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1997 Economic Development and Community Revitalization » Program-Related Investment

  • The Civic Foundation$250,000Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    Linked deposit at National City Bank supporting renovation of historic structure.

  • Cleveland Enterprise Group$250,000Cleveland, Ohio
    Equity investment in Shorebridge capital business loan fund.

1997 Economic Development and Community Revitalization » Special Programs

1997 Economic Development and Community Revitalization » Urban Design, Planning & Amenities

1997 Education » Cleveland Initiative for Education

1997 Education » Early Childhood Education

1997 Education » Higher Education

1997 Education » National Education Policy

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1997 Education » Primary and Secondary Education

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1997 Environment » Cleveland

  • Citizens League Research Institute$6,665Cleveland, Ohio
    CLRI will continue to coordinate the Northeast Ohio Regional Alliance that seeks to coordinate efforts to combat urban sprawl in the Cleveland region. Contact: Janis Purdy (216.241.5340)

  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History$53,565Cleveland, Ohio
    It is estimated that fully 25% of all the plant species in North America are nonnative. In the summer of 1998 CMNH will present an exhibit entitled “Invasion of the Aliens” that will highlight how nonnative species have impacted natural areas in Ohio. Educational materials to accompany this exhibit will also be developed. Contact: James King (216.231.4600)

  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History$6,100Cleveland, Ohio
    Planning and development of an exhibit on the Waimiri Atroari tribe of Amazonian Brazil. Contact: Sharon Dean (216.231.4600 x238)

  • The Cleveland Museum of Natural History$24,682Cleveland, Ohio
    Second phase planning and development of an exhibit on the Waimiri Atroari tribe of Amazonian Brazil. Contact: Jim King (216.231.4600)

  • The Conservation Fund$100,000
    over 2 years
    Arlington, Virginia
    Nonpoint source pollution originates from a variety of sources including residential development. This project will implement a low impact residential subdivision design pilot project to reduce nonpoint source runoff. This is a partnership with the Black River Remedial Action Plan, the Building Industries Association of Lorain County and the Ohio EPA. CF will provide technical assistance on model design standards and coordinate development of the demonstration project. Contact: Betsy Otto (312.913.9307)

  • Cuyahoga Valley Association$2,900Peninsula, Ohio
    For a meeting of the staff and commissioners of park districts in Northeast Ohio to explore mutual interests. Contact: Paul Labovitz (National Park Service) (330.657.2950)

  • Earth Day Coalition$100,000
    over 2 years
    Cleveland, Ohio
    EDC’s four major projects in 1998 will be the EarthFest earth day celebration, the Northeast Ohio Student Congress, the Sustainable Cleveland Partnership for environmental information access and the Clean Cities Project that will focus on alternative fuels in transportation. Contact: Chris Trepal/Scott Sanders (216.281.6468)

  • EcoCity Cleveland$31,500
    over 2 years
    Cleveland, Ohio
    ECC is the regional monthly publication setting out a vision for a sustainable northeast Ohio. It covers a wide range of environmental and development issues. This grant is for general support and a reprint of Moving to Corn Fields-An Urban Sprawl Action Guide for Northeast Ohio. Contact: David Beach (216.932.3007)

  • EcoCity Cleveland$80,400
    over 2 years
    Cleveland, Ohio
    This grant will enable ECC to continue coordinating transportation policy reform activities in the Cleveland region and promote the concept of a bioregional plan for land use and transportation. Contact: David Beach (216.932.3007)

  • Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest$35,000Chicago, llinois
    Transportation planning and policy is a powerful force for continuing outmigration from the urban core and the quality of life impacts that come from urban sprawl. ELPC will provide legal and technical assistance to Cleveland area transportation reform advocates who are opposing inappropriate road projects and who are advocating that environmental concerns receive higher priority in transportation planning processes. Contact: Howard Learner (312.759.3400)

  • INFORM, Inc.$27,500New York, New York
    In partnership with the Citizens Policy Center, INFORM will provide technical assistance and coordination to campus waste source reduction task forces at Oberlin College, The University of Akron and Cleveland State University. These task forces include students, faculty and administration. Contact: Joanna Underwood (212.361.2400)

  • Oberlin College$80,000
    over 2 years
    Oberlin, Ohio
    In conjunction with the construction of the new Environmental Studies building, Oberlin will enhance community outreach in sustainable agriculture and watershed education as well as develop the facility as a community resource. Contact: David Orr (216.774.2490)

  • Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor Coalition, Inc.$5,000Akron, Ohio
    For the initial meeting in the Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor of the Heritage Area Alliance, a national association of 15 Heritage Areas. Contact: Dan Rice (330.434.5657)

  • Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor Coalition, Inc.$16,000
    over 2 years
    Akron, Ohio
    OECCC played a significant role in the federal designation of the Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, and will continue to provide staffing assistance to corridor-wide projects and local lower corridor projects on greenways and trails, scenic conservation, sustainable development and historic preservation. Contact: Daniel Rice (330.434.5657)

  • Portage Land Association Conservation and Education$7,172Kent, Ohio
    For a quarterly newsletter and shared educational display for the Northeast Ohio Land Trust Coalition. Contact: Rick Hawskley (330.673.8631)

  • Rivers Unlimited$6,550Cincinnati, Ohio
    For legal research on the proposed streambed relocation of a portion of Tinkers Creek, a major tributary of the Cuyahoga River. Contact: Jeff Skelding (614.487.7511)

  • Seventh Generation$30,000
    over 2 years
    Elyria, Ohio
    Based in Lorain County, SG conducts a variety of environmental programs including beautification, preservation, recycling, litter prevention, watershed conservation and environmental education. General support. Contact: George Espy (440.322.4187)

  • Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center$38,000
    over 18 months
    Cleveland, Ohio
    The Doan Brook is a significant tributary now heavily impacted by development that causes stormwater flooding problems. SLRNC’s “Year of the Brook” will provide public education and organize citizen input to plans to mitigate stormwater impacts, with the goal of identifying and implementing measures that have the least environmental impact. Contact: Nancy King Smith (216.321.5935)

  • The Sierra Club Foundation$24,000San Francisco, California
    SC’s Northeast Ohio Chapter’s Urban Sprawl Committee will develop and deliver a traveling slide show “Sprawl Costs Us All” to citizens’ groups, municipal leaders and civic associations. Emphasis will be on providing objective information on the causes and impacts of sprawl, and on how individuals can have a voice in these issues. Contact: Lee Battdorf (216.321.9152)

  • St. Clair-Superior Coalition$14,464Cleveland, Ohio
    SCSC is a neighborhood organization that has focused on issues such as housing code enforcement and rehabilitation, community safety and cultural activities. This grant will provide staff support to identify and provide education on community toxic health hazards. It will be assisted by students and faculty from Cleveland State University Contact: Yvonne Askew (216.881.0644)

  • Sustainable Energy for Economic Development$30,000Brecksville, Ohio
    SEED’s focus is on providing research and technical information for public education on sustainable energy options. In 1998 SEED will continue its wind power project as well as initiate its “Clean Power Pledge Campaign” as part of electric utility restructuring. General support. Contact: Una McGeough (216.321.4325)

  • Trust for Public Land$105,000
    over 2 years
    San Francisco, California
    This grant will enable TPL to open an Eastern Great Lakes office in Cleveland to continue and expand its open space preservation activities. TPL currently has several projects in progress or planned in the Northeastern Ohio region. Contact: Cynthia Whiteford (612.338.8494)

  • Western Reserve Conservation and Development Council$90,750Painesville, Ohio
    The Countryside Program will continue to promote conservation development as a land conservation tool by providing technical assistance to local townships and municipalities in revising their zoning codes. Contact: Kirby Date (216.691.1665)

  • Western Reserve RC&D, Inc.$7,500Painesville, Ohio
    For The Countryside Program’s legal research on the compatibility of conservation development zoning with the Ohio Code. Contact: Kirby Date (216.691.1665)

  • Westside/Eastside Congregations Acting Now, Inc.$200,000
    over 27 months
    Cleveland, Ohio
    WE-CAN will, in partnership with BOLD (Broadfaith Organizing for Lorain’s Development) conduct a faith-based community organizing project to address urban sprawl in Greater Cleveland. The target is to organize up to 100 congregations to focus on local sprawl issues, as well as develop a regional consensus on policies to address sprawl. Contact: Sue Lacy (216.881.2344)

1997 Environment » Great Lakes/Midwest

  • Board of Trustees of Michigan State University$16,000East Lansing, Michigan
    Building on the successful 1996 pilot training program, the Environmental Journalism program of the School of Journalism will conduct a training institute in environmental journalism for print, radio and television journalists from the Great Lakes region. This 4–1/2 day intensive program will train 25 participants via lectures, workshops and site visits. Contact: Jim Detjen (517.353.9479)

  • CCHW Center for Health Environment and Justice$40,000Falls Church, Virginia
    CCHW assists a network of over 7,500 community groups nationwide on toxic waste issues, currently via its Stop Dioxin Exposure Campaign. With this grant CCHW will assist groups in the Great Lakes region via conference calls and site visits, producing the Dioxin Digest newsletter, a citizen’s primer on dioxin, and a 1998 “roundtable” conference on dioxin. Contact: Lois Gibbs (703.237.2249)

  • Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.$40,000New York, New York
    The Pollution Prevention Alliance provides technical assistance to organizations throughout the Great Lakes region. Specific projects are being conducted by EDF/PPA in Cleveland, Dayton, Northwest Indiana and Milwaukee. Contact: Kevin Mills (202.387.3500)

  • Great Lakes United$50,000Amherst, New York
    The Biodiversity and Habitat Task Force, now in its fourth year, continues to serve as a regional clearinghouse to over 250 individuals and organizations for information on threats to biodiversity including fish stocking practices, wise use and habitat loss. GLU also helps coordinate regional responses to these and other issues. Contact: Margaret Wooster (716.886.0142)

  • The Lake Erie Alliance, Inc$35,000Youngstown, New York
    LEA is a coalition of grassroots organizations focused on the preservation of Lake Erie. In the coming year, LEA plans to develop a State of the Lake report and conference, initiate a citizen’s LaMP program and conduct public education on lake protection issues. Contact: Terry Yonker (716.745.1257)

  • National Wildlife Federation$110,000
    over 2 years
    Reston, Virginia
    Over the next two years this project will focus on public education and policy reform on airborne sources of mercury in the Great Lakes. NWF will advocate for reduction from industrial sources, such as coal plants and waste incinerators, that account for over 75% of the mercury that is deposited in the lakes. Contact: Wayne Schmidt (313.769.3351)

  • Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.$15,000New York, New York
    The Clean Air Network provides coordination and information nationally on clean air policy. In the coming year, CAN will help develop a National Clean Air agenda, mount campaigns on power plant and diesel emissions, and expand a network of health professionals focused on clean air. This grant will support CAN’s assistance to Great Lakes-based members. Contact: Jayne Mardock (202.289.2429)

  • Nature Conservancy, Inc.$100,000
    over 2 years
    Arlington, Virginia
    Over 90% of all forest land in the Midwest is in private hands, primarily in small (less than 100 acres) woodlots. TNC will develop a “forest bank” pilot project for sustainable timber yield to protect biodiversity on private land, and create buffer zones around high biodiversity sites. Under this program woodlot owners will “deposit” the value of their timber in a bank that will guarantee an annual return for the timber rights and voluntary land use restrictions. Contact: William We

  • The Regents of the University of Michigan$71,364
    over 2 years
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Working with a network of 40 producers, 100 public radio and four statewide radio networks, the GLRC produces 30 minutes of short radio news and features spots on Great Lakes environmental issues. This grant will partially support operations, a website and training workshop for radio journalists from the region. Contact: David Hammond (313.764.9210)

  • River Network$60,000Portland, Oregon
    RN will continue to provide technical and organizational assistance to state river councils in the Great Lakes region. Included in the upcoming year’s plan is development of outreach techniques for these councils, launching of a state river council in Michigan, and convening of a regional meeting for a regional grassroots river policy network. Contact: Liz Raisbeck (202.364.2550)

  • The Sierra Club Foundation$45,000San Francisco, California
    Approximately 5 million anglers and families catch and eat fish from the Great Lakes each year. SC’s “Clean Water, Safe Fish” program will enhance public awareness of the dangers of eating contaminated fish, advocate for reduced inputs to the lakes, and promote better public information on health threats. Contact: Brett Hulsey (608.257.4994)

  • Superior Wilderness Action Network$4,000St. Paul, Minnesota
    Travel scholarships for Great Lakes activists to participate in the National Forest Reform Rally. Contact: Laurie Fenner (612.646.6277)

1997 Environment » National and Special Programs

  • Alaska Conservation Foundation$50,000
    over 2 years
    Anchorage, Alaska
    ACF provides a wide range of grassroots support for local organizations and leadership on conservation issues in the state and region. General support. Contact: Jan Konigsburg (907.276.1917)

  • American Land Institute$50,000Portland, Oregon
    ALI was created out of the recommendations of the National Growth Management Leadership Project. This grant will assist initial development of a national institute that will focus on land use reform via policy development, education, media and communications. Contact: Henry Richmond (503.228.9462)

  • The Clean Air Conservancy$45,000Cleveland, Ohio
    CAC will continue its work on public participation in pollution permit trading, direct retirement of permits, and public education and policy development on electric utility restructuring. Contact: Kevin Snape (216.523.1111)

  • The Energy Foundation$1,500San Francisco, California
    Funders briefing on urban sprawl issues. Contact: Hal Harvey (415.561.5700)

  • The Environmental and Energy Study Institute$50,000Washington, DC
    Many policies impacting Ohio are developed and implemented at the federal level. EESI provides federal level policymaker education on issues impacting Ohio as well as the rest of the country. In 1997–98, EESI will focus on urban sprawl, energy conservation and transportation issues by conducting briefings for congressional staff and representatives, and developing alternative policy options. Contact: Ken Murphy (202.628.1400)

  • Environmental Support Center, Inc.$7,500Washington, DC
    For the 1997 State Environmental Leaders Conference that provides technical and leadership training, and collaborative opportunities to the heads of each state’s environmental council. Contact: Jim Abernathy (202.966.9834)

  • Environmental Support Center, Inc.$7,500Washington, DC
    Research for a publication on ideas and examples of diversification of the funding bases of nonprofit environmental organizations. Contact: Jim Abernathy (202.966.9834)

  • Land Trust Alliance, Inc.$82,000
    over 2 years
    Washington, DC
    The “quiet” land trust community has preserved over 4 million acres of land nationwide. LTA will develop the land trust “message” and materials for local land trusts, and a complementary national message for policymakers and the media. Contact: Jean Hocker (202.638.4725)

  • Missouri Botanical Garden$4,000St. Louis, Missouri
    For the National Forum on Biodiversity to be held in Washington, D.C. in October, 1997. Contact: Peter Raven (314.577.5100)

  • North American Wilderness Recovery$5,000Tucson, Arizona
    Workshop in working criteria for wildlands site selection. Contact: Steve Garwood (520.884.0875)

  • River Network$6,500Portland, Oregon
    For development of the “River CPR” (Citizens Protecting Rivers) program to develop a river protection “curriculum” for community service organizations. Contact: Liz Raisbeck (202.364.2550)

  • River Network$5,000Portland, Oregon
    The Watershed Health Information Project will develop media messages to promote citizen involvement in watershed protection. Contact: Liz Raisbeck (202.364.2550)

1997 Environment » Ohio

  • American Farmland Trust$5,000Washington, DC
    Coordination of the Ohio Farmland Preservation Task Force to seek public input and develop statewide policy options on preserving farmland. Contact: Robert C. Wagner (413.586.9330)

  • Buckeye Forest Council, Inc.$24,000
    over 2 years
    Columbus, Ohio
    BFC is a statewide forest conservation organization focused on monitoring state and federal agencies, and providing public education and advocacy for conservation of Ohio’s forests. Its Ohio Wildlands Project is mapping core forest areas, forest corridors and developing restoration plans for a system of forest reserves across the state. Contact: Jason Tockman (614.594.6400)

  • The Center for Clean Air Policy$45,000Washington, DC
    ‘Green pricing’ allows consumers to pay a supplement to guarantee that their power was generated in a sustainable and environmentally benign fashion. Through its Sustainable Cities Initiative CCAP will promote green pricing strategies and other energy efficiency marketing concepts to progressive public utilities in Ohio. Its objective is to establish Ohio examples of ways in which utilities can enact energy efficiency programs. Contact: Catherine Morris (410.339.7548)

  • Center for Public Interest Research, Inc.$30,000
    over 2 years
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Ohio has the fifth highest water pollution level in the United States-only the Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean receive more pollutant loadings than the Ohio River. Ohio PIRG provides statewide education and advocacy for clean water by identifying and documenting sources of pollution, calling media attention to violations and organizing citizen action. Contact: Amy Simpson (216.791.1116)

  • Citizens Policy Center$50,000Cleveland, Ohio
    The Ohio Safe Drinking Water Project will provide public education and promote protection of drinking water sources in Ohio by monitoring the Ohio EPA permitting process, advocating for inclusion of the Ohio River Basin in the federal Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative standards, and facilitating citizen input to watershed protection plans. Contact: Sandy Buchanan (216.861.5200)

  • The Clean Water Fund$27,000Washington, DC
    CWF will provide training to citizen groups in Ohio on opportunities for enhanced water protection via the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. These workshops will be developed in conjunction with clean water protection activities by Ohio-based partners Rivers Unlimited, Citizens Policy Center and Ohio PIRG. Contact: Cyndi Roper (517.337.3133)

  • Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund$25,000San Fancisco, California
    EJLDF (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) will conduct research and case preparation for Supreme Court review of a case involving the Wayne National Forest in Ohio. At stake are the rights of citizen groups to challenge forest management plans, and whether nontimber uses (such as recreation and ecosystem services) should be considered in developing these plans. Contact: Vawter Parker (415.627.6700)

  • Environmental Law Institute$50,000Washington, DC
    ELI will distribute its assessment of Ohio’s state policies that directly and indirectly impact biodiversity conservation. A statewide workshop is planned as part of this effort. Contact: Jim McElfish (202.939.3800)

  • International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals$100,000
    over 2 years
    Cumberland, Ohio
    ‘The Wilds’ is a 10,000-acre wildlife conservation facility on reclaimed strip mine land that houses 21 different threatened and endangered species in large, naturalistic enclosures. It serves as a regional conservation reserve for large mammals and conducts research, education and reintroduction programs. This grant will expand organizational development capacity. Contact: Robert Reece (614.638.2284)

  • League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Inc.$5,629Washington, DC
    For initial meetings and exploration of the potential for coordinated voter education projects in Ohio. Contact: Beth Sullivan (202.785.0730)

  • League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Inc.$37,500Washington, DC
    LCVEF will provide training and coordination on legally permissible 501(c)(3) activities, polling and focus group research, state legislative scorecards, media and message development, and conduct a list enhancement project for participating environmental groups in Ohio. Contact: Beth Sullivan (202.785.0730)

  • Ohio Environmental Council$125,000Columbus, Ohio
    Ohio leads the nation in electric utility-generated nitrous oxide emissions. OEC is now in the fourth year of the Campaign for an Energy Efficient Ohio, a three-pronged program to provide state level policy input, identify and promote local projects and organize grassroots support for energy efficiency programs that will reduce airborne pollutants. Contact: Vicki Deisner (614.487.7506)

  • The Ohio Fund for the Environment$105,000
    over 2 years
    Columbus, Ohio
    OFE serves as the statewide workplace giving program for 24 environmental nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio. In 1997–98, OFE will conduct campaigns in 19 workplaces. Contact: Philip Tanner (614.263.6367)

  • Ohio to Erie Trail Fund$15,000Columbus, Ohio
    OETF continues to promote a 325 mile multipurpose recreational trail that will link Lake Erie at Cleveland with Cincinnati on the Ohio River. OETF provides planning, technical assistance, and public education to the communities that will be acquiring and developing their respective portions of the trail. Contact: Stephanie Tresso (614.538.0607)

  • Rails to Trails Conservancy$55,000
    over 2 years
    Washington, DC
    RTC Ohio leads implementation of the “Discover Ohio Trails System” that has expanded from 52 miles of trails in 1991 to 249 miles of trails in 1996. RTC Ohio will advocate for state support of trail acquisition and development as well as transportation policy reforms to enhance non-vehicle options. A portion of funds will support Ohio trail advocates participation in the national conference. Contact: Terry Berrigan (614.224.8707)

  • Rivers Unlimited$5,000Cincinnati, Ohio
    Legal research and coalition coordination on challenging Ohio’s audit privilege legislation. Contact: Jeff Skelding (614.487.7511)

  • Safe Energy Communication Council$55,000Washington, DC
    SECC will develop and test a pilot training program for Ohio public utility managers. The program will be based at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which is nationally recognized for its innovative energy efficiency programs. As many as ten public utilities from Ohio will participate. Contact: Scott Denman (202.483.8491)

  • Scenic America$25,000Washington, DC
    SA will continue its work to advance Ohio’s scenic byways program by providing policy input and technical assistance. A portion of this grant will assist Scenic Ohio, a new statewide nonprofit focused on scenic conservation. Contact: Meg Maguire (202.833.4300)

  • The Society of Environmental Journalists Inc.$7,000Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
    Ohio regional workshop for environmental journalists. Contact: Beth Parke (215.836.9970)

  • Tides Center$75,000San Francisco, California
    EWG provides data assembly and analysis on a wide range of environmental issues. In this project they will assemble data on contaminants in drinking water in Ohio, and selectively sample and analyze tap water from potentially contaminated sources. EWG will release this information in conjunction with Ohio-based organizations Citizen Action, Rivers Unlimited and Ohio PIRG. Contact: Ken Cook (202.667.6982)

1997 Human Services » AIDS

1997 Human Services » Child and Family Stability

1997 Human Services » Health and Welfare Reform

1997 Human Services » Improving Human Service Delivery

1997 Human Services » Reproductive Health

1997 Human Services » Special Programs

1997 Special Commitments » RP Research