Global Warming Solutions (RE-AMP)
Clean Water Fund (Minneapolis, MN) - $30,000
Boosted grassroots efforts to halt construction of the proposed Big Stone II coal plant in South Dakota. Work involved coordinating with allies to engage citizens in the Public Utilities Commission decision and other processes and decisions surrounding the proposal.
Clean Wisconsin (Madison, WI) - $30,000
Funded research into the potential for developing effective state-level and multi-state global warming policy advocacy campaigns in the RE-AMP states. This included defining the key elements for, and creating, a detailed campaign plan to complement and support the advocacy efforts of the RE-AMP working groups.
Energy Foundation (San Francisco, CA) - $50,000
Supported the administration of a regionally coordinated Rapid Response Fund for Midwestern advocacy groups opposing new coal-fired plants in the RE-AMP states. The Fund’s goal was to meet the groups’ most pressing needs as they emerged, so as not to lose opportunities to block construction of new dirty coal plants.
Fresh Energy (Saint Paul, MN)
- $125,000 Support to significantly revamp the RE-AMP on-line Communication Commons while keeping and enhancing current features. The work involved
improving overall design, increasing the number of “high value” postings, and making the Commons a transparent hub for tracking the progress of RE-AMP
strategies and examining their effectiveness.
- $15,000 Enabled the Clean Energy Working Group to become more structured and dynamic, strengthening its ability to attract financial resources and carry out RE-AMP implementation phase work.
The Minnesota Project (Saint Paul, MN)
- $200,000 2 years Supported the RE-AMP Energy-Efficiency Working Group’s Midwest Energy-Efficiency Initiative. This involved creating a region-wide “strike team” to identify and capture state-specific opportunities, capitalizing on short-term crisis decision-making to secure long-term energy-efficiency funding commitments on municipal, local, and state levels.
- $15,000 Enabled the Energy-Efficiency Working Group to become more structured and dynamic, strengthening its ability to attract financial resources and carry out RE-AMP implementation phase work.
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
(Saint Louis, MO) - $5,000
Aided efforts to help Springfield, Missouri, residents defeat a local ballot initiative seeking voter approval to build a 300-megawatt coal-fired power plant in their community.
Rockefeller Family Fund (New York, NY) - $95,000
Funded operating expenses for RE-AMP, including RE-AMP steering committee meetings, facilitation services, Action Media framing update and an annual meeting for 75 participants.
Sierra Club Midwest (Madison, WI)
- $75,000 Supported efforts, in coordination with other RE-AMP participants, to block the construction of new pulverized coal plants and to advocate for the clean-up of existing dirty coal plants throughout the RE-AMP region.
- $15,000 Enabled the Clean Coal Working Group to become more structured and dynamic, strengthening its ability to attract financial resources and carry out RE-AMP implementation phase work.
Environmental Grantmakers Association
(New York, NY) - $40,000, 2 years
Support for the Environmental Grantmakers Association – Funder’s Workgroup for Sustainable Production & Consumption, a funder affinity group that provides services to grantmakers, as well as explores strategies and collaborative opportunities in sustainable production and consumption grantmaking.
Natural Capital Institute (Sausalito, CA)
- $150,000, 2 years
Contributed to the development of the World Index for Social and Environmental Responsibility (WISER), an online international directory/database of non-profit organizations working to address environmental and social justice issues to progress towards a more sustainable world.
TreePeople (Beverly Hills, CA) - $150,000, 2 years
Support for the Trans-Agency Resources for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (T.R.E.E.S.) project. Funds specifically aided dissemination of model site information, as well as technology transfer, to public officials. Funds also enabled TreePeople to identify a neighborhood-wide project to demonstrate alternative watershed management practices as part of a functioning community forest.
Watershed Media (Healdsburg, CA) - $50,000
Invested in the production of Food Fight: A Citizen’s Guide to the Farm Bill, and helped launch an outreach campaign to catalyze mainstream awareness of the importance of the 2007 Farm Bill legislation.
Center for the Support of Native Lands
(Arlington, VA) - $20,000, 2 years
Contributed funds to research issues and practices relating to the ways large international conservation organizations and donors work with indigenous peoples, supporting their efforts to live sustainably in areas of high biodiversity.
Fundación Yangareko (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) - $189,000, 2 years
Support for Yangareko to oversee and award sub-grants to four local conservation initiatives in the Gran Chaco: Convivencia, Yeporaka, Tapiete of Samuguate Community, and, the Community Committee for the Bañado Watershed.
OARA (Organization Ashaninka of the River Apurimac - Ayacucho/San Francisco, Peru) - $35,000
Strengthen OARA’s organizational capacity to use the law to protect and defend threatened indigenous communities, and improve communications with its membership. The grant also supported work with CEDIA (Center for the Development of Indigenous Amazonia) to provide short-term technical assistance for community-based leadership and land management training.
OiKOS (Salta, Argentina) - $30,000
Investigated the potential for a strategic approach for conserving the Bermejo Corridor in the Argentina-Bolivia Gran Chaco Frontier through collaboration among commercial farms, communities, NGOs, and government agencies.
Wild Farm Alliance (Watsonville, CA)
- $50,000, 2 years
Supported the Alliance’s continued efforts to promote wild farming agricultural practices by broadening its education and outreach strategies.
Mercury Source Reduction
Consumers for Dental Choice (Washington, DC)
- $100,000, 2 years Continued to advocate at the state and federal levels to eliminate the use of mercury as a dental restorative material.
- $5,000 Co-organized a multi-state Dental Mercury Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, in June 2006.
Mercury Policy Project (Montpelier, VT)
- $200,000, 2 years Took a lead advocacy role to reduce the local, national, and global production, use, release, and trade of mercury through three programs:
International Zero Mercury Campaign, National Zero Mercury Campaign, and National Dental Mercury Campaign.
- $5,000 Co-organized a multi-state Dental Mercury Summit in Baltimore, Maryland, in June 2006.
National Wildlife Federation (Washington, DC) - $30,000
Facilitated the phase-down of its Clean the Rain Campaign, ensuring fulfillment of existing campaigns and the solid positioning of coalition partners at the state level to collaborate in advancing policies that eliminate the intentional uses of mercury in production.
Natural Resources Defense Council (Washington, DC) - $125,000
Supported its Mercury Source Reduction Campaign, aimed at eliminating mercury from commerce, domestically and internationally, and phasing out the largest uses of mercury for which there are readily available alternatives.
State Environmental Leadership Program (Madison, WI) - $100,000,
Invested in a coordinated multi-state campaign to advance state policies to eliminate the market for mercury products and curtail the release of mercury into the environment.
CityWorks (Trenton, NJ)
- $200,000 Provided general operating support and pre-development funds for emerging CityWorks projects in New Jersey State.
- $200,000 Defrayed the conceptual and “soft” costs for two CityWorks commercial/retail and residential development projects in Neptune and Trenton, NJ. Funds supported the completion of the conceptual and design phases, enabling construction for both sites to begin.
Cool Space Locator (Pittsburgh, PA) - $75,000
Investigated the potential to replicate its Pittsburg real estate service in other locations. The audience “Cool Space in a Box” could be real estate professionals or community-based developers.
Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (Boston, MA) - $150,000, 2 years
Supported reform of zoning practices to encourage denser, more compact housing development in places where people already live and work, preserving land of natural value. Offered non-partisan education to gubernatorial candidates on the importance of smart growth policies. Mobilized member organizations’ board members, staff, and members to promote thoughtful smart growth solutions.
New Partners for Community Revitalization, Inc. (New York, NY) - $100,000
Advanced the revitalization of brownfield sites primarily in or near low- and moderate-income communities of color in New York. Funds specifically supported NPCR’s three main program initiatives: Brownfields START-UP Pool, New York Metro Brownfields Redevelopment Fund Program, and Brownfields Policy and Program Initiatives.
New Ways to Work (San Francisco, CA) - $85,000
Support to create, in collaboration with the Intermediary Network (INet) and the New York City Workforce Development Funders Group, a new collaborative workforce development intermediary in New York City for out-of-school and out-of-work youth.
Animal Alliance (Santa Fe, NM) - $15,000
Facilitated a comprehensive evaluation to conclude the Mexico Neutersol Project. Neutersol, a zinc-based injection to humanely sterilize male dogs, provides a low cost way to control animal populations. Funding also allowed the Animal Alliance to continue negotiations with a potential producer in Brazil to develop Neutersol at a fair market price.
Artists for Humanity (Boston, MA) - $50,000
A contribution toward two challenge grants to complete the financing of the EpiCenter, a LEED-certified green building housing the AFH program.
Earth Care International (Santa Fe, NM) - $40,000
Supported the Youth Allies for Sustainability Project, bringing together teenagers from diverse backgrounds to participate in a series of capacity-building workshops and training sessions on diversity, cross-cultural skills, youth leadership and organizing, and sustainability.
International Honors Program (Boston, MA)
- $70,000, 2 years
A match grant to establish a fundraising team to bolster funding for IHP and its Indigenous Perspectives: Rethinking Governance and Stewardship Program.