Environment > State and National Policy (prior to 2017)

These grants support efforts to increase public investment in water infrastructure, oversight of existing federal and state laws and regulations, and advocacy for stronger and enforceable policies

2016


Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Livingston Manor, NY
New York Clean Energy Convening
$5,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale, NY
Drinking water protection for all New Yorkers
$25,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

Clean Water Fund

Washington, DC
National water projects focused on reducing drinking water contamination, improving drinking water quality, challenging threats from oil and gas development activities
$90,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Evaluating and communicating the climate-warming impacts of methane emissions from shale gas (over 2 years)
$130,000
www.cornell.edu

Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Bristol, PA
Travel expenses for the We The People hearing at the National Press Club, Washington, DC
$5,000
www.delawareriverkeeper.org

Earth Economics

Tacoma, WA
Advancing national accounting standards and increasing public investment in sustainable water infrastructure in the U.S.
$25,000
www.eartheconomics.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco, CA
Protecting communities from oil and gas threats and advancing clean energy in New York; support for its litigation and communication efforts related to its representation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota
$95,000
www.earthjustice.org

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Leveraging health and climate impacts to slow gas infrastructure in New York
$80,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America

Washington, DC
National action to protect clean water
$75,000
www.environmentamerica.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington, DC
Complete the launch of the updated National Drinking Water database
$60,000
www.ewg.org

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Inc.

Cleveland, OH
Energy finance training for advocates working on unconventional gas and oil campaigns
$15,000
www.ieefa.org

Netcentric Campaigns, Inc.

Washington, DC
Halt The Harm, an advocacy network for those impacted by shale gas drilling
$30,000
www.netcentriccampaigns.org

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh, NC
Protect freshwater resources in North Carolina (over 2 years)
$140,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Riverkeeper, Inc.

Ossining, NY
New York Source Water Protection Project
$40,000
www.riverkeeper.org

Sierra Club Foundation

Oakland, CA
National campaign to stop natural gas pipelines
$30,000
www.sierraclubfoundation.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

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

Virginia Organizing, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA
Science Communications Network's project on health effects associated with unconventional oil and gas operations
$30,000
www.virginia-organizing.org

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Clean Air Council

Philadelphia, PA
Developing capacity in New York-based community groups to address natural gas infrastructue
$25,000
www.cleanair.org

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Clean water and clean energy campaigns
$90,000
www.eany.org

Frack Action

Kingston, NY
General operating support
$70,000
www.frackaction.com

Honor the Earth

Callaway, MN
Great Lakes pipeline and climate change organizing
$40,000
www.honorearth.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Its work protecting drinking water from poorly regulated oil and gas drilling and other threats
$80,000
www.nypirg.org

Partnership for Policy Integrity

Pelham, MA
Revealing the risks of drilling and fracking chemicals
$30,000
www.pfpi.net

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Marcellus Shale-related activities in New York including research, policy advocacy, organizing, coalition building and media outreach
$75,000

Water Defense, Inc.

Livingston Manor, NY
General operating support
$50,000
www.waterdefense.org

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.

New York, NY
Clean and Safe Energy Campaign
$15,000
www.waterkeeper.org

New York Public Interest Research Group fund

New York, NY
Public education efforts to protect New York's water resources
$60,000
www.nypirg.org

Align the Alliance for a Greater NY, Inc.

New York, NY
NY Renews coalition
$30,000
www.alignny.org

Alliance for a Green Economy

Syracuse, NY
General operating support for the NY Renews coalition
$40,000
www.allianceforagreeneconomy.org

American Sustainable Business Institute, Inc.

Washington, DC
Mobilizing New York businesses to reach renewable energy goals
$40,000
www.ASBCouncil.org

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Technical review and comments related to New York's management of oil and gas field waste
$5,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environmental Integrity Project

Washington, DC
Work to apply pressure on federal and state agencies to better regulate the oil and gas industry and protect the public from the effects of toxic chemicals and greenhouse gas emissions
$40,000
www.environmentalintegrity.org

Fractracker Alliance

Johnstown, PA
Continue its mapping and analytical support to grassroots advocates fighting oil and gas extraction, transport and infrastructure in New York and the Northeast
$45,000
www.FracTracker.org

Grassroots Environmental Education, Inc.

Port Washington, NY
Public awareness initiatives related to natural gas infrastructure, fracking waste and sustainable energy in New York
$40,000
www.grassrootsinfo.org

Oil Change International

Washington, NY
Its work to slow gas infrastructure expansion in the Marcellus and Utica  shale regions
$25,000
www.priceofoil.org

Public Accountability Initiative, Inc.

Buffalo, NY
Power research on the oil and gas industry
$25,000
www.public-accountability.org

Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project

McMurray, PA
New York Environmental Health Monitoring Project, Year Two
$60,000
www.environmentalhealthproject.org

Earthworks

2015


Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale , NY
Educational and outreach campaigns to protect New York from gas development and its ancillary impacts and to advance renewable energy
$20,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

Clean Water Fund

Washington , DC
Its continued work on policy innovation, regulatory monitoring, constituency outreach and mobilization on water issues 
$80,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Earthworks

Washington , DC
Work to slow the expansion of gas infrastructure in New York and the surrounding Marcellus and Utica Shale regions
$75,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Boston , MA
Its work building a clean water future
$60,000
www.environmentamericacenter.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington , DC
Research, creation and promotion of an updated National Drinking Water Database
$60,000
www.ewg.org

Netcentric Campaigns, Inc.

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh, NC
Work to protect North Carolina's water
$70,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Continued Marcellus Shale-related activities in New York, including 
research, advocacy, media outreach, internet mapping, and grassroots 
organizing 
$50,000

Sustainable Markets Foundation

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.

New York, NY
Clean and Safe Energy Campaign
$10,000
www.waterkeeper.org

Alliance for a Green Economy

Syracuse, NY
General operating support
$30,000
allianceforagreeneconomy.org

American Sustainable Business Institute, Inc.

Washington, DC
Building New York State business engagement in the transition to renewable energy
$45,000
www.ASBCouncil.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Clean Water Network
$50,000
www.environmentamericacenter.org

Environmental Integrity Project

Washington, DC
Efforts to address the oil and gas industry's releases of toxic chemicals and strengthen the key federal environmental laws that are meant to inform and protect the public from these releases
$40,000
www.environmentalintegrity.org

Food & Water Watch

Fractracker Alliance

Johnstown, PA
Its work to reveal the risks of oil and gas activities and infrastructure in New York through mapping, analysis, and community engagement
$45,000
www.FracTracker.org

Grassroots Environmental Education, Inc.

Port Washington, NY
Public awareness initiatives related to shale gas infrastructure and waste in New York State
$40,000
grassrootsinfo.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Its work to protect drinking water from poorly regulated oil and gas drilling and other threats
$80,000
www.nrdc.org

2014


Clean Air Council

Washington, DC
Developing capacity in New York-based community groups to address natural gas infrastructure
$25,000
www.cleanair.org

Clean Water Fund

Washington, DC
Its continued work on policy innovation, regulatory monitoring, constituency outreach and mobilization on water issues
$80,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc.

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$50,000
www.cedclaw.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Educational and advisory efforts to highlight the importance of methane to  the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas
$67,000
www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Oil & Gas Accountability Project work in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions
$70,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Protect clean water by working to restore protections in the Clean Water Act and to build a national anti-fracking movement
$60,000
www.environmentamerica.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington, DC
Drinking water protection research and communications, including its work related to fracking
$60,000
www.ewg.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition
$100,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
Expand the statewide movement against oil fracking and other oil extraction techniques in California
$22,500
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

Netcentric Campaigns, Inc.

Washington, DC
Continued development of the Halt the Harm network
$25,000
www.netcentriccampaigns.org

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh, NC
Continued work to protect North Carolina's water, including the challenge of stopping fracking
$60,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support for Elected Officials to Protect New York
$20,000

Bluegreen Alliance Foundation

Minneapolis , MN
Clean Water=Good Jobs, a national advocacy project to upgrade water infrastructure, protect water resources, and create good jobs
$50,000
www.bgafoundation.org

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale , NY
Public education and outreach on gas drilling in New York State
$20,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco , CA
Ongoing efforts to safeguard human health and the environment in the Northeast from dangers associated with fracking
$75,000
www.earthjustice.org

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany , NY
Ongoing work to safeguard New York from gas drilling and emerging work to ensure the vision of a sustainable, cleaner and safer energy future for the state
$80,000
www.eany.org

Frack Action Fund

New York , NY
General operating support
$70,000

Green Corps, Inc.

Oakland , CA
Strengthen the fracking activist base in the New York City suburbs
$25,000
www.greencorps.org

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

New York, NY
Continue its public education and outreach campaign on the issue of gas drilling in New York

$50,000
www.nypirg.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York , NY
Continued Marcellus Shale-related activities in New York, including research, advocacy, media outreach, internet mapping, and grassroots organizing


$50,000

Citizens Awareness Network, Inc.

Shelburne Falls, MA
Alliance for a Green Economy general operating support
$10,000
www.nukebusters.org

Environmental Integrity Project

Washington, DC
Efforts to strengthen the public right to know by requiring the oil and gas industry to report to the national Toxics Release Inventory
$30,000
www.environmentalintegrity.org

Food & Water Watch

Fractracker Alliance

Johnstown, PA
Continued role as a resource for understanding the impacts of unconventional oil and gas development in New York
$43,000
www.FracTracker.org

Grassroots Environmental Education, Inc.

Port Washington, NY
Public awareness initiatives related to shale gas development in New York State
$35,000
grassrootsinfo.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Protecting drinking water from poorly regulated oil and gas drilling and other threats
$80,000
www.nrdc.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support for Energy Policy Forum
$30,000

American Rivers, Inc.

Washington, DC
Promotion of sustainable water infrastructure funding and policy
$70,000
www.americanrivers.org

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Livingston Manor, NY
General support for its on-going comprehensive campaign against fracking

$50,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Water resource protection and stream and wetland mitigation in North

$40,000
www.edf.org

Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Durham, NC
Research into the environmental and health risks of oil and gas wastewater disposal in the Marcellus Shale region
$70,000
nicholas.duke.edu

Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, Inc.

Washington, NC
Waterkeepers Carolina for general operating support and its water quality testing work
$25,000
www.ptrf.org

Public Policy and Education Fund of New York

Albany, NY
Campaign against fracking in New York and related organizing work in the Southern Tier
$60,000
www.ppefny.org

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC
Advocacy and leadership for protecting drinking water in North Carolina and the Southeast
$100,000
SouthernEnvironment.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Coordinate the broad movement of opposition to shale gas drilling in New York
$75,000

Yadkin Riverkeeper, Inc.

Winston Salem, NC
General operating support
$15,000
www.yadkinriverkeeper.org

Physicians Scientists and Engineers for Sustainable and Healthy Energy

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$60,000
www.psehealthyenergy.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Relaunch the Clean Water Network
$50,000
www.environmentamerica.org

2013


Clean Water Fund

Washington, DC
Its continued work on policy innovation, regulatory monitoring, constituency outreach and mobilization on water issues
$80,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Oil & Gas Accountability Project work in the Marcellus Shale region

$70,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Protect and improve Clean Water Act protections, and build greater awareness and support for stronger public policy on fracking
$60,000
www.environmentamerica.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington, DC
Protecting drinking water from fracking and industrial contamination
$65,000
www.ewg.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition
$125,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh, NC
Continued and expanded work to protect North Carolina's water, including the challenge of stopping fracking
$70,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Public Accountability Initiative, Inc.

Buffalo, NY
Research on the gas industry's network of support in the academic, policy and financial spheres
$25,000
public-accountability.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Continued Marcellus Shale-related activities in New York, including research, advocacy, media outreach, internet mapping, and grassroots organizing
$50,000

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support for Elected Officials to Protect New York
$20,000

Virginia Organizing, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA
Educate and mobilize nurses in New York and the Marcellus Shale region on Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environment's work to address gas drilling issues
$20,000
www.virginia-organizing.org

Bluegreen Alliance Foundation

Minneapolis , MN
Engage its membership and the public on the need for water infrastructure investments, and its impacts including creating jobs and protecting public health and the environment

$50,000
www.bluegreenalliance.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Continued evaluation of global warming and other environmental impacts of shale gas (Howarth and Marino Lab Group)
$60,000
www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth/index.php

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Educate policymakers and the public about risks associated with fracking and high-volume horizontal gas drilling
$75,000
www.eany.org

Green Media Toolshed, Inc.

Washington, DC
Building an advocacy network to halt the harms of fracking
$25,000
netcentriccampaigns.org

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

New York , NY
Continuation of its widespread public education campaign on the issue of gas drilling in New York
$50,000
www.nypirg.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York , NY
General operating support for Frack Action
$60,000

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale , NY
Public education and outreach on gas drilling in New York State
$20,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

Clean Water for North Carolina, Inc.

Asheville , NC
Water Justice Campaign
$80,000
www.cwfnc.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco , CA
Protection of freshwater and natural resources in the Northeast particularly as
the region faces environmental health risks from expanded gas drilling
$75,000
www.earthjustice.org

Food & Water Watch

Fractracker Alliance

Johnstown , PA
Empowering New Yorkers with shale gas data, information and insights
$40,000
www.FracTracker.org

Grassroots Environmental Education, Inc.

Washington , NY
Its public education and outreach activities on fracking to the public,
religious leaders and policy-makers in New York
$25,000
grassrootsinfo.org

Healthy Schools Network, Inc.

Albany , NY
Elevate and sustain attention on children's special needs and vulnerabilities as
the fracking debate continues in New York and other states
$5,000
www.healthyschools.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Protect drinking water from poorly regulated oil and gas drilling and other
threats
$80,000
www.nrdc.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York , NY
General operating support for Fleased, a group representing and educating landowners who hold gas leases
$30,000

American Rivers, Inc.

Washington, DC
Promotion of sustainable water infrastructure funding and policy
$80,000
www.americanrivers.org

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc

Youngsville, NY
General support for its on-going comprehensive campaign against fracking and the completion of a hydrogeological study
$40,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Ensuring abundant clean water for a sustainable future in North Carolina
$50,000
www.edf.org

Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Durham, NC
Study of the environmental effects of gas drilling wastewater production and disposal
$70,000
nicholas.duke.edu

Physicians Scientists and Engineers for Sustainable and Healthy Energy

Ithaca, NY
General operating support
$50,000
www.psehealthyenergy.org

Public Policy and Education Fund of New York

Albany, NY
Its campaign against fracking in New York and related organizing work in the Southern Tier
$60,000
www.ppefny.org

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC
Protect water quality and improve water management efforts in North Carolina and the Southeast U.S.
$100,000
SouthernEnvironment.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, N
Elected Officials to Protect New York, a statewide campaign to coordinate a movement of local lawmakers in New York State to advocate for the continued moratorium on shale gas drilling
$15,000
www.nyelectedofficials.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Its efforts to help coordinate the broad movement of opposition to shale gas drilling in New York
$75,000

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Energy Policy Forum and its on-going research and reports on the financial anomalies of shale gas production
$20,000
energypolicyforum.org

2012


As You Sow

Oakland , CA
Its continued work pressuring major gas producing companies to be more transparent and to acknowledge the negative environmental, health and social impacts of hydraulic fracturing

$40,000
www.asyousow.org

Clean Water Fund

Washington , DC
Its continued work on policy innovation, regulatory monitoring, constituency outreach and mobilization on water issues

$70,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington , DC
Continue its research and outreach projects in New York focused on the natural gas industry's campaign finance and lobbying expenditures at the state and local levels

$40,000
www.commoncause.org

Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc.

Ithaca , NY
General operating support
$50,000
www.cedclaw.org

Earthworks

Washington , DC
Oil and Gas Accountability Project's Marcellus region work and its Stop the Frack Attack national collaboration activities

$65,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Washington , DC
Protect and improve Clean Water Act protections, and to launch an expanded initiative to fight fracking in individual states, building up to national regulation
$60,000
www.environmentamerica.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington , DC
Protect drinking water from industrial contamination and reduce bottled
water consumption
$80,000
www.ewg.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington , DC
Expand New Yorkers Against Fracking's organizing capacity
$125,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh , NC
Protect state water resources and prevent gas drilling from taking place in North Carolina
$60,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Public Accountability Initiative, Inc.

Buffalo , NY
Strategic, high-impact research on the gas industry's network of support in the academic, policy and financial spheres
$20,000
public-accountability.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Continued Marcellus Shale-related activities in New York, including research, advocacy, media outreach, internet mapping, and a grassroots organizing campaign

$50,000

Citizens for Water Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support
$10,000
www.citizensforwater.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Continued evaluation and presentations on methane and the global warming consequences of shale gas and a risk assessment of radon in shale gas
$60,000
www.cornell.edu

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Educate decision-makers and the public about risks associated with fracking and high-volume horizontal gas drilling
$75,000
www.eany.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
New Yorkers Against Fracking coordination and outreach activities
$40,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

National Academy of Sciences

Washington, DC
Reports on risk and governance issues involving shale gas extraction
$20,000
www.nationalacademies.org

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

New York, NY
Public education campaign on the issue of gas drilling in New York
$50,000
www.nypirg.org

Public Policy and Education Fund of New York

Albany, NY
Campaign against fracking in New York and related organizing work in the Southern Tier
$30,000

Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA

Pittsboro, NC
Landowner outreach and education on gas drilling and leasing issues in North Carolina
$30,000
www.rafiusa.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support for Frack Action
$60,000

Virginia Organizing

Charlottesville, VA
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments which is working to educate and mobilize nurses in New York and the Marcellus Shale region around issues associated with hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling
$20,000
www.virginia-organizing.org

Bluegreen Alliance Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
Engage its membership and the public on the need for water infrastructure investments, and its impacts including creating jobs and protecting public health and the environment
$50,000
www.bgafoundation.org

Clean Water Network

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

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies

Johnstown, PA
FracTracker.org's coverage of New York shale gas issues
$40,000
www.cfalleghenies.org

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Organize a day of action in Washington, D.C. to demand stronger protections for communities impacted by gas drilling and to call for measures to move the nation towards a clean energy future
$15,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC
Voter education to promote environmental protection in North Carolina
$30,000
SouthernEnvironment.org

American Rivers, Inc.

Washington, DC
Promotion of sustainable water infrastructure funding, financing and policy
$100,000
www.americanrivers.org

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Youngsville, NY
Complete and release a study on the health impacts of gas drilling and for general support for its work on gas drilling issues in New York State
$30,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale, NY
Public education and outreach on gas drilling in New York State
$20,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

Earthjustice

San Francisco, CA
Protection of freshwater and natural resources in the Northeast
$65,000
www.earthjustice.org

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Design and secure implementation of a science-based policy framework to responsibly manage North Carolina's water resources
$80,000
www.edf.org

Fiscal Policy Institute

New York, NY
Investigation into the economic and fiscal impacts of hydraulic fracturing gas drilling in New York State
$40,000
www.fiscalpolicy.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Protecting drinking water from poorly regulated oil and gas drilling and other threats
$85,000
www.nrdc.org

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Chapel Hill, NC
Protect water quality and improve water management efforts in North Carolina and the Southeast U.S.
$125,000
SouthernEnvironment.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
General operating support for Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy, which assembles and disseminates peer-reviewed research and information on hydrofracking
$40,000

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Help coordinate the broad movement of opposition to shale gas drilling in New York
$50,000

2011


Clean Water Fund

Washington, DC
Continued work on policy innovation, regulatory monitoring, constituency outreach and mobilization and grassroots campaigning on water issues
$70,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Continue its research and outreach projects in New York and Pennsylvania focused on the natural gas industry's campaign finance and lobbying expenditures at the state and regional level
$50,000
www.commoncause.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Research on local community responses to hydraulic fracturing, focused on New York communities that are devising strategies to regulate fracking within their jurisdictions
$25,000
www.greenchoices.cornell.edu

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Work with local communities in the Marcellus Shale region to defend their rights and hold energy companies accountable and to advance policy solutions in New York that will make it a national model for protecting its citizens and the environment
$60,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Washington, DC
Protecting America's Waters Campaign, which aims to work at the federal and state levels to stop big polluters' attacks on waterways and win strong clean water protections
$50,000
www.environmentamerica.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington, DC
To raise awareness about environmental and public health concerns associated with bottled water and the benefits of protecting tap water, and its work to influence safety regulations and environmental protections around gas drilling
$100,000
www.ewg.org

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh, NC
Protection of North Carolina's water resources and to prevent the introduction of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the state
$60,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Educate policy-makers about the need for a stringent and rigorous program for regulating the natural gas industry before drilling is permitted
$100,000
www.eany.org

International WOW Company

Brooklyn, NY
The production and dissemination of film work and media projects that frame gas drilling issues and report on the crisis
$100,000
www.internationalwow.com

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

New York, NY
Public education campaign on the issue of gas drilling in New York
$50,000
www.nypirg.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Frack Action, as it develops a more coordinated coalition of grassroots organizations and helps mobilize college students through involvement in Power Shift New York
$50,000

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Expansion of its Marcellus Shale-related activities in New York State, including research, advocacy, media outreach and a grassroots organizing campaign
$75,000

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Efforts to help coordinate the broad movement of opposition to gas drilling in New York
$52,000

Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Durham, NC
The completion of a study of the impact of gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing on water quality and to promote policy safeguards
$50,000
nicholas.duke.edu

Appalachian Voices

Boone, NC
Appalachia Water Watch project to strengthen enforcement of Clean Water Act laws in coal-bearing states
$20,000
www.appvoices.org

Clean Water Network

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

Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc

Ithaca, NY
Fleased, an organization advocating for landholder rights in the realm of gas leasing
$20,000
cedclaw.org

Conservation Leaders Network

Wedderburn, OR
The activities of Local Officials for Clean Water, which organizes county officials to advocate for clean water policies
$15,000
www.conservationleaders.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
The further development and dissemination of the study measuring the greenhouse gas footprint of Marcellus shale gas exploration and use
$48,229
www.alumni.cornell.edu/foundations

American Rivers, Inc.

Washington, DC
Promoting sustainable water infrastructure funding and policy at the national level
$110,000
www.americanrivers.org

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Inc.

Youngsville, NY
Commission of a scientific study on the potential for out-of-formation fracturing to occur during gas drilling and also for general operating support
$25,000
www.catskillmountainkeeper.org

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale, NY
Continued public education and outreach on the risks of hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling
$20,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Design science-based water policies and oversee the implementation of existing water laws and regulations in North Carolina
$85,000
www.edf.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Continue its efforts to ensure that drinking water is safe and affordable for all Americans
$50,000
www.nrdc.org

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Washington, DC
Work to counter the growing spread of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in drinking water supplies
$30,000
www.peer.org

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA
Water quality and water management efforts in the Southeast U.S.
$125,000
SouthernEnvironment.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for a Sustainable and Healthy Energy, Inc., as it supplies vetted resources and solid scientific information on unconventional gas development to the public and policymakers
$20,000

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Frack Action, as it creates and implements a broad educational campaign to inform the public about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing and builds a new network of activists
$15,000

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Inc.

Montpelier, VT
Participation in the first permit application of a large groundwater withdrawal under the state's new groundwater public trust law
$20,000
www.vnrc.org

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc.

Irvington, NY
To continue its work to end the concentrated animal production industry's contamination of North Carolina's air and waters
$15,000
www.waterkeeper.org

2010


Clean Water Fund

Washington, DC
Develop innovative policies, monitor the federal regulatory process, and mobilize the grassroots with new visions for water use, management and infrastructure
$75,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Research and outreach projects in New York and Pennsylvania focused on the gas industry's campaign finance and lobbying expenditures and activities
$50,000
www.commoncause.org

Earthjustice

Oakland, CA
Expanded efforts to protect freshwater in the Northeast, particularly to improve and protect water quality, secure proper regulation and disposal of waste from gas exploration, and hold the gas industry accountable for the true costs of hydraulic fracturing
$65,000
www.earthjustice.org

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Work to protect communities and the environment from the destructive impacts of gas development in the Marcellus Shale region
$70,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Boston, MA
Work to restore the Clean Water Act and protect drinking water supplies from contamination from gas drilling
$50,000
www.environmentamerica.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington, DC
Raise awareness of bottled water quality, improve tap water quality, and focus attention on hydraulic fracturing and the need for policy reforms
$100,000
www.ewg.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Continue its efforts to protect New York's Marcellus Shale region from the dangers of gas drilling and to strengthen federal regulations for oil and gas drilling
$50,000
www.nrdc.org

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh, NC
Expand its work protecting North Carolina's water resources including advocating for creation of a comprehensive water withdrawal permitting system and preventing hydraulic fracturing from being introduced in the state
$60,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Build an enhanced Marcellus Shale campaign website
$15,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Educate decision-makers and the public about the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing and to advance a stringent and rigorous program for regulating this industry
$100,000
www.eany.org

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund

New York, NY
Public education campaign on the issue of natural gas drilling in New York's Marcellus Shale region
$50,000
www.nypirg.org

Clean Water Network

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

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Completion and dissemination of a study estimating the greenhouse gas consequences of drilling and using Marcellus Shale gas
$35,000
www.alumni.cornell.edu/foundations

International WOW Company

Brooklyn, NY
A grassroots social engagement campaign around Gasland, the award-winning documentary film about gas drilling in the United States.
$75,000
www.internationalwow.com

American Rivers, Inc.

Washington, DC
Promoting sustainable infrastructure funding and policy at the national level
$100,000
www.americanrivers.org

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale, NY
Build upon and expand its current Marcellus Shale campaign to protect New York's water, land, air and people
$20,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Completion of a comprehensive economic impact analysis of natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region
$100,000
www.alumni.cornell.edu/foundations

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Advocate for water management policy reform in North Carolina to protect the ecological integrity of the state's rivers and streams
$85,000
www.edf.org

Open Space Institute, Inc.

New York, NY
Catskill Mountainkeeper's education and outreach program to stop unsafe gas drilling
$25,000
www.osiny.org

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Washington, DC
Work to counter the growing spread of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in freshwater resources
$50,000
www.peer.org

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA
Water quality and water management efforts in the Southeast U.S.
$125,000
www.southernenvironment.org

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Inc.

Montpelier, VT
Work with the state to create a new groundwater protection program that properly implements a new law providing public trust protections to groundwater resources
$35,000
www.vnrc.org

Vermonters for a Clean Environment

Danby, VT
Investigate and raise awareness of the public health impacts of the use of chloramine as a public drinking water disinfectant
$15,000
www.vce.org

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment

Farmingdale, NY
Printing and distribution of hydrofracking report for NY policymakers, public and media
$3,000
www.citizenscampaign.org

2009


Adirondack Council, Inc.

Elizabethtown, NY
State and regional water quality advocacy work
$15,000
www.adirondackcouncil.org

American Rivers, Inc.

Washington, DC
Building and mobilizing a broad movement of freshwater activists to advocate for sustainable water infrastructure solutions
$100,000
www.americanrivers.org

Clean Water for North Carolina, Inc.

Asheville, NC
North Carolina Water Justice Campaign, providing outreach and advocacy for equitable and sustainable water use policies (over two years)
$60,000
www.cwfnc.org

Clean Water Fund

Washington, DC
Research, organizing, grassroots campaigning and policy development on national water issues
$75,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Clean Water Network

Washington, DC
General operating support
$45,000
www.cleanwaternetwork.org

Common Cause Education Fund

Washington, DC
Research and media outreach in New York and Pennsylvania focused on the gas industry's campaign finance and lobbying expenditures and activities
$75,000
www.commoncause.org

Earthjustice

Oakland, CA
Advocacy and legal intervention work to protect New York and Pennsylvania communities and water resources from gas drilling pollution
$75,000
www.earthjustice.org

Earthworks

Washington, DC
Oil & Gas Accountability Project expansion to the Marcellus Shale region
$70,000
www.earthworksaction.org

Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.

Boston, MA
Protecting America's Waters campaign, using the Clean Water Act to address freshwater pollution issues and working to keep drinking water safe from chemicals used by the oil and gas industry
$50,000
www.environmentamerica.org

Environment Council of Rhode Island Education Fund

Providence, RI
Coalition for Water Security's campaign to establish state policies for fair use of Rhode Island's freshwater resources
$15,000
www.environmentcouncilri.org

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Coordination of low level flights for media and decision-makers of areas already disrupted by gas exploration and drilling
$5,000
www.eany.org

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Education, outreach and coordination of efforts during the Marcellus Shale public comment period
$50,000
www.eany.org

Environmental Advocates of New York, Inc.

Albany, NY
Strengthening the state's oversight of gas exploration in New York, documenting problems with the state's water pollution permitting program and advocating for full compliance with the federal Clean Water Act
$40,000
www.eany.org

Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Raleigh, NC
Designing a comprehensive water allocation policy for North Carolina and communicating the recommendations to the public and decision-makers
$100,000
www.edf.org

Environmental Working Group

Washington, DC
Toxic & Human Health Program, specifically its safer source water project that aims to ensure safe, affordable drinking water from the tap
$100,000
www.ewg.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

New York, NY
Efforts to protect environmental and human health from gas drilling impacts in New York, advocacy for closing oil and gas exemptions in federal statutes, and ongoing work on national drinking water concerns
$100,000
www.nrdc.org

North Carolina Conservation Network

Raleigh, NC
Advocate for passage and implementation of North Carolina legislation to protect the state's water supplies
$50,000
www.ncconservationnetwork.org

Ohio Environmental Council

Columbus, OH
Research into a potential bottled water tax in Ohio to support the restoration of the state's waterways
$10,000
www.TheOEC.org

Regional Plan Association, Inc.

New York, NY
Elevation of water resource stewardship work through America 2050, a national discourse on infrastructure and land-use
$30,000
www.rpa.org

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA
Environmental protection of Southeastern natural resources with a focus on water issues
$200,000
www.southernenvironment.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
Public awareness and grassroots action campaign related to gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale
$100,000