Nonprofits often are so busy doing good—and so strapped for cash—that eco-friendly initiatives can rank low on their priority lists. Grants to Green, a partnership of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Kendeda Fund, and Southface, funds energy assessments and implementation awards that can help nonprofits make operational changes that save water, energy, and—vitally—cash. Between its 2008 launch and the end of 2012, Grants to Green funded assessments and awards for 136 metro area nonprofits. Grantees saved more than $1 million, and the energy savings are equal to removing 916 cars from the roads.
This article originally appeared in our November 2013 issue.