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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Garland Home

Sharon Garland knew she needed an energy system that was sturdy, reliable, and fit to handle the dust generated by…

The Green Home

The Climate Fund is helping babies be the most comfortable in their homes! Who would’ve thought!? Meet our 54th grant…

The Rose Home

Todd and Suzy live in Danby. Their devotion as parents of two daughters extends to the chickens, dogs, and cats…

The Butler Home

Meet Neisha Butler, our 53rd grant winner! Neisha is a long-time member of our local sustainability movement and a founding…

The Glenn Home

Daycare saved by the bell! Sarah Glenn was running her daycare business like a boss… until the cold months hit.…

The Cosgrove Home

Meet Megan, our 51st Climate Fund grant winner! Megan at first was skeptical of the process. Lots of paperwork? Hidden…

The Albro Home

Coal is not cute… and doesn’t Debra Albro know it! Deb lives in Alpine, NY with her four-legged family (and…

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