2010 Environmental Program Grants

Grants Paid in 2010
Including Grants Approved in Prior Years

Audubon Vermont $20,000
New York, NY

One-time grant to refine, replicate, and nationally disseminate Audubon Vermont’s innovative new approach to engaging landowners and communities in sustainable forestry practice to reverse the dramatic decline in the populations of many priority bird species.
(Second payment of a $75,000 grant.)

Brown University $300,000
Providence, RI

To support green and sustainable initiatives campus-wide, with a particular focus on the new, permanent, green quadrangle being created in front of the new Fitness Center and Aquatics Center which will serve as a “green anchor” for the athletics complex as well as a significant addition to the green open space on campus.
(First payment of a $1.5 million special grant.)

Center for Whole Communities $25,000

One-time grant for the initiative “Strategy 2042.” The goal of this project is to empower the future leadership of the conservation movement in America to be able to successfully engage people of color. Over three years up to 60 emerging conservation leaders under 35 will go through this intense program.  According to Innovative Adoption Theory this is the critical number of early adopters needed to begin to change a system of the scale of the conservation field.
(Second payment of a $75,000 grant.)

Clean Air – Cool Planet $30,000
New Canaan, CT

One-time grant to test, pilot and promote CHEFS (Charting Emissions from Food Services) Calculator to measure and help reduce global warming impacts of specific food services practices.
(Second payment of a $85,000 grant.)

Cornell University $10,000
New York, NY

One-time grant to support the “Participatory Development of an Urban Forestry Community Engagement Model.” The goal is to develop a model to involve the public in the planning, planting and stewardship of urban forestry efforts.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant.)

Gulf Savers/Restore the Earth Foundation $25,000
Ithaca, NY

To provide “Gulf Saver Bags” to be utilized in at least the first three marsh-restoration projects using Gulf Saver Bags and volunteers in response to the BP oil spill.
(One-time emergency grant of $25,000.)

In Our Backyards (IOBY) $25,000
New York, NY

One-time grant to test the NYC pilot online micro-philanthropic initiative supporting local environmental work and to develop a robust model for replication in other cities. (Second payment of a $90,000 grant.)

Shelburne Farms $20,000
Shelburne, VT

Seed funding to pilot and launch The Confluence Collaborative at Shelburne Farms. The Collaborative will be both a real and virtual mechanism to enhance the national dissemination of model place-based and other innovative environmental programs moving people from environmental awareness to action in their own communities.The grant will allow the Collaborative to test and refine its convening and dissemination methodologies, document its impact, expand its network of partner organizations, put in place a dedicated staff, develop national visibility and develop and begin to implement a sustainable business plan for the Collaborative’s continued operation.
(Second payment of a $70,000 grant.)