Grants: Year 1993

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1993

Agriculture

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1993 PAYMENTS
Center for Rural Affairs
Whitesburg, KY
To educate and organize rural constituents and rural policymakers on the need for legislative and administrative reforms to promote Resourcecon serving agriculture; and to support the collaborative policy work of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coordinating Council. (2 years) $150,000 $150,000
Community Farm Alliance
Berea, KY
To help establish a regional coalition of farmers and grassroots rural organizations working to promote sustainable agriculture throughout the South. (1992 award, $60,00012 years)   30,000
Institute for Alternative Agriculture
Greenbelt, MD
To involve agriculture professionals at land grant colleges, government agencies, and agricultural associations in the work of analyzing public policies for sustainable agriculture. 40,000 40,000
Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY
To support the work of the Environmental Foundation of Sri Lanka in its efforts to monitor forest cutting. 20,000 20,000
Public Voice for Food and Health Policy
Washington, DC
To support a campaign to educate consumers on agricultural issues. (1992 award, $100,000/2 years)   50,000
Tides Foundation/Environmental Working Group Farm Program Oversight Project
Washington, DC
To support efforts to marshal and disclose information about the way environmental standards for agriculture have actually been enforced at ground level; and, to conduct a detailed investigation/critique of major U. S. farm income transfer programs. 100,00 100,000

 

Minority Communities

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1993 PAYMENTS
Environmental Careers Organization
Boston, MA
To organize "Focus on Nonprofits," a program through which African American, Latino, and Asian American students are secured placements in nonprofit environmental organizations; and to conduct "diversity training" sessions and organize a series of roundtable discussions between environmentalists and community groups. $120,000 $120,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC
To support a multiracial, interdisciplinary effort to redress environmental degradation faced by minority and low income communities, and to identify, develop and deliver legal and technical resources to campaigns for environmental justice. 60,000 60,000
National Association of Neighborhoods
Washington, DC
To support a three-organization consortium to work on a varied, cooperative program to redress environmental injustice in minority neighborhoods. (1993 award of $50,000 canceled because grantee did not meet match requirement.)    
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
White Earth, MN
To contribute to a new project focusing on the environmental concerns of Native Americans. 50,000 50,000
Southwest Community Resources
Albuquerque, NM
To improve the administrative capacity of the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic justice, a federation of more than fifty organizations cooperating on campaigns for environmental justice. 30,000 30,000

 

Sustainable Societies

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1993 PAYMENTS
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York, NY
To support the "National Religious Partnership for the Environment," an effort to educate and involve communities of faith in the work of environmental protection. (1992 award, $150,000 from environment program and $150,000 from Interprogram/3 years)   $100,000
Council on Economic Priorities
New York, NY
For the Corporate Environmental Data Clearinghouse, to complete reports on the environmental performances of major U. S. corporations. 40,000 40,000
Friends of the Earth
Washington, DC
To investigate federal tax policy as it applies to transportation, agriculture and water pollution, and to advocate for "green" tax reform. 40,000 40,000
National Center for Economic Alternatives
Washington, DC
To support investigation and analysis into the ways in which the goals of economic sustainability and social equity can be pursued simultaneously through institutional change. 50,000 50,000
Tides Foundation/Positive Futures Project
San Francisco, CA
To support a new program aimed to lead the environmental movement to a deeper level of analysis about the relationship of humans and the earth. (2 years) 167,500 87,500
World Resources Institute
Washington, DC
For the Sustainability Project, to create a vision of a sustainable U.S. future, and to identify practical steps that can be taken by policymakers, researchers, business leaders, and private citizens in five key sectors of the American economy. (2 years) 125,000 75,000
World Resources Institute
Washington, DC
To promote the development and adoption of pollution taxes and other "green fees" as a means to tackle the deficit and ensure environmental protection. 60,000 60,000

 

Human Rights Initiative
(To strengthen the connection between environmental protection and the protection of human rights.)

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1993 PAYMENTS
Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
To support a joint effort with NRDC to work with nongovernmental organizations from developing countries to increase their participation in the UN's Commission on Sustainable Development. $10,000 $10,000
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
New York, NY
To support efforts to help international financial institutions incorporate human rights considerations into their review and decision making process. 10,000 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council
Washington, DC
To update and expand a case study on civil and political rights related to protection of the environment in Mexico. 10,000 10,000
Society for Applied Anthropology
Oklahoma City, OK
To produce and distribute a report and a summary overview on Human Rights and the Environment. 5,000 5,000

 

Transportation

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1993 PAYMENTS
Bicycle Federation of America
Washington, DC
To advocate for bicycle and pedestrian concerns under ISTEA legislation, and to support model state and local projects through small grants. $50,000 $50,000
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Chicago, IL
For the Citizens Transportation & Air Quality Program, to support the involvement of Chicago residents in transportation policy. 40,000 40,000
Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
For the Transportation Policy Legal Defense Fund, to establish a coalition of four organizations to devise and coordinate legal strategies that will require state transportation plans to conform to the provisions of the Clean Air Act. (1992 award, $200,000/2 years)   100,000
Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
To work on computer models that attempt to predict the environmental consequences of transportation investments. 100,000 100,000
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
Chicago, IL
To promote a high-speed rail network in the Midwest. 55,000 55,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Washington, DC
To support the Surface Transportation Policy Project's continuing efforts to help implement ISTEA reforms. 76,000 76,000
Rocky Mountain lnstitute
Snowmass, CO
To research and disseminate information on energy-efficient transportation, and to highlight the economic and social barriers to manufacturing and marketing new "supercar" technologies. (2 years) 150,000 150,000
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
San Francisco, CA
To undertake litigation in western states to enforce conformity with the 1990 Clean Air Act. (2 years) 80,000 80,000
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA
To develop market-based strategies that will reduce energy consumption in transportation; to educate the public about transportation issues; to create successful policies in California that can be replicated nationally; and to provide technical assistance to state and federal transportation planners and policymakers. (2 years) 100,000 100,000
  TOTALS FOR 1993 $1,738,500 $1,888,500