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New Earth Foundation Grant

Deadline: July 1, 2021 12:00 am

Source: New Earth Foundation (NEF)

Description: New Earth Foundation seeks to fund innovative projects that enhance life on our planet and brighten the future, furthering peace. Smaller, newer 501(c)(3) organizations are the focus of grants given, so that the foundation’s gift can make a more significant contribution to the work of the recipient organization. NEF grants support a wide variety of projects in many fields of endeavor, including but not limited to environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, community efforts that create models of social sustainability, educational innovations that prepare youth to become the socially responsible leaders of the future, and strategies that offer economic improvement and opportunities. NEF particularly appreciates projects that are replicable so that excellent ideas and work can multiply and benefit many.

Award: Unspecified

Eligibility: Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax status 

Deadline: LOI due July 1

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Community-Focused Economic Mobility Grants

Deadline: June 25, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Description: The Bank of American Charitable Foundation works to develop strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations working to address issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities. The foundation welcomes proposals that address economic mobility in a community context, with a focus on affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. Examples include housing development for vulnerable population through the construction or preservation of affordable single, multi-family, transitional, and supportive housing; sustainable development efforts creating healthy living environments through energy efficiency upgrades, retrofits, solar and other green building efforts; transit-oriented development efforts; community arts and cultural institutions that provide economic opportunity and contribute to the vitality and livability of communities; and environmental efforts through the preservation, creation or restoration of open space, parks, and community gardens. See website for more info.

Award: $5,000-50,000 in larger markets; $2,500-25,000 in smaller markets.

Eligibility: Open to organizations with tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and note classified as a private foundation. See website for full eligibility. details.

Deadline: Applications accepted May 31-June 25, 2021

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CTBUH International Research Seed Funding

Deadline: June 22, 2021 10:00 am

Source: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

Description: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is accepting proposals for its 2021 International Research Seed Funding. The goal of the seed funding is to assist talented researchers in developing projects/ideas to a level that would secure additional, more significant, funding—in conjunction with the CTBUH. Research proposals should relate to the tall building typology/urban habitat, but are open to any topic/discipline, including but not limited to: architecture, construction, energy issues, energy harvesting, environmental engineering, façades, financial & cost issues, fire & life safety, geotechnics, humanities, infrastructure, interiors, maintenance & cleaning, materials, MEP engineering, policy making, resource management, seismic design, social aspects, structural engineering, systems development, urban planning, vertical transportation, wind engineering, etc. The proposals should have the potential to improve tall buildings and cities from a wide perspective. See website for more info.

Award: $15,000 

Eligibility: Open to research professionals. See website for full submission & eligibility requirements.

Deadline: 12 pm CST, June 22, 2021

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NextGen Grant

Deadline: May 14, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Description: The Ray C. Anderson Foundation NextGen Committee requests proposals that would measurably and directly reduce existing or avoid future emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: science-backed projects that are scalable to other initiatives, and creative, environmentally based solutions that improve social equity. Proposals will be given strong consideration if they are out of the research phase and currently being implemented or close to implementation, if they calculate significant reductions in greenhouse gases, and if they demonstrate meaningful environmental and social co-benefits. Proposals will not be considered that only focus on communication or climate education without measurable reduction of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), that focus solely on a localized area without scalability, or that are early in the research phase and narrow in scope. See website for more info.

Award: $100,000 

Eligibility: Open to U.S.-based organizations

Deadline: Executive summary submissions due May 14, 2021; invited full proposals due July 9, 2021.

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The Richard Kelly Grant

Deadline: June 30, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Illuminating Engineering Society NYC

Description: Grant recognizes and encourages creative thought and activity in the use of light. Applicants must demonstrate accomplishment as well as the potential to contribute to the art and science of illumination. The Grant Committee will consider works using light in architecture, art, education, environmental design, health, fixture design, software design, and theater.

Award: Unspecified monetary award

Eligibility: Anyone 35 years or under, studying or working in the art and/or science of illumnation in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Deadline: June 30, 2021

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E-ROBOT (Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies) Prize

Deadline: May 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory; U.S. Department of Energy

Description: The E-ROBOT Prize is designed to catalyze the development of minimally invasive, low-cost, and holistic building envelope retrofit solutions that make retrofits easier, faster, safer, and more accessible for workers. Competitors participate in two phases that will fast-track efforts to identify, develop, and validate disruptive solutions to meet building industry needs. Phase 1 – Concept and Design: In this phase, teams are expected to present an innovative idea that solves a known industry problem for building envelope retrofits. This phase focuses on proving that the solution solves a critical building envelope need, developing a concept and design, and forming a team capable of achieving success. Up to 10 Phase 1 winners will win $200,000 and will then be eligible to compete in Phase 2. Phase 2 – Build and Validate: Winning competitors from Phase 1 will take their individual components add the other required functionality to create a holistic, and “turnkey,” integrated product offering. In Phase 2, up to four winners will win $500,000.

Award: Phase 1: $200,000 per winning team (up to 10); Phase 2: $500,000 per winning team (up to 4)

Eligibility: Competitors are entrepreneurial individuals or teams legally residing or based in the United States. Competitors can be individuals of one or multiple organizations, students, university faculty members, small business owners, researchers, or anyone with the desire and drive to transform an idea into an impactful solution.

Deadline: 5 pm ET, May 12, 2021

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Griffin/McKahan/Zilm (GMZ) Fellowship in Health Facility Planning & Design

Deadline: April 23, 2021 12:00 am

Source: Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation

Description: This fellowship was established by three leaders in healthcare planning through the AAH Foundation Legacy fund. Goals of this fellowship include to encourage research into healthcare programming and planning as well as into the general practice of healthcare architecture. See website for more info.

Award: Fellowship award(s) range from $2,000 – $9,000.

Eligibility: All applicants shall be enrolled or teaching in a program within disciplines such as architecture, interior design, industrial design and/or landscape architecture. 

Deadline: April 23, 2021

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The Next EPIC Challenge: Reimagining Affordable Mixed-Use Development in a Carbon-Constrained Future (GFO-20-305)

Deadline: May 7, 2021 5:00 pm

Source: California Energy Commission

Description: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund a design-build competition that will challenge multi-disciplinary project teams to design and build a mixed-use development—using cutting-edge energy technologies, tools and construction practices—that is affordable, equitable, emissions-free and resilient to climate change impacts and extreme weather events. This solicitation will be conducted as a two-phase design-build competition. Up to 12 teams (up to three teams from each of the four regions) will be selected for the Design Phase. Up to four teams (one from each region) will advance to the Build Phase. The CEC may consider adding a third-phase grand prize challenge awarded to the best of the Please see website for the full solicitation.

Award: Up to $12M (divided amongst 12 teams) available for the Design Phase and an additional $36M available for the Build Phase contingent up on approval of the CEC’s 2021-2025 EPIC Investment Plan.

Eligibility: The Concept Application of this solicitation is open to all entities with the exception of local publicly owned electric utilities. Please see solicitation for full eligibility requirements.

Deadline: 5 pm, May 7, 2021

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California Climate Investments: Climate Change Research (CCR) Program

Deadline: February 12, 2020 5:00 pm

Source: California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), Governor's Office of Planning & Research

Description: The CCR Program is a statewide research initiative that funds outcome-based research advancing the State’s climate goals, focused on climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. Successful research proposals must be located in California.