Environment > Water in the Public Trust (prior to 2017)

These grants support regional and national organizations that empower and assist communities in exercising their rights to protect and manage local drinking water resources.

2016


Flow for Water

Traverse City, MI
General operating support (over 2 years)
$80,000
www.flowforwater.org

2015


Flow For Water

Traverse City , MI
Protecting the common waters of the Great Lakes Basin through public trust solutions
$40,000
www.flowforwater.org

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium, Inc.

Milwaukee, WI
Great Lake Commons Initiative
$60,000

Clean Water for North Carolina, Inc.

Asheville, NC
Water Justice Campaign and work to prevent harms from fracking and coal ash (over 2 years)
$80,000
www.cwfnc.org

2014


Flow For Water

Traverse City, MI
General operating support
$35,000
www.flowforwater.org

On the Commons

Minneapolis , MN
Great Lakes Commons Initiative, a partnership with many organizations to declare the Great Lakes a commons, public trust resource and protected bioregion

$60,000
www.onthecommons.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
National Water Program, which is comprised of two primary initiatives - Public Water Works! and Think Outside the Bottle
$110,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
National water campaign to prevent the private control of water and protect and conserve the nation's water resources
$110,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

The Council of Canadians

Ottawa, ON
Strengthen the U.S. water commons and justice movement
$20,000
www.canadians.org

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Inc.

Montpelier, VT
Research and participation in rule-making that will help interpret Vermont's public trust law
$15,000
www.vnrc.org

2013


Community Environmental Defense Council, Inc.

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

Michigan Land Use Institute

Traverse City, MI
FLOW's work in advancing public trust policies to protect the Great Lakes as a Commons
$35,000
www.mlui.org

On the Commons

Minneapolis , MN
The Great Lakes Commons Initiative, a partnership with many organizations to declare the Great Lakes a commons, public trust resource and protected bioregion
$60,000
www.onthecommons.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
Continued implementation of its campaign Public Water Works! with the goals of restoring public confidence in the tap, increasing public funding for public water systems, and building dedicated political support to protect water resources
$110,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
National water campaign to prevent the private control of water and protect and conserve the nation's water resources
$125,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

The Council of Canadians

Ottawa, ON
Strengthen the U.S. water commons and justice movement, which includes the work and travel of Maude Barlow in the U.S.
$15,000
www.canadians.org

2012


Adirondack Council, Inc.

Elizabethtown, NY
Its work to prevent the privatization of water resources and to strengthen state regulation of private water withdrawals and inter-basin diversions
$15,000
www.adirondackcouncil.org

Clean Water Fund

Washington, DC
Bottled Water Mapping Project
$20,000
www.CleanWaterFund.org

Michigan Land Use Institute

Traverse City , MI
Provide FLOW with general operating support and also to support the promotional and logistical costs associated with bringing Maude Barlow to the United States as part of a Great Lakes Commons tour
$35,000
www.mlui.org

On the Commons

Minneapolis, MN
The Great Lakes Commons Initiative, a partnership to declare the Great Lakes a commons, public trust resource and protected bioregion
$55,000
www.onthecommons.org

Vermont Natural Resources Council, Inc.

Montpelier, VT
Research on the implications of taxing groundwater
$20,000
www.vnrc.org

Alliance for Democracy

Waltham, MA
Defending Water for Life Campaign to strengthen its community rights-based organizing work in Maine
$20,000
www.thealliancefordemocracy.org

Green Corps, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Train emerging environmental leaders on water privatization issues and provide field support and organizing assistance to Corporate Accountability International
$35,000
www.greencorps.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
Public Water Works!, a campaign to debunk myths about tap water, educate citizens and decision-makers about the value of public water systems
$100,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
National water campaign to prevent the private control of water and protect and conserve the nation's water resources
$125,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

2011


Adirondack Council, Inc.

Elizabethtown, NY
Its work to prevent the privatization of water resources and to strengthen state regulation of private water withdrawals and inter-basin diversions
$15,000
www.adirondackcouncil.org

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Mercersburg, PA
The expansion of its grassroots organizing with communities facing threats to water resources, particularly corporate water extraction and privatization
$30,000
www.celdf.org

Michigan Land Use Institute

Traverse City, MI
FLOW FOR WATER as it continues to educate the public on public trust and water commons principles
$20,000
www.mlui.org

On the Commons

Minneapolis, MN
The Great Lakes Commons Initiative, a partnership with many organizations to declare the Great Lakes a commons, public trust resource and protected bioregion
$55,000
www.onthecommons.org

Alliance for Democracy

Waltham, MA
Defending Water for Life Campaign to strengthen its community rights-based organizing work in Maine
$25,000
www.thealliancefordemocracy.org

Clean Water for North Carolina, Inc.

Asheville, NC
The North Carolina Water Justice Campaign
$60,000
www.cwfnc.org

Polaris Institute U.S.A.

Environment , NY
Inside the Bottle: Challenge the Bottle and Promote the Tap citizen awareness campaign designed to curb the expansion of the bottled water industry in North America and promote re-investments in public water systems
$15,000
www.polarisinstitute.org

Green Corps, Inc.

Boston, MA
Train emerging environmental leaders on water privatization issues, and provide field support and organizing assistance to Corporate Accountability International's Think Outside the Bottle campaign
$40,000
www.greencorps.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
Think Outside the Bottle campaign that works to cut public spending on bottled water and promote tap water in its place
$100,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
National water campaign to stop the private control of water and protect and conserve the nation's water resources
$150,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

2010


Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Chambersburg, PA
Work with communities across New England to protect water from privatization through the use of local ordinances
$35,000
www.celdf.org

New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Inc.

Montpelier, VT
New England Water Gathering, a convening for water activists from across New England who work to protect groundwater at local, state and regional levels
$2,000
www.grassrootsfund.org

Adirondack Council, Inc.

Elizabethtown, NY
Advocate for laws, regulations and enforcement procedures in New York to prevent underground waters from being tapped and exported from private lands
$15,000
www.adirondackcouncil.org

Michigan Land Use Institute

Traverse City, MI
FLOW for Water Coalition, which is building support for placing all water in the Great Lakes Basin in public trust
$25,000
www.mlui.org

On the Commons

Minneapolis, MN
Enhancing community-level stewardship of water resources through commons-based approaches
$55,000
www.onthecommons.org

Alliance for Democracy

Waltham, MA
Defending Water for Life Campaign in New England, supporting local communities in their efforts to keep water in public hands and prevent water and water services from being privatized and commodified
$46,000
www.thealliancefordemocracy.org

Green Corps, Inc.

Boston, MA
Train emerging environmental leaders on water privatization issues, and provide field support and organizing assistance to Corporate Accountability International's Think Outside the Bottle campaign
$50,000
www.greencorps.org

Polaris Institute U.S.A.

Oakland, CA
Inside the Bottle: Challenge the Bottle and Promote the Tap citizen awareness campaign designed to curb the expansion of the bottled water industry in North America and promote re-investments in public water systems
$30,000
www.polarisinstitute.org

The Council of Canadians

Ottawa, ON
Public speaking schedule of Maude Barlow in the U.S., and the ongoing Blue Planet Project water justice work in the U.S.
$25,000
www.canadians.org

Food & Water Watch

Washington, DC
National water campaign to stop the private control of water and protect and conserve the nation's water resources
$150,000
www.foodandwaterwatch.org

2009


Alliance for Democracy

Waltham, MA
Defending Water for Life Campaign in New England/New York for local democratic control of water and water services
$46,000
www.thealliancefordemocracy.org

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Chambersburg, PA
New England Water Project to protect water from privatization through the use of local ordinances
$35,000
www.celdf.org

Corporate Accountability International

Boston, MA
Think Outside the Bottle, a national public education and action campaign to decrease consumption of bottled water and improve public water infrastructure (over two years)
$225,000
www.stopcorporateabuse.org

Forum on Democracy & Trade

Washington, DC
Report covering the potential legal impacts of international trade agreements on Maine's ability to manage its groundwater resources
$20,000
www.forumdemocracy.net

Green Corps, Inc.

Boston, MA
Training a new generation of environmental leaders to challenge water privatization efforts
$50,000
www.greencorps.org

Michigan Land Use Institute

Traverse City, MI
Campaign to address the loophole in the Great Lakes Compact that allows an unlimited amount of water to be diverted from the region if done in small containers
$20,000
www.mlui.org

On the Commons

Minneapolis, MN
Our Water Commons, a long-term strategy to create a commons-based water governance model
$65,000
www.onthecommons.org

Polaris Institute U.S.A.

Oakland, CA
Inside the Bottle project that provides activists with corporate research, analysis and industry information
$50,000
www.polarisinstitute.org

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
Human Right to Water in New England project, a survey of three states' legal protections relating to water shutoffs
$20,000
www.uusc.org