About Sutherland & Associates


To help funding entities strategically provide climate change resources to communities by serving as a welcoming intermediary platform that walks governing / selecting committees and applicants through clear grant processes as they access and manage funding for highest impact capture.


Lifting people above the politics and red tape so that they can easily provide and access resources that let them connect, align, and produce climate solutions.

Operating Principles


  • Kind response. Real-time responses are provided to those who ask in order of receipt, regardless of title or affiliation. Special care is given to those often ignored by others.

  • Clear organization. Processes, systems, and databases are built for user transferability. New ways of thinking are taught, and coaching provided.

  • Timely diligence. Work is approached with a set timeline and clear methods. However, it is managed with creative adaptability as circumstances change.

  • Full preparation. Each task is given the time needed to allow for iterative problem solving. Deliverables are packaged for ease of use and presented on time.

  • Considerate flexibility. Interactions are not rigid, but rooted in awareness, kindness, and humor. People are treated how they want to be treated.



Creatively adapting to shifting social, environmental, and economic realities so that everyone can thrive where they live is the primary motivation.

Sutherland & Associates only works with entities who are developing scalable climate solutions. Clients invest in ideas and implement programs designed to fundamentally transform how places function. This happens with Sutherland & Associates support by: 

                      • Working with partners and their grantees to scope, execute, and close projects in a manner that is designed for ease of use and impact capture.
                      • Creating and adapting programs to match fluid strategies.
                      • Maintaining databases that inform course-setting in real time, which are then mined to tell the story of impact 

Project schedules do not lag, commitments are exceeded, and clients know the value of eased workloads and carefully facilitated next steps. Excellence is a daily habit.