Environment

Equitable Environmental Benefit

We invest in efforts led by those most affected by environmental injustice and that ensure equitable environmental benefit.

Recent Grants From This Area

Recipient

Amount

Date

Purpose

  • West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

    Amount Awarded: $25,000

    Date Awarded: Feb. 2021

    To work alongside community residents, Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association and Grandville Avenue Business Association to address environmental justice and safety concerns on Grandville Avenue.  This partnership was made possible by the Charles Evenson Fund for the Environment.

  • City of Grand Rapids

    Amount Awarded: $800,000

    Date Awarded: Aug. 2020

    To embed and lead with equity in City and City-influenced policies, practices, contracts and programming related to the Grand River restoration project. This partnership was made possible by the Charles Evenson Fund for the Environment, The J. Leslie Livingston Memorial Fund, and Fund for Community Good.

  • Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

    Amount Awarded: $200,000

    Date Awarded: Dec. 2018

    To enhance FGRP’s ability to focus on community engagement and environmental justice through parks and trees.

  • Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited

    Amount Awarded: $10,000

    Date Awarded: Feb. 2018

    Supporting the creation of a new strategic plan.

  • Kids' Food Basket

    Amount Awarded: $100,000

    Date Awarded: Dec. 2017

    To preserve historical farmland within Grand Rapids' urban core.