Grants: Year 1996

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1996

The grants listed here show the total amount of awards made in 1996, whether one year or multiyear, and the 1996 payments of multiyear grants awarded in a previous year.


 

Campus Activities

Registration, education, and mobilization of young voters, Center for Environmental Citizenship, Washington, DC, $35,000

Training of campus environmental activists and student voter education about environmental issues, Center for Environmental Citizenship, Washington, DC, $50,000

Greening Higher Education Program, to promote environmental courses and practices on campuses, Center for Respect of Life and Environment, Washington, DC, $40,000

Business management courses incorporating environmental concerns, Management Institute for Environment and Business, Washington, DC, $100,000 over two years

Campus Ecology Program, assisting schools in solving environmental challenges, National Wildlife Federation, Vienna, VA, $40,000

Environmental Studies Center, for researching and teaching sustainable architecture, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, $50,000

Voter education and registration through concerts and special events in support of the environment, Rock the Vote Education Fund, Santa Monica, CA, $35,000

Community/University Consortium, to develop environmental policies for low-income communities, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, $50,000

Campus collaboration, Second Nature, East Cambridge, MA, $10,000

Integration of environmental sustainability into all disciplines, Second Nature, East Cambridge, MA, $150,000 over two years

Leadership training, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $70,000 over two years

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, to promote environmental literacy in higher education, Tufts University, Medford, MA, $50,000

Citizen Empowerment

Strengthening of regional, state and local organizations working on environmental issues, Environmental Support Center, Washington, DC., $30,000

Nationwide citizen participation project, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Washington, DC, $50,000

Education of state environmentalists about the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Acts, New York Conservation Education Fund, New York, NY, $10,000

Environmental protection policies and sustainable economic activities, Western States Center, Portland, OR, $50,000

Communications

Media campaign for the Bus Riders Union, Labor/Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles, CA, $20,000

Spanish-speaking radio series on the environment, National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Washington, DC, $35,000

Public education efforts, New York Conservation Education Fund, New York, NY, $10,537

Media training for environmental groups, Safe Energy Communication Council, Washington, DC, $30,000

Environmental issue campaigns to improve media coverage, Tides Center, San Francisco, CA, $50,000

Good Life Center, for educating the public about consumption and materialism, Trust for Public Land, Boston, MA, $20,000

Campaign to counter the book "Ecoterror: The Violent Agenda to Save Nature," Western States, Inc., Portland, OR, $10,000

Articles on sustainable transportation and fiscal policy reform, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, $20,000

Economics and Fiscal Policy

NAFTA/Border Project, to enforce legal and administrative remedies to industrial pollution, Environmental Health Coalition, San Diego, CA, $100,000 over two years

Economics for the Earth Program, to eliminate environmentally harmful economic activities through tax reforms, Friends of the Earth, Washington, DC, $40,000

Legal assistance to communities threatened by environmental harms caused by economic activities, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC, $50,000

Toward a Sustainable Society, research on innovative environmentally sound economic developments, National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, Washington, DC, $40,000

Secret Lives of Everyday Things, report on consumption and regional green tax reform, Northwest Environment Watch, Seattle, WA, $80,000 over two years

Jobs, the Environment, and the Economy, partnership between labor and environmental activists, Public Health Institute, New York, NY, $40,000

Public discourse on critical environmental issues, Liberty Tree Alliance, Public Interest Projects, New York, NY, $100,000 (1996 payment)

Protection of disadvantaged communities, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, Ponsford, MN, $30,000

Model economic development that supports environmental protection, Sustainable Northwest, Portland, OR, $40,000

Commission for Racial Justice, to protect disadvantaged communities from environmentally harmful economic policies, Washington Office on Environmental Justice, Washington, DC $30,000

Building of private and government support for action on climate change, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, $100,000 over two years

Support for 1997 conference, Environmental Grantmakers Association, New York, NY, $6,200

Conference of state and regional environmental leaders, Environmental Support Center, Washington, DC, $5,000

Spirit, Values, Ethics

Retreats, courses, and activities to develop environmental commitment, Chinook Learning Community, Clinton, WA, $120,000 over two years

Network of leaders seeking a sustainable future, Colorado Sacred Earth Institute, Longmont, CO, $2,000

Boulder Institute, to promote spiritual and ecological activism, Colorado Sacred Earth Institute, Boulder, CO, $40,000

Spirit-based approaches to environmentalism, to foster better community and consumption values, Learning Alliance, New York, NY, $100,000 over two years

Religious participation in the cause of environmental sustainability and justice, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, New York, NY, $400,000 over three years

Positive Futures, for workshops exploring more spiritually grounded ways of living with nature, Open Space Institute, New York, NY, $50,000

Vallecitos Mountain Refuge Program, retreats for environmental activists, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $45,000

Transportation

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

Public health and environmental collaborative for air quality and transportation planning, 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, $100,000 over two years

Cost-efficient, environmentally sound transportation policies in New England, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA, $30,000

Urban Habitat, linking transportation and land use to needs of inner city communities, Earth Island Institute, San Francisco, CA, $40,000

Computer models that attempt to predict the environmental consequences of transportation investments, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY, $50,000

High-speed rail development in the region, Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest, Chicago, IL, $100,000 over two years

Billions for Buses Campaign, Labor/Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles, CA, $45,000

Transportation reform in Maine and the nation, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta, ME, $40,000

Research and advocacy in transportation reform, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY, $75,000

Research reform, to persuade federal authorities to make sustainable transportation a research priority, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC, $20,000

Hyper-car promotion to transform the automobile industry into producers of clean, high-mileage cars,, Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass, CO, $35,000

Public education and research for sustainable transportation, Surface Transportation Policy Project, Washington, DC, $170,000 over two years

Conference for citizens, experts, and activists seeking solutions to the transportation problems of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Tri-state Transportation Campaign, New York, NY, $5,000

Policy analysis, media work, and advocacy for clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels, Union of Concerned Scientists, Berkeley, CA, $50,000

  Boulder Institute, to promote spiritual and ecological activism, Colorado Sacred Earth Institute, Boulder, CO, $40,000

Spirit-based approaches to environmentalism, to foster better community and consumption values, Learning Alliance, New York, NY, $100,000 over two years

Religious participation in the cause of environmental sustainability and justice, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, New York, NY, $400,000 over three years

Positive Futures, for workshops exploring more spiritually grounded ways of living with nature, Open Space Institute, New York, NY, $50,000

Vallecitos Mountain Refuge Program, retreats for environmental activists, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, $45,000

Transportation

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

Public health and environmental collaborative for air quality and transportation planning, 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, $100,000 over two years

Cost-efficient, environmentally sound transportation policies in New England, Conservation Law Foundation, Boston, MA, $30,000

Urban Habitat, linking transportation and land use to needs of inner city communities, Earth Island Institute, San Francisco, CA, $40,000

Computer models that attempt to predict the environmental consequences of transportation investments, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY, $50,000

High-speed rail development in the region, Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest, Chicago, IL, $100,000 over two years

Billions for Buses Campaign, Labor/Community Strategy Center, Los Angeles, CA, $45,000

Transportation reform in Maine and the nation, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta, ME, $40,000

Research and advocacy in transportation reform, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY, $75,000

Research reform, to persuade federal authorities to make sustainable transportation a research priority, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC, $20,000

Hyper-car promotion to transform the automobile industry into producers of clean, high-mileage cars,, Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass, CO, $35,000

Public education and research for sustainable transportation, Surface Transportation Policy Project, Washington, DC, $170,000 over two years

Conference for citizens, experts, and activists seeking solutions to the transportation problems of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, Tri-state Transportation Campaign, New York, NY, $5,000

Policy analysis, media work, and advocacy for clean, efficient vehicle technologies and fuels, Union of Concerned Scientists, Berkeley, CA, $50,000