James Cary Smith 2016 Community Grant Program Awards

Find out who was awarded funding by the 2016 James Cary Smith Community Grant Program.

The Air District is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 James Cary Smith Community Grant Program Awards.

The Community Grant Program will expand efforts to reduce air pollution and enhance collaboration and direct community participation in the protection of our health and the environment.

This year, the Air District received 23 complete applications, with a total requested amount of $573,274. With the funding available, we were able to fund 11 outstanding projects for a total of $261,274.

Ten of the selected projects directly involve CARE communities that are highly impacted by air pollution, while one targets non-CARE communities adjacent to major freeways. All of the projects either partner with a community-based organization or with one of 18 local high schools.

The applications were highly competitive and the review process was difficult. Great need and merit were obvious to all who participated in the application review process. We remain open to finding other ways to work with the many excellent applicants who were not funded. The Air District also welcomes your input into making this program stronger going forward.

Congratulations to each recipient, and to all applicants our deepest appreciation for your on-going efforts to improve air quality in the Bay Area.

FYE 2016 Community Grant Program Award List

Applicants & PartnersProjectLocationAmount Awardedtable-mobile-only-column
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment – Bay Localize/Emilia Zapata Street AcademyCollaborative Air Quality Leadership DevelopmentNorth Oakland –CARE$25,000
Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment – Bay Localize/Emilia Zapata Street Academy
Project:
Collaborative Air Quality Leadership Development
Location:
North Oakland –CARE
Amount Awarded:
$25,000
Earth Team - Oakland High School, Richmond High SchoolZero Carbon Schools/Sustainable Youth InternshipsRichmond, Oakland - CARE24,527
Earth Team - Oakland High School, Richmond High School
Project:
Zero Carbon Schools/Sustainable Youth Internships
Location:
Richmond, Oakland - CARE
Amount Awarded:
24,527
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund (with specific community-based organizations)Community Bike BuildsSan Francisco -CARE areas25,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund (with specific community-based organizations)
Project:
Community Bike Builds
Location:
San Francisco -CARE areas
Amount Awarded:
25,000
Breathe California of the Bay Area – 2 high schools in San JoseYouth for a Cool EarthSanta Clara, San Jose - CARE25,000
Breathe California of the Bay Area – 2 high schools in San Jose
Project:
Youth for a Cool Earth
Location:
Santa Clara, San Jose - CARE
Amount Awarded:
25,000
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy / Rich City RidesRichmond Rides! Celebrating Biking, BART, Buses and Breathing BetterRichmond/Iron Triangle - CARE25,000
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy / Rich City Rides
Project:
Richmond Rides! Celebrating Biking, BART, Buses and Breathing Better
Location:
Richmond/Iron Triangle - CARE
Amount Awarded:
25,000
Hunters Point FamilyThe People's Harvest: Bayview Hunters Point Air Filter garden/trees/plantsBayview Hunters Point, San Francisco - CARE25,000
Hunters Point Family
Project:
The People's Harvest: Bayview Hunters Point Air Filter garden/trees/plants
Location:
Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco - CARE
Amount Awarded:
25,000
La Clinica de La Raza, Inc – Escuela de Promotores / Freedom Breathers Pittsburg Air Quality Community AdvocatesPittsburg - CARE25,000
La Clinica de La Raza, Inc – Escuela de Promotores / Freedom Breathers
Project:
Pittsburg Air Quality Community Advocates
Location:
Pittsburg - CARE
Amount Awarded:
25,000
Center for Climate Protection – 2 Santa Rosa high schoolsECO2school Youth Leadership DevelopmentSanta Rosa25,000
Center for Climate Protection – 2 Santa Rosa high schools
Project:
ECO2school Youth Leadership Development
Location:
Santa Rosa
Amount Awarded:
25,000
Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership - Girls Inc.O24u Air Quality Improvement Education ProgramSan Pablo, Richmond - CARE25,000
Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership - Girls Inc.
Project:
O24u Air Quality Improvement Education Program
Location:
San Pablo, Richmond - CARE
Amount Awarded:
25,000
Strategic Energy Innovations - Castlemont, San Leandro HS, Oakland Tech, Vista Richmond HSSEI Air Quality Education & Improvement ProgramSan Leandro, Oakland, and Richmond – CARE24,647
Strategic Energy Innovations - Castlemont, San Leandro HS, Oakland Tech, Vista Richmond HS
Project:
SEI Air Quality Education & Improvement Program
Location:
San Leandro, Oakland, and Richmond – CARE
Amount Awarded:
24,647
Cool the Earth – 9 high schoolsEngaging Children and Bay Area Communities in Climate Change Solutions ProjectSan Francisco, Marin/San Rafael - CARE12,000
Cool the Earth – 9 high schools
Project:
Engaging Children and Bay Area Communities in Climate Change Solutions Project
Location:
San Francisco, Marin/San Rafael - CARE
Amount Awarded:
12,000
Total$261,174
Project:
Location:
Total
Amount Awarded:
$261,174

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Last Updated: 4/26/2016