Local Nonprofits Awarded More Than $170,000 to Fund Energy Improvement

 March 19, 2015

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s (CFGD) Grants to Green (G2G) grant program recently awarded more than $170,000 to local nonprofit organizations for energy improvement development projects. The projects build sustainability by helping these organizations become more efficient through construction/renovation and improving facility operations. The resulting cost savings are then used by the organizations to meet their missions in the community.

The five organizations receiving grant funding in this second round of support are as follows:

  • $47,479 to Bell Tower Theater and Event Center
  • $14,150 to Mt. Pleasant Home
  • $50,000 to National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
  • $22,283 to Shalom Retreat Center
  • $41,221 to Sisters of the Presentation of the B.V.M

Each recipient developed energy improvement plans that identified areas for improvement in their operations such as lighting, HVAC system upgrades or insulation for energy saving. Local contracting companies will do the construction work. Some grant recipients will also use portions of the grant to fund further study to help determine additional opportunities for cost and energy savings.

G2G is a grant program managed by CFGD and pays up to $50,000 for energy improvements to help a nonprofit save money on utility bills and strengthen its operations. G2G is a strategic partnership between CFGD and several organizations including The Energy Group – Des Moines; Green Dubuque; East Central Intergovernmental Association’s Petal Project; the Iowa Energy Center; and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.

For more information on G2G, visit www.dbqfoundation.org/G2G.