A private foundation dedicated to the vision of a socially
just and ecologically sustainable future through program
interests in environmental health and mind-body health.
Funding that protects important natural and man-made
cultural or historic sites around the world, By supporting
effective, nonprofit advocacy organizations,
S eeks to build a national consensus to achieve and sustain
a healthy planet. The Fund plans to invest its entire
principal and earnings by 2009 to attain this goal.
& Jerry's Foundation
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants
to not-for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout
the United States which facilitate progressive social
change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal
and environmental problems.
Stanley Beveridge Foundation
Grants for environmental quality, protection & beautification
Works for a world that is environmentally self-sustaining.
Captain Planet Foundation
The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands-on
environmental projects for children and youths. Our objective
is to encourage innovative programs that empower children
and youth around the world to work individually and collectively
to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods
Stewart Mott Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private philanthropy-based
foundation headquartered in Flint, Michigan. Through four
program areas, they make grants that support a just, equitable,
and sustainable society in the United States and selected
regions internationally. Organizations seeking funding
are encouraged to view the Foundation's grants guidelines
on their website in detail.
The Cottonwood Foundation is dedicated to promoting empowerment
of people, protection of the environment, and respect
for cultural diversity. The Foundation focuses its funding
on committed grass roots organizations that rely strongly
on volunteer efforts and where foundation support will
make a significant difference.
The environment program seeks generally to foster respect
for the natural world in order to engender a mindful
human place in nature and to develop and implement just
environmental policies and practices that will enhance,
rather than detract from, the quality of life for future
generations. In promoting these goals, the program makes
grants in three areas: Environmental Vision and Values,
Habitat, and Campus Programs.
Duke Charitable Foundation
The Land Conservation Initiative seeks to protect and
restore ecologically significant land in suburban and
rural areas that are threatened by development. The Foundation
awards grants for national research and information dissemination
on promising strategies to improve land-use planning and
mitigate sprawl. The Foundation also invests in research
that focuses on strategies to integrate biological data
into land-use planning; evaluate regulatory strategies
to protect land; and analyze new models of environmentally
compatible growth and development
believes that nature and the built environment must be
integrated in a planned and designed manner that enhances
The Environmental Support Center (ESC) has repeatedly
helped more than 1,700 local, state, and regional organizations
working on environmental issues. ESC's
goal is to improve the environment in the United
States by enhancing the
health and well-being of these organizations. Our Training and Organizational Assistance
and Enhanced Assistance Program, Technology
Resources Program, Workplace
Solicitation Program, Environmental
Loan Fund , and State
Environmental Leadership Program help these vital environmental
groups become better managed, funded and equipped.
primary mission of Fields Pond Foundation is to provide
financial assistance to nature and land conservation organizations
which are community-based and which serve to increase
environmental awareness by involving local residents in
Funds protection of the environment and encouragement
of better land use planning.
Regional land protection efforts include projects
that enhance water quality, protect ecological corridors
and valuable environmental features, and protects
or improves the ecological health of natural areas.
Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund (GLAHNF)
Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network & Fund was developed
in 1996 to provide information and financial support to
grassroots citizen initiatives working to protect and
restore Great Lakes shorelines, inland lakes, rivers, wetlands, and other
aquatic habitats in the Great Lakes Basin. The Great Lakes Basin is defined by its rich water
resources and aquatic habitats. From the sweetwater seas
that contain 20% of the earth's freshwater, to expanses
of coastal marsh teeming with fish and wildlife, to blue-ribbon
trout streams, to inland lakes that sparkle like jewels,
to small isolated bogs, aquatic habitats in the Great
Lakes Basin protect water quality, provide important fish
and wildlife habitat, serve as reservoirs of biological
diversity, and improve the quality of life of Great Lakes
residents and visitors. To ensure that aquatic resources in the Great Lakes Basin are protected and managed
soundly into the next century, the Great Lakes Aquatic
Habitat Network & Fund was designed to support the
efforts of individual citizens and citizen groups participating
in local and regional resource decision-making. There are two elements of the
Fund. The first is the Grants Program that provides grant
awards ranging from $500 to $3,500 US. The second is the
Special Opportunity Grants Program that provides grants
of up to $500 US on an ongoing basis. Both programs are
administered based on the same eligibility and decision-making
criteria. Specific information on the GLAHNF Grants Program,
the Special Opportunity Grants Program, and summaries
of grant recipients and projects from prior funding cycles
can be found on our website. Network activities revolve around communication "hubs" in each
of the Great Lakes States and Ontario. Hub contacts within the communication
network provide advocacy support for their state or province,
and also serve on the GLAHF advisory panel. If you would
like to discuss aquatic habitat issues in your region,
or would like assistance with the Fund grant application
process, please feel free to contact an advisory panel
member in your state or the staff of GLAHNF. Another component
of GLAHNF is the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat News--a bi-monthly
newsletter serving as a communication source for individuals
and organizations working to protect aquatic habitats
in the Great Lakes Basin. The newsletter provides updates
on regional aquatic habitat protection efforts and serves
as an information source for GLAHFN activities.
Lakes Protection Fund
Formed in 1989 by the Governors of the Great Lakes
States, the Fund is a permanent environmental endowment
that supports collaborative actions to improve the health
of the Great Lakes through projects that lead
to tangible improvements in the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, promote the interdependence
of healthy ecological and economic systems, and are innovative,
creative, and venturesome.
HIVA Environmental Fund has just be established to
help registered environmental charities in Ontario whose
action-oriented projects focus on habitat and species
preservation. Projects funded include, but are not limited
to, habitat restoration, migratory bird conservation &
rescue, cleanup of watercourses and wetlands, wildlife
rehabilitation and helping to purchase wilderness to preserve
it in perpetuity. Preference is given to smaller environmental
groups that may otherwise have difficulty obtaining funding.
Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000 and most will be between
$5,000 to $10,000. Application deadlines are January 15th
and July 15th of each year.
Richard Ivey Foundation
of the grants have been for the General Program category,
which comprises projects in health, education, social
development, environment and arts/culture. The balance
of the funds has been allocated to other funds including
Biodiversity in Forest-Dominated Ecosystems.
Mitchell Kapor Foundation
Thoreau Center for Sunbstainabiltiy
Contributes both to improving
human well-being and to sustaining healthy ecosystems
that support all life on earth. The Foundation accepts applications for grants in the Environmental Health
Jenifer Altman Foundation, the Mitchell Kapor Foundation,
and the StarFire Fund are three like-minded foundations
with shared goals and objectives through which we seek
to make what contribution we can to the well-being of
humanity and life on earth.
Laird Norton Endowment Foundation
The mission of the Laird Norton Endowment Foundation
is to fund distinctive programs in conservation and forestry
education. The Foundation votes our proxies to persuade
corporations to adopt appropriate environmental standards.
Growing the Grassroots Patagonia pledges at least one
percent of sales or 10 percent of pre-tax profits - whichever
is more, giving at the grassroots level to innovative
groups overlooked or rejected by other corporate donors.
We fund activists who take radical and strategic steps
to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity.
Charities of Traverse City
Rotary Charities makes grants in the five-county Grand
Traverse Area of northern Michigan. Grant priorities include:
Proposals that address our funding priorities of Affordable
Housing, Culture/Recreation, Education, Environment/Managing
Growth, and Strengthening Families.
our goals are to prevent irreversible damage to the environment
and to promote more efficient, economically sound, environmentally
beneficial and equitable use of land and natural resources.
We are most interested in conservation-based development,
promoting public policies that insure species preservation,
promoting market-based approaches that ensure species
preservation, and creating programs
that raise broad public awareness of these issues.
and Patricia Switzer Foundation
Leadership Grant program gives non-profit organizations,
educational institutions and government agencies greater
access to individuals with superior technical and scientific
expertise. Grants are awarded to organizations actively
addressing issues of environmental quality, to implement
programs designed collaboratively with Switzer Fellows.
Tides Foundation partners with donors to increase and
organize resources for social change. The
Foundation promotes conservation and community-based natural
resource management, and supports the renewal of communities
through sustainable development efforts.
The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to catalyze
and leverage critically needed global progress towards
an equitable and environmentally sustainable society including
the early stabilization of growth of human populations;
participatory and accountable economic, social, and environmental
governance; and significant changes in global patterns
of production and consumption.
Water Environment Research
projects and research on watershed management, managing
total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), multiple stressors,
stormwater management, and watershed-based trading, projects
that work toward sustainable environmental management
practices. By funding such research, we help to inform
not only water resource managers but regulatory agencies,
so that regulations are based on the best possible scientific
money and services to a broad variety of local events.
For information on the specific activities we're supporting
in your community, visit the WM site that serves your
area. You can find it by entering your zip code in the
"Locate your Service Provider" section of our
its inception in 1963, the Foundation embraced the protection
of biodiversity as its main priority. Organizations supported
to date range from those that protect ecosystems and wildlife
to those that raise the status of women and increase awareness
about family planning. Projects that serve as catalysts
inducing others to lend support receive priority consideration.
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