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Advanced Energy Economy Institute

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$35,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support AEEI's Midwest Advanced Energy PUC Staff Forum
$20,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Midwest Advanced Energy Public Utility Commission Forum

Alliance for Climate Education

1 Grant

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Boulder, CO

$400,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Bemidji State University

1 Grant

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Bemidji, MN

$50,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to update Bemidji State University’s Climate Action Plan

Biomimicry for Social Innovation

1 Grant

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Santa Fe, NM

$28,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the 2021 Living Systems Leadership training workshop by providing scholarships, and to support BSI to meaningfully adapt to pandemic-related contexts

Bipartisan Policy Center

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$150,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators (MSEER) project
$150,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators (MSEER) project
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to foster successful Midwest implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan

BlueGreen Alliance Foundation

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance equitable climate, clean energy, and just transition policies in Minnesota
$75,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue engagement of stakeholders in clean, economic transition plans across Minnesota
$85,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue engagement of stakeholders in clean economic transition plans across Minnesota
$80,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support community stakeholders in developing economic transition plans for communities facing coal-plant closure
$80,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support community stakeholders in developing economic transition plans for communities facing coal-plant closures
$175,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to grow clean energy manufacturing jobs in southwestern Minnesota
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support applied research on air quality and health benefits impacts from Midwest energy and climate policy

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

5 Grants

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Washington, DC

$32,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote the Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with a focus on Minnesota and Midwest clean energy markets
$32,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with a focus on Minnesota and Midwest clean energy markets
$32,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote the Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with a focus on Minnesota and Midwest clean energy markets
$32,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote clean energy market trends in Minnesota and the Midwest through an event featuring Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook
$26,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote clean energy market trends in Minnesota and the Midwest through an event featuring Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

Center for American Progress

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the From the State House to the White House Initiative to build upon local/state climate leadership to lay the roadmap for nationwide climate action
$20,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Climate Forum to create equitable climate policy ideas and identify pathways for inclusive national climate policy development

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to increase access to energy efficiency programs by underrepresented populations through a peer-learning network of community organizations and redesigning efficiency programs
$15,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support planning and coordination of community trainings on air permit commenting
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to develop energy poverty indicators and mapping for Minnesota and associated technical assistance outreach plans for underserved communities

Center for Energy and Environment

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$425,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to defend, evolve, and expand Minnesota’s energy efficiency policies, and to accelerate to a just and equitable decarbonized grid in Minnesota and the Midwest
$500,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to extend and defend Minnesota's energy efficiency framework and to accelerate the evolution to a decarbonized grid in Minnesota and the Midwest, and for general operating support
$350,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support cooperative and municipal utility business model work, utility regulator technical assistance, and a clean energy geotargeting pilot project
$55,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to develop and evaluate energy efficiency and other carbon reducing options for the Destination Medical Center Committee
$10,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a policy forum on utility business models
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support work on utility business models
$40,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to plan for and begin to implement an ordinance in Minneapolis and St. Paul for providing energy-efficiency disclosure at time-of-sale

Center for Rural Affairs

4 Grants

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Lyons, NE

$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to bolster climate change and climate-focused agriculture policy capacity
$300,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build long-term community organizing capacity through multi-issue advocacy and engagement in rural Minnesota and Iowa
$160,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build, activate, and mobilize a rural voice supportive of clean energy transmission, renewable energy development, and action to address climate change throughout Iowa and the Upper Midwest
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage local communities in establishing environmentally responsible siting for clean energy transmission in Wisconsin and Iowa, and to co-support the RE-AMP Rural Communities Caucus leader and staff coordinator

Ceres

5 Grants

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Boston, MA

$50,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to mobilize Ceres’ company and investor partners to make the business case for state policies and regulations that spur an equitable transition to a decarbonized transportation system and a clean energy economy in the Midwest
$150,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to mobilize Ceres’ company and investor partners to make the business case for state policies that spur the transition to clean transportation and a clean energy economy in the Midwest
$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to mobilize Ceres’ company and investor partners to make the business case for state and federal policies that spur the transition to a clean energy economy in the Midwest
$124,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage and mobilize Minnesota and other Midwestern companies and investors on state and federal climate and clean energy policies
$65,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Minnesota companies on the importance and relevance of state and federal climate and energy policies to their business operations and economic success

Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$650,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$650,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

City of Grand Marais

2 Grants

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Grand Marais, MN

$40,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for leadership and coordination of the goals, strategies, and tactics of the Grand Marais Climate Action Plan
$20,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the development and implementation of a Grand Marais Climate Action Plan

City of Minneapolis

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support city clean energy engagement at the Public Utilities Commission
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the implementation of the Minneapolis commercial building energy rating and disclosure ordinance

City of Northfield

1 Grant

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Northfield, MN

$50,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build staff capacity for implementation of the city's Climate Action Plan

City of St. Paul

3 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$200,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance climate action in Saint Paul
$50,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support community-based organizations to conduct engagement around an EV charging/EV carshare hubs project
$150,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support robust community engagement in the development of a climate action and adaptation plan and to match funds secured for the City Energy Project for the City of Saint Paul

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$400,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$300,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Clean Energy States Alliance

2 Grants

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Montpelier, VT

$25,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support CESA membership opportunities and peer-to-peer networking activities for public energy agencies in Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin
$50,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand membership opportunities in the Midwest and provide states with peer-to-peer networking opportunities and technical assistance

Clean Energy Trust

5 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$75,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the preparation, release, and promotion of the Clean Jobs Midwest report
$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the development and amplification of the Midwest clean energy jobs report
$175,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the development and amplification of the Midwest clean energy jobs report
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to update the clean energy jobs annual report Clean Jobs Midwest and to amplify the report's results
$200,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to conduct a Midwest clean energy jobs survey and to communicate the story of the clean energy economy in the region

Clean Grid Alliance

6 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$550,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$550,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$415,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$415,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support coalition work on transmission planning and policy
$55,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Wind on the Wires' engagement in utility business models and for strategic planning for the organization
$250,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support work on Midwest transmission policy and planning

Clean Up The River Environment

4 Grants

$365,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in Minnesota around clean energy and efficiency opportunities as well as to support a working lands strategy
$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in Minnesota around clean energy and efficient opportunities
$300,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in clean energy and efficiency opportunities
$80,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in clean energy and efficiency opportunities

Clean Wisconsin

9 Grants

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Madison, WI

$350,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Wisconsin Clean Energy Table
$75,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Wisconsin Climate Table
$295,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Wisconsin Climate Table
$185,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Wisconsin Climate Table to build a stronger, equitable climate movement in Wisconsin
$350,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support of Clean Wisconsin's Energy and Climate Program
$50,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to pilot innovative utility projects and rate designs with Wisconsin utilities to increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs
$75,000
2012
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

5 Grants

$400,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$335,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support and to create a Youth Action Fund to provide micro-grant assistance and mentorship across youth climate coalitions in Minnesota
$315,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support actions that reduce climate pollution and foster local solutions and sustainability throughout the state of Minnesota
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support implementation of Climate Minnesota Convenings across the state, engaging greater Minnesota communities in dialogue about climate change impacts and local climate solutions
$80,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to implement forums across Minnesota and follow-up support for scalable community-level actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster sustainability

Climate Jobs National Resource Center

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$150,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the development of new Climate Jobs coalitions in Wisconsin and Michigan

Community Action Network

1 Grant

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Ann Arbor, MI

$75,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to work with the Bryant community in Ann Arbor to develop a whole home assessment aimed at improving indoor comfort, health, and safety, all while decarbonizing the neighborhood

Community Power

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support and grow a Twin Cities energy justice network

Comunidades Organizando El Poder Y La Accion Latina COPAL Education

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$250,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Congregations Caring for Creation

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$500,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$175,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build capacity for Just Community Solar teams to operate in four regions of MN
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build the capacity to create a Just Community Solar Program for Minnesota faith communities

Conservation Minnesota

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to amplify the ways Minnesotans of all backgrounds care for our shared place and inspire more people to take more action
$600,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$150,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide core support to educate health professionals, the public, and policymakers about the impacts of climate on health
$100,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Upstream project aimed at amplifying Minnesotans of all backgrounds care for place
$800,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$653,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support, regional organizing capacity on clean energy, and outreach and education around nitrate pollution and its impacts on drinking water
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
for grassroots outreach on clean energy

Conservative Energy Network

2 Grants

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Lansing, MI

$200,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$200,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity

3 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$100,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to strengthen Midwest field and organizational capacity on climate and energy
$125,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build grassroots campaign capacity in the Midwest
$150,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support grassroots campaign research and technical assistance in the Midwest to advance clean energy

Dane County

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$25,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to fund modeling and analysis to develop a climate action plan for Dane County

Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency

3 Grants

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Rochester, MN

$335,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$185,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to assist the Destination Medical Center project in implementing clean energy goals

Ecolibrium3

2 Grants

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Duluth, MN

$100,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to convene organizations working on climate change to share information with an emphasis on racial and social equity
$200,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for the Minnesota Climate Table to build an equitable and inclusive climate and energy movement across Minnesota

Ecology Center

2 Grants

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Ann Arbor, MI

$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue coordination of the Charge Up Midwest campaign working to increase electric vehicle deployment in the Midwest
$450,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to launch a five-state, coordinated Midwest campaign to increase electric vehicle deployment through utility engagement, regulator engagement, stakeholder engagement, and new policies and programs

Elevate Energy

3 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$200,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support equitable building electrification in the Midwest
$50,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to pursue improvements to the low-income energy efficiency programs in Minnesota
$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to research and document inequities in the funding of energy efficiency in Midwestern states

Environmental and Energy Study Institute

4 Grants

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Washington, DC

$50,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage and assist Midwestern rural electric cooperatives to develop beneficial electrification programs
$50,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage and assist Midwestern rural electric cooperatives to develop equitable beneficial electrification programs
$150,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide technical assistance to rural utilities in the Midwest to adopt energy efficiency and emissions reduction programs
$150,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support cooperative and municipal utilities in offering on-bill financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy to their customers in Minnesota and Iowa

Environmental Defense Fund, Incorporated

2 Grants

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New York, NY

$225,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to place Climate Corps fellows in Rochester, Minnesota to demonstrate that large energy users can cut costs and carbon pollution by managing energy strategically
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to place fellows with companies in Rochester, Minnesota, to demonstrate that large energy users can cut costs and carbon pollution by managing energy strategically

Environmental Initiative

5 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue building Minnesota’s clean energy future through the business-led Minnesota’s Sustainable Growth Coalition, using their impact and influence to reach their ambitious and actionable goals
$100,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to drive the development of the region’s clean energy economy through collaborative projects, aggregated purchasing power, and influence of the members of the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition
$80,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to drive the development of the region's clean energy economy through collaborative projects, aggregated purchasing power, and influence of the members of the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition
$80,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to foster private-sector leadership in Minnesota to implement projects that advance climate/energy objectives and develop the region’s sustainability story
$26,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage stakeholders in the development of a climate action plan for the State of Minnesota

Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest

3 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$75,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to work in the Midwest to promote electric grid transformation that enhances equity, access, and inclusion
$350,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support multi-state solar and regional battery storage solutions
$200,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance and accelerate key solar reforms in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin

EVHybridNoire

1 Grant

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Atlanta, GA

$350,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support, and to connect state and federal decisionmakers and lift up stories from the Midwest

Forth Mobility Fund

2 Grants

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Portland, OR

$200,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build capacity, create stronger relationships between equity focused and mainstream organizations, and advance equitable electric mobility
$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build the capacity of equity organizations and environmental advocates to work together towards equitable transportation electrification

Fresh Energy

5 Grants

$1,950,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to move Minnesota and the Midwest toward dramatic reductions in carbon pollution in the near term
$1,375,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to speed the transition to a clean energy economy in Minnesota through programs that drive change in the power sector, to support Minnesota-based reporting for Midwest Energy News, and to support the Coalition for Clean Transportation
$1,107,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$75,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand Midwest Energy News' reporting on Minnesota's transition to a clean energy economy
$50,000
2011
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support collaboration on Minnesota energy policy communications

Global Philanthropy Partnership

2 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support mobility advocacy groups working towards the development of sustainable mobility and equitable access in the Midwestern region
$350,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Midwest participation in the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Great Northern Winter Festival

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to educate and inform the public about the impacts of climate change during the Great Northern Winter Festival
$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to launch a festival of ideas focused on educating and informing the public about the impacts of climate change

Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

9 Grants

$1,460,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$230,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to accelerate local climate action, at scale, by providing technical assistance, capacity, and tools to local governments
$1,000,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support modeling the impacts of a Midwest Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
$320,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to assist Minnesota communities in achieving their own climate action and energy goals
$400,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$1,147,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the next phase of the e21 Initiative aimed at reforming utility incentives
$305,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the GreenStep Cities program to encourage, support, and assist Minnesota cities to take action to improve resilience, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and increase clean energy adoption
$1,315,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to better align the ways utilities earn revenue with achieving a sustainable, low-carbon energy system

Hennepin County

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Hennepin County's Building Energy Benchmarking Collaborative

Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to collect and further understand the attitudes, feelings, beliefs and reactions on climate change within the Latinx community in the state of Minnesota
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