Grants: Year 1995

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1995

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1995, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1995 payments of multiyear grants awarded in a previous year. The grants reflect the program priorities in effect in 1995.


 

Agriculture

RESEARCH and discussion on agricultural conservation alternatives, American Farmland Trust, Washington, DC, $20,000

CAMPAIGN for Sustainable Agriculture, Center for Rural Affairs, Walthill, NE, $50,000

ASSISTANCE on the Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Community Farm Alliance, Frankfurt, KY, $20,000

STUDY on the industrialization of American agriculture, Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, Greenbelt, MD, $20,000

CONSUMER education about sustainable agriculture, Public Voice for Food and Health Policy, Washington, DC, $20,000

ADVOCACY for policies promoting sustainable agriculture, Environmental Working Group, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $40,000

Campus Activities

VOTER REGISTRATION and education on campuses around the importance of environmental protection in Washington state, Center for Environmental Citizenship, Washington, DC, $10,000

Communications

MEDIA ASSISTANCE to environmental grantees, Environmental Media Services, Washington, DC, $75,000

MEDIA TRAINING, strategic planning, and leadership development workshops for environmental leaders, Safe Energy Communications Council, Washington, DC, $35,000

PUBLIC EDUCATION on the environment, Sierra Club Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $50,000

MEDIA ACTIVITIES around clean air campaign, United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, Washington, DC, $30,000

Economics and Fiscal Policy

RESEARCH on economic policies that reduce pollution and create jobs, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, DC, $100,000 over 2 years

INTEGRATION of economic and environmental policies, Friends of the Earth, Washington, DC, $40,000

DEVELOPMENT of sustainable environmental policies and practices on the local, state, and regional levels, National Center for Economic Alternatives, Washington, DC, $40,000

PUBLIC DISCOURSE on critical environmental issues, Liberty Tree Alliance, Public Interest Projects, New York, NY, $200,000 over 2 years

ANALYSIS of environmental tax reform issues, Redefining Progress, San Francisco, CA, $100,000 over 2 years

POLLUTION TAXES and other "green fees" as a way to lower the deficit and ensure environmental protection, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, $50,000 (1995 payment)

Minority Communities

LEADERSHIP and organizing training for network affiliates, Southwest Community Resources, Albuquerque, NM, $20,000

REPRESENTATION of environmental justice groups and communities of color in policy debates, Washington Office on Environmental Justice, United Church of Christ, New York, NY $30,000

Spirit, Values, Ethics

RELIGIOUS participation in the work of environmental protection, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY, $100,000 (1995 payment)

JOBS AND ENVIRONMENT training consortium, to help labor, community, and environmental activists learn to work together, Public Health Institute, New York, NY, $40,000

EDUCATIONAL courses and events combining creativity, culture, and the environment, Whidbey Institute, Chinook Learning Community, Clinton, WA, $80,000 (1995 payment)

Sustainable Societies

COMMUNICATION with policy makers and the public, Environmental Strategies, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $50,000 (1995 payment)

WRITING of transportation and sustainable agriculture sections for the book What Can the Earth Afford?, Northwest Environment Watch, Seattle, WA $30,000 (1995 payment)

Transportation

BICYCLE and pedestrian advocacy campaign to work with other groups on balanced transportation approaches, Bicycle Federation of America, Washington, DC, $40,000

COALITION in northeastern Illinois fighting for transportation reform and clean air, Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Chicago, IL, $40,000

INNER-CITY program to involve residents in the air quality issues of transportation policy making, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL, $50,000 (1995 payment)

COMMUNITY environmental health surveys performed by college and high school teachers and students, CIET International, New York, NY, $50,000

SUSTAINABLE transportation project to transform state policies, Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation, Denver, CO, $80,000 over 2 years

COST-EFFICIENT, environmentally sound public transportation policies in New England, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA, $50,000

LEGAL STRATEGIES of the Transportation Task Force to force state compliance with the Clean Air Act, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY, $100,000 (1995 payment)

COMPUTER MODELS that attempt to predict the environmental consequences of transportation investments, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, DC, $50,000

HIGH SPEED RAIL development in the region, Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest, Chicago, IL, $50,000

STATE transportation reform efforts, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta, ME, $40,000

COMPREHENSIVE transportation program to clean up buses, trucks, cars, and traffic, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY, $75,000

COMMUNICATIONS efforts on the benefits of alternative-fuel vehicles, Northeast Alternative Vehicle Consortium, Boston, MA, $3,200

PUBLIC HEALTH campaign to raise public awareness about the health hazards of air pollution from transportation sources, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington, DC, $50,000

RESEARCH REFORM project to persuade federal authorities to make sustainable transportation a research priority, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC, $40,000

ADVOCACY for transportation policies and investments that protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and promote social equity, Surface Transportation Policy Project, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC, $85,000 (1995 payment)

"HYPER-CAR" promotion to transform automobile industry into producers of clean high-mileage cars, Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass, CO, $75,000

FUEL ECONOMY campaign for the adoption of higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, Sierra Club Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $65,000 (1995 payment)

PUBLICITY for the benefits of clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels, Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, MA, $50,000

REPORTS and research on transportation issues, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, $35,000 Washington, DC, $50,000

 

RESEARCH REFORM project to persuade federal authorities to make sustainable transportation a research priority, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC, $40,000

ADVOCACY for transportation policies and investments that protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and promote social equity, Surface Transportation Policy Project, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC, $85,000 (1995 payment)

"HYPER-CAR" promotion to transform automobile industry into producers of clean high-mileage cars, Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass, CO, $75,000

FUEL ECONOMY campaign for the adoption of higher Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, Sierra Club Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $65,000 (1995 payment)

PUBLICITY for the benefits of clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels, Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, MA, $50,000

REPORTS and research on transportation issues, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, $35,000