Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF)

Building solutions through grant funding.

Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF)

Please note that this opportunity is now closed.

Innovation toward sustainable and equitable outcomes often looks different in the Southeast than in other parts of the country. All too often the greatest challenges are not determining what communities should do to be more sustainable, but navigating the uncharted path for how to implement strategies in a way that aligns with local values.

The purpose of the Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF) is to accelerate the adoption of sustainable best practices in Southeast communities by funding projects that implement local sustainability solutions, while leveraging the SSDN network to learn from grantee experiences and success stories.

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2019 SSCF Grantees

2018 SSCF Grantees

2017 SSCF Grantees

To follow the sucess of these grantees, click here to read an overview of their outcomes and impact.

We also invite you to read more on our Equity in Practice page.


The intent of SSCF is to support sustainable and equitable communities

working in the following six areas:

  1. Mitigating and/or adapting to climate change through sustainable energy and/or water initiatives
  2. Fostering equity and inclusiveness
  3. Leveraging community partnerships
  4. Strengthening local government commitment
  5. Demonstrating scalable solutions
  6. Demonstrating innovation

The Southeast Sustainable Communities Fund (SSCF) is a partnership between The Kendeda Fund, The Kresge Foundation, and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN).