Steffen Thomas Museum of Art “Goes Green

In December 2014 the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art received a Grants to Green assessment grant from The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

Grants to Green provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits in the Atlanta region. The founding partners of Grants to Green are The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (, providing expertise in grant making, and Southface (, providing expertise in energy efficiency.

Lisa Conner, the Museum’s Facilities Manager and Grants to Green “Green Champion” volunteer found it very informative to work with engineer Jean Pullen from Southface during the assessment period. As a result of this partnership the Museum’s power bills have been significantly reduced without spending a dime. STMA hopes to receive funding to implement other recommended improvements, which include converting to LED lighting for the Museum galleries and throughout the facility. Conner is also available to talk to other organizations that may be interested in applying for Grants to Green or learning new ways to conserve energy in their facilities.

For more information about how Grants to Green has helped STMA and how the program can help other nonprofit organizations, please contact Lisa Conner at (706) 342-7557.

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta connects donors, nonprofits and community leaders to strengthen the Atlanta region through philanthropy. The Community Foundation does this by providing quality services to donors and innovative leadership on community issues. Please visit the Foundation’s website at for more information.