OVERVIEW: The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation’s climate change grantmaking focuses on building bipartisan alliances for equitable energy and climate policymaking in the United States and grassroots organizations led by communities impacted by climate change.
IP TAKE: Although this funder awards grants to organizations working across the United States, it prioritizes Baltimore, New York and the D.C. Capital Region.
PROFILE: The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation is part of the Blaustein Philanthropic Group, an umbrella organization that operates the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation and the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation. The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation describes itself as a “[f]amily foundation guided by the principle that people develop and flourish best when they enjoy fundamental civil and political rights and live in a safe and healthy environment.” Areas of funding interest include mitigating climate change, challenging institutionalized racism, and protecting the rights of immigrants, and asylum seekers in the U.S.
Grant amounts typically range from $10,000 to $100,000. Past climate change grantees include Our Climate Education Fund, which received funding for its work engaging college students and millennials for equitable climate policy; and the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, which received a grant for its work educating federal policymakers on equitable carbon pricing. To learn more about the types of organization the Blaustein Foundation supports, explore its recent grants list.
Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation accepts unsolicited grant proposals and requests for funding. Each of the foundations meet independently two to three times per year to discuss proposals and make funding decisions.
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