Grants: Year 1999

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 1999

Transportation & Land Use

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

Transportation, Air Quality and Land Use Planning Project
Chicago, IL

For a collaborative effort of five organizations to promote transportation and land use policies that improve environmental quality, increase transportation choice, and curb suburban sprawl $40,000
1 year
Center for Community Change

Transportation Equity Project
Washington, DC

With this grant, CCC will work with low-income communities and their organizations to ensure that the provisions of the new federal highway legislation (TEA-21) are fully and fairly implemented.  $75,000
1 year
Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest

Midwest Grassroots Transportation & Land Use Fund/ Wild And Natural Places Project
Chicago, IL

1) To provide targeted regrants to local organizations that are key players in the overall effort to improve transportation and land use planning in the Midwest. 2) To provide Midwest environmental organizations with the legal, public policy and communications resources they need to advocate and obtain protection for the region's few remaining wilderness and key habitat areas. $50,000
1 year
Labor/Community Strategy Center

General Support
Los Angeles, CA

To develop and implement a long range plan for the Los Angeles transportation system. $40,000
1 year
New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

Transportation Program
New York, NY

To provide support to organizations in low income communities of color to ensure their participation in transportation decision making. $35,000
1 year
Rails to Trails Conservancy

ISTEA Implementation Workshops
Washington, DC

For a series of workshops targeting all parties involved in initiating and implementing bike-ped projects using federal transportation funding.  $25,000
1 year
Rails to Trails Conservancy

NatureRail Collaborative
Washington, DC

To support the track-side transportation enhancement program. $2,000
1 year
Rutgers University Foundation

Community/University Consortium for Regional Environmental Justice
New Brunswick, NJ

To conduct community-based research for sustainability and to provide a general information and research infrastructure for environmental justice organizations in the region. $40,000
1 year
Surface Transportation Policy Project

Transportation and Quality of Life Campaign
Washington, DC

This grant will support three aspects of STPP's work: (1) the Quality of Life Campaign; (2) the Policy Project, and (3) The Communications Network.  $105,000
1 year
Taxpayers for Common Sense

Transportation and Habitat Programs
Washington, DC

To conduct research and public education activities in two areas where taxpayer dollars are wasted on ill-conceived projects that harm the environment. The Lower Snake River Dam Retirement Campaign seeks to partially remove the four costly, obsolete dams. The road to Ruin project works to stop proposed new highways that are unneeded and wasteful.  $50,000
1 year

Environmental Vision & Values

Aldo Leopold Foundation

Land Conservation Program
Baraboo, WI
To develop a plan to protect the land--and especially the spirit of the land--where Aldo Leopold wrote his classic A Sand County Almanac. $5,000
1 year
Center for a New American Dream

General Support
Takoma Park, MD

For programs to help individuals and institutions reduce and shift consumption to enhance quality of life and protect the natural environment. $100,000
2 years
Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund

Allied Voices Project
San Francisco, CA

To recruit, mobilize and empower teams of religious leaders, scientists, and forest activists to educate policy makers and the media about the importance of safeguarding our national forests. $60,000
2 years
Evangelicals for Social Action

Creation Sunday 2000 Project
Wynnewood, PA

This grant will catalyze a large collaboration of evangelical faith groups dedicated to working with secular environmental groups as well as with other faiths and denominations to build a network for addressing environmental issues of shared concern.  $100,000
2 years
From the Circle Native American Assistance Fund

Prayer Vigil for The Earth
Oakland, CA

To support the annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth, which focused on harmony with the Earth and among all Spiritual traditions and races and took place in a circle of teepees next to the Washington Monument. $5,000
3 months
La Leche League International

La Leche League International and The Environment
Schaumburg, IL
To support La Leche's work in bridging their work with that of the environmental community. $3,000
1 year
Mountain Institute

Sacred Mountains
Franklin, WV

To help the National Park Service to develop interpretive and educational materials and activities that draw on diverse views of the cultural and spiritual significance of mountains within National Parks to enrich visitors' experience of these places and give them deep-seated reasons for conserving the environment.  $25,000
1 year
National Council of Churches

The Eco-Justice Coordinator Network
New York, NY

To broaden and institutionalize the work of NCC's eco-justice coordinators project in local congregation and community.  $80,000
2 years
New York Community Trust

N24X7
New York, NY

Web design for H2O Fund. $1,800
1 year
Northwest Environment Watch

General Support
Seattle, WA

For general support for Northwest Environment Watch (NEW), which fosters an environmentally sound economy and way of life through research, publishing and aggressive information dissemination-"informational activism."  $120,000
2 years
Town of Morristown

Foote's Pond Wood Restoration
Morristown, NJ

To pay for a portion of the fees and expenses for transforming Foote's Pond Wood, in northern New Jersey, into a contemplative park and therefore create a model for a new form of land "use" in this country. $10,000
1 year
Trust for Public Land

Taking It To Scale-Our Land, Ourselves
San Francisco, CA

For the second phase of a program to examine the core values behind land conservation, as an agent for institutional change within TPL and throughout the conservation community. $75,000
1 year
 
Wilderness Society

Planning Meeting
Washington, DC

This grant is for a Strategic Planning Summit and follow-up work to develop initiatives for possible funding by NCF to advance Strategy 2, integrating spiritual and values-based thinking into the work of secular environmental organizations.  $35,000
1 year

Campus Programs

Center for Respect of Life and Environment

Support for Basic ULSF Functions
Washington, DC

With this renewal grant, the Center for Respect of Life and Environment (CRLE) will continue to provide University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) members and constituents with the full range of programs and services, including conferences, workshops, and faculty development for sustainability and sustainability assessment; consultation, inquiry and referral services on integrating environmental literacy and sustainability into university curricula and operations; and reports on "lead" institutions-colleges and university with which ULSF develops partnerships. $85,000
1 year
Clark Atlanta University

Higher Education Network for Sustainability and The Environment
Atlanta, GA

For HENSE planning conference. $5,000
1 year
Clark Atlanta University

Higher Education for Sustainability Network Planning Group
Atlanta, GA

To develop the proposed functions, scope and governance of the Network and to initiate a national dialogue in order to launch the Network on Earth Day 2000. $40,000
1 year
Earth Day Network Inc.

Earth Day 2000 Campaign
Seattle, WA

To support a multi-faceted Earth Day 2000 campaign focused on energy and climate change. $20,000
1 year
Green Corps, Inc.

Project LEAD (Leadership for Environmental Action and Development)
Boston, MA

To train and organize college students to take action on environmental issues and to develop future leaders of the movement.  $50,000
1 year
Institute for Global Ethics

Research Project
Camden, ME

To begin to map the environmental values and ethics of college students in the U.S. To help organizations that support campus efforts better reflect the value systems of the students served by their programs.  $180,000
2 years
National Wildlife Federation

Campus Ecology Training Clinic Program
Vienna, VA

The mission is the greening of the nation's campuses through active, on-campus environmental sustainability programs involving students, faculty, administration and staff. The goal is to hold a minimum of 5 clinics across the country over one year; to hire and train at least 20 campus based fellows to assist with the clinics and related programs; and to coordinate a national campus ecology summit involving higher education management associations.  $40,000
1 year
Occidental College

Eco-Oxy/Eco-L.A.
Los Angeles, CA

For a program of environmental education, research and community partnerships that provides direction for the campus ecology movement, including the development of more environmentally sustainable campuses by linking campus programs with community-based environmental initiatives. $30,000
1 year
University of Washington

Higher Education On The New Commons: Integrating Sustainability, Technology and Contemplation
Seattle, WA
The full program title is "Higher Education On the New Commons: Integrating Sustainability, Technology, and Contemplation." The concept is to bring together on an individual basis, between 15 and 20 participants from institutions in the wider Puget Sound region, reaching as far as Portland and Victoria. Sustainability signifies the claims of eco-justice on behalf of the human and the more-than-human world. $2,500
1 year

Habitat

Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Inc.

Conservation of Sea Turtles
Gainesville, FL

General support. $6,000
1 year
Community Networking Resources

Border Justice Campaign
Albuquerque, NM

To develop and support an organized movement for justice along the Mexico/US border, and to hold corporate polluters and government agencies accountable. $30,000
1 year
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity

Health and Environmental Funders Network
San Francisco, CA

To support the planning and development of HEFN. $35,000
1 year
Cultural Learning Center

Traditional Hawaiian Cultural Practices
Wai'anae, HI

Support to promote and encourage the physical, mental, spiritual, social, cultural and economic health and well-being of the people and their communities through the learning of traditional Hawaiian cultural practices and concepts such as the 'ahupua'a. $2,700
1 year
Environmental Support Center

Organizational Grant
Washington, DC

This grant is for general support and to help ESC develop in the first year an extensive strategy and Hawai'i program to build the capacity of selected organizations, and then conduct full trainings during the second year.  $190,000
2 years
Friends of the Earth

Economics for The Earth Program
Washington, DC

For programs to improve transportation policy and priorities, and to promote reform of economic policies that undermine sensitive biological habitats. $50,000
1 year
Green Info Network

Ecosystem Mapping
San Francisco, CA

For technical enhancement and support of the first ecosystem map of the greater New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. $3,000
1 year
President and Fellows of Harvard College

Human Health and Ecosytem Health
Boston, MA

For the study of the potential human health consequences of global environmental change, and to promote a wider understanding of these consequences. $50,000
1 year
Regional Plan Association

RPA Mapping Project
New York, NY

To support the creation of the first ecosystem map (Highlands to Ocean Project) of the greater New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. $10,000
1 year
Tides Center

Buffalo Commons
San Francisco, CA

This grant supports restoration of buffalo and cultural practices in the Great Plains, as an integral part of a larger effort to promote improved ecosystem health and economic stability among Native Plains Peoples.  $20,000
1 year
Tides Center

Environmental Health Media Campaign
Washington, DC

With this grant, Environmental Media Services will begin to produce and disseminate seminal articles about the topic of Ecological Health for the public, and build awareness among editors and other opinion-shapers.  $175,000
2 years
Tides Center

General Operation Expenses
San Francisco, CA

This general operating support grant to the Ahupua'a Action Alliance will enable the organization to advance the ahupua'a land management system as a viable working model for resource conservation in the state.  $25,000
1 year
Union of Concerned Scientists

Linkages Between Healthy EcoSystems and Healthy Lives
Cambridge, MA

With this grant, UCS will integrate its work on ecological health. With the expansion of its report on the impact of global warming on the U.S. Gulf Coast; the completion and dissemination of its world map depicting the impacts of global warming (including health) and; expansion of its research on the links between agricultural antibiotic use.  $200,000
2 years

Out of Program

Center for a Sustainable Economy

General Support
Washington, DC

To promote environmental tax reform. $40,000
1 year
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Environmental Justice Project
Washington, DC

For litigation, public policy advocacy and public education and outreach to protect low-income and minority communities from environmental health hazards. $100,000
2 years
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

General Support
Washington, DC

For efforts to harness and build the grassroots power of the environmental movement as an effective force at all levels of American governance and policymaking. $35,000
1 year
Liberty Hill Foundation

Environmental Justice
Santa Monica, CA

To expand the size and number of grants that it disburses to local community groups while increasing the level and quality of technical assistance available to their grantees. $4,000
1 year
New York Community Trust

The Highlands To Ocean Fund (H2O Fund)
New York, NY

This grant will support three major convenings of policy makers, environmentalists, scientists, and others from the region to develop integrated, forward-looking, region-wide strategies for protecting the region's forests, waterways and wetlands.  $50,000
1 year
Redefining Progress

Environmental Tax Shifting and The Ecological Footprint:
San Francisco, CA

   $35,000
1 year
Sustainable Northwest

General Support
Portland, OR

To build partnerships that enable and strengthen local capacity to promote environmentally-sound economic development in communities of the Pacific Northwest. $35,000
1 year
Temple B'Nai Or

Creation Care Programs
Morristown, NJ
For environmentally-related temple programs. $5,000
 1 year