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Green Restaurant Associaiton 89 South St., Suite LL02
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (858) 452-7378
The Kresge Foundation 3215 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248.643.9630
Fax: 248.643.0588
The Kresge Foundation's mission is to strengthen nonprofit organizations that advance the well-being of humanity. Green Building Initiative: Encouraging nonprofit organizations to consider building green. The Foundationís Green Building Initiative, launched in 2003, is intended to increase the awareness of sustainable or green building practices among nonprofits and encourage them to consider building green. Upfront planning and an integrated design process are necessary to achieve the full benefits of a green building. The Initiative offers educational resources and special grants to help nonprofits during this planning phase. The Initiativeís Planning Grant program encourages nonprofits working in the arts, health, and human service areas to consider green for the first time. Grant guidelines in this program encourage environmentally-focused organizations to innovate, creating new models of sustainable design. Planning grants are available in amounts from $25,000 to $100,000. As of February 2006, The Kresge Foundation has awarded 64 planning grants totaling $4,146,000 since the Initiative's launch. The Initiativeís LEED Bonus Grant program for grantees in the Capital Challenge Grant Program is closed with a total of $7,200,000 committed to 42 nonprofit organizations. These organizations will receive bonus grants of $150,000 or $250,000 when their projects became LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (http://www.usgbc.org).