[Zero Waste Grant Awards for Fiscal Year 2019-2021]

Resolution approving Department of the Environment Funding Recommendations for Zero Waste grant awards to fourteen organizations in grant cycle period (FY 2019– 2021)

WHEREAS, The Zero Waste program of the Department of the Environment provides grant funding to non-profit groups; and,

WHEREAS, The Zero Waste grant program is dedicated to funding projects that recover material from San Francisco’s landfill, thereby assisting the City in achieving its goal of zero waste, and achieving this at a low cost per ton of waste diverted; and,

WHEREAS, In addition to helping San Francisco reach its zero waste goals, these grant funded projects achieve a range of co-benefits such as creating jobs, providing classroom materials for educators, securing healthy food for low-income San Franciscans, and building community; now, therefore, be it,

RESOLVED, the Commission approves the award of Zero Waste grants, totaling $720,000 to be disbursed during FY 2019-2021 to the following organizations: 


Organization                                                                       FY 2019-2021  


Asian Pacific American Community Center (APACC)                       $60,000

Garden for the Environment                                                           $40,000

Groceries for Seniors                                                                     $10,000

Hunters Point Family                                                                     $30,000

Replate                                                                                         $60,000

San Francisco Conservation Corps                                                $60,000

SF State University                                                                        $50,000

San Francisco Unified School District                                             $100,000

SCRAP                                                                                         $60,000

The Story of Stuff Project                                                               $30,000

Tech Exchange                                                                             $50,000

UCSF Recycling &Waste Reduction, Facilities Services                   $50,000

Upstream                                                                                      $70,000

Urban Strategies                                                                           $50,000                                                                                                                          

I hereby certify that this Resolution was adopted at the Commission on the Environment meeting on May 28, 2019.

Anthony Valdez, Commission Secretary


Vote:            6-0 Approved

Ayes:            Commissioners Ahn, Chu, Stephenson, Sullivan, Wald and Wan

Noes:            None

Absent:         Commissioner Bermejo