Life-changing impact​

The Finger Lakes Climate Fund has funded residential energy efficiency projects for low to moderate income households in the Finger Lakes region since 2011. The fund helps pay for insulation, air sealing, energy efficient heating equipment, and other upgrades to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The energy efficiency upgrades are carried out by Building Performance Institute accredited contractors using guidelines provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. These home energy efficiency projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support low income families, and help stimulate our local economy.

Awardee Profiles

We are proud to present these profiles of the home owners that have benefited from Finger Lakes
Climate Fund grants. Thanks to the many donors to the Fund, these local families will be less
vulnerable to rising fossil fuel prices and better positioned to remain stable and secure property
owners. Over the long term, everyone benefits – the donors, the homeowners, local energy
contractors, and the community.

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The Ahrens Home

Dan, his partner Caity, and their one-year-old daughter have lived in their Town of Hamilton home for 10 months.  When…

The Nolder Home

Daphne Nolder of Ovid has worn several hats in the Finger Lakes region, as a pastry and line chef at…

The Calori Home

Cynthia Calori says she has something now that her family never had before:  her entire house is comfortable to walk…

The Finn Home

Bill had been heating his Preble lake-front cottage with a propane furnace and a wood stove for over 40 years. …

The Mizrahi Home

Congratulations to our 72nd awardees, the Mizrahi family! Kerry and Ross Mizrahi are music teachers who live in Ithaca with their…

The Newman Home

Valerie was born in Ithaca and grew up in an old farmhouse from the 1810s and fell in love with…

The Wishna Home

New builds abound! Meet Robyn, our 66th Climate Fund grant winner, local photographer and organizer for Spirit of Tompkins and…

The Bouma Home

We love helping young families who are eagerly moving towards using fewer and fewer greenhouse gases. Meet the Boumas, our…

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