Articles about Grants

Foundation’s NextGen Committee Issues Request for Grant Proposals for Projects Helping to Reduce Global Warming

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for one $100,000 grant to fund work in the 2020 calendar year for new or existing programs that will help to reduce global warming, whether through direct carbon avoidance, climate communication, climate education, industry engagement, or otherwise.

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Nature-inspired Climate Change Solutions to be Showcased at Inaugural Circular Economy Event.

The $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® will be awarded to one of seven teams of biomimicry entrepreneurs at GreenBiz’s Circularity 19

Seven international entrepreneurial teams will take the stage at GreenBiz Group’s Circularity 19 event in Minneapolis this June to find out who will win the world’s premiere biomimicry design prize.

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector.

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature.

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Planting more forest in less time: Nature-inspired reforestation solution captures the 2018 Ray of Hope Prize

Bruno Rutman Pagnoncelli grew up among the trees in Brazil’s Atlantic rainforest, learning how to kayak its whitewater rapids and soaring high above the treetops in paragliders. On one of these paragliding trips, Bruno looked down and saw, first-hand, just how much deforestation was affecting the land he loved.

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Nature-inspired Reforestation Innovation Wins Ray of Hope Prize®

The top prize for a biomimetic climate change solution was awarded to a Brazilian team for a system that enables foresters to plant more trees in less time.

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Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This year, the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business celebrates its fifth anniversary. It launched in 2013 as the Center for Business Strategies for Sustainability with funding from the Foundation and others, and in January 2015 the Foundation made a $5 million commitment. It was then renamed for Ray C. Anderson.

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Showcasing New Ways to Solve Climate Change, Inspired by Nature

Find out who will win the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® as Biomimicry Launchpad entrepreneurs share their nature-inspired climate change solutions at the National Bioneers Conference.

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NextGen Spotlight: Jay Lanier

“As a fly angler and upland bird hunter, the trout and ruffed grouse I pursue in the southern Appalachians are a holdover from the last Ice Age. Those activities are a direct result of a stable climate, far south of where those pockets of biodiversity should exist. I view it as a responsibility to make sure our grandchildren can experience the joy of a rising brookie or flushing bird on a bright October morning.”

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Achieves CarbonNeutral® Company Certification

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has achieved Certified CarbonNeutral Company Status.

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NextGen Committee Issues Grant RFP for Projects Showing Measurable Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued a call for proposals for one $90,000 grant to fund work in the 2019 calendar year for currently existing or new programs that would measurably reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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