EFA’s Environment Program seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a focus on state-based organizations working to transition to a clean energy economy. The Program has four major initiatives, described below.

Solar Power

Our Solar Power Initiative focuses on increasing solar deployment in Texas and Florida—two states with huge solar potential and, combined, less installed solar than Massachusetts. Current grantee partners are highlighted below. We do not have any open funding opportunities in this area. 

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Carbon Pricing

Our Carbon Pricing Initiative works with partners in Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington who are working to put a price on carbon emissions and ensure that polluters pay for the true cost of those emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions create externalities that are not fully accounted for in most business models. A price on carbon (along with other greenhouse gases, including methane) would correct this market failure.

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Coal Ash

Our Coal Ash Initiative supports our partners who grantee partners who seek to hold utilities responsible for their waste stream through litigation, advocacy, and policy work.increases the cost of dirty energy by forcing utilities to internalize externalities and pay the true cost of burning coal.   Coal ash is the toxic byproduct of burning coal for energy and, without proper regulation, ends up in our nation’s waterways, sickening local residents and poisoning communities’ drinking water supply.  EFA is proud to support our

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Ocean Acidification

Our Ocean Acidification Initiative provides evidence of the economic impact of climate change—an important political tool that debunks the tradeoff between jobs and the environment. During the past eight years, EFA has invested over $3 million in grants to increase awareness of Ocean Acidification and advance scientific research to better understand its impacts. The Foundation's Ocean Acidification Initiative will close at the end of 2017.

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Have an idea for us?

EFA’s Environment Committee welcomes project and program ideas that will help to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, accessible to all.  We are interested in innovative ideas that require collaboration, especially those that bridge climate and democracy.  Please click here to describe – in 250 words or less – your idea, project, or program.

All submissions will be automatically confirmed, and a member of the EFA team will reach out to you if there is alignment with the work of the Environment Committee.  Note that in order to receive funding from EFA, your organization must be a 501(c)3 public charity, academic institution, or a government entity.