Environment > Media (prior to 2017)

These grants aim to raise awareness of freshwater concerns through national media and investigative reporting outlets.

2015


Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcelleville, VA
2015-16 Freshwater Awareness Initiative
$15,000
www.blueridgecenter.org

Independent Media Institute

Berkeley, CA
AlterNet's coverage of freshwater issues, with a special focus on fracking
$25,000
www.alternet.org

2014


Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcelleville, VA
Blue Ridge Press' 2014 -2015 Freshwater Environmental Change Series
$20,000
www.blueridgecenter.org

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Inc.

Independent Media Institute

Berkeley, CA
AlterNet's coverage of freshwater issues, with a special focus on fracking and the intersections of water and energy
$25,000
www.alternet.org

2013


Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation

Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny Front's reporting on the impacts of gas drilling on water resources
$25,000
wyep.org

Public Education Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Natural Resources News Service and its coverage of freshwater and gas drilling issues
$30,000
www.dcbureau.org

One Ocean Media Foundation

Stone Ridge , NY
Production of the documentary film Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking in One Voice
$50,000
www.jonbowermaster.com

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcelleville , VA
Blue Ridge Press' 2013-14 Freshwater Awareness Initiative and its National
Editor Survey
$20,000
www.blueridgecenter.org

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Inc.

Narrowsburg, NY
Trailer Talk: Frack Talk Marcellus Shale Water Project, a multi-media project
$20,000
www.artsalliancesite.org

2012


Independent Media Institute

San Francisco , CA
AlterNet's coverage of freshwater issues, particularly on threats from the gas industry
$30,000
www.alternet.org

Public Education Center, Inc.

Washington , DC
Natural Resources News Service's coverage of gas drilling and issues affecting water in the Eastern U.S.

$30,000
www.dcbureau.org

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcellville, VA
Blue Ridge Press' 2012-13 Freshwater Environmental Change Series and its National Editor Survey
$20,000
www.blueridgecenter.org

Penn State Public Broadcasting

University Park, PA
Think Outside the Pipes, a local reporting initiative for public radio that aims to raise awareness of green infrastructure projects across the country
$30,000
www.wpsu.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
A series of radio programs on freshwater issues on The Story with Dick Gordon
$35,000
www.unc.org

2011


Public Education Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Natural Resources News Service and its investigations into anti-environmental law firms that weaken federal environmental laws and its on-going reporting on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region
$50,000
www.dcbureau.org

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcelleville, VA
Blue Ridge Press 2011-12 Freshwater Environmental Change Series and its National Editor Survey
$20,000
www.blueridgecenter.org

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Inc.

Independent Media Institute

San Francisco, CA
AlterNet's coverage of freshwater issues, particularly on threats from the gas industry
$30,000
www.alternet.org

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
Its production, broadcast and distribution of two 30-minute editions of Making Contact focused on freshwater issues
$20,000
www.radioproject.org

Pundit Productions, Inc.

Washington, DC
Capitol News Connection's localized and investigative freshwater and environment reporting and 'Newsit', a crowd-sourced collaborative tool for local environmental journalism
$25,000
www.capitolnewsconnection.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
A series of radio programs on freshwater issues on The Story with Dick Gordon
$50,000
www.wunc.org

2010


Public Education Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Natural Resources News Service and its coverage of freshwater and gas drilling issues
$50,000
www.dcbureau.org

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcelleville, VA
Blue Ridge Press 2010-11 Freshwater Awareness Initiative covering freshwater and drinking water pollution and policy issues and a National Editor Survey of water interests
$20,000
www.blueridgecenter.org

Independent Media Institute

San Francisco, CA
Expansion of AlterNet's coverage of freshwater issues
$30,000
www.alternet.org

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
In-depth news coverage of issues related to water privatization in the Great Lakes region
$15,000
www.givingto.msu.edu

Positive Futures Network

Bainbridge Island, WA
Maximizing the impact of YES! magazine's Summer 2010 water issue through extensive promotion
$20,000
www.yesmagazine.org

Pundit Productions, Inc.

Washington, DC
Capitol News Connection's localized and investigative freshwater and environment reporting and efforts with collaborative citizen journalism models
$50,000
www.capitalnewsconnection.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
A series of radio programs on freshwater issues on The Story with Dick Gordon
$50,000
www.wunc.org

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Inc.

Narrowsburg, NY
Trailer Talk: Marcellus Shale Water Project, a radio series and interactive website focused on the potential impacts of gas drilling in New York
$14,000
www.artsalliancesite.org

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
Production, distribution and broadcasting of radio programs on water issues
$20,000
www.radioproject.org

2009


Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcelleville, VA
Using print and electronic media to engage newspaper editors, writers and the public in explorations of freshwater issues
$15,000
www.blueridgecenter.org

Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

Purcelleville, VA
Research, writing and distribution of a feature news article on the dangers of gas drilling
$2,500
www.blueridgecenter.org

Georgia Public Telecommunications

Atlanta, GA
Completion of the documentary film, Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision, about the struggle between Alabama, Florida and Georgia over water use and water rights
$25,000
www.gpb.org

Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media

St. Paul, MN
American Public Media's Sustainability Initiative, a collaboration of six national public radio programs that analyze and communicate sustainability and freshwater issues to audiences through diverse programming
$50,000
americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org

National Environmental Education & Training Foundation, Inc.

Washington, DC
Earth Gauge, a water education program for broadcast television meteorologists
$40,000
www.neefusa.org

Public Education Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Natural Resources News Service/Water Bureau to develop investigative reporting stories on freshwater issues
$75,000
www.dcbureau.org

Pundit Productions, Inc.

Washington, DC
Capitol News Connection's localized environmental reporting and the Ask Your Lawmaker interactive web module
$75,000
www.capitolnewsconnection.org

Regents of the University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI
Freshwater coverage on The Environment Report, public radio's only national environmental news service
$25,000
www.environmentreport.org

Tides Center

San Francisco, CA
Production and distribution of a short film, The Story of Bottled Water
$30,000
www.tides.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
Series of interviews focused on freshwater issues on WUNC's nationally-syndicated program, The Story with Dick Gordon
$50,000
www.wunc.org