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Environmental grants primarily made at the initiative of the Foundation.

2017


Center for Biological Diversity, Inc

Tucson, AZ
California Oil and Gas Campaign
$50,000
www.biologicaldiversity.org

Mothers Out Front, Inc

Cambridge, MA
Organizing work in New York State
$25,000
www.mothersoutfront.org

Virginia Organizing, Inc

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Livingston Manor, NY
Support for Rootskeeper’s Oil Money Out, People Power In campaign
$25,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Stewardship and Enrichment of the Park Park Natural Area
$20,000
www.cornellbotanicgardens.org

Our Children's Trust

Eugene, OR
Atmospheric Trust Campaign
$30,000
www.ourchildrenstrust.org

350.org

Brooklyn, NY
General operating support
$40,000
www.350.org

Consumer Watchdog

Santa Monica, CA
Research, education and advocacy project holding the Brown Administration accountable for its oil and gas positions
$25,000
www.consumerwatchdog.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Encourage corporate adoption of clean energy and promote its "Vote With Your Dollar" campaign
$7,500
www.greenamerica.org

2016


Dogwood Alliance, Inc.

Asheville, NC
Our Forests Aren't Fuel and The Wetland Forests Initiative
$15,000
www.dogwoodalliance.org

Public Citizen Foundation, Inc.

Washington, DC
Challenging New York's proposed nuclear power plant subsidy
$10,000
www.citizen.org/hrg

Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA
Build a citizen movement against fracking
$25,000
www.environmentcaliforniacenter.org

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
Development of Pipeline Information Network
$25,000
www.ieefa.org

Mothers Out Front, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
Organizing work in New York State
$25,000
www.mothersoutfront.org

Nebraska Easement Action Team

Hastings, NE
Pipeline Fighter Hub
$25,000

Virginia Organizing, Inc.

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Livingston Manor, NY
General operating support for Rootskeeper
$25,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Center for Biological Diversity, Inc.

Tucson, AZ
Fighting oil industry pollution in Los Angeles, California
$50,000
www.biologicaldiversity.org

Cornell University-Cornell Plantations

Ithaca, NY
Stewardship and Enrichment of the Park Park Natural Area
$20,000
www.cornellplantations.org

Greenpeace Fund, Inc.

Washington, DC
Greenpeace Fund Democracy Initiative and Opposition Research
$50,000
www.greenpeacefund.org

River Network

Boulder, CO
Strengthening watershed organizations throughout the Eastern U.S.
$40,000
www.rivernetwork.org

350.org

Brooklyn, NY
General operating support
$40,000
www.350.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Mobilizing consumers, investors, and businesses for climate action and
clean energy
$20,000
www.greenamerica.org

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
Eminent domain and pipeline battles: developing a strategy to protect communities
$40,000
www.ieefa.org

2015


Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Livingston Manor, NY
General operating support for Goddess in Progress
$25,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Livingston Manor, NY
General operating support for Cooperative Leadership Network
$15,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Chappaqua , NY
Train-the-Trainer Program: Innovating Sustainability for Urban Schools Project 
$5,000
www.celfeducation.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Evaluating and communicating the climate warming impacts of methane emissions from shale gas 
$65,000
www.cornell.edu

Environment North Carolina Research & Policy Center, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Keep NC Frack-Free 
$10,000
www.EnvironmentNorthCarolina.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support for Gas Free Seneca
$25,000

UPSTREAM Policy Institute

Rockland , ME
Sustainable Packaging and Plastic Pollution Campaign 
$20,000
www.upstreampolicy.org

Alliance for Global Justice

Tucson, AZ
Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network general support
$15,000
www.afgj.org

Center for a New American Dream

Charlottesville, VA
General operating support
$10,000
www.newdream.org

Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA
Work to build a citizen movement against fracking in California
$25,000
www.environmentcaliforniacenter.org

Government Accountability Project, Inc.

Washington, DC
Climate Science & Policy Watch: Climate Policy & Accelerated Fossil Fuel
Development Oversight
$15,000
www.earthjustice.org

Greenpeace Fund, Inc.

Washington, DC
Greenpeace Fund Democracy Initiative and Opposition Research
$50,000
www.greenpeacefund.org

Mothers Out Front, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
Organizing work in New York State
$15,000
www.mothersoutfront.org

The Fund for Lake George, Inc.

Lake George, NY
Legacy Strategy, a model for sustained watershed protection
$20,000
www.fundforlakegeorge.org

Virginia Organizing, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA
Science Communications Network and its work to publicize new science on unconventional oil and gas operations/development and health
$25,000
www.virginia-organizing.org

Virginia Organizing, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA
HEFN and its funder working group on hydraulic fracturing
$20,000
www.virginia-organizing.org

Center for Biological Diversity, Inc.

Tucson, AZ
Fighting crude oil transport in California
$30,000
www.biologicaldiversity.org

Community Foundation of Greater Johnstown

Johnstown, PA
Environmental Health Monitoring Project in New York State
$50,000
www.cfalleghenies.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
Public education and organizing to stop fracking in Monterey County and the
state of California
$45,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Eco-Accountability Project
$100,000

350.org

Brooklyn, NY
General operating support
$50,000
www.350.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
Real Food Media Project, a collaborative initiative to inspire, educate and
grow the movement for sustainable food and farming
$15,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Its work to develop Clean Energy Victory Bonds and to organize consumers, investors, and businesses to call for climate action and clean energy
$20,000
www.greenamerica.org

Solutions Project, Inc.

Mill Valley, CA
Launch a 100% clean, renewable energy public engagement initiative in New
York
$40,000
www.thesolutionsproject.org

Story of Stuff Project

Berkeley, CA
General operating support
$25,000
www.storyofstuff.org

2014


Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Chappaqua, NY
NYC Leadership in Sustainability Curriculum Project
$7,500
www.celfeducation.org

Ocean Foundation

Washington, DC
Atlantic Geophysical and Geological campaign
$15,000
www.oceanfdn.org

Rachel's Network, Inc.

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.rachelsnetwork.org

350.org

Brooklyn , NY
General operating support

$25,000
www.350.org

Environmental Federation of North Carolina, Inc

Durham , NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.earthsharenc.org

Greenpeace Fund, Inc.

Washington , DC
Democracy Initiative to remove corporate-sponsored roadblocks to environmental protection ($25,000) and the Fund to Save the Arctic ($25,000)

$50,000
www.greenpeacefund.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York , NY
Mothers Out Front's organizing expansion into New York State
$10,000

The Fund for Lake George, Inc.

Lake George , NY
Legacy Strategy, a model for sustained watershed protection
$20,000
www.fundforlakegeorge.org

UPSTREAM

Athens , GA
Campaign for Sustainable Packaging
$20,000
www.upstreampolicy.org

Center for a New American Dream

Charlottesville, VA
General operating support
$10,000
www.newdream.org

Center for Biological Diversity, Inc.

Tucson, AZ
Fighting Crude Oil Transport in New York State
$20,000
www.biologicaldiversity.org

Helen Caldicott Foundation

Asheville, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.helencaldicottfoundation.org

Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
Nuclear Power Safety Campaign (over three years)
$45,000
www.ucsusa.org

350.org

Brooklyn, NY
General operating support
$50,000
www.350.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
The Real Food Media Project, working to debunk persistent myths about industrial agriculture
$20,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Clean Energy Victory Bond program to allow all Americans to invest in a clean energy future
$25,000
www.greenamerica.org

2013


Earthworks

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Rachel's Network, Inc.

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.rachelsnetwork.org

Ausable River Association

Wilmington , NY
General operating support
$10,000
www.ausableriver.org

Greenpeace Fund, Inc.

Washington, DC
Greenpeace Fund Youth Leadership Program and Opposition Research
$50,000
www.greenpeacefund.org

The Fund for Lake George, Inc.

Lake George , NY
The Legacy Strategy: Empowering citizen advocacy for sustained water quality protection

$10,000
www.fundforlakegeorge.org

Center for a New American Dream

Charlottesville , VA
General operating support
$20,000
www.newdream.org

North American Wilderness Recovery

Albuquerque , NM
General operating support
$10,000
www.rewilding.org

Product Policy Project

Athens, GA
National Make It, Take It, Campaign for Packaging
$20,000
www.productpolicy.org

Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Cambridge , MA
Nuclear Power Safety Campaign
$15,000
www.ucsusa.org

350.org

Brooklyn, NY
Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign
$50,000
www.350.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
The Real Food Media Project, working to debunk persistent myths about industrial agriculture
$25,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Environmental Grantmakers Association

New York, NY
Membership in 2013 and 2014
$21,448
www.ega.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Clean Energy Victory Bonds program to allow all Americans to invest in a clean energy future
$25,000
www.greenamerica.org

2012


Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Pittsboro , NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.rafiusa.org

350.org

Brooklyn, NY
Do the Math Tour: Raising Climate Change Awareness and Mobilizing Action
$40,000
www.350.org

Greenpeace Fund, Inc.

Washington, DC
General operating support
$50,000
www.greenpeaceusa.org

Helen Caldicott Foundation

Asheville, NC
General operating support
$10,000
ifyoulovethisplanet.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
Rachel Carson Legacy Project
$5,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
Nuclear Power in a Warming World
$20,000
www.ucsusa.org

Center for a New American Dream

Charlottesville, VA
General operating support
$20,000
www.newdream.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
The Real Food Media Project, working to debunk persistent myths about industrial agriculture
$25,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Clean Energy Victory Bond program that allows all Americans to invest in a clean energy future
$20,000
www.Greenamerica.org

North American Wilderness Recovery

Albuquerque, NM
General operating support
$20,000
www.rewilding.org

2011


Appalachian Voices

Boone, NC
Protecting the Upper Watauga Watershed
$10,000
www.appvoices.org

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Pittsboro, NC
General operating support and outreach to landowners on hydraulic fracturing
$16,000
www.rafiusa.org

EarthRights International

Washington, DC
The Burma Project, which documents the human rights and environmental violations committed by the Burmese military, government and corporate investors in association with the development of gas projects
$10,000
www.earthrights.org

Nuclear Policy Research Institute/Beyond Nuclear

Takoma Park, MD
Continued evaluation of the safety of freshwater systems around nuclear power plants
$20,000
www.beyondnuclear.org

Nuclear Policy Research Institute/Beyond Nuclear

Takoma Park, MD
Helen Caldicott Foundation for a Nuclear-Free Planet's efforts to educate the public about the medical, social, and ecological consequences of nuclear power and weapons production
$10,000
www.beyondnuclear.org

Trust for the Future

Franklin, TN
Kilowatt Ours projects to digitize and distribute documentary shorts and features on environmental stewardship topics, and for its energy workshops
$11,000
www.kilowattours.org

Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
Nuclear Power in a Warming World project to educate opinion leaders, policy makers, and the media about issues related to nuclear power
$25,000
www.ucsusa.org

Anacostia Watershed Society

Bladensburg, MD
General operating support
$5,000
www.anacostiaws.org

Center for a New American Dream

Charlottesville, VA
General operating support
$25,000
www.newdream.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Corporate Responsibility Programs that encourage corporations to adopt best practices and put pressure on other corporations to reduce harms
$20,000
www.Greenamerica.org

2010


Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Washington, DC
DC Recycling Makes $en$e Project to help the District of Columbia conserve resources and money and create jobs through reuse, recycling and composting
$2,000
www.ilsr.org

Nourish International

Chapel Hill, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.nourishinternational.org

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Washington, DC
General operating support
$10,000
www.anacostiariverkeeper.org

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity

San Francisco, CA
Work of a consultant to facilitate conversations and help develop with interested funders a national freshwater resources agenda
$5,000
www.cgbd.org

Earth Conservation Corps

Washington, DC
General operating support
$30,000
www.ecc1.org

EarthRights International

Washington, DC
The Burma Project, which documents the human rights and environmental violations committed by the Burmese military, government and corporate investors in association with the development of gas projects
$20,000
www.earthrights.org

Land Trust Alliance, Inc.

Washington, DC
Educate Southeast region land trusts and water protection groups on collaborative protection strategies for freshwater resources and ecosystems
$10,000
www.lta.org/southeast

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Pittsboro, NC
General operating support
$20,000
www.rafiusa.org

Global Greengrants Fund

Boulder, CO
Small grants for environmental and social justice grassroots organizations in Africa
$10,000
www.greengrants.org

Foundation for a Sustainable Community

Chapel Hill, NC
Institute for Sustainable Development's Green Plus and Sustainability FellowsPrograms that work with small businesses and non-profits helping them on the path toward economic prosperity, environmental protection and civic engagement
$20,000
www.gogreenplus.org

Nuclear Policy Research Institute

Takoma Park, MD
Beyond Nuclear's evaluation of the safety of freshwater systems around nuclear power plants
$15,000
www.beyondnuclear.org

Anacostia Watershed Society

Bladensburg, MD
Environmental education, stewardship and advocacy in the Anacostia Watershed
$25,000
www.anacostiaws.org

Blue Mountain Center

Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Research, writing and related presentation of the paper - "The State of US Water Funding and Options for Future Collaboration" - for a meeting of water funders
$5,000
www.bluemountaincenter.org

Environmental Grantmakers Association

New York, NY
State of the States Briefing 2010, a funders venue to discuss environmental policy-related obstacles and opportunities for state-based organizations and explore multi-sectol partnerships
$5,000
www.ega.org

Green America

Washington, DC
Initiatives to promote healthy and sustainable communities including Invest Local, Green Exchange and Local Link
$20,000
www.Greenamerica.org

The Lambi Fund of Haiti

Washington, DC
The Earthquake Fund, to assist persons who were displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
$5,000
www.lambifund.org

The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread

Racine, WI
National Water Funders Forum
$3,000
www.jonsonfndn.org

2009


Anacostia Watershed Society

Bladensburg, MD
Environmental education and restoration in the Anacostia River watershed
$25,000
www.anacostiaws.org

The Center for a New American Dream

Takoma Park, MD
General operating support
$30,000
www.newdream.org

Center for Responsible Travel

Washington, DC
Production and distribution of a documentary, Faces of Coastal Tourism, on the impacts of conventional cruise tourism and beach resort and vacation home development along Costa Rica's Pacific coast
$5,000
www.responsibletravel.org

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

Hillsborough, NC
Production of an online biology textbook by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation in collaboration with the CK-12 Foundation, High Tech High and the Encyclopedia of Life
$20,000
www.eowilson.org

Earth Conservation Corps

Washington, DC
General operating support
$35,000
www.ecc1.org

EarthRights International

Washington, DC
Burma Project, addressing human rights abuses associated with natural resource extraction conducted by the government and its corporate partners
$20,000
www.earthrights.org

Foundation for a Sustainable Community

Chapel Hill, NC
Expansion of the Institute for Sustainable Development's Green Plus Program, engaging smaller employers with affordable sustainability education and training
$20,000
www.gogreenplus.org

Friends of Warner Parks

Nashville, TN
Acquisition and conservation of the 324 acre H. G. Hill tract adjacent to Warner Parks in Nashville, TN
$5,000
www.friendsofwarnerparks.com

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Washington, DC
DC Recycling Makes $en$e Project, aiming to help the District of Columbia conserve resources and money by increasing the tonnage of residential and commercial/institutional waste diverted from landfills and waste incinerators
$10,000
www.ilsr.org

The Lambi Fund of Haiti

Washington, DC
Grassroots Environmental Program, working with peasant-led organizations in rural Haiti on environmental projects
$5,000
www.lambifund.org

Nourish International

Chapel Hill, NC
General operating support
$10,000
www.nourishinternational.org

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.

Irvington, NY
General operating support for Anacostia Riverkeeper
$15,000
www.waterkeeper.org

Western Lands Project

Seattle, WA
General operating support
$4,000
www.westernlands.org