The Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) is a $27 billion investment in climate and clean energy established by the Inflation Reduction Act. Please join the Green Funders Affinity Group to learn about the purpose and components of the GGRF. Representatives of local organizations that have applied for funding to benefit Maryland will describe each fund and their proposed strategy and share thoughts about barriers to community institutions accessing funding, and philanthropy’s role in supporting the infrastructure for equitable implementation of investments especially at the state and local levels.
Please join the Green Funders Affinity Group for a combination Legislative Debrief and update about implementation of the Climate Solutions Now Act.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a peer learning exchange for environmental/sustainability funders. We’re pleased to be joined by Program Officer, Deborah Philbrick of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, who will speak with us about their Climate Solutions grantmaking. The goal of this “Big Bets” portfolio is to ensure that the Earth stays well below a two-degrees Celsius temperature increase to avoid catastrophic global effects. Hear about how this international funder thinks about its approach, priorities, and what they are learning. We’ll then discuss trends and opportunities you and other funders are seeing.
Maryland’s Department of Labor is preparing to launch the Maryland Works for Wind program, a new apprenticeship model to support the region’s growing offshore wind industry funded with $22.9 million awarded to the state through the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant. In partnership with leading employers—including Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Crystal Steel Fabricators, US Wind, and Orsted Offshore North America—and seven local unions, the Maryland Works for Wind program will build a training model to meet the needs of employers and local communities. At this program, the Business Network for Offshore Wind will give an overview of Offshore Wind, what it will look like in Maryland, and the types of jobs expected to be needed. We will hear from training partner – Jane Addams Resource Corporation, and a labor representative about entry into apprenticeships that will lead to family sustaining employment in the sector.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Green Funders Affinity Group for a discussion with Michael Powell, Esq., Member of Gordon Feinblatt’s Energy & Environmental Practice Group, member of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, and Co-Chair of the Mitigation Working Group, which is developing plans to meet Maryland’s greenhouse gas targets. The Climate Solutions Now Act and other new climate statutes, regulations, and programs will have profound impacts on philanthropic programs. Join us to discuss what these changes may entail for philanthropy and our support to nonprofits across Maryland. This session will include a short presentation and ample time for discussion.
No matter where your organization might be or want to be on the spectrum of impact investing, join Maryland Philanthropy Network, and the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network for an opportunity to learn and share your experience with other funders. Toniic, a community of funders and asset holders seeking deeper net impact across a spectrum of capital, will also provide an overview of the many types and approaches grant makers can use to leverage capital for good. We will then hold a funder-only discussion to assess interest in a funder learning cohort specific to our region and/or the many opportunities emerging in the agriculture, climate, and food sectors.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Green Funders Affinity Group to learn more about two recent action-oriented reports on climate change efforts in Maryland. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss with grantmaking colleagues what are they are doing and can do in the climate mitigation and climate justice space. Through the conversation, we’ll lift up issues for further learning and potential collaboration in the environmental grantmaking space.
Please join us for a meet and greet with MPN Member, Erin Robertson, the Chief Programs Officer for Nature Sacred. This program will include an overview of Nature Sacred, its vision for health in Maryland and evidence of the healing power of nature with Teresia Hazen, M.Ed., HTR, QMHP and award-winning Firesoul. Katie Lautar, Executive Director of Baltimore Green Space will share how they are working at the intersection of community care of green spaces, advocacy, and scientific research that promotes the health of communities and equitable access to sustainable green spaces.