Grantee Profile

Environmental Defense Fund

Grants to Environmental Defense Fund

  • $3,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Program works to ensure clean energy is a viable option, advocates for laws that protect the climate, engages the private sector in developing affordable environmental measures, and promotes policies that reduce deforestation. This grant will support EDF's clean energy program, which seeks to decarbonize the U.S. energy system. The program is anticipated to lock in 8.5-13.3% carbon dioxide emission reductions in the U.S. by 2018, and accelerate innovation, efficiency, and clean energy.

  • $3,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Program works to ensure clean energy is a viable option, advocates for laws that protect the climate, engages the private sector in developing affordable environmental measures, and promotes policies that reduce deforestation. This grant will support EDF's effort to strengthen the science and regulatory framework for natural gas development in the U.S., in order to minimize methane emissions and human health hazards from production.

  • $900,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) works on conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems, fisheries science and management, ocean energy and other projects in Cuba. The purpose of this grant is to reverse the decline of commercial fish stocks and advance community-based fishery management.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Environmental Defense Fund is committed to averting catastrophic climate change by increasing energy efficiency and developing new and renewable energy resources. Financing for energy efficiency improvements, particularly for multifamily housing, have not succeeded in attracting capital at a large enough scale, nor outside certain markets. In order to attract private capital at competitive rates, investors need a level of certainty regarding the probability of repayment and the reliability of project performance. The Fund will use this grant to develop a new standard and methodology for estimating and verifying savings from energy efficiency improvements made in multifamily housing.

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) works on conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems, fisheries science and management, ocean energy and other projects in Cuba. The purpose of this grant is to support three workshops in the United States and Cuba for project leaders, participants and policymakers on right-based fishery management tools, and community-based coastal management project design.

  • $220,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To improve cooperation between the United States and Cuba on natural resource management and environmental protection (over two years).

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To protect coastal and marine resources in Cuba (over two years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of building technical and administrative capacity to protect and manage coastal resources in Cuba (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Environmental Defense Fund $8,140,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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