Grants: Year 1998

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1998

Campus Programs

Center For Environmental Citizenship, Inc.

Campus Green Vote & EarthNet
Washington, DC
For CEC's programs to train college students how to be effective advocates for the environment, and for its EarthNet Computer Networking Project to educate students about timely environmental issues.
$120,000

2 years

Green Corps Inc.

Student Environmental Action and Leadership Project
Boston, MA
For Free the Planet!'s Student Environmental Action and Leadership Program, which recruits and trains student leaders around the country to coordinate regional and state environmental projects.
$50,000

1 year

Green Corps Inc.

Student Environmental Collaborative
Boston, MA
For the Campaign for a Green Future, a multi-year collaborative effort of five national student environmental organizations aimed at strengthening the student environmental movement, while impacting several high-priority environmental issues.
$100,000

1 year

Green Corps Inc.

Environmental Leadership Training Program
Boston, MA
For Green Corps' Environmental Leadership Training Program, which hires recent college graduates to lead grassroots environmental campaigns.
$120,000

2 years

Humane Society of the United States

The Center for Respect of Life and Environment
Washington, DC

For programs to promote education for sustainability in US colleges and universities. $85,000

1 year

Occidental College

Eco-Oxy/Eco-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

For development of the Pollution Prevention Education and Research Center's new project, Eco-Oxy/Eco-Los Angeles, an education and urban greening initiative linking Occidental College and community institutions in the city of Los Angeles.  $40,000

1 year

Second Nature, Inc.

Education for Sustainability
Boston, MA
To increase the capacity of institutions of higher learning to make environmental sustainability a central principle in teaching, research, operations and community outreach.  $250,000

2 years

Tides Center

SEAC, General Support
San Francisco, CA

For general support of the Student Environmental Action Coalition's programs to build the capacity of young people to organize for environmental justice.  $25,000

1 year

Tides Center

Environmental Leadership Program
San Francisco, CA

For a fellowship program to train and support young scholars and professionals in becoming "public intellectuals" who can shape public opinion and influence policy on environmental issues. $160,000

3 years

World Resources Institute

Business Environment Learning and Leadership Program
Washington, DC

For the World Resources Institute's Business-Environment Learning and Leadership Program, which works to integrate environmental learning and values into business education.  $150,000

2 years

Economic & Fiscal Policies

Community Networking Resources Inc.

Border Justice Campaign
Albuquerque, NM
For the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice's Border Justice Campaign, which seeks to develop a cross-border network of community organizations with a common agenda for action, and to hold corporate polluters and government agencies accountable.
$30,000

1 year

Economic Policy Institute

Sustainable Economics Program
Washington, DC

For support of EPI's research, information dissemination, and coalition building around sustainable economic policy.
$50,000

1 year

Environmental Health Coalition

Border Environmental Justice Campaign
San Diego, CA
For the Environmental Health Coalition's Border Justice Campaign, which promotes pollution prevention as a cost-effective component of industrial activity, advances viable clean-up strategies for hazardous waste, enhances the public's right to know, and builds the capacity of the anti-toxics movement in Southern California and northern Baja, California.
$100,000

2 years

Global Action Plan for the Earth

The Community Lifestyle Campaign
Woodstock, NY
For expansion of GAP's Household EcoTeam Program through service contracts with local government agencies.
$100,000

2 years

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Environmental Justice Project
Washington, DC
For The Commitee's Environmental Justice Project, which provides direct legal and technical support to communities experiencing discriminatory or disparate impacts in application of environmental laws.
$50,000

1 year

Northwest Environment Watch

General Support
Seattle, WA

To foster an environmentally sound economy and way of life in the Pacific Northwest through research, publishing, and information dissemination about the benefits of sustainability.
$60,000

1 year

Public Health Institute Inc.

Just Transition Consortium for Jobs and Environment
New York, NY
For the Public Health Institute's efforts to build partnerships between progressive labor groups, environmental justice communities, and other environmental organizations, in order to help foster a more united movement for economic and environmental justice.
$100,000

2 years

Taxpayers for Common $ense Foundation

Green Scissors Campaign
Washington, DC
For their Green Scissors Program, which works to raise public awareness of wasteful tax policies which harm the environment.
$40,000

1 year

Tides Center

Center for A Sustainable Economy
(General Support)
San Francisco, CA
For general support of the Center for a Sustainable Economy's programs to promote innovative policy approaches that integrate the goals of sound economic growth, environmental quality, fairness, and vibrant communities.
$40,000

1 year

 

Tides Center

Honor The Earth, Environmental Native Organizing and Regranting
San Francisco, CA
For Honor the Earth's support of front-line Native environmental groups through regranting, advocacy, media outreach and leadership development.  $30,000

1 year

World Resources Institute

Climate Protection Initiative
Washington, DC
To encourage the development of economically feasible policies, programs and products that also reduce the risk of global climate change.  $70,000

1 year

Environmental Vision & Values

Tides Center

Vallecitos-Sustaining Ecology Retreat
San Francisco, CA
For the Vallecitos Mountain Refuge Sustaining Ecology Retreat, which will bring together 25 leaders from a cross section of the environmental movement to "rethink" environmentalism, launch a more integrated vision, and encourage ways to reinvigorate the movement for the next century.
$28,000

1 year

Trust for Public Land

Our Land, Our People: Creating Positive Change in The Conservation Movement
Norwich, VT
To establish a fellowship program to explore, inspire, and document new thinking for the conservation movement.
$100,000

1 year

Transportation & Land Use

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

Transportation, Air Quality and Land Use Planning Project
Chicago, IL
To continue a collaborative project among five public interest environmental and health organizations to improve transportation, air quality and land-use planning in Northeastern Illinois
$40,000

1 year

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Transportation and Air Quality Programs
Chicago, IL

To promote environmentally and economically sound transportation options by organizing citizens to have a voice in transportation policy and planning; promoting transportation investments that stimulate economic development in low and moderate income communities; and advancing creative strategies for transit enhancement.
$180,000

2 years

Environmental Defense Fund, Incorporated

Project To Reduce Driving Pollution
New York, NY
For EDF's Project to Reduce Driving Pollution, which provides state-of-the-art transportation reform "modeling" and other technical assistance to state and regional transportation advocates nationwide.
$100,000

2 years

Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest

Midwest Transportation and Land Use Reform Project
Chicago, IL

To provide legal, technical, communications and strategic assistance to local organizations working on transportation, sprawl and land use issues in the Midwest; and for the Midwest high-speed rail initiative.
$180,000

2 years

Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest

Midwest Grassroots Transportation and Land Use Reform Fund
Chicago, IL
For ELPC's Midwest Grassroots Transportation and Land-Use Reform Regranting Program to support neighborhood-based sprawl and highway fighting projects.
$25,000

1 year

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance Inc.

Transporation Program
New York, NY
For NYCEJA's Transportation Program, which works to increase the proactive participation of low-income communities and people of color in the formulation of transportation policy in New York City.
$35,000

1 year

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc.

Straphangers Campaign
New York, NY
For NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign to work for improvements and increases in New York City bus and subway service, structure a coalition for transit rebuilding, and advocate for intelligent implementation of transit passes.
$100,000

2 years

Regional Plan Association Inc.

Regional Express Rail
New York, NY
For a project aimed at transforming the transit system of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region through strategic investments that will add capacity, shorten travel times, reduce overcrowding, and provide new service to major destinations such as the region's airports.
$40,000

1 year

Sierra Club Foundation

Global Warming Project
San Francisco, CA
For the Sierra Club Foundation's work to educate the American public about the urgency of improving automobile efficiency and reducing use of the private auto to curb global warming.
$100,000

2 years

Surface Transportation Policy Project

General Support
Washington, DC

For programs to promote environmentally sound transportation policy on the national, regional and local level.
$95,000

1 year

Tri-State Transportation Campaign Inc.

NYC Transportation Policy Reform
New York, NY
For public education, advocacy and community mobilization efforts in support of state and city transportation policies that promote more efficient, equitable and environmentally sound transportation alternatives.
$100,000

2 years

Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc.

Climate Change Impacts of Transportation
Cambridge, MA
To take advantage of debates over climate change and the Kyoto treaty to build public support for environmentally sound transportation policies.
$35,000

1 year

United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund Inc.

Clean The Air Campaign
Washington, DC
For US PIRF's Clear the Air Campaign to defend strengthened clean-air standards through research, public education and citizen organizing.
$50,000

1 year