In response to the range, depth, and need of applications from the first call for proposals in 2021, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation awarded $5.1 million to 79 institutions through the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative and simultaneously announced an additional $5 million will be awarded to 2022 and 2023 grantees.
The 2022 grantees represent a broad cross-section of 48 collecting institutions across 19 states, ranging from smaller, specialized museums, to regional powerhouses and major encyclopedic institutions, with annual operating budgets ranging in size from less than one million to nearly $500 million. Applications were evaluated on the basis of both feasibility and impacts, and grants have been awarded in proportion to the scope and timeline of the project. Recipients are required to track and report their energy use and greenhouse gas emission in Energy Star® Portfolio Manager.
For more information, read the full 2022 press release. A full listing of grantees from both years follow below.