Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation opened its 2013 Gray Notes™ Grants online request for proposals (RFP) today, in keeping with the organization’s mission to advance the legacy of Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), beloved founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., and globally recognized ‘pioneer for the environment.’
The Gray Notes Grants Program is the Foundation’s official funding vehicle, and Ray’s two daughters, who serve as trustees of the Foundation, said they chose this name and theme because Ray often challenged his Interface associates to push the limits on innovation by giving them little "gray notes" with short questions and comments to inspire and ignite new ideas, and advance the next steps to action.
“We are very excited to reach this milestone,” said Harriet Langford, foundation trustee. “Our father supported a number of environmental conservation and education initiatives in his local community and beyond, and we are committed to continue along that path, with hopes of identifying additional programs that are making a difference for ‘tomorrow’s child.’”
“This RFP is our ‘gray note’ to the community of environmental associations and nonprofits that are doing great things right here in the United States,” said Mary Anne Lanier, foundation trustee.
The RFP for environmental and nonprofit organizations will remain open year-round with grant awards presented in June and December. Grant requirement guidelines and the online grant inquiry form can be found online.
At the same time the Foundation announces it public RFP for environmental and nonprofit organizations, the Trustees are also issuing an ‘invitation only’ RFP to selected higher education institutions for research grants and collaborative initiatives that create better connections between higher education and industrial processes. Grants awarded in this category will be announced in June.
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote a sustainable society by supporting and funding educational and project-based initiatives that advance knowledge and innovation in sustainable production and consumption.