2011 Environmental Program Grants

Grants Paid in 2011
Including Payments for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

AmpleHarvest $40,000
Newfoundland, NJ
Seed funding to transform this all-volunteer pilot web-based project into a professionally staffed sustainable non-profit.  AmpleHarvest is an innovative web-based solution diverting unwanted food from home gardens across America into the nation’s system of local food pantries and out of land fills and compost piles.
(First payment of a $60,000 grant)

Audubon Vermont $10,000
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.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)

Brown University $300,000
Providence, RI
To support green and sustainable initiatives campus-wide, including the new athletics quadrangle, in association with the naming of the new green quadrangle located in front of the new Fitness Center and Aquatics Center in recognition of              H. Anthony Ittleson’s 50+ years of support for Brown.
(Second payment of a $1.5 million grant)

Center for Whole Communities $20,000
Fayston, VT
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.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)

Clean Air – Cool Planet $5,000
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.
(Final payment of a $85,000 grant)

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A) $55,000
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
One-time grant to refine and nationally replicate Sustain-A-Raisers, G.A.L.A.’s action-oriented, volunteer-driven program to empower individuals to take environmentally positive actions around their homes using clotheslines, compost bins, and rain barrels built/installed by volunteers.
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)

ioby (In Our Backyards) $5,000
New York, NY
One-time grant to test their NYC pilot online micro-philanthropic initiative supporting local environmental work and to develop a robust model for replication in other cities.
(Final payment of a $90,000 grant)

Marine Conservation Institute $40,000
Bellevue, WA
One-time grant to use the emerging technology of Predictive Habitat Modeling to identify areas of unprotected coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico and secure their protection from highly destructive bottom trawling and other harmful fishing practices.
(First payment of a $75,000 grant)

Natural Resources Council of Maine $30,000
Augusta, ME
One-time grant to support their Producer Responsibilities Recycling Project to advance the concept of “extended producer responsibility” by creating “case studies” showing the environmental, public health, and economic benefits of Maine’s EPR programs by helping build the product stewardship movement, including researching best practices from other states ad countries and by exporting the Maine model nationwide sharing information, resources, model policies and expert scientific data and analysis.
(First payment of a $45,000 grant)

Shelburne Farms $10,000
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 import, 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.
(Final payment of a $70,000 grant)