment 40 000 to support the New Economy and Peabody Organizing Projects National Wildlife Federation 150 000 over two years to coordinate a campaign to promote Atlantic offshore wind power Year 2 Public Justice Foundation 35 000 for one year to support legal strategies to reduce pollution from Southeast coal plants Sierra Club Foundation 75 000 for one year to build public will for clean energy solutions South Carolina Coastal Conservation League 45 000 for one year to promote offshore wind development along the South Carolina coast Southeastern Wind Coalition 40 000 for one year to promote the development of offshore wind energy resources in the Southeast Southern Alliance for Clean Energy 50 000 for one year to promote and organize around the implementation of the EPA s Clean Power Plan in the Southeast Southern Environmental Law Center 75 000 for one year to move

    Original URL path: http://www.mertzgilmore.org/program-areas/climate-change-solutions/ (2016-05-01)
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  • NYC Communities – Mertz Gilmore Foundation
    raised or requested III Collaborative campaigns The Foundation will support a limited number of collaborative campaigns Priority will be given to inquiries from a coalition or network uniting around a common problem or issue and designed to achieve its goals in 1 2 years Grants may also be considered for campaigns by a single organization working with partners Letters of inquiry should include the following Problem to be addressed and 1 2 year goals for the campaign including explanation of the campaign s near term opportunities and feasibility Main targets of advocacy if appropriate and the background context Coalition or organization experience with collaborative campaigns Information on the campaign leaders organizations and or individuals How the campaign is to leverage the contributions of different groups including a list of campaign partners Annual budget figure for grant seeking organization and requested grant amount Draft budget for the campaign and other sources of funding raised or requested Across all funding categories the Foundation will consider the ability of organizations to work with and leverage funds from other foundations and city state and federal government agencies where appropriate To Apply Please send a 2 3 page letter of inquiry by email to nyccommunities program mertzgilmore org to help staff determine the possible fit with the Foundation s criteria and program priorities In addition to other information that you may wish to include please address the specific criteria in the relevant funding category above All submissions will be acknowledged and a limited number of proposals will be invited each spring and fall Deadline Letters of inquiry for the upcoming fall grant cycle are due by Friday August 12 2016 Final funding decisions will be made by the Board in November 2015 GRANTS Updated December 2015 Community Based Organizations Battered Women s Resource Center Voices of Women Organizing Project 65 000 over two years to provide general support to Voices of Women Organizing Project Year 1 Brandworkers International 100 000 over two years to provide general support Year 1 Make the Road New York Center for Frontline Retail 50 000 for one year to provide general support Chinese Staff and Workers Association 100 000 over two years to provide general support Year 1 Community Voices Heard 100 000 over two years to provide general support Year 2 Families United for Racial and Economic Equality 50 000 for one year to provide general support Fifth Avenue Committee 140 000 over two years to support the South Brooklyn Accountable Development Initiative Year 1 Good Old Lower East Side 100 000 over two years to provide general support Year 2 Make the Road New York 150 000 over two years to provide general support Year 1 MinKwon Center for Community Action 100 000 over two years to provide general support Year 2 Movement for Justice in El Barrio 100 000 over two years to provide general support Year 2 National Mobilization Against Sweatshops NMASS 100 000 over two years to provide general support Year 2 New Immigrant Community

    Original URL path: http://www.mertzgilmore.org/program-areas/nyc-communities/ (2016-05-01)
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  • NYC Dance – Mertz Gilmore Foundation
    dance programming at a cultural center in the Bronx Year 2 Bronx Museum of the Arts 50 000 over two years to present dance at Bronx Museum Year 2 Brooklyn Academy of Music 60 000 over two years to nurture and present the next generation of New York City based dance companies in BAM s Richard B Fisher Building Year 2 BAX Brooklyn Arts Exchange 50 000 for two years to support dance residencies and presentations at a community arts center in Brooklyn Year 2 College Community Services Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 20 000 over two years to support the dance series at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Year 2 Cave Organization 20 000 over two years to support a Butoh Dance venue in Williamsburg Brooklyn Year 2 Center for Performance Research 40 000 over two years for general support Year 1 Chez Bushwick 40 000 over two years for general support Year 1 Theater et al Chocolate Factory Theater 50 000 over two years to present visiting dance artists at a performance space in Long Island City Queens Year 2 Dance Theatre Etcetera 20 000 over two years to support site specific dance programs in Red Hook Brooklyn Year 1 Dancenow NYC 50 000 over two years to showcase a spectrum of New York City contemporary dancemakers on stage at Joe s Pub Year 2 Danspace Project 100 000 over two years to support a performance space in the East Village that develops presents and contextualizes the work of experimental dance artists Year 2 Dance Entropy Green Space 20 000 over two years for general support Year 1 Aaron Davis Hall Harlem Stage 60 000 over two years to support a cultural center in Harlem that provides opportunities for dance artists of color Year 2 HOME for Contemporary Theatre and Art HERE Arts Center 60 000 for two years to support the dance component of a multidisciplinary performance center Year 1 Jacob s Pillow Dance Festival 120 000 over two years to enable New York City dance artists to present and create work at Jacob s Pillow Year 2 Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 30 000 over two years to support the creation and presentation of dance at Jamaica Performing Arts Center JPAC Year 1 Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 10 000 to support MAKING MOVES Haleakala Inc The Kitchen 50 000 over two years to support dance programming at The Kitchen Year 2 La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club 40 000 over two years to support dance programming at La MaMa Experimental Year 2 Fiorello H LaGuardia Community College Foundation LaGuardia Performing Arts Center 20 000 over two years to support dance programming at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Year 2 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 60 000 over two years to grow a dance program in Lower Manhattan Year 2 Movement Research 60 000 over two years to support a laboratory for the investigation and presentation of dance Year 2 New York Live Arts 80

    Original URL path: http://www.mertzgilmore.org/program-areas/nyc-dance/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Democratic Values – Mertz Gilmore Foundation
    Solutions NYC Communities NYC Dance Democratic Values Grants Lists How to Apply Frequently Asked Questions Search for 218 E 18th Street New York NY 10003 t 212 475 1137 f 212 777 5226 e info at mertzgilmore org 2016 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Democratic Values The Foundation is not accepting unsolicited proposals in this program at this time We expect to post program guidelines soon 218 E 18th Street New York

    Original URL path: http://www.mertzgilmore.org/program-areas/democratic-values/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Grants Lists – Mertz Gilmore Foundation
    to Apply Frequently Asked Questions Search for 218 E 18th Street New York NY 10003 t 212 475 1137 f 212 777 5226 e info at mertzgilmore org 2016 Mertz Gilmore Foundation Grants Lists The Foundation s grants lists can be downloaded by clicking the links below The lists do not reflect the current program guidelines and should not be taken as an indication of future grantmaking priorities 2015 Grants

    Original URL path: http://www.mertzgilmore.org/program-areas/grant-lists/ (2016-05-01)
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  • How to Apply – Mertz Gilmore Foundation
    mertzgilmore org 2016 Mertz Gilmore Foundation How to Apply For all programs please submit a letter of inquiry not a full proposal of no more than three pages describing the mission of the organization and the purpose of the request Staff will respond to all communications and if appropriate invite a full proposal Do not submit videos DVDs CDs press clippings books or other materials unless they are requested The

    Original URL path: http://www.mertzgilmore.org/how-to-apply/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Frequently Asked Questions – Mertz Gilmore Foundation
    are grants made 1 In what areas do you fund Please see our detailed guidelines that can be found by clicking on the program areas below Climate Change Solutions New York City Communities New York City Dance 2 What is NOT eligible for funding The Foundation does not make grants for political purposes such as lobbying or propaganda In addition the Foundation does not accept proposals for Individuals Endowments annual fund appeals or fundraising events Conferences workshops Sectarian religious concerns Scholarships fellowships research loans or travel Film or media projects Publications 3 How do I know if my project or organization is eligible Your project or organization should closely match all the criteria outlined in the relevant program guidelines If you have to alter your project or organization to fit the guidelines it is likely we will not ask you to submit a proposal Applicants must be nonprofit organizations as classified under section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code 4 Do you provide grants to individuals No 5 What is an appropriate request amount Is there a maximum grant size There is no maximum grant size The amount that you request should be informed by your organizational

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