Grants: Year 2008

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Grants: Year 2008

ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM GUIDELIINES AND GRANTS

GOAL I: TO FACILITATE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES BY SUPPORTING THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENTS, AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS FOR THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES.

OBJECTIVE I: To facilitate the accountability of corporations, governments, and other institutions for their environmental practices.

Strategy 1: To facilitate the development of public policies and other approaches by which corporations, governments and other institutions take responsibility for the real environmental costs and risks of their activities.

Strategy 2: To broaden public constituencies that will encourage corporations and other institutions to internalize the true environmental costs of their activities, by connecting environmentalists to public health, labor, religious, minority, economic development, science, business, youth, academic, social justice and other groups.

OBJECTIVE II: To facilitate environmental justice by ensuring that communities, especially those vulnerable due to low- to moderate- socioeconomic statues, race, or ethnicity, are protected from environmental degradation.

Strategy 1: To facilitate efforts which promote the environmental accountability of corporations, governments, and other institutions in communities, especially those vulnerable due to low- to moderate- socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity.

Strategy 2: To increase public access to information and decision-making about environmental policies.

GOAL II: TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION FO CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE PROGRAMS - FROM ALL TRADITIONS - WHICH ADDRESS THE FOUNDATION'S CORE VALUES: CONCERN FOR THE POOR, DISADVANTAGED AND UNDERSERVED; EMPOWERMENT OF COMMUNITIES IN NEED; RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY; AND PROMOTION OF UNDERSTANDING ACROSS CULTURES.

OBJECTIVE 1: To cultivate the development and teaching of contemplative practices linked to engagement with areas of concern to the foundation.

OBJECTIVE 2: To enable the teachers, practitioners and organizations devoted to contemplative practice to make their work available as a resoure for non-profit organizations devoted to social, economic and environmental justice.

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