Grantmaking /

Awarded Grants

Environment

  • American Farmland Trust

    Washington, DC

    Ohio office operating support.

    $74,000 over 2 years

  • Beyond Pesticides

    Washington, DC

    Pesticides exposure reduction in Greater Cleveland schools.

    $50,000

  • Buckeye Environmental Network

    Grove City, Ohio

    Consultant review.

    $1,500

  • Buckeye Environmental Network

    Grove City, Ohio

    BEN provides information, technical and organizing assistance statewide to disadavantaged communities on local toxics threats. General support. Contact: Teresa Mills: (614.871.1353)

    $40,850

  • Buckeye Forest Council, Inc.

    Columbus, Ohio

    Operating support.

    $30,000

  • Chagrin River Land Conservancy

    Novelty, Ohio

    CRLC is a land trust focused on conserving the Chagrin River watershed and its tributaries. For outreach and technical assistance to other lands trusts in Northeast Ohio. Contact: Richard Cochran (440.729.9621)

    $50,000

  • Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc.

    Willoughby, Ohio

    Operating support.

    $35,000 over 2 years

  • City of Cleveland

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Start-up support for a sustainability program for the City of Cleveland.

    $114,000 over 2 years

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Development of cooperative conservation programs with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Zoo.

    $60,000

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Strategic planning for outreach programs. Contact: Brian Holley (216.721.1600)

    $8,500

  • The Cleveland Green Building Coalition, Inc.

    Cleveland, Ohio

    For the Sustainable Communities Symposium 2004. SCS 2004 is a multiday gathering of sustainability projects in Northeast Ohio. Contact: Wendell Robinson (216.961.8850)

    $5,000

  • Cleveland Metroparks System

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Wildlife management survey on human-animal interaction in and near urban parks.

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    Cleveland, Ohio

    For the Lake Erie Ecology Conservation and Restoration Symposium, to be held in the fall of 2004. Contact: Jim Bissell (216.231.4600 x3219)

    $5,000

  • Cleveland Zoological Society

    Cleveland, Ohio

    The Cleveland Zoological Society is the nonprofit support entity for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the ninth oldest zoo in the country and home to over 600 species, 116 of them endangered. This grant will go towards continuing efforts by the zoo to enhance the operation of its conservation programs, as well as increase public awareness, through such initiatives as the development of a survey and lecture series about the zoo’s involvement with conservation. Contact: Elizabeth Fowler (216.635.3342)

    $90,500 over 2 years

  • Consultative Group on Biological Diversity Inc.

    San Francisco, California

    The CGBD is a national affinity group of foundations focused on biodiversity conservation. General support. Contact: Lynn Lohr (415.561.6575)

    $8,000

  • Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Investing in Healthy Streams for Healthy Communities symposia.

    $5,000

  • Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization

    Cleveland, Ohio

    The Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization (CRCPO) is a shareholder-based organization focused on restoration of the Cuyahoga River. This grant will provide funding for the initial planning, outreach, and development of the Cuyahoga/Lake Erie Environmental Restoration Technology Enterprise Center (CLEERTEC), an effort to establish the Cuyahoga River as a center of restoration technology. Contact: Jim White (216.241.2414)

    $60,000 over 2 years

  • Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy

    Peninsula, Ohio

    The CVCC is creating new, sustainable farmsteads in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Contact: Darwin Kelsey (330.657.2532)

    $80,000 over 2 years

  • Earth Day Coalition

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Sustainable Communities Partnership to assist Cleveland neighborhoods with environmental issues.

    $120,000 over 2 years

  • Earth Day Coalition

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Grant funds will be used for travel support for the Dike 14 Environmental Education Collaborative. Representatives will study Crissy Field in San Francisco, a model of urban park restoration. Contact: Chris Trepal (216.281.6468)

    $5,000

  • EcoCity Cleveland

    Cleveland, Ohio

    The EcoVillage project is developing an ecologically sustainable community on the west side of Cleveland. This project is a partnership with Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Corporation. Contact: David Beach (216.961.5020)

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • EcoCity Cleveland

    Cleveland, Ohio

    ECC provides a range of planning, education and advocacy programs on a sustainable Cleveland bioregion including open space preservation, urban redevelopment, transportation reform and smart growth. General support. Contact: David Beach (216.961.5020)

    $65,000

  • Ecological Design Innovation Center

    Oberlin, Ohio

    Northeast Ohio Foodshed Network.

    $80,000 over 2 years

  • The Enterprise Foundation

    Columbia, Maryland

    Green Communities Partnership for green affordable housing in Cleveland.

    $100,000 over 2 years

  • The Environmental and Energy Study Institute

    Washington, DC

    Promoting Sustainable Clean Energy and “Energy Smart” Smart Growth.

    $40,000

  • Environmental Fund for Ohio

    Columbus, Ohio

    Operating support.

    $76,000 over 2 years

  • Environmental Health Watch Inc.

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Operating support.

    $120,000 over 2 years

  • Environmental Support Center, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    For programs assisting nonprofit grassroots environmental organizations in Ohio. Contact: James Abernathy (202.331.9700)

    $30,000

  • Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Inc.

    Coral Gables, Florida

    National funders directory and conference on green buildings.

    $20,000

  • Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Inc.

    Coral Gables, Florida

    Operating support.

    $7,500

  • Grand River Partners, Inc.

    Painesville, Ohio

    GRP conducts land conservation to protect the Grand River in Northeast Ohio. It also coordinates the Grand River Partnership, a consortium of 30 organizations working to protect the Grand River. General support. Contact: Chuck Ashcroft (440.375.7310)

    $30,000 over 2 years

  • Green Energy Ohio

    Columbus, Ohio

    This matching grant will support a 100 foot tall wind data collection tower atop the 50 foot tall Cleveland “Crib,” an offshore structure that serves as the city’s water intake. The test tower is the first step in determining the viability of using wind power in Northeast Ohio, an area that is considered to be a potential site for wind power. Contact: William Spratley (614.985.6131)

    $15,000

  • Heartwood, Incorporated

    Bloomington, Indiana

    Operating support.

    $15,000

  • Institute for America’s Future Inc.

    Washington, DC

    Apollo Project analysis of adapting existing manufacturing capacity in Northeast Ohio to the growing renewable energy market.

    $66,080

  • Institute for Conservation Leadership

    Takoma Park, Maryland

    Great Lakes Leadership Development Program workshops.

    $104,780 over 2 years

  • Land Trust Alliance, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    Technical assistance and training for land trusts in Ohio.

    $40,000

  • League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    LCVEF will conduct nonpartisan voter identification and education to encourage pro-environment voters to participate in the fall elections. A component of this is part of a national college “get out the vote” effort. Contact: Marnie Urso (216.281.4077)

    $75,000

  • Medina Summit Land Conservancy

    Medina, Ohio

    This grant will go towards a data assembly and a process that will map and identify priorities for a master plan for MSLC’s conservation program in Medina and Summit Counties. The project will assemble information on existing protected sites, unique features and ecosystem elements for conservation, as well as coordinate with current partners’ priorities. Contact: Chris Bunch (330.722.7313)

    $25,000

  • Michigan State University

    East Lansing, Michigan

    Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute.

    $15,000

  • National Audubon Society

    New York, New York

    This grant will support the Ohio Audubon chapter’s Bird Conservation Plan, and site conservation planning and implementation for Important Bird Areas in Ohio. Contact: Jerome Tinianow (614.224.3303)

    $110,000 over 2 years

  • The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc.

    Washington, DC

    Earth Gauge broadcast meteorology program for Lake Erie.

    $15,000

  • National Wildlife Federation

    Reston, Virginia

    Clean Water Network’s Clean Water Week conference.

    $5,950

  • National Wildlife Federation

    Reston, Virginia

    The Corps Reform Network is a coalition of over 100 national, state and local organizations. It seeks ways to improve the environmental performance of the US Corps of Engineers. This grant is for work in the Ohio River and Lake Erie watersheds. Contact: Tim Eder (734.769.3351)

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • Nature Conservancy

    Arlington, Virginia

    For the planning, site mapping and partnership development for conservation of migratory bird stopover sites in Western Lake Erie. Contact: John Anderson (312.759.8017x15)

    $70,000

  • Oberlin Design Initiative

    Oberlin, Ohio

    ODI will advance adoption of green building principles into downtown development in Oberlin, Ohio. Contact: Michael Roche (440.776.0209)

    $25,000

  • Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor Coalition, Inc.

    Akron, Ohio

    OECCC provides a range of technical assistance to trail and greenway development on the Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor. General Support. Contact: Dan Rice (330.434.5657)

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Good Neighbor Program on toxic source sites.

    $122,000 over 2 years

  • Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Ohio Open Secrets Project assembles and analyzes campaign finance information for the media, general public, and policymakers. Contact: Catherine Turcer (614.263.4111)

    $35,000

  • Ohio Environmental Council

    Columbus, Ohio

    Grant funds will be used for publication of contaminated fish consumption advisory information to at-risk communities in the Lake Erie Basin. Contact: Vicki L. Deisner (614.487.7506)

    $8,000

  • Ohio League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

    Columbus, Ohio

    Operating support.

    $100,000 over 2 years

  • Ohio League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

    Columbus, Ohio

    Voter education initiative.

    $5,420

  • Ohio Parklands Foundation

    Westerville, Ohio

    Ohio Greenways project.

    $40,000

  • Ohio PIRG Education Fund Inc.

    Columbus, Ohio

    This intern program will identify, train and place college students in environmental advocacy organizations in Ohio. Contact: Erin Bowser: (614.460.8732)

    $50,000

  • Ohio River Foundation

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Technical assistance and policy coordination for grassroots watershed conservation organizations in the Ohio River basin.

    $56,000 over 2 years

  • Ohio to Erie Trail Fund

    Columbus, Ohio

    To assist trail planning for this statewide trail. General support. Contact: Edward Honton (614.451.8776)

    $5,000

  • Our Lives Count Inc.

    Leavittsburg, Ohio

    Regional Environmental Assistance and Coordinated Help project.

    $8,000

  • The Regents of the University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    For a Northeastern Ohio case study as part of a book on regional open space planning and conservation. Contact: Donna Erickson (734.763.1577)

    $5,000

  • The Regents of the University of Michigan

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Great Lakes Radio Consortium journalist training.

    $50,000 over 2 years

  • River Network

    Portland, Oregon

    Travel fellowships for grassroots leaders from the Ohio and Lake Erie watersheds to the 2004 River Rally in Virginia. Contact: Don Elder (503.241.3506)

    $8,000

  • River Network

    Portland, Oregon

    Training and technical assistance for grassroots watershed conservation groups in the Lake Erie and Ohio River basins.

    $90,000 over 2 years

  • Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc.

    New York, New York

    This grant will provide operating support to the Environmental Grantmakers Association. Contact: Sarah Hansen (212.812.4260)

    $1,900

  • Rockwood Leadership Program

    Berkeley, California

    This grant will support third leadership training for social change leaders in Northeastern Ohio. Contact: Jennifer Cobb (510.524.4000x105)

    $26,887

  • Rocky Mountain Institute

    Snowmass, Colorado

    Regenerative Development Zone creation in the Cuyahoga Valley.

    $100,000 over 18 months

  • Rural Action, Inc.

    Trimble, Ohio

    Citizen Environmental Monitoring training for Ohio volunteers.

    $4,000

  • Rural Action, Inc.

    Trimble, Ohio

    Sustainable Forest Economies Project in Appalachian Ohio.

    $40,000

  • Shorebank Enterprise Group Cleveland

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Entrepreneurs for Sustainability.

    $92,000 over 2 years

  • Slavic Village Development

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Slavic Village Development is a neighborhood-based community development corporation with programs focusing on housing, retail and commercial development, recreation, parks, and other amenities contributing to a livable community. Kingsbury Run is the stream that runs from Maple Heights and Warrensville Heights to the Cuyahoga River. This grant will fund initial planning for the Kingsbury Run Greenway Project, an urban ecological initiative that aims to clean and restore the Kingsbury Run Valley as a commun

    $18,000

  • The Society of Environmental Journalists Inc.

    Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

    Grant funds will be used to provide travel fellowships for Ohio journalists to Pittsburgh for the annual conference. Contact: Beth Parke (215.884.8174)

    $7,000

  • St. Clair-Superior Coalition

    Cleveland, Ohio

    SCSC is a Cleveland neighborhood-based organization near downtown Cleveland. This grant will assist them in addressing an array of local environmental quality issues including industrial toxics sources. Contact: Diane Swander (216.881.0644)

    $80,000 over 2 years

  • Tinkers Creek Land Conservancy

    Twinsburg, Ohio

    The Tinkers Creek watershed encompasses approximately 100 square miles south and east of Cleveland, and is the largest sub-watershed of the Cuyahoga River. This grant will be used for a study to map the watershed, identify sites of high ecological value, and develop plans for a concerted effort to protect the most important elements of the ecosystem. Contact: Marion Olson (330.425.4159)

    $25,000

  • Trust for Public Land

    San Francisco, California

    Ohio field office operating support.

    $50,000

  • West Creek Preservation Committee

    Parma, Ohio

    Operating support.

    $45,000 over 2 years

  • Western Reserve Historical Society

    Cleveland, Ohio

    ‘Big and Green’ is a 3,000 square foot traveling exhibit created by the National Building Museum that portrays examples of how green building techniques have been applied to large buildings and other mega-structures. This temporary exhibit will be premiered in partnership with and in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Ohio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Contact: Patrick Reymann (216.721.5722)

    $29,460

  • Western Reserve RC&D, Inc.

    Painesville, Ohio

    Center for Farmland Preservation in Northeast Ohio.

    $48,060

  • Western Reserve RC&D, Inc.

    Painesville, Ohio

    Countryside Program.

    $61,885

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Refugees & Immigrants
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2004 Grants to Date

$28,079,047 / 384 Grants