As climate change has emerged as a defining issue of the day, museums and cultural institutions can take a leadership position in demonstrating that climate action is within reach. With energy costs as second-largest component of museum budgets, efficiency improvements and clean energy generation are the best opportunities for arts organizations to reduce emissions and save money.
The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative is an energy and climate granting program launched by Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with RMI and Environment and Culture Partners. It is the first program of its kind in the U.S. for the visual arts and is the largest private national grant-making program to address climate change through cultural institutions.
The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative funds energy efficiency and clean energy generation projects in the following categories:
For more information on the above grant categories, see http://frankenthalerclimateinitiative.org/apply/eligibility/.