Grants: Year 1991

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


Grants: Year 1991


Conservation Law Foundation of New England
Boston, Massachusetts
To reduce New England's reliance on single-occupant motor vehicles. $75,000 $75,000  
Environmental Action Foundation
Takoma Park, Maryland
To the Energy Conservation Coalition for education and advocacy about energy-efficient transportation. 30,000 30,000  
National Trust for Historic Preservation/Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Washington, DC
For the Surface Transportation Policy Project, a coalition of environmentalists, planners, and transportation specialists working to reform transportation policies and practices. 175,000 175,000  
Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, New York
To support the Energy end transportation Project, divided between Washington and Los Angeles. 200,000 200,000  
Regional Plan Association
New York, New York
A two-year grant to promote professional dialogue on land-use, transportation, and development problems in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. 25,000 25,000  
Rocky Mountain Institute
Snowmass, Colorado
A two-year grant to develop a new concept of least-cost transportation, assess light vehicles and biofuels, analyze market incentives, and educate policy-makers. 150,000 75,000 75,000
1000 Friends of Oregon
Portland, Oregon
An 18-month grant to develop a computer model to predict environmental and social consequences of transportation and land-use decisions. 50,000 25,000 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, Massachusetts
A two-year grant to support work on transportation, particularly efforts in California. 90,000 45,000 45,000
World Resources Institute
Washington, DC
A two-year grant for research on the economic and ecological suitability of transportation alternatives. 80,000 40,000 40,000


Farming / Forestry / Waste

Association of Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics
Eugene, Oregon
To support government employees working towards a more ecologically sensitive U.S. Forest Service. $20,000 $20,000  
Center for Rural Affairs
Walthill, Nebraska
To develop policies to attract new farmers and to help them prosper through sustainable agriculture. 45,000 45,000  
Institute for Alternative Agriculture
Greenbelt, Maryland
For production and expanded distribution of Alternative Agriculture Resources. 20,000 20,000  
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Washington, DC
To help three cities maximize recycling programs and recruit scrap-based manufacturers. 30,000 30,000  
Land Institute
Salina, Kansas
For research on the agronomic feasibility of polycultured perennial plants for human nutrition. 30,000 30,000  
Land Stewardship Project
Marine-on-St. Croix, Minnesota
To support and serve farm families seeking to promote sustainable agriculture. 30,000 30,000  
Pine Cabin Run Ecological Laboratory
High View, West Virginia
To mobilize local resources to preserve the Capacon River ecosystem. 5,000 5,000  
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
San Francisco, California
A two-year grant to safeguard old-growth woodlands of the Pacific Northwest and to cooperate with Canadians trying to protect the ancient forests of British Columbia. 80,000 40,000 40,000
Texas Center for Policy Studies
Austin, Texas
For the Bi-National Project on the Environment to convene environmentalists from both sides of the Rio Grande. 40,000 40,000  
Tides Foundation
Palo Alto, California
To conduct public opinion research in order to protect ancient forests in the Pacific Northwest. 10,000 10,000  


Sustainable Societies

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York, New York
For the Joint Appeal in Science and Religion, an environmental mission of notable scientists and religious leaders. $75,000 $75,000  
Bolinas, California
For the Environmental Security Project to expand and deepen popular understanding of the environmental crisis. 60,000 60,000  
Council on Economic Priorities
New York, New York
To create and share a database on the environmental performance of major U.S. corporations. 40,000 40,000  
CUNY Law School
Flushing, New York
To support student work on the environment. 17,000 17,000  
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment & Security
Berkeley, California
To foster communication and collaboration between researchers and activists. 30,000 30,000  
Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey For an issue of the Journal of Public and International Affairs dedicated to environmental concerns. 4,000   4,000
Safe Energy Communication Council
Washington, DC
To support media training for grassroots environmental activists. 30,000 30,000  
Tides Foundation
Palo Alto, California
For Green Seal, a program to identify, test and certify consumer products of rigorous environmental standards. 90,000 90,000  


Minority Communities

Washington, DC
Stipends to support four Mexican environmentalists. $103,000 $69,000 $34,000
Earth Island Institute
San Francisco, California
For the Urban Habitat Project to involve inner-city residents in environmental issues and energy policy. 35,000 35,000  
Indian Law Resource Center
Helena, Montana
For legal assistance to Native American tribes and communities working on environmental issues. 30,000 30,000  
Labor/Community Strategy Center
Van Nuys, California
For the watchdog Project to educate low-income neighborhoods on air pollution and remedial strategies. 25,000 25,000  
Partnership for Democracy
Washington, DC
To provide technical assistance to grassroots environmental activist groups in the Southwest and to support Youth Action's student environmental groups. 60,000 60,000  
South Bronx 2000 Local Development Corporation
Bronx, New York
A two-year grant to develop national markets for recycled materials and to establish new processing facilities, and to support a recapitalization project. 95,000 95,000  
Southwest Community Resources
Albuquerque, New Mexico
For the Southwest Organizing Project to develop a new network of environmental activists. 25,000 25,000  
United Church of Christ: Commission For Racial Justice
New York, New York
To develop a national agenda for environmental policy that will embrace concerns of minority groups. 10,000 10,000  


TOTAL   $1,914,000 $1,611,000 $303,000