Foundation pledges $8M in climate change effort

TROY (AP) — The Kresge Foundation says organizations in 12 U.S. cities will share nearly $8 million to help low-income communities deal with issues related to climate change.

The Troy-based foundation announced the funding recently through its Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative.

Efforts include improving energy efficiency policies, disaster-preparedness plans and carbon-reduction strategies.

The organizations involved got planning grants in 2014. Kresge’s board this month approved $660,000, three-year implementation grants for each group.

The organizations are in Boston; Cleveland; New York; Newark, New Jersey; Portland, Oregon; and San Antonio. They’re also in the California cities of Fresno, Los Angeles, National City and Oakland.