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News & Jews -Adamah’s New Awards to OC Jewish Nonprofits

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   Adamah, the Jewish environmental nonprofit, made a second round of awards to incentivize Jewish nonprofits to take climate action and reduce emissions.  

Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI), Tustin – solar carports – $100,000 no interest loan 

Temple Beth El, Aliso Viejo – light sensor switches – $4,300 grant from OC Jewish Climate Fund

    Prior 2023 matching grants of $72,250 were made to Merage JCC for LED light retrofits, and each of CBI and Temple Judea, Laguna Woods for solar installations.
    The following organizations outside OC also received second round grants from Adamah:   Friedel Jewish Academy, Omaha, NE; Congregation Beth Am Israel, Wynnewood, PA; Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell, NJ; YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, New York, NY; Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA; Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA; and Russell JCC, North Miami Beach, FL.
    Applications for OC Jewish Climate Fund grants of up to $10,000 and North American Climate Fund loans of up to $100,000 for energy efficiency projects are due by May 13, 2024.
    Awardees are members of Adamah’s Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition, which consists of over 275 Jewish nonprofits commiting to reduce carbon emissions and mobilize their broader networks to take climate action. Coalition members gain access to a wealth of resources, including webinars, one-on-one consultations, office hours with Adamah experts, and peer connections. There are no minimum requirements for what a nonprofit’s climate action plan or activities look like since each nonprofit is starting at a different place. Membership is free.
    The OC Jewish Climate Fund is made possible by a gift from Robert S. De Leon and Susan Mattisinko through the Jewish Community Foundation Orange County. 

    For more information about Adamah, visit adamah.org.   

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