Building solutions through grant funding.
SSDN members believe rooting sustainability work in equity is essential to seeing success in both solving the climate crisis and dismantling inequity. Our members approach addressing climate change by centering people and their experiences, and promote equal opportunity in the benefits from climate action.
Therefore, the network prioritizes racial and ethnic equity to dismantle the policies and systems that have created and sustained these inequities. When we achieve racial and ethnic equity, we believe that all people in the region will benefit.
SSDN’s Community Collaboration Catalyst MicroGrant Program supports members and their frontline community partners in their collaborative efforts to jointly find equitable approaches to sustainability and resilience.
This program provides small pots of funding to members and their partners to allow them to innovate or overcome barriers to systemic inequities that prevent community-led and equitable approaches from local governments. The program supports community leadership in local government sustainability and/or resilience projects, and allows local government and frontline community partnerships to test new solutions for collaboration.
SSDN is proud to announce the 2021 winners of this inaugural round of the Community Collaboration Catalyst Micro Grant Program:
Athens-Clarke County, GA and lead partner Athens Land Trust
Decatur, GA and lead partner Southface
Fairfax, VA and lead partner Institute for a Sustainable Earth, George Mason University
Knoxville, TN and lead partner SEEED Knoxville
Nashville, TN and lead partner Civic Design Center
Richmond, VA and lead partner Virginia Community Voice
For more information, check out our awardee annoucement here.