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Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

2 Grants

$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

4 Grants

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Washington, DC

$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
$50,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to mobilize community input and expert intervention in the city's clean energy partnership with utilities to localize energy decisionmaking for equitable community economic benefit

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

$150,000
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

3 Grants

$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

2 Grants

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Des Moines, IA

$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide support for the climate and energy program in Iowa
$150,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
for education and outreach on climate and clean energy in Iowa

Izaak Walton League of America

1 Grant

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Gaithersburg, MD

$10,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to strategically support efforts in Minnesota around solar energy, specifically targeting solar access for low income households and rural communities

Jefferson Center for New Democratic Processes

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$10,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance the informed interests of Twin Cities metro residents at the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 2015

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

1 Grant

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Silver Spring, MD

$150,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support investor-led accountability efforts in the Midwest through the Climate Majority Project

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$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

$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
$400,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support core legal work at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Minnesota Public Radio

4 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$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
$230,500
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a dedicated climate change reporter at Minnesota Public Radio News and a climate change and health event in Rochester
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the launch of Minnesota Public Radio's 2015 climate change coverage

MN350

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$210,000
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

National Audubon Society

2 Grants

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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
$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Audubon’s Climate Initiative in Minnesota

New Venture Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support grantmaking and assistance for organizing on climate and energy equity in the Midwest

Partners for Change Foundation

1 Grant

St. Paul, MN

$5,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
for a carbon efficiency case study

Partnership Project

4 Grants

Washington, DC

$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

1 Grant

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Los Angeles, CA

$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

2 Grants

$180,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support rural climate change education and action initiatives through the statewide Youth Energy Summit (YES!)
$50,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to pilot a rural climate change education and action initiative through the statewide Youth Energy Summit (YES!) program

R Street Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support engagement in the Minnesota PUC performance-based ratemaking proceeding

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

3 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
$200,000
2016
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

4 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
$2,125,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support action on Midwest climate and energy policy through the RE-AMP Network

Rocky Mountain Institute

1 Grant

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Boulder, CO

$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

Slipstream Group

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$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

TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund

8 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$400,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build and leverage public demand for equitable, economy-wide climate solutions at scale in Minnesota
$190,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support multi-racial grassroots organizing 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
$350,000
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
$50,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to develop a community-level recommendation for the scale and scope of TakeAction Minnesota's engagement in climate advocacy

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

3 Grants

$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
$13,600,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support clean energy and climate policies in the Midwest
$8,500,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to win new clean energy policies in the Midwest and help the Midwest reshape the national narrative about energy and climate

The Minneapolis Foundation

5 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$140,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build capacity for collaboration and network building
$140,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to establish the Minneapolis Climate Action and Equity Fund
$375,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support action on Midwest climate and energy policy through the RE-AMP Network
$1,200,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support action on Midwest climate and energy policy through the RE-AMP Network

The Nature Conservancy

3 Grants

$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support programs tackling climate change in the upper Midwest
$150,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for program support of the Conservancy’s 50-State Climate Strategy in Iowa
$300,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
for program support of the Conservancy's 50-State Climate Strategy work in IA and WI

The Sierra Club Foundation

4 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$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
$25,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to assess the organizing capacity of the Minnesota solar community
$150,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support outreach and education on clean energy in southern Minnesota

The Solar Foundation

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$12,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support data collection, resource development, and media engagement around the impacts of the solar industry in Minnesota
$90,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a SolSmart Advisor within the Metropolitan Council to assist local governments in addressing solar resources in the upcoming comprehensive planning cycle and pursue SolSmart designation

Union of Concerned Scientists

1 Grant

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Cambridge, MA

$150,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a clean fuels standard and other transportation policies in Minnesota

United Nations Foundation Inc

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support regional climate leadership in the Midwest

United States Energy Foundation

1 Grant

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San Francisco, CA

$8,700,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to accelerate decarbonization of the Midwest power, transportation, and buildings sectors

University of Minnesota Foundation

15 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue the development of an integrated research and outreach program on energy transition at the University of Minnesota
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to establish a research engagement platform with Minnesota's municipal and cooperative utilities
$430,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide technical assistance and education on clean energy to communities, utilities, school districts, and other stakeholders in Minnesota
$13,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to jump start research and analysis on low-income access to community solar in Minnesota
$383,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand the Energy Transition Lab’s efforts to engage university and external experts to catalyze solutions to rapidly reduce carbon emissions and create Minnesota’s clean energy future
$75,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to complete strategic planning for the Energy Transition Lab program and enable continued support for ongoing work areas
$346,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to scale up clean energy project deployment across Minnesota through the Clean Energy Resource Teams
$100,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to understand how rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in Minnesota are framing the opportunities and challenges associated with new distributed energy resources, including technology, policies, and organizational innovation
$15,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support an in-person meeting for independent environmental media outlets
$138,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Energy Transition Lab at the Institute on the Environment
$55,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab's research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement in planning for integration of battery storage into Minnesota's electrical grid
$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to study distributed energy and rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in Minnesota
$240,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to scale up clean energy project deployment across Minnesota through the Clean Energy Resource Teams
$350,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the pre-design of a district energy system in the University Avenue District of Minneapolis
$40,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab's research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement in planning Duluth's transition to low carbon, cleaner energy

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

1 Grant

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Port Washington, WI

$350,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Midwestern city leadership on decarbonization initiatives through learning networks
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