Grants: Year 2000

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 2000

Transportation & Land Use

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

Transportation, Air Quality and Land Use Planning Project
Chicago, IL
To support advocacy to halt plans for a new outer suburban tollroad beltway, and to secure broader implementation of bicycle, pedestrian, mass transit and other Transportation Demand Management alternatives. $90,000
3 years
Center for Community Change

Transportation Equity Project
Washington, DC

To provide intensive technical assistance to grassroots, faith-based and community development groups on transportation-related issues, build regional networks of community organizations working on transportation equity efforts. $185,000
3 years
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest

Transportation and Land Use Reform Fund
Chicago, IL
To support the Midwest Transportation and Land Use Reform Project in providing legal, technical, communications, and strategic advocacy leadership in partnerships with local environmental groups throughout the Midwest. $175,000
3 years
Friends of the Earth

Economics for The Earth Program
Washington, DC

To support a program to address the current priorities in national transportation funding and promote "smart growth" alternatives to new highway construction. $100,000
3 years
Labor Community Strategy Center

Bus Riders Union Mass Transportation Campaign
Los Angeles, CA

To support advocacy for the purchase of replacement buses, the hiring of new MTA bus drivers and mechanics, and the retirement of diesel buses. $110,000
3 years
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, Inc.

Transportation Justice Program
New York, NY

To address the over-reliance on diesel trucks and buses in New York City and the concentration of garages and industrial facilities that bring large volumes of diesel vehicles into communities. $100,000
3 years
New York Public Interest Group Fund, Inc.

Straphangers Campaign
New York, NY

To support the Straphangers Campaign work on improving the quality of service of the MTA subway system, including service and waiting time, capital improvements, expansion of the subway system, and lower fares. $110,000
3 years
Sierra Club Foundation

Global Warming and Energy Program
Washington, DC
To support the effort to educate people about how "clean cars" will improve energy efficiency and curb global warming and to advocate for the government to lead the United States towards reducing greenhouse gas pollution by raising Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards. $120,000
3 years
Taxpayers for Common Sense

Snake Dams Campaign & Road To Ruin Project
Washington, DC

To update the Road to Ruin report and provide media support to grassroots anti-highway activists, and support media and citizen-advocacy campaigns to help stop several wasteful highway projects. $50,000
1 year
Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Transportation Policy Reform in New York City
New York, NY

To support an integrated package of initiatives to reform NY State transportation policies and projects within New York City. $50,000
2 years
United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Inc.

Clean Air Now! Campaign
Washington, DC

To support the PIRG's Clean Air Now! Campaign which works to defend and strengthen clean-air protections through research, public education/media, and citizen organizing.
$90,000
3 years

Environmental Vision & Values

Biodiversity Project

General Support
Madison, WI

To support the Spirituality Working Group of the Biodiversity Project plans to produce and widely disseminate two spiritual-resource how-to guidebooks; and develop and test a training model for effectively institutionalizing a spiritual dimension within existing environmental organizations.
$40,000
1 year
Aldo Leopold Foundation, Inc

Leopold Farm-Retreat Facility
Baraboo, WI
To help protect the land and Shack where Aldo Leopold worked and wrote his classic A Sand County Almanac by supporting a comprehensive strategic plan for its use and preservation. $30,000
1 year
Center for Neighborhood Technology

Interreligious Sustainability Project
Chicago, IL
To support the Center for Neighborhood Technology in a project to link with communities of faith in the greater Chicago area to address transportation, sustainable buildings, urban agriculture and other environmental issues. CNT will do this by expanding its network of "Sustainability Circles." $120,000
2 years
Mountain Institute Inc

The Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Mountains

Harrisonburg, VA

To examine the means by which to imbue the interpretative materials of the National Parks system with spiritual and cultural views of mountains at three pilot sites chosen to implement the project: Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, and Great Smoky Mountains.
$120,000
2 years
Trust for Public Land

Vallecitos Retreat
San Francisco, CA

To support the continuing transformation of TPL's mission from a traditional buy-and-protect land-purchasing organization to one that uses the process of protecting land to for change the behavior of individuals and society. $200,000
2 years
Trust for Public Land

Vallecitos Retreat
Canaan, NH

To off-set costs for the Trust for Public Land/Vallecitos Retreat. $25,000
1 year
Vallecitos Mountain Refuge

Sierra Club Retreat
Taos, NM

To support a retreat for 20 staff members of the Sierra Club at Vallecitos in the summer of 2001 to further the Environment Program's objective of deepening the mission and vitality of national environmental organizations by encouraging leaders to examine the sources of their motivation and their connections with the natural world. $25,000
1 year
Whidbey Institute

A New Activism for The New Millennium
Clinton, WA

To support a series of programs and retreats for environmental activists. $10,000
1 year
Wilderness Society

Integrating Spiritual and Moral Values
Washington, DC

To support a follow-up conference to the December 1999 Environmental Visions & Values meeting, the goal of which is to develop four new models/initiatives among attending environmental groups for integrating spiritual and moral values into their mission and message. $65,000
1 year
Yale University

The Good in Nature and Humanity:Connecting Science, Religion, & Environment
New Haven , CT

To support a meeting generating a dialogue among various land practitioners whose everyday decisions reflect the convergence of practical, scientific, spiritual, and ethical perspectives. $10,000
1 year

Campus Programs

Center for Environmental Citizenship Inc

NEWS
Washington, DC

To increase the quality and quantity of environmental media coverage on college campuses and to train student journalists on how to cover environmental issues.
$100,000
2 years
Center for Respect of Life and Environment

The Higher Education Network for Sustainability and The Environment(HENSE)
Washington, DC

To support a seminar for trustees and university presidents on the importance of education for sustainability and the environment in summer 2000; to develop the Northeast Environmental Studies (NEES) group electronic Journal of Environmental Studies.
$40,000
1 year
Clean Air, Cool Planet, Inc., A Norhteast Alliance

General Support
Boston, MA

To build a coalition of universities, colleges, businesses, state and federal entities, churches and synagogues and nonprofit entities throughout New England who agree to adopt the benchmarks of the Kyoto Protocol for greenhouse gas emissions in their operations.
$50,000
1 year
Community Food Security Coalition, Inc.

From Farm-To-College Cafeteria
Venice, CA
To support a project that will expand campus greening strategies through programs that encourage the purchase of fresh and organic foods from regional farms for college cafeterias and to support the development of education and outreach on food production strategies. $90,000
2 years
Community Networking Technologies

General Support

Eugene, OR

To further refine and expand NetCorps' model of providing hardware, software, training, Internet access, and sustained technical assistance to environmental groups through trained student interns.
$50,000
1 year
Green Corps Inc

Environmental Leadership Training Program

Boston, MA

To increase the depth and scope of student environmental activism on college campuses and to meet the growing need for new leadership in the organizing, advocacy and public policy fields of the environmental movement.
$150,000
2 years
Humane Society of of the United States

General Support
Washington, DC

To support the Center for Respect of Life and the Environment (CRLE) project on fostering environmental leadership in higher education. CRLE will engage in five key activities to promote sustainability through higher education $125,000
2 years
National Wildlife Federation

Campus Ecology Program
Vienna, VA
To support NWF's Campus Ecology program and enable it to expand to meet increased demand and to enable NWF to partner with other peer organizations to help develop a set of standard benchmarks for measuring the success of universities in achieving sustainability on campus. $110,000
2 years
Occidental College

Institutionalizing Environmental Change

Los Angeles, CA

To implement and extend this program's integrated approach toward the greening of the campus, developing a problem-solving framework in research and coursework, and building community partnerships.
$30,000
1 year
Second Nature Inc

Second Nature: Strategic Plan for 2000-2002

Boston, MA

General support to build capacity to implement and accelerate organizational programs, including the addition of senior staff to support the proposed initiatives. $250,000
2 years
Tides Center

ELP Activity Fund
San Francisco, CA

To support the research and other activities of the current cohort of Environmental Leadership Program fellows. $25,000
1 year
Tides Center

General Support
San Francisco, CA

To support a network of grantmakers interested in environment-and-place-based approaches to education that contribute to positive environmental and academic outcomes at the postsecondary and K-12 levels. $50,000
2 years
University of New Hampshire

General Support
Durham, NH

To support the Office of Sustainability Programs at UNH in using the university's statewide network of agricultural extension agents as outreach vehicles to engage farmers and communities in discussions about the risks associated with genetically modified organisms, and engage students and faculty in order to change the university's internal culture. $100,000
2 years
World Resources Institute

Learning and Leading By Doing-3 Year Grant
Washington, DC

To support WRI's Environmental Enterprise Corps (EEC) in training the next generation of environmental entrepreneurs by giving students direct field experience with environmentally and socially responsible enterprises.
$125,000
2 years

Habitat

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics Inc

General Support
Boston, MA

To support the launching of a full-scale initiative by AUPA, "The Environmental Impact of Antibiotics." This will include formal scientific discussions (through panels and conferences) on the issue, publication of papers and articles, the production of the first white paper on the subject of the environmental impact of antibiotics, and the opening of a new area of the organization's web site specifically devoted to this issue.
$150,000
2 years
EarthJustice Legal Defense Fund

General Support
San Francisco, CA

To support EarthJustice Legal Defense Fund in providing legal support for some of the most important and precedent-setting cases in Hawaii where cultural rights are being used to protect habitat. $150,000
2 years
Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

Antibiotic Resistance Coalition
New York, NY

To support the start-up of a broad coalition to increase the public and policy-makers' awareness of the risks of the subtherapeutic use of antibiotics in animal agriculture, and to thereby reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock. $200,000
1 year
Hui Maka'ainana O Makana

Lo'i Restoration & Marine Resource Management Projects
Kaua'i, HI

To support the state-sanctioned use of a hui to protect state land, and to support the development a model for local management of other state-owned lands. $70,000
2 years
Institute for Ecosystem Studies Inc

Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Millbrook, NY

To support research programs on the ecology of infectious diseases in the context of human caused environmental changes such as biodiversity loss, habitat transformation, environmental contamination, climate change and other influences.
$50,000
1 year
Marine Science Consortium Incorporated

General Support
Wallops Island, VA
For general support of the Marine Consortium, Inc 2000 Pre-College Summer Program. $2,500
3 months
Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

General Support
Honolulu, HI
To support a project that will assist Native Hawaiian individuals and community-based organizations with natural resource protection and management based upon the ahapua'a concept which ensures ecosystem balance within geographic districts running from mountains to the shoreline. $100,000
2 years
Northwest Ecological Research Institute

General Support
Portland, OR

To provide program with general support for their ornithological research. $1,000
6 months
President and Fellows of Harvard College

General Operating Support

Boston, MA

General operating support for CHGE's work to understand the human health consequences of global environmental change, and to promote a wider understanding of these consequences among physicians, scientists, policy-makers, the media, students and the general public. $300,000
2 years
Protect Kohanaiki 'Ohana, Inc.

General Support
Kailua-Kona, HI
To support Kohanaiki ‘Ohana continue its precedent-setting struggle to protect the ecologically valuable and culturally important Kohanaiki tract of land, located on the Big Island's Kona coast, from development into a tourist resort. $100,000
2 years
Public Health Institute, Inc.

General Support
New York, NY

To support the development of a public education campaign to enlist working people in trade unions and community organizations to address ecological health issues related to climate change and emerging diseases. $75,000
1 year
Zoological Society of San Diego

Hawaiian Endangered Bird Conservation Program
Volcano, HI

To support the writing of a husbandry manual for Hawaiian forest birds.
$5,000
1 year

Out of Program

Appalachian Mountain Club

Greater Eastern Forest Alliance
Boston, MA

To support the hiring of a full-time coordinator to begin outreach to hundreds of other forest groups throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast and to develop a policy-agenda.
$100,000
2 years