Grantmaking /

Awarded Grants

Environment

  • Alaska Conservation Foundation

    Anchorage, Alaska

    ACF provide grants to grassroots groups in Alaska that work to protect the environment. Contact: Deborah Williams (907.276.1917)

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • Association of Parents to Prevent Lead Exposure

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Twenty-four percent of all children under six years of age in Cleveland suffer from some level of lead poisoning. APPLE addresses this environmental health hazard by assisting screening, direct interventions and preventative education on the hazards of lead exposure. Contact: Lynn Morrison (216.271.5581)

    $15,000

  • Buckeye Environmental Network

    Grove City, Ohio

    BEN was founded in 1994 to provide local citizens groups working on toxics issues with technical information and assistance, and organizing assistance. General support. Contact: Teresa Mills (614.871.1353)

    $15,000

  • Buckeye Forest Council, Inc.

    Columbus, Ohio

    BFC serves as the statewide advocate for forest protection in Ohio. Its programs include coalfield organizing, “Martha’s Woodshop” to develop alternative forest products, the Forest Protection Project and short term campaigns to provide citizen input to plans to site pulp mills. Contact: Jason Tockman (740.594.6400)

    $20,000

  • The Center for Clean Air Policy

    Washington, DC

    Now that Ohio has passed an electric utility deregulation bill, CCAP will develop research on the economic and environmental ramifications of a “business as usual” scenario versus a more rapid transition to clean power generation. CCAP will develop these studies in partnership with Ohio Environmental Council, Clean Air Conservancy, Safe Energy for Economic Development and Safe Energy Communication Council. Contact: Ned Helme (202.408.9260)

    $45,000

  • Center for Environmental Citizenship

    Washington, DC

    The Midwest Summer Training Academy will provide college students with training in political activism. This grant will support scholarships for students from Ohio. Contact: Susan Comfort (202.234.5994)

    $5,000

  • The Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.

    Sharon, Massachusetts

    ‘Blue Vinyl’ film project on the toxic impacts of dioxin.

    $5,000

  • Citizens Policy Center

    Cleveland, Ohio

    The CPC’s Ohio Open Secrets Project database discloses campaign contributions and analyzes patterns of contributions and voting records. Plans for 1999 include reports on contributions and voting on electric utility deregulation, and toxics. Contact: Sandy Buchanan (216.861.5200)

    $65,000

  • Citizens Policy Center

    Cleveland, Ohio

    For media work and local organizing of citizen input to an U.S. EPA Tier II public hearing on auto emissions standards. Contact: Sandy Buchanan (216.861.5200)

    $7,200

  • The Clean Air Conservancy

    Cleveland, Ohio

    CAC purchases and retires electric utility pollution permits, conducts school education programs, is developing a NOx and VOC market for Ohio and engages in local and state air quality policy. General support. Contact: Kevin Snape (216.932.8999)

    $40,000

  • Cleveland Metroparks System

    Cleveland, Ohio

    For the Youth Outdoors Program to provide experiential education to inner-city youth. Contact: Vern Hartenberg (216.351.6300)

    $69,000

  • Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc.

    Miami, Florida

    General support for startup of the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, an affinity group for funders interested in urban sprawl issues. Contact: Ben Starrett (850.644.1441)

    $3,000

  • Consultative Group on Biological Diversity Inc.

    San Francisco, California

    For research and development of a strategy paper on the conservation of forests on private land. Contact: William Hull (415.561.6575)

    $4,000

  • Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

    Cleveland, Ohio

    For printing and distribution of information packages on the Sustainable Cleveland Partnership. Contact: Virginia Aveni (216.443.3700)

    $2,500

  • Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

    Cleveland, Ohio

    The County Greenspace Project will map Cuyahoga County’s existing natural areas, identify prime areas for protection and develop recommendations on financial and legal protection measures. This grant will support workshops to bring in outside experts on key topics. Contact: Virginia Aveni (216.443.3700)

    $25,000

  • Cuyahoga Valley Association

    Peninsula, Ohio

    CVA’s Countryside Initiative will plan and develop expansion of historic farming uses in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. Contact: Peg Bobel (330.657.2909)

    $50,000

  • The Delta Institute

    Chicago, Illinois

    Virtually every water body in Ohio has contaminated fish. DI will develop a user-friendly guide to fish consumption advisories and, via partners Ohio Environmental Council and Great Lakes United, distribute this information to at-risk communities along Lake Erie in Ohio and New York. Contact: Timothy Brown (312.554.0900)

    $27,500

  • Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

    Cleveland, Ohio

    As part of the Cleveland EcoVillage Project DSCDO will research what green building options are currently allowable under the Cleveland building code. Primary emphasis will be on single and multifamily residential construction. Contact: David Cornicelli (216.961.4242)

    $10,000 over 2 years

  • Earth Day Coalition

    Cleveland, Ohio

    EDC will conduct a feasibility study for a green building advisory service in Cleveland that could potentially serve as a resource on green building options and materials, and to promote green building in the Greater Cleveland area. Contact: Geri Unger (216.991.3085)

    $45,540

  • Earth Day Coalition

    Cleveland, Ohio

    EDC will conduct a phase two feasibility study for a “green” office building to house environmental nonprofit organizations in Cleveland. In this phase potential tenants will be surveyed and a conceptual design charette will be conducted to assess tenant needs and options for the building. Contact: Geri Unger (216.991.3085)

    $50,000

  • EcoCity Cleveland

    Cleveland, Ohio

    ECC is one of over a dozen partners organizing “Sustainable Communities Symposium 2000” to be held in Cleveland in May 2000. Five working groups will assemble recommendations for public policy “to make Northeast Ohio a recognized leader in sustainability and livable communities.” Contact: David Beach (216.932.3007)

    $30,000

  • EcoCity Cleveland

    Cleveland, Ohio

    ECC serves as regional leader on urban sprawl/smart growth, transportation and other sustainability issues. The EcoCity Cleveland Journal serves as a chronicle for the bioregion. Contact: David Beach (216.932.3007)

    $70,000

  • Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

    New York, New York

    EDF’s Pollution Prevention Alliance’s Sustainable Cleveland Partnership will, with the Earth Day Coalition and others, assist four disadvantaged communities in Cleveland in assessing and addressing local environmental health risks. Contact: Kevin Mills (202.871.1353)

    $25,000

  • Environmental Fund for Ohio

    Columbus, Ohio

    EFO now raises, via workplace giving, funds for 27 member environmental organizations across the state. In 1997, EFO accessed 45 workplaces, and continues to grow at a significant rate. Contact: Paul Bingle (614.263.6367)

    $45,000

  • Grand River Partners, Inc.

    Painesville, Ohio

    GRP’s primary mission is to execute land conservation easements for the protection of the Grand River watershed-the cleanest river flowing into Lake Erie from either the U.S. or Canada. This grant will assist surveying and easement execution. Contact: Chuck Ashcroft (440.639.4773)

    $30,000 over 2 years

  • Great Lakes United

    Amherst, New York

    This grant will support GLU’s Habitat and Biodiversity Task Force whose plans include regionwide work on fisheries, forests, exotic species and river/wetlands issues. GLU provides technical support, coordination and networking to 350 organizations and individuals in the region. Contact: Margaret Wooster (716.886.0142)

    $45,000

  • Heartwood, Incorporated

    Bloomington, Indiana

    HW is a midwest regional umbrella for 75 grassroots forest conservation organizations in 18 states. This grant will assist HW in providing technical and legal assistance as part of its Network Support Program. Contact: Jen Weiss (812.337.8898)

    $30,000 over 2 years

  • Kent State University Foundation

    Kent, Ohio

    For a Cleveland workshop on the Seattle Gasworks Park as a potential model for the proposed Hulett’s Park in Cleveland. Contact: Ruth Durack (330.672.3765)

    $7,000

  • Land Trust Alliance, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    LTA will, in conjunction with the Conservation Fund, offer 7 training courses for the land trust leadership community. These 4-day courses provide intensive training on a range of land trust tools and techniques, and are offered around the country. Funds will also provide scholarships for leaders from the Great Lakes region, and assist the Land Conservation Roundtable-a group of land trust leaders serving as a visioning group for the future of the movement. Contact: Jean Hocker (202.638.4725)

    $40,000

  • League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    LCVEF will continue to provide training and assistance to state level environmental organizations on strategic campaign planning, list enhancement and fax network development. Contact: Beth Sullivan (202.785.0730)

    $45,000

  • Manomet Inc.

    Manomet, Massachusetts

    Manomet will survey portions of the Great Lakes region for possible inclusion in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network-a series of protected sites to support migratory bird species throughout their migratory route. Contact: Linda Leddy (617.224.6521)

    $36,000

  • Medina County Land Conservancy

    Medina, Ohio

    The fastest growing county in Northeast Ohio, Medina County loses land at a rate of 40 acres per week. MCLC will merge with the Revere Land Trust, hire its first staff person, and expand private land conservation programs. Contact: Jeff Holland (330.239.4480)

    $30,000 over 2 years

  • Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan

    In 1999 the Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute will provide a 5-day workshop for 25 print and broadcast journalists from the Great Lakes region. Contact: Jim Detjen (517.353.9479)

    $25,000

  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

    Columbus, Ohio

    MORPC will serve as the statewide coordinator for the Ohio First Suburbs Consortium, a network of 27 near-urban municipalities impacted by urban sprawl, who are advocating for state policy reform to encourage redevelopment and stem outmigration from their core cities. Contact: Kimberly Gibson (614.233.4128)

    $30,000

  • National Audubon Society

    New York, New York

    Ohio chapter training.

    $120,000

  • The National Building Museum

    Washington, DC

    Exhibition series on Smart Growth.

    $30,000

  • National Recycling Coalition, Inc.

    Alexandria, Virginia

    Production costs for The Mill, a book on the development of the Bronx Community Paper Company. Contact: Clifford Case (212.765.1054)

    $6,000

  • Nature Conservancy

    Arlington, Virginia

    Worldwide, there has been a significant decline in reptile and amphibian species. TNC’s Great Lakes program will assemble existing information on populations of amphibian and reptile species in the region to assist prioritization of land and other conservation efforts. Contact: Heather Potter (312.759.8017)

    $35,000 over 9 months

  • Nature Conservancy

    Arlington, Virginia

    Preliminary research and planning by the Great Lakes regional office on amphibian decline in the Great Lakes region. Contact: Heather Potter (312.759.8017)

    $6,750

  • Neighborhood Progress Inc.

    Cleveland, Ohio

    This grant will support the energy efficiency upgrades of five pilot homes in Orchard Park. The goal is to enable the houses to be certified as U.S. EPA Energy Star homes, qualifying them for energy efficient mortgages. Contact: Paul Christensen (216.268.6240)

    $26,000

  • New York Rivers United

    Rome, New York

    NYRU is a regional partner of the National Hydropower Coalition. The NHC works to include environmental protection in hydropower dam relicensing processes. This grant will support the coalition’s work in the Great Lakes region. Contact: Bruce Carpenter (315.339.2097)

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • The North Cuyahoga Valley Corridor, Inc.

    Cleveland, Ohio

    For the West Creek Preservation Committee’s public education work on parkland creation and preservation on the west side of Cleveland. Contact: Dave Vasarhelyi (330.468.6461)

    $6,000

  • Oberlin College

    Oberlin, Ohio

    The Green Building Coalition will research, assemble and publish a directory of non- and for-profit organizations focused on green building. Contact: Sadhu Johnston (440.774.6703)

    $5,546

  • Oberlin College

    Oberlin, Ohio

    OC will conduct a speaker series on ecological design entitled “Redesigning Cleveland for the 21st Century” that will focus on projects being considered in the Greater Cleveland region. The goal of this series will be to provide expert input to the “greening” of these projects. Contact: Sadhu Johnston (440.322.4187)

    Up to $50,000

  • Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor Coalition, Inc.

    Akron, Ohio

    The OECCC is dedicated to preserve and interpret the natural, recreational and historic resources of the Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor. OECCC works with 35 communities and promotes a range of activities to develop the Corridor as a regional resource. Contact: Dan Rice (330.434.5657)

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • Ohio Environmental Council

    Columbus, Ohio

    Pilot project to conduct a series of environmental forums around the state. Contact: Vicki Deisner (614.487.7506)

    $5,757

  • Ohio Environmental Council

    Columbus, Ohio

    OEC will continue the Ohio Clean Air Campaign to clean up the dirty coal-fired electric utility plants in the Ohio River Valley. OEC will also advocate for environmental protection in the debate on electric utility deregulation measures now being considered in Ohio. Contact: Vicki Deisner (614.487.7506)

    $60,000

  • Ohio to Erie Trail Fund

    Columbus, Ohio

    The OETF is a 325-mile hike/bike trail that will, when completed, link Cincinnati and the Ohio River to Cleveland and Lake Erie. Eighty percent of the trail is now in public hands. OETF provides planning and coordination of segment acquisition and development, and helps local trail groups access state funds. General support. Contact: Ed Honton (614.402.5078)

    $10,000

  • Rails to Trails Conservancy

    Washington, DC

    RTC Ohio has 5,000 members statewide and serves as the lead on state trails policy in addition to providing technical assistance to local trail groups around the state; scholarships will enable Ohio trail leaders to attend the 1999 national conference. Contact: Jim Deming (614.841.1075)

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • The Regents of the University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    The Great Lakes Radio Consortium is a network of 110 public radio stations and 6 state networks in the region. Each week the GLRC feeds 30 minutes of environmental coverage to this network. Contact: David Hammond (734.764.9210)

    $60,000

  • The River Alliance of Wisconsin, Inc.

    Madison, Wisconsin

    RAW will advance the regional component of the Small Dams Project by providing information and technical assistance on the removal of small dams (less than 15 ` high) to improve stream flow, biodiversity conservation and aesthetics. Contact: Todd Ambs (608.257.2424)

    $35,000

  • River Network

    Portland, Oregon

    This three part grant will provide support to: the River Leadership Forum national meeting of river conservationists; technical assistance and leadership development to river groups in the Great Lakes region, and assist development of a publication, River Advocates Fundraising Guide. Contact: Ken Margolis (503.241.3506)

    $58,000

  • Rivers Unlimited

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Environmental Enforcement project is focused on abuses of Ohio’s audit privilege bill and other aspects of weak enforcement of environmental protection in the state. RU is in partnership with Citizens Policy Center, Ohio PIRG, and the Ohio chapter of the Sierra Club. Contact: Marilyn Wall (513.761.4003)

    $50,000

  • Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.

    New York, New York

    Environmental Grantmakers Assaociation. Contact: Sarah Hansen (212.812.4260)

    $1,200

  • Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.

    New York, New York

    This grant will assist organizational growth of EGA, which now numbers 250 foundations nationwide. EGA provides networking, education and coordinative support to foundations making or interested in making environmental grants. Contact: Sarah Hansen (212.812.4260)

    $25,000 over 2 years

  • Safe Energy Communication Council

    Washington, DC

    Now that Ohio has electric utility deregulation scheduled for January 2001, emphasis is on ensuring that the environmental provisions in this bill are fully implemented in the electric utilities’ plans. SECC will coordinate and provide media assistance to a coalition that includes the Citizens Policy Center and Ohio PIRG. Contact: Scott Denman (202.483.8491)

    $50,000

  • Scenic America

    Washington, DC

    SA was instrumental in establishing Scenic Ohio and reinstating the scenic byways program in Ohio. This grant will assist SA in developing technical materials on scenic conservation for groups in the Great Lakes region Contact: Meg Maguire (202.543.6200)

    $20,000

  • Seventh Generation

    Elyria, Ohio

    SG provides a range of environmental programs in Lorain County including beautification, watershed protection, environmental education and recycling and litter prevention. General support. Contact: George Espy (440.322.4187)

    $20,000

  • Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center

    Cleveland, Ohio

    The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes will continue to conduct a range of educational, research, technical assistance and public advocacy activities on the Doan Brook focusing on issues such as flooding, water quality, public access, and restoration. Contact: Nancy King Smith (216.321.5935)

    $64,000 over 2 years

  • The Sierra Club Foundation

    San Francisco, California

    The Ohio chapter office maintains OTAN (Ohio Transportation Activist Network) that provides monitoring of the state Department of Transportation, action alerts, grassroots organizing assistance and training to over 250 organizations and individuals around the state for the purpose of reforming sprawl-inducing transportation policy and projects in Ohio. Contact: Marc Conte (614.461.0734)

    $50,000

  • The Society of Environmental Journalists Inc.

    Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

    In 1999 SEJ’s Ohio chapter will conduct two state workshops, provide fellowships for Ohio journalists to attend the national conference, and support interns. Contact: Beth Parke (215.836.9970)

    $22,600

  • St. Clair-Superior Coalition

    Cleveland, Ohio

    In addition to other community issues, SCSC works on lead hazard education and prevention, neighborhood toxics, watershed restoration and neighborhood health issues. This grant is for their environmental work. Contact: Yvonne Askew (216.881.0644)

    $23,464

  • Sustainable Energy for Economic Development

    Brecksville, Ohio

    SEED’s energy programs included assistance to businesses and municipal utilities on “green power” programs, consumer education on utility deregulation, promotion of residential energy efficiency and assessment of wind power potential in the region. General support. Contact: Carol Sahley (440.526.9941)

    $25,000

  • Sustainable Energy for Economic Development

    Brecksville, Ohio

    For an informational and strategic planning workshop on Ohio’s electric utility deregulation bill. Contact: Carol Sahley (216.321.4325)

    $5,500

  • Tides Center

    San Francisco, California

    EWG will conduct independent testing of tap water in Ohio, and disseminate information on contaminants in these drinking water sources. EWG will also develop a report on drinking water quality violations. This project is being conducted in conjunction with the Citizens Policy Center work on drinking water quality. Contact: Ken Cook (202.667.6982)

    $38,000

  • Tides Foundation

    San Fancisco, California

    Funders’ Forum on Environmental Education.

    $4,000

  • Trust for Public Land

    San Francisco, California

    TPL’s Northeast Ohio field office will advance local land conservation by assisting land transactions in the Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor, the next ring of parks around Cleveland and other special opportunities as they arise. General support. Contact: Chris Knopf (216.694.4416)

    $45,000

  • Trust for Public Land

    San Francisco, California

    TPL will assist communities near Cleveland in setting up Purchase of Development Rights programs (PDR) for land conservation. Contact: Craig Lee (206.612.3595)

    $5,000

  • Western Reserve RC&D, Inc.

    Painesville, Ohio

    The Countryside Program provides education and technical assistance on conservation development, a tool for mitigating urban sprawl in residential developments. The program now has 4 counties and 22 communities considering conservation development zoning ordinance changes. Contact: Kirby Date (216.691.1665)

    $85,000

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Refugees & Immigrants

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Mahamat, Darfur, Sudan, arrived in the United States on September 21, 2015 and currently attending high school in Cleveland, Ohio

1999 Grants to Date

$15,220,319 / 345 Grants