Deadline: March 31, 2010
The Home Depot Foundation’s Awards of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development recognizes public-private partnerships that have successfully developed projects and/or initiatives that promote and exemplify a more sustainable community. The program seeks to recognize sustainable projects that take a holistic, integrated approach, whereby sustainability planning, affordable housing, and the creation of green spaces and planting of trees are inextricably linked.
Applications are evaluated based on how well the projects or initiatives meet criteria in the categories of overarching sustainability, environmental sustainability, and green infrastructure. Projects should have been completed between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2009.
The awards are presented to both the cities and their nonprofit partners representing the partnership that completed the local initiative. The foundation will recognize a national winner, national runner-up, and up to three honorable mentions, including providing grants to the city’s nonprofit partner in each winning project. The winning nonprofit partner will receive a $75,000 grant, the runner-up partner will receive a $25,000 grant, and honorable mentions will each receive a $2,500 grant. The grants are to be used at the discretion of the awardee to further the sustainability goals of the community.
Home Depot Foundation Sustainable Community Development Awards