Southeast Sustainability

Vision Overview Goals Grants VISION We envision a built environment for the Southeastern United States and beyond that is restorative of the planet’s ecological systems, fosters health and wellbeing, and promotes just and equitable economic opportunity for all. Overview The Kendeda Fund sees ecological design as the practice that merges building and community design with … Continued

Collaborating to Tell Provocative Stories About Energy and the Environment

What They Do NPR has launched the Energy and Environment Collaborative to experiment with storytelling across local and national landscapes. Working with seven member stations and five media partners, the Collaborative is strengthening local and regional reporting, and elevating local stories to national media platforms – including terrestrial radio and podcasting. What We Love The … Continued

Business Power Solving Social and Environmental Problems 

What They Do B-Lab is launching an effort to improve story-telling about companies that are doing ‘good business,’ growing in meaningful ways, and exploring the global reach of B-Corporations. What We Love B-Lab has harnessed the interest of business leaders globally to make capitalism a force for good. The tools and systems that B-Lab has … Continued

Fostering Economic Resilience for Low-Income Workers

What They Do Project Equity is focused on converting businesses owned by retiring Baby Boomers that provide green jobs for low-wage workers, to benefit from employee ownership structures. This synergistic strategy uses the power of business ownership to address large-scale problems, including income inequality, the racial wealth gap, and environmental degradation. What We Love Project … Continued

Storytelling as a Force For Change

What They Do Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival … Continued

Dennis Creech

Dennis joined The Kendeda Fund in 2017 and serves as the fund advisor for a variety of sustainability initiatives in the southeast. In 1978, Dennis co-founded Southface, an Atlanta-based nonprofit promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities. He ran the organization for 38 years, and under his direction Southface has become a trusted partner to federal and … Continued

Bridging Policy Gaps, Forging Smart Solutions

What They Do The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a strategic center of gravity for the national gun violence prevention movement. With a dual focus on policy development and advocacy, they help policy into action, working at the federal and state levels, advocating for legislative and executive action, and thinking creatively about how to grow … Continued

Working With Communities to Protect Montana’s Wilderness

What They Do For more than 50 years, Montana Wilderness Association has been working with communities across the state to protect Montana’s wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions. What We Love The Montana Wilderness Association works directly with communities to find common ground between diverse interests in order to build long-term support for wildlands … Continued

Advancing Next Generation Leadership of Young Women Activists

What They Do The Global Fund for Women advances the human rights of women and girls worldwide by finding, funding, and amplifying the courageous work of women who are building social movements and challenging the status quo. Global Fund for Women’s vision is “every woman and girl is strong, safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions.” … Continued

Training, Mobilizing and Educating Montana’s Next Generation of Leaders

What They Do Forward Montana Foundation is a homegrown, statewide, non-partisan, youth-led, grassroots organization whose mission is to train and mobilize the next generation of young leaders in the state of Montana. In 2014 alone, Forward Montana leaders and volunteers registered more than 10,000 new voters statewide. The organization’s leadership training and development program graduated … Continued