2013 Environmental Program Grants

Grants Paid in 2013
Including Payments for Grants Awarded in Prior Years

AmpleHarvest $5,000
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.
(Final payment of a $60,000 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.
(Fourth payment of a $1.5 million grant)

CERES $40,000
Boston, MA
To support the project “Reducing Agricultural Impacts on U.S. Water Resources” using investor leverage and company engagement to lead major food and beverage companies to purchase crops grown with more sustainable water management practices.
(First payment of a $60,000 grant)

Center for Watershed Protection $40,000
Ellicott City, MD
To support the “Safe Waters, Healthy Waters” initiative to give communities the informatin and tools they need to dramatically reduce water pollution from sewage, particularly addressing the 50-70% of bacteria in streams and rivers from dry weather sewage discharge.
(First payment of a $65,000 grant)

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A) $5,000
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.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)

GreenFaith $25,000
Highland Park, NY
To support the Energy Stewardship Initiative of the Seminary Environmental Certification Program. Through the initiative, theological seminaries nationally will implement energy efficiency and conservation measures and equip their students to reduce the carbon footprint of the nation’s 370,000 religious facilities and also of those Americans who regularly attend religious services.
(First payment of a $60,000 grant)

Institute for Local Self-Reliance $30,000
Washington, DC
To launch and nationally replicate the Advanced and Master Composter train-the-trainer component of the “Composting for Community” project.
(First payment of a $60,000 grant)

Marine Conservation Institute $5,000
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.
(Final payment of a $75,000 grant)

Trust for Public Land $40,000
New York, NY
To support the “Green Infrastructure Program for US Cities” to advance the use of green infrastructure projects in US cities as the preferred way to address excess runoff which triggers the discharge of raw sewage and storm water into rivers, harbors and coast areas.
(First payment of a $55,000 grant)