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Previous Grant Recipients

Community Farmers Markets

This grant is helping Community Farmers Markets expand the MARTA Markets program to serve more transit riders with healthy, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. The program rescues leftover food from local farmers markets and divides produce into ready-to-eat, grab-and-go portions conveniently available at Atlanta-area transit stations. Funds from the Climate Solutions & Equity grant are also be used to feature Black chefs from the local community to present year-round, seasonally-appropriate cooking demonstrations at MARTA Markets.

Concerned Citizens of Cook County

In partnership with Georgia Interfaith Power & Light (GIPL), Concerned Citizens of Cook County is working to organize, educate, and implement clean energy strategies in multiple houses of worship in the town of Adel and across Cook County. The work focuses on providing energy efficiency upgrades and solar installations with a goal of giving these communities of faith the opportunity to serve a dual role as centers for both education and resilience.


In partnership with Proctor Creek Stewardship Council, and the Peoplestown Revitalization Corporation, two of Atlanta’s most disinvested neighborhoods, ECO-Action will conduct community-wide monthly trainings on energy efficiency strategies, weatherization, composting, and plant-based diets. Adult volunteers and youth apprentices will have the opportunity to receive training and conduct weatherization assessments and upgrades. The training and experience gained by the youth apprentices will be valuable for workforce development and eventual placement in clean energy jobs. Read the latest blog about this grant.


Funds from this grant will provide energy efficiency upgrades to more homes in rural Troup County through Groundswell’s Save On Utilities Long term (SOUL) program. SOUL reduces utility bills for homeowners by boosting energy efficiency, using a “Pay As You Save” (PAYS) approach to use energy savings to pay for efficiency improvements. Read the latest blog about this grant.

Mothers and Others for Clean Air

In partnership with Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action and the Georgia State Medical Association, Mothers & Others for Clean Air will provide educational programming at the city and county level on the health and equity co-benefits of electric school buses. The grant will also help these groups connect school districts to opportunities to apply for federal funding to implement these upgrades in their communities. 

Sustainable Georgia Futures

This grant to Sustainable Georgia Futures is expanding on the established WeatheRise energy efficiency program that provides weatherization improvements for low-to moderate-income Black households in Atlanta. It is also funding solar workforce development through recruitment, training and certification of solar installation apprentices from the local community. Training these apprentices will help ensure that people in previously disinvested communities of color have equitable opportunities to be hired in the wave of solar-related jobs that are coming to Georgia. Read the latest blog about this grant.

Athens Land Trust

This grant supportd Athens Land Trust’s work in the West Broad neighborhood as well as communities in North Athens. This includes programs to deliver home repair, weatherization, and energy efficiency improvements; expand workforce development; and build community leadership capacity through Neighborhood Advisory Boards. Read the latest blog about this grant.

Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund

Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund has received a grant to support their statewide EMC Organizing Campaign, a project working to advance sustainability and drive a transition to clean energy production among Georgia’s 41 member-owned electric membership corporations (EMCs.) Read the latest blog about this grant.

Georgia Organics

With Georgia Organics working in close partnership with McIntosh SEED, the grant is supporting the creation of a Climate-Smart Farmer Cohort in Southeast Georgia, with a focus on conservation agriculture and rooftop solar. The organizations are developing climate-smart action plans and connecting farmers with the resources to implement them. Read the latest blog about this grant.

Gwinnett Housing Corporation

Gwinnett Housing Corporation, alongside the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, has received a grant to develop a comprehensive federal investment and workforce development plan to benefit disadvantaged communities in State House District 98 – the most diverse and under-resourced part of Gwinnett County. Read the latest blog about this grant.

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture

This grant is supporting Truly Living Well – in partnership with Think Green, Inc. and Historic Westside Gardens – to upgrade and expand Truly Living Well’s Community Compost Lab, train residents of Atlanta’s Westside to engage their neighbors in composting, and train new urban growers. Read the latest blog about this grant.