On behalf of Charly Moore, JM Kaplan Fund 2017 Innovation Prize

Dear CGBD Members:

There are so few programs offering support to innovative projects in the environment space that we wanted to be sure that one such initiative is on your radar: The J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

In 2017, the prize program will award ten $175,000 grants to early-stage organizations that are tackling environmental, social justice and cultural heritage challenges in the United States through innovative means.  The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation, has played an important role in supporting the environment over its 75-year history and the Innovation Prize is poised to continue that legacy. Innovation in the environmental sector can take many forms, spanning advancements in technology and policy that further environmental causes to ground-breaking angles of approach that better connect people and place.

In 2015, four projects addressing the environment in different ways were recognized as awardees: Brandon Dennison’s Reclaim Appalachia; Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry’s Land Art Generator Initiative; Chris Brown’s Growing Veterans, and; Alan Lovewell’s Bay2Tray program.  Please share this announcement with appropriate contacts.  You can read more about these projects at:http://www.jmkfund.org/awardees-overview/.

Justin Goldbach, the lead on the Innovation Prize, would be pleased to connect with you should additional information be helpful.  For more information please visit: http://www.jmkfund.org/.

All the best,

Charly Moore

J.M. Kaplan Fund

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