Transition Grants 2001

The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 

Transition Grants 2001

Highlighted in blue are grants that were awarded in 2001 under old funding guidelines, but are illustrative of grants that could be awarded under the new funding guidelines.

Campus Programs

Center for Resource Economics

Program on Environmental Teaching and Learning: Phase II
Washington, DC Clark Atlanta University, Inc.
To support the Center for Resource Economics' project Island Press; to implement the strategy developed from Phase I of the Environmental Teaching and Learning Project; and to address shortcomings in environmental education at the university level. $50,000
1 year
Environmental Justice Resource Center
Atlanta, GA
To support Clark Atlanta University in building and strengthening collaborations among university-based environmental justice resource centers and legal clinics for communities fighting instances of environmental racism. $50,000
1 year
Environmental Leadership Program

Environmental Leadership Program
Cambridge, MA
To provide general support to the Environmental Leadership Program for the selection and training of two annual cohorts of 25-30 culturally and intellectually diverse future environmental leaders. The group of young men and women will be chosen from many walks of professional life - academic, labor, environmental, corporate, and social action. $300,000
2 years
Rutgers University Foundation

Community-University Consortium for Regional Environmental Justice
Piscataway, NJ

To support the Community/University Consortium for Regional Environmental Justice (CUCREJ), to continue to build a network of the greater NYC region's universities, colleges and research institutions to serve the needs of community-based environmental justice organizations. $50,000
1 year
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.

College Environmental Advocacy Program
New York, NY
To support West Harlem Environmental Action's (WE ACT) Campus Environmental Advocacy Project which will train college students to become environmental leaders prepared to support communities that bear a disproportionate burden of environmental health threats. To establish a National Field Coordinator for the "State Interfaith Global Climate Change Campaigns" efforts. The field coordinator will strengthen the state educational campaigns while linking them into a national coalition. These multi-faith coalitions will seek to mobilize clergy, civic and environmental leaders on a state-by-state basis to balance corporate influence on climate change policy. $75,000
1 year

Environmental Vision & Values

   
Center For A New American Dream

General Support
Takoma Park, MD
To support the Center for a New American Dream (CNAD) in raising public awareness of the damaging impacts of excessive consumption and promote positive behavior change among targeted constituencies. $50,000
1 year
Commission on Religion In Appalachia, Inc.

Interfaith Climate Change Campaign
Knoxville, TN
To establish a National Field Coordinator for the "state Interfaith Global Climate Change Campaigns" efforts. The field coordinator will strengthen the state educational campaigns while linking them into a national coalition. These multi-faith coalitions will seek to mobilize clergy, civic and environmental leaders on a state-by-state basis to balance corporate influence on climate change policy. $50,000
1 year
Environmental Health Fund, Inc.
Health Care Without Harm
SEE OCTOBER 2001 INTERPROGRAM LIST
 
Interdenominational Theological Center, Inc.

Faith Factor and the Environment

Atlanta, GA

To support the Interdenominational Theological Center, in cooperation with the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, which will substantially and measurably enhance the role of the Black church in promoting environmental stewardship. $150,000
2 years
United States Catholic Conference

The Common Good of Creation: Integrating Justice, Ecology, and Community
Washington, DC

To support "Common Good of Creation: Integrating Justice, Ecology and Community", a project of the Environmental Justice Program of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC). The project will educate and mobilize clergy and lay leaders to work closely with citizen action groups and draw upon the Church's relationships with governments in order to develop and implement constructive approaches to resolving ecological issues. $300,000
2 years
University of Georgia Foundation

A Dictionary of American Geographical Terms
Athens, GA
To support the compilation of a dictionary of regional names for the American landscape which will be the first comprehensive collection of such terms. $5,000
1 year
Wilderness Society

The Land Ethic
Washington, DC

To support The Wilderness Society's (TWS) efforts to increase the power of the land conservation movement by bringing to bear scientifically sound, socially far-reaching, and popularly accessible definitions and applications of a "land ethic" in the fight for expansion of land under full protection, and conservation-centered land management policies and protocols. $210,000
2 years

Habitat

   
Consultative Group on Biological Diversity

Health and Environmental Funders Network
San Francisco, CA
To support the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) to maintain a coordinator, upgrade its website, the list serve and other vehicles for continuing to develop new collaborations between health and environmental funders.
$30,000
1 year
Environmental Defense, Inc..

Antibiotic Resistance Coalition
New York, NY

To support the Antibiotics Resistance Coalition (ARC) in bringing together a wide array of public-interest groups to coordinate their resources and strategies to eliminate the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture. The ARC will address antibiotic overuse by focusing on policy, accountability and consumer strategies, and outreach within public education and media.
$200,000
1 year
'Ike 'Aina

General Support
Honolulu, HI
To support Ike ‘Aina native land trust in implementing a strategic plan for land conservation that views land and its resources holistically, including the function of people on the land, and a place's relationship to history, art, spiritual beliefs, genealogy, and resources.
$50,000
1 year
[$40,000-Environment; $5,000-Arts; $5,000-Interprogram]
Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights
General Support
SEE OCTOBER 2001 INTERPROGRAM LIST