Media > Environment

These grants include select film, radio, print and multimedia projects on critical environmental issues aligned with priority interests. These grants are primarily at the Foundation’s initiative.

2017


Fresh Energy

Saint Paul, MN
Southeast Energy News Original Journalism
$20,000
www.fresh-energy.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

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

2016


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to support investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$15,000
www.earthislandjournal.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

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

Fresh Energy

Saint Paul, MN
Southeast Energy News
$20,000
www.fresh-energy.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Covering the News of the Coast: Coastal Review Online
$15,000
www.nccoast.org

2015


International WOW Company

Brooklyn, NY
Grassroots engagement campaign for the third film of the Gasland trilogy
$80,000
www.gaslandthemovie.com

One Ocean Media Foundation

Stone Ridge, NY
The film, "Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One
Voice"
$50,000
www.oceans8films.com

2014


Orion Society

Great Barrington , MA
Investigative journalism examining America's energy future
$15,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
General operating support
$15,000
www.grist.org

Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs

Calabasas, CA
Project for Improved Environmental Coverage & Dream of a Nation

$15,000
www.saveourplanet.org

2013


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Green Journalism Fund
$11,100
www.earthisland.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Its online, daily news service, Coastal Review Online
$10,000
www.nccoast.org

KCET Community Television of Southern California

Burbank , CA
Support for the television series Earth Focus
$10,000
www.kcet.org

Media Matters for America

Washington , DC
Climate and Energy Initiative to confront misinformation and drive a strong pro-climate narrative into the mainstream media

$10,000
www.mediamatters.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington , MA
Water to Stars: new content for Orion Magazine

$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
Expanding coverage of climate change
$35,000
www.grist.org

2012


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Green Journalism Fund               
$11,500
www.earthislandjournal.org

Envision Environmental Media Center

Sag Harbor , NY
The Enviro Close-Up Series
$10,000
www.envirovideo.com

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, DC
Support of NPR's environmental coverage
$100,000
www.npr.org

International Media Project

Oakland, CA
Making Contact radio series production and distribution
$10,000
www.radioproject.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Production and distribution of Link TV's environmental news magazine, Earth Focus
$10,000
www.linktv.org

North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc.

Newport, NC
Coastal Review Online
$15,000
www.nccoast.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
New content for Orion Magazine
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
General operating support
$12,500
www.sej.org

Foundation for National Progress/The Climate Desk

San Francisco, CA
The Climate Desk
$100,000
www.climatedesk.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Westport, CT
Weekly question and answer column, EarthTalk
$10,000
www.emagazine.com

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Knoxville, TN
Two segments of the short film documentary series, Downstream, regarding coal ash
$10,000
www.cleanenergy.org

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
WUNC's reporting on Hydrofracking in North Carolina
$10,000
www.unc.org

2011


Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to underwrite in-depth, investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$10,000
www.earthisland.org

Envision Environmental Media Center

Sag Harbor, NY
General operating support for the Enviro Close-Up Series
$10,000
www.envirovideo.com

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
General operating support
$30,000
www.grist.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Strategic expansion of the Campaign Against Fracking
$100,000
www.prwatch.org

Independent Production Fund

New York, NY
If Trees Could Talk, a PBS special that recognizes humanity's dependence upon trees and, in doing so, promotes more environmentally conscientious actions
$15,000
www.IPFmedia.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Link TV's environmental news magazine, Earth Focus
$10,000
www.linktv.org

New York Women in Film, Inc.

New York, NY
Distribution and outreach activities for the film, Semper Fi: Always Faithful
$10,000
www.nywift.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
General operating support for Orion Magazine with an emphasis on publishing articles about water
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

The American Independent News Network

Washington, DC
Coverage of environmental issues with a focus on hydraulic fracturing through AINN's national bureau, The American Independent
$10,000
www.tainews.org

Connexus Communications

Trinidad, CA
Public radio educational campaign on natural gas and nanotechnology
$35,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
The production-completion and distribution of Season XI and start up production costs for Season XII of the annual radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
$25,000
www.bioneers.org

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Media , CT
Weekly question and answer column, EarthTalk
$20,000
www.emagazine.com

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2011 Environmental Film Festival
$5,000
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
General operating support
$25,000
www.sej.org

2010


The American Independent News Network

Washington, DC
The Washington Independent's in-depth coverage of the risks of oil and gas drilling and the transition to renewable energy sources
$20,000
www.tainews.org

Connexus Communications

Trinidad, CA
Expanded distribution of A World of Possibilities radio series on the impacts of natural gas development
$3,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

San Francisco, CA
General operating support
$40,000
www.climatedesk.org

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
General operating support
$30,000
www.grist.org

Center for Investigative Reporting

Berkeley, CA
Carbon Watch, a continuing investigation into the "cap and trade" system and global carbon commodity markets
$20,000
www.centerforinvestigativereporting.org

Earth Island Institute, Inc.

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to support investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$10,000
www.earthisland.org

Envision Environmental Media Center

Sag Harbor, NY
General operating support for the Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman Series
$10,000
www.envirovideo.com

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

San Francisco, CA
The Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration by Mother Jones, Slate, The Atlantic,Wired, Grist, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Need to Know
$100,000
www.motherjones.org

National Public Radio, Inc.

Washington, DC
Coverage of environmental issues
$100,000
www.npr.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, NY
The Coalition to Protect New York's development and delivery of a citizen journalism course for anti-fracking activists
$4,400

The American Independent News Network

Washington, DC
The Washington Independent's in-depth coverage of the risks of oil and gas drilling and the transition to renewable energy sources
$10,000
www.tainews.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Expansion of CMD's work regarding threats to water safety from gas drilling through the water portal/Marcellus Shale clearinghouse in SourceWatch.org
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
One-time grant to Ecostorm and the Ecologist Film Unit's project, Investigative Report on Marcellus Shale: True Cost of the US Gas Drilling Boom and The New Frontiers of Hydraulic Fracturing in Europe (with Link Media as the fiscal sponsor)
$10,000
www.linktv.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Link TV's environment news magazine, Earth Focus
$10,000
www.linktv.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
General operating support for Orion Magazine with an emphasis on publishing articles about water
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Connexus Communications

Trinidad, CA
A World of Possibilities radio series on the impacts of natural gas development
$35,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Nuclear Policy Research Institute/Beyond Nuclear

Takoma Park, MD
The educational and media campaign of the Helen Caldicott Foundation for a Nuclear-Free Planet
$10,000
www.beyondnuclear.org

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Westport, CT
Weekly question-and-answer column, EarthTalk and support for the re-design and re-launch of E Magazine and emagazine.com
$50,000
www.emagazine.com

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Washington, DC
2010 Environmental Film Festival
$15,000
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
General operating support
$25,000
www.sej.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
The annual radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature (distribution costs of Season X and partial production costs of Season XI)
$25,000
www.bioneers.org

2009


Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.

Sharon, MA
Cooked, a documentary and community engagement campaign about the 1995 heat wave in Chicago and the impacts of poverty and global warming
$20,000
www.documentaries.org

Center for Investigative Reporting

Berkeley, CA
Completion of the documentary film, Dirty Business: The Selling of Clean Coal; and an investigation into the "cap and trade" system and global carbon commodity markets
$20,000
www.centerforinvestigativereporting.org

Center for Media and Democracy

Madison, WI
Coverage of threats to water safety from gas drilling through the Water Portal/Marcellus Shale clearinghouse on SourceWatch.org
$50,000
www.prwatch.org

Collective Heritage Institute

Santa Fe, NM
Production and distribution of the radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature
$25,000
www.bioneers.org

Connexus Communications

Arcata, CA
The radio show, A World of Possibilities, for coverage of the use of natural systems to remove toxins from industrial processes and goods
$35,000
www.aworldofpossibilities.org

Earth Action Network, Inc.

Westport, CT
Weekly column, Earth Talk: Questions and Answers About Our Environment, provided free to newspapers, magazines and web sites nationwide
$35,000
www.emagazine.com

Grist Magazine, Inc.

Seattle, WA
Implementation of a strategic plan to expand audience and make content accessible across multiple platforms
$43,000
www.grist.org

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Takoma Park, MD
Weekly radio program, If You Love This Planet, hosted by Dr. Helen Caldicott
$20,000
www.ieer.org

Link Media, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Link TV's environmental news magazine, Earth Focus, featuring episodes on water issues
$10,000
www.linktv.org

Orion Society

Great Barrington, MA
General operating support for Orion Magazine with an emphasis on articles about water
$10,000
www.orionmagazine.org

Public Radio International

Minneapolis, MN
Coverage of environment issues on the news program, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji
$20,000
www.pri.org

Society of Environmental Journalists

Jenkintown, PA
Speakers' participation in Environmental Grantmakers Association's 2009 Fall Retreat Workshop, "Emptying the Newsroom and its Impact on Environmental Journalism"
$1,180
www.sej.org

Earth Island Institute

Berkeley, CA
Earth Island Institute's Green Journalism Fund to underwrite in-depth, investigative reporting on critical environmental issues in the magazine, Earth Island Journal
$10,000
www.earthisland.org