Grants: Year 1994

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1994

Agriculture

RECIPIENT PURPOSE 1994 AWARDS 1994 PAYMENTS
American Farmland Trust
Washington, DC
To support research and consensus building for redirecting federal money from commodity subsidies towards resource conservation incentives. $30,000 $30,000
Community Farm Alliance
Berea, KY
To help a coalition of southeastern farmers and grassroots rural organizations work with networks in other regions to promote sustainable agriculture. 40,000 40,000
Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
Greenbelt, MD
To enable professionals from land grant universities, agronomic societies, and government agencies to participate in research teams promoting sustainable agriculture. 40,000 40,000
Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY
To continue supporting the Environmental Foundation of Sri Lanka in its efforts to monitor forest-cutting practices and help the Sri Lankan national government craft a new forestry plan. 20,000 20,000
Public Voice for Food and Health Policy
Washington, DC
To support a campaign to educate about pesticides, food safety, and other agricultural issues. 40,000 40,000

 

Minority Communities

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1994
PAYMENTS
Earth Island Institute
San Francisco, CA
For the Urban Habitat Program, which works to link decision-making about transportation and land use to the needs of inner city, low-income communities. $50,000 $50,000
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
White Earth, MN
To support a program focusing on the environmental concerns of Native Americans. 60,000 60,000
Southwest Community Resources
Albuquerque, NM
For the work of the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, to increase the accountability of government and industry and to educate policymakers and the public about environmental and economic justice issues. 40,000 40,000
United Church of Christ
New York, NY
For the Washington Office for Environmental Justice, which will expand the influence of the environmental justice movement by strengthening regional networks, enhancing communications between groups, monitoring legislation, and disseminating information. 70,000 70,000

 

Sustainable Societies

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1994
PAYMENTS
Chinook Learning Community
Clinton, WA
For the Whidbey Institute, whose faculty, curriculum, and conferences will engender new spiritual perceptions about the sacredness of nature among a wide range of academics and develop strategies for achieving new cultural patterns of justice and environmental wholeness. (2 years) $165,000 $85,000
Friends of the Earth
Washington, DC
To support a program to reform fiscal policies (appropriations, taxes, procurements) to protect the environment. 40,000 40,000
Learning Alliance
New York, NY
For Sustaining Compassion, Sustaining the Earth, a series of four-day retreats of renewal and sharing for environmental activists from diverse communities. 24,000 24,000
National Center for Economic Alternatives
Washington, DC
To support a community of academics and writers in an examination of the ways in which changes in institutions and social systems can induce or inhibit the development of sustainable societies. 50,000 50,000
Northwest Environment Watch
Seattle, WA
To research the transportation and agriculture sections of What Can the Earth Afford? a book on transforming the consumer society into a sustainable society; and for the publication and dissemination of a report on The Car and the City. (2 years) 80,000 50,000
Tides Foundation / Vallecitos
San Francisco, CA
To support Vallecitos Mountain Refuge, a program of retreats for environmental and social activists to restore their energy, vision, and commitment. 35,000 35,000
Tides Foundation / Environmental Strategies
San Francisco, CA
For the establishment of Environmental Strategies, a collaborative organization working to strengthen the environmental movement's ability to effectively communicate with the public about threats to environmental and public health policies. (2 years) 100,000 50,000
Tides Foundation / Positive Futures Project
San Francisco, CA
To support a new program seeking to lead the environmental movement to a deeper level of analysis about the relationship of humans and the earth. (1993 award: $167,500/2 years)   80,000
World Resources Institute
Washington, DC
To promote the development and adoption of pollution taxes and other "green fees" as a means of tackling the deficit and ensuring environmental protection. (2 years) 100,000 50,000
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. (1993 award: $125,000/2 years) 50,000 50,000
Worldwatch Institute
Washington, DC
To support reporting on transportation, agriculture, and U.S. fiscal policies in the Institute's State of the World and other publications. 35,000 35,000

 

Transportation

RECIPIENT PURPOSE TOTAL AWARDS 1994
PAYMENTS
Bicycle Federation of America
Washington, DC
To support the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy Campaign's efforts to help bicycle advocates work cooperatively with other groups on balanced overall approaches to transportation. $50,000 $50,000
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Chicago, IL
To mobilize Chicago's inner city residents on behalf of mass transit and alternative transportation strategies. (2 years) 100,000 50,000
Conservation Law Foundation
Boston, MA
To employ legal and administrative procedures to enforce clean air regulations and work to shift state transportation priorities away from road construction; to cooperate with state agencies on post-highway planning; and to involve other groups in envisaging a new sustainable transportation system. 50,000 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund
New York, NY
For the Transportation Task Force, a consortium of four environmental law organizations, to devise and coordinate legal strategies to ensure that federal and state transportation plans conform to the provisions of the Clean Air Act. (2 years) 200,000 100,000
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
Chicago, IL
To support research and technical analysis, coalition building, and advocacy for a high-speed rail network in the Midwest. 50,000 50,000
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Augusta, ME
To support the Council's participation in implementing Maine's Sensible Transportation Policy Act and developing clean, cost-effective transportation alternatives as a model for the nation. 40,000 40,000
Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY
To advocate for cleaner vehicles and fuels; to utilize Clean Air Act Amendments and ISTEA in influencing state and local transportation decisions, particularly in California; and to work toward making transportation alternatives more safe, comfortable, convenient, and affordable. 75,000 75,000
Rails To Trails Conservancy
Washington, DC
For the Surface Transportation Policy Project, to ensure that transportation policies and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make communities more livable. (2 years) 170,000 85,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Washington, DC
For the Transportation Research Reform program's work with transportation authorities to help ensure that sustainable transportation becomes a federal priority. 40,000 40,000
Sierra Club Foundation
San Francisco, CA
For a grassroots media and public education campaign to raise public awareness and influence decisionmakers to adopt higher national fuel-efficiency standards. (2 years) 130,000 65,000
  TOTAL FOR 1994 $1,924,000 $1,544,000