Grants to Green empowers nonprofit organizations to reduce energy and water costs, and to invest the savings in the fulfillment of mission.

Initiated and funded by the Kendeda Fund in 2008, Grants to Green has generated more than $8 million in nonprofit utility savings over the course of a decade.

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The program was designed for metro Atlanta nonprofits, but has also inspired replications in other regions as well as adaptations for specific nonprofit sectors.

The legacy of Grants to Green for nonprofit advancement is multi-dimensional and long-lasting: ongoing savings to invest in mission; knowledge gained; capacity increased; facilities improved; assets protected; sustainability firmly embedded in organizational values and practices; advocacy for sustainability with peers and in the community.

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2018 marks the tenth anniversary of Grants to Green. This report celebrate how the program has transformed nonprofits into sustainability leaders and winners.