The Carbon Fund was created-- thanks to a generous gift from the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting-- to provide mini-grants of $2,000 - $5,000 to congregations with financial need to reduce their carbon footprints.
By enabling emissions-reducing projects in economically disadvantaged communities, the Carbon Fund addresses inequity as well as climate change.
- Own the building or site in which the project is being proposed
- Are in financial need
How to apply
1. In about 1 page, describe the following:
- Your organization and its mission
- Your financial need
- Your project, its goals, and how it will reduce CO2 emissions
- Estimated project cost and amount requested
- How this project is a part of your larger vision of sustainability (how your commitment to sustainability extends beyond this project)
2. Include your name and contact information as well as the congregation's name and address.
3. Email your application to Leah Wiste at [email protected] .
Our Carbon Fund has supported the installation of solar powered exterior lights at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Pilgrim Baptist Church (pictured), and Lord of Lords Christian Ministries in Detroit. In 2020, we donated towards a larger solar streetlight and public high speed wifi project at Avalon Village in Highland Park.
Projects that are high-visibility or that are integrated into programming or communications—in other words, projects that also inspire and grow awareness beyond your congregation—are especially encouraged.
How to contribute to the Carbon Fund
You can make a gift to the Carbon Fund online OR just write "Carbon Fund" in the memo line on your check and mail it to us at: 1950 Trumbull St, Detroit MI 48216. Thank you!