Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation was created in honor of the late Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), founder of Interface, Inc. During his time at Interface, Ray championed the notion of businesses doing well by doing good. It’s these noble qualities of advancing knowledge and innovation around environmental stewardship and sustainability that recognized Ray as a pioneer in industrial ecology.

The purpose of the Foundation is to perpetuate these shared values and continue the legacy that Ray left behind. Through research and funding, the Foundation aims to help create a better world for future generations—tomorrow’s child. Join us as the story of the Foundation continues to unfold.

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Drawdown Georgia
Informed by Project Drawdown, the world’s leading resource for climate solutions, Drawdown Georgia is the first state-centered effort to crowdsolve...

Mid-Course Correction Revisited
Mid-Course Correction Revisited is both a how-to and a why-to on the future for green business, as seen through the lens of one of the most pioneering...

Georgia Climate Project
The Georgia Climate Project is a state-wide consortium co-founded by Emory, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and...

NextGen Committee
Ray C. Anderson’s five grandchildren, along with their spouses, comprise the NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The Committee makes...

Georgia Tech Global Change Program
The Georgia Institute of Technology Global Change Program is a new initiative designed to coordinate and grow educational and research activities...

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Mary Anne Lanier, President of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, serves on the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Board and also serves as Chair of the...

Project Drawdown
One of the key funding priorities of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation is climate change. Project Drawdown is a global initiative based on meticulous...

Ray C. Anderson Collection at Georgia Historical Society
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Interface, Inc. donated Ray C. Anderson's papers and other important items to the Georgia Historical Society...

Talk with Green Guy
Press releases, articles and other materials pertaining to the Foundation's sponsorship of the Talk with Green Guy radio show.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter
Quarterly newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Subscribe here.

The Ray
News and information about The Ray, Georgia's restorative, sustainable highway of the future.

Gray Notes Grants
These are project based grants awarded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Gray Notes grants are generally awarded to research institutes, universities...

Foundation Events and Speaking Engagements
This section lists upcoming Foundation events, partnerships and speaking engagements featuring the executive director and the trustees.

Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech acts as a catalyst and connector, bringing together students, research faculty...

Biomimicry and Ray of Hope Prize
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has partnered with the Biomimicry Institute to create the Biomimicry Launchpad and the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize™...

Mission Zero Corridor
The goal of the Mission Zero Corridor project is to demonstrate and display cutting-edge technologies and to foster innovative and sustainable...

Sustaining Grants
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation issues Sustaining Grants in the Fall and Spring of each year to environmental nonprofits and educational initiatives...

Ecocentricity Blog
A bi-monthly blog by John Lanier, director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and grandson of the late Ray C. Anderson. Musings from John as he manages...

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