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Hourcar

2 Grants

$500,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$100,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund

3 Grants

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Springfield, IL

$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Illinois Climate Action Table
$100,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Illinois Climate Action Table
$200,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build the grassroots, research, and coalition building capacity of the Illinois Climate Action Table to transition Illinois to a clean energy future

iMatter

3 Grants

$50,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for enhanced communication capacity of the iMatter program in the upper Midwest
$175,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for the expansion of the iMatter program in the upper Midwest
$50,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the expansion of the iMatterNow campaign in the Upper Midwest

Inclusive Prosperity Capital

2 Grants

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Rocky Hill, CT

$400,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$395,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Midwest expansion of clean energy financing and explore the creation of a green bank in Minnesota

Initiative Foundation

2 Grants

$150,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support economic diversification and development in central Minnesota
$200,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance economic diversification and development in central Minnesota

Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

3 Grants

$75,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to create a roadmap for rural community climate action in Minnesota including on-farm solutions
$150,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue support of the Rural Climate Dialogues
$175,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities and rural electric utilities in clean energy and climate dialogues to identify shared priorities

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to accelerate equitable climate progress via expert intervention and community organizing in Minneapolis and Saint Paul
$225,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance the goals of the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance engagement on community solar and financing for energy services in Minnesota

Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development

2 Grants

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New York, NY

$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Environmental Philanthropy (InDEEP) project
$125,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a professional development series focused on racial equity and social justice in environmental philanthropy

International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$10,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to convene high-ambition Minnesota cities to explore ways they can work together to achieve their energy goals

Interstate Renewable Energy Council

2 Grants

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Albany, NY

$225,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s (IREC) continued leadership on engagement in interconnection and grid modernization reforms in Minnesota
$225,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Minnesota’s clean energy policy and carbon reduction goals through expertise on interconnection, grid modernization, and community solar

Iowa Environmental Council

4 Grants

$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$200,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$200,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$200,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the RE-AMP Iowa Clean Energy State Table solar campaign

Iowa Interfaith Power and Light

1 Grant

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Des Moines, IA

$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide support for the climate and energy program in Iowa

Lake Street Council

1 Grant

$50,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Twin Cities small business voices in policies that advance cost-effective clean energy and energy efficiency programs

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build the capacity of environmental justice groups in the Midwest region

Majority Action

2 Grants

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Silver Spring, MD

$150,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to drive wholesale transformation of fossil fuel-intensive and fossil adjacent companies through investor-led accountability campaigns that involve high-level investor organizing and partnerships with racial justice and climate activist organizations
$150,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support investor-led accountability efforts in the Midwest through the Climate Majority Project

Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

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

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support two soil health initiatives in Minnesota
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage citizens at the 2016 Northern Spark Festival on climate and energy

Minnesota – State of

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$200,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to develop a Sustainability Reporting Tool for state government
$200,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand the Minnesota Local Government Project for Energy Planning and the Regional Indicators Initiative to greater Minnesota cities for the purposes of tracking citywide greenhouse gas emissions and doing deep carbon reduction planning
$5,625
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the creation of public engagement materials for the results of the Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities report

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$500,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advocate for equitable climate action by Minnesota’s state and local governments
$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build MCEA’s capacity to advocate for equitable climate policy that will help Minnesota achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals for the electricity, transportation, and agriculture sectors
$530,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support core legal work on clean energy issues

Minnesota Farmers Union

3 Grants

$225,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support clean energy and energy efficiency adoption with members
$75,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Minnesota farmers in renewable energy issues and policy development
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Minnesota farmers in renewable energy issues and policy development

Minnesota Public Radio

3 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$300,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Minnesota Public Radio’s audience on the topic of climate change
$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage the MPR audience on climate change
$420,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support and expand climate and energy reporting at MPR, and to support the creation of a nationwide collaboration around climate change journalism

MN350

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$310,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support and for the 2019 climate justice gala

Momentum Community

1 Grant

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Boston, MA

$45,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Momentum Training in Minneapolis

MZC Foundation

1 Grant

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Atlanta, GA

$25,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to evaluate the siting of high-voltage direct current transmission within existing highway right of way

National Audubon Society

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$75,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance clean energy and climate solutions in Minnesota, highlighting impact on bird populations

New Venture Fund

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to identify and support efforts to help center communities and people in the redistricting process in Midwestern states, and create a national infrastructure to support fair maps in 2021
$500,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support grantmaking and assistance for organizing on climate and energy equity in the Midwest

Partnership Project

5 Grants

Washington, DC

$100,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance the goals of economic, racial, climate, and environmental justice in the Midwest
$500,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to help climate advocates improve their public engagement work
$150,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Climate Advocacy Lab
$150,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Climate Advocacy Lab
$550,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support federal clean air and climate defense

Plug In America

2 Grants

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Los Angeles, CA

$60,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote the consumer voice of electric vehicle owners and to advance transportation electrification in Minnesota and the Midwest
$60,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance transportation electrification in the Midwest by promoting the consumer voice in regulatory filings and public utility commission workshops

Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

1 Grant

$180,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support rural climate change education and action initiatives through the statewide Youth Energy Summit (YES!)

R Street Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support engagement in the Minnesota PUC performance-based ratemaking proceeding

Recharge America

1 Grant

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Fairfax, CA

$50,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Recharge Minnesota to recognize state EV leaders and conduct community engagement campaigns

Region Five Development Commission

1 Grant

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Staples, MN

$15,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to address the feasibility of a Residential Solar Energy Lending Program

Regulatory Assistance Project

2 Grants

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Montpelier, VT

$275,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide technical assistance to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and other groups on clean energy policy
$75,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to assist the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in developing an agenda for power sector reform efforts

RENEW Wisconsin

2 Grants

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Madison, WI

$450,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$300,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Resource Media

1 Grant

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San Francisco, CA

$200,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to strengthen media and communications capacity to advance clean energy development across the Midwest

Rockefeller Family Fund

3 Grants

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New York, NY

$355,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Just Transition Fund and advance economic development in priority coal-affected communities in the Midwest
$355,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Just Transition Fund to help coal-impacted Midwest communities transition to a new energy economy
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
for support to Midwest power plant communities undergoing transition through the Just Transition Fund

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$355,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to create economic opportunity in communities affected by the changing coal economy in the Midwest

Rocky Mountain Institute

3 Grants

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Boulder, CO

$50,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to accelerate co-operative utilities’ coal plant retirements and expand clean energy investment in the Midwest
$50,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to help utility co-ops in Minnesota and neighboring states to cost-effectively and equitably transition away from coal-fired generation
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Minnesota cooperative utilities in a cost-effective and equitable transition from coal to clean energy

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance

2 Grants

$130,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to explore the feasibility of a low-income solar finance model based on social impact bonding
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the next phase of developing a community solar demonstration project for low-income rural Minnesotans: Community Solar for Community Action

Seventhwave

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$100,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to train utility regulators and their staff to develop effective financial incentive mechanisms to drive new utility business models

Sierra Club Foundation

3 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$600,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to replace fossil fuels with clean energy as part of a broad and powerful climate justice movement
$600,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand clean energy in Minnesota and other key Midwestern states and secure an equitable transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050
$600,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand clean energy in Minnesota and other key Midwestern states and secure retirement announcements for 50 percent of the Midwest's remaining coal capacity by 2020

Slipstream Group

2 Grants

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Madison, WI

$75,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to accelerate electric vehicle adoption in Wisconsin
$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to accelerate electric vehicle adoption in Wisconsin

Solar United Neighbors

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build broad and deep momentum toward a clean energy transition with distributed solar and community benefits in greater Minnesota
$310,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to start a Minnesota solar purchasing co-op and member engagement program

Southwest Regional Development Commission

1 Grant

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Slayton, MN

$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand renewable energy staff

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Foundation

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$25,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to do scoping and planning for a clean energy and energy efficiency program for small to mid-size companies in the Twin Cities metro

St. Paul Transportation Management Organization

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$400,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to launch a long-term campaign to dramatically curb carbon pollution in Minnesota by facilitating a shift from widespread driving to biking, walking, and transit use

TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund

9 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$190,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support multiracial grassroots organizing and environmental justice outreach in Minnesota
$400,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build a mandate for equitable climate solutions in Minnesota
$190,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support multi-racial grassroots organizing in Minnesota
$400,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build and leverage public demand for equitable, economy-wide climate solutions at scale in Minnesota
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina's (COPAL) capacity to elevate Latinx awareness on climate change and education in Minnesota
$450,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Black Visions Collective organizational development and climate portfolio
$600,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to broaden and deepen the constituencies demanding policy responses to climate change, including increased use of renewable energy, efficiency improvements, green jobs, and investments in transition and mitigation
$350,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance clean energy goals in Minnesota by mobilizing broad, diverse communities to demand comprehensive action on climate change

The Alliance for Climate Protection

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$20,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to fund participation of frontline community members in a Climate Reality Leadership Corps Minneapolis-St. Paul Training in August 2019

The Center for Emergent Diplomacy

1 Grant

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Santa Fe, NM

$18,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support scholarships for the 2020 Living Systems Leadership workshop

The Energy Foundation

1 Grant

$14,275,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support clean energy and climate policies in the Midwest, and for midwestern participation in the 2019 Transportation Electrification Advocates meeting
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