Grants: Year 1997

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1997

Campus Activities

Center For Environmental Citizenship
Washington, DC
For nonpartisan voter registration projects and campus training efforts to build the capacity of the student environmental movement and its leaders.
$50,000
Center for Public Interest Research
Boston, MA
To develop materials and resources that will increase the quality of the Public Interest Internship Program and issue campaigns.
 $10,000
Center for Resource Economics
Washington, DC
For a program to engage college and university leaders in upgrading environmental education by developing authoritative curriculum materials.
 $140,000

over 3 years

Green Corps
Boston, MA
For Free the Planet's Student Environmental Action and Leadership Project, to develop young leaders and empower high school and college students around key environmental issues.
$40,000
Green Corps
Boston, MA
For the Environmental Leadership Training Program to promote grassroots environmental organizing and engage more minority students and urban campuses.
$40,000
Green Corps
Boston, MA
 
 $10,000
Green Corps
Boston, MA
For continued development of the campus environmental organizations' collaborative.
 $2,000
Humane Society of the United States
Washington, DC
For the Center for Respect of Life and Environment's programs to help colleges, universities, and schools of theology implement environmental courses, pedagogy, and practices.
 $85,000
Management Institute for Environment and Business
Washington, DC
To develop graduate courses in business management that incorporate environmental values and teachings.
 $50,000

(1997 payment)

National Wildlife Federation
Vienna, VA
For campus ecology clinics, to support culturally diverse leadership in making college campuses models of ecological sustainability.
 $80,000

over 2 years

Regents of the University of California
Berkeley, CA
To encourage the students and faculty of architectural schools to build environmentally responsible, energy efficient buildings
$40,000
Second Nature
East Cambridge, MA
 For efforts to integrate principles of environmental sustainability into all disciplines.
 $75,000

(1997 payment)

Economics & Fiscal Policies

CIET International
New York, NY
To develop a high school–based program in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section to increase neighborhood awareness of the impact of local transportation services and policies on air quality and public health.
$100,000

over 2 years

Community Networking Resources
Albuquerque, NM
To strengthen local groups along the U.S.-Mexico border in their efforts to achieve environmental and economic justice by holding industrial polluters and government agencies accountable.
  $20,000
Environmental Health Coalition
San Diego, CA
For the NAFTA/Border Project, to enforce legal and administrative remedies to industrial pollution.
  $50,000

(1997 payment)

Friends of the Earth
Washington, DC
To promote the reform of economic policies, including transportation allocation procedures, that undermine
$100,000

over 2 years

Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC
For legal assistance to low-income neighborhoods and communities of color disproportionately affected by major environmental hazards, and for the development of cases focused on public transit issues.
$50,000
Redefining Progress
San Francisco, CA
To build a solid research base and broad constituency for tax shifting (reducing taxes on labor and enterprise by substituting levies on pollution, waste, and resource inefficiency).
 $100,000

over 2 years

Seventh Generation Fund For Indian Development
Ponsford, MN
To support a regranting program for 200 Native American groups resisting the environmental destruction of their homelands.
$30,000
Sierra Business Council
Truckee, CA
For cooperative efforts to confront the challenges to economic, social, and environmental sustainability faced by rural communities.
$80,000

over 2 years

Southwest Community Resources
Albuquerque, NM
For legal defense against a libel suit brought by rubbish removal companies objecting to Southwest's successful campaign against a dangerous medical waste incinerator.
$5,000
Sustainable Northwest
Portland, OR
To promote environmentally sound economic development in rural communities.
$70,000

over 2 years

Taxpayers for Common $ense Foundation
Washington, DC
For the Green Scissors campaign to build public awareness and support for fiscal reform by discovering and exposing boondoggle highway projects and other wasteful subsidies that harm the environment.
$40,000
Tides Center
San Francisco, CA
For Americans for a Sustainable Economy, to reform tax codes to reduce pollution, and to promote other environmentally sound economic and fiscal policies.
$40,000

 

Washington Office on Environmental Justice
Washington, DC
For final support as the office closed down its operations and developed future program strategies.
 $20,000
World Resources Institute
Washington, DC
To build private and government support for action on climate.
 $50,000

(1997 payment)

Spirit, Values & Ethics

American Fisheries Society
Bethesda, MD
To support a collaboration of environmental, conservation, hunting, and fishing groups aimed at informing the public about the need to protect our natural resources.
$35,000
Chinook Learning Community
Clinton, WA
For retreats, courses, and activities to develop environmental commitment.
$60,000

(1997 payment)

Colorado Sacred Earth Institute
Boulder, CO
To integrate spiritual practice and ecological values into mainstream institutions and professional networks.
$70,000

over 2 years

Colorado Sacred Earth Institute
Boulder, CO
To support intergenerational dialogue among environmental leaders and the development of a network of young activists.
  $2,000
Colorado Sacred Earth Institute
Boulder, CO
To develop a fundraising plan for the institute.
  $5,000
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity
San Francisco, CA
To improve collaboration on grantmaking to address environmental and health issues.
 $500
Learning Alliance
New York , NY
To develop spirit-based approaches to environmentalism, fostering better community and consumption values.
 $50,000

(1997 payment)

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
New York, NY
To promote religious participation in the cause of environmental sustainability and justice.
 $126,000

(1997 payment)

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
New York, NY
For professional and personal growth retreats of the Green Group, an organization of the nation's foremost activists and thinkers on the environment and environmental sustainability.
 $48,000
National Religious Partnership for the Environment
New York, NY
For media work.
 $4,000
Tides Center
San Francisco, CA
For the Vallecitos Mountain Refuge, to provide a resource for contemplative practice and spiritual renewal for environmental and social activists.
$75,000

over 2 years

Tides Center
San Francisco, CA
For planning a retreat of activists and writers to reflect on the course of the environmental movement.
 $2,000

Transportation

American Lung Association
Washington, DC
For work with local chapters in all 50 states and with other health, environment, and public interest organizations to promote clean air and tighter health-based air quality standards.
$50,000
Breakthrough Technologies Institute
Washington, DC
For the Clean Air Media Center, which provides media assistance to organizations working to educate the public about the public health and economic benefits of clean air policies.
$50,000
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Chicago, IL
For a collaborative effort to improve transportation, air quality, and land use planning in Northeastern Illinois.
$40,000

 

 

Center for Neighborhood Technology
Chicago, IL
For land use planning, economic development, and communications programs that encourage environmentally sound transportation projects.
$50,000

(1997 payment)

Colorado Public Interest Research Foundation
Denver, CO
For the Colorado Sustainable Transportation Project, to establish policies and funding mechanisms at the state and local levels that support land-use preservation policies and alternatives to the automobile.
$100,000

over 2 years

El Puente de Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
To promote community awareness and involvement in establishing proper protocols for the removal of lead paint from the Williamsburg Bridge.
 $20,000
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
Chicago, IL
To promote high-speed rail development in the region and to provide legal and technical assistance to other transportation reform campaigns throughout the midwest.
 $50,000

(1997 payment)

Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
Chicago, IL
To ensure that small grassroots organizations can participate meaningfully and effectively in public decision-making on transportation.
 $25,000
Labor Community Strategy Center
Los Angeles, CA
For the Billions for Buses Campaign to enforce a major agreement with the Los Angeles Transit Authority to improve public transportation throughout the city.
$100,000

over 2 years

Labor Community Strategy Center
Los Angeles, CA
To publicize the city's plan to reduce overcrowding on buses and to add new clean-fuel vehicles.
$18,000
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Augusta, ME
To develop and implement citizen and policy maker education resources aimed at reducing automobile use in Maine, and for national coalition efforts on transportation reform and clean air.
$40,000
Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY
For public education efforts in support of clean air and transportation reform policies such as the clean-fuel bus plans in New York and Los Angeles, which provide a model for other cities.
 $300,000

over 3 years

Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY
For a public education campaign to generate support for tougher Clean Air Act health standards during the EPA hearings.
 $5,000
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
New York, NY
To advocate for equitable, clean, accessible, safe, and environmentally sound transportation in New York City.
$35,000
New York Public Interest Research Group Fund
New York, NY
For the Straphangers Campaign to improve the New York City transit system and increase ridership by campaigning for better service and fare incentives.
$35,000
Regional Plan Association,
New York, NY
To improve mobility throughout the region by developing more transit options for New York City residents.
$30,000
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
New York, NY
To promote a regional transportation system that enhances environmental health, economic efficiency, and social equity in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut metropolitan area
$50,000
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA
To promote alternative transportation strategies and help policy makers and communities solve pollution and transportation problems.
$50,000
United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund
Washington, DC
To defend and strengthen clean air standards through research, public education, media outreach, and citizen organizing.
$50,000

Communications

Artemis Wildlife Foundation
Helena, MT
For a weekly public affairs radio program exploring social, economic, and environmental issues in the West.
$5,000
Brown University
Providence, RI
To support a public education and outreach initiative around the Brown Is Green environmental stewardship program.
$15,000
Center for Environmental Citizenship
Washington, DC
For the Green Campus News Network, an information service linking environmental groups to students through campus media and the Internet.
$50,000
Environmental Media Services
Washington, DC
For promotion of the book Asphalt Nation, which describes the social, economic, and environmental consequences of U.S. reliance on the automobile.
$5,000
Media Alliance
San Francisco, CA
For the Independent Press Association's national effort to encourage magazines to use environmentally friendly paper sources through development of a paper-buying cooperative.
$4,000
Safe Energy Communication Council
Washington, DC
Planning grant for the Independent Press Association's national effort to get magazines to use environmentally-friendly paper sources.
$30,000
Self Reliance Foundation
Santa Fe, NM
For development and dissemination of an environmental radio series for Spanish-speaking communities nationwide.
$25,000
Tides Center
Albuquerque, NM
For Environmental Media Services, to coordinate media strategies and events explaining the environmental, economic, and scientific reasons for passage of a strong treaty at the Kyoto Climate Treaty Summit
$50,000

 

 

Out of Program

Environmental Support Center
Washington, DC
To provide training and technical assistance to local, state, and regional environmental organizations.
$65,000

over 2 years

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Washington, DC
To educate and motivate citizens on how to strengthen and sustain environmental protections at the state and local level.
  $70,000

over 2 years

Western States Center
Portland, OR
To provide general support for programs to increase the size and effectiveness of the environmental movement in the West.
$80,000
over 2 years
($40,000 from interprogram)