Grants Paid During 2018
Including Grants Approved in Prior Years

Natural Areas Conservancy $20,000
New York, NY

A one-time grant to finalize the development of the Conservancy’s model management framework for NYC’s urban forests, document the process, and make it nationally available as a replicable model for other cities to use to better manage their urban forests. A web-based tool will be developed to share the model with local and national partners. Additionally, the Conservancy will initiate a national coalition of local land managers, community leaders and others involved in conserving urban forests, to compare and share data and best practices.
(Second payment of a $50.0 grant)

School of Regenerative Design $25,000
Bainbridge Island, WA

One-time grant to develop, pilot, test, and refine the curriculum for the School of Regenerative Design, a small, start-up, architecture, planning and design school on Bainbridge Island created to advance regenerative thinking and practice among community design and development professionals.
(Final payment of $60.0 grant)

Shelburne Farms $15,000
Shelburne, VT

One-time grant to this internationally recognized leader in environmental sustainability, land conservation, and environmental education, to nationally scale its Farm to School Institute, a proven model to nurture and support Farm to School programs, and start the national rollout of the Institute Model in the northeast and southeast.
(Second payment of a $65.0 grant)

The Sterling Center $15,000
Fiscal Agent: Fund for the City of New York
New York, NY

One-time grant to support the Conservation Strategies Project, a two-year effort to document, preserve and share lessons learned from five signature grassroots national land/watershed conservation projects to help further the education and success of the next generation of environmentalists.
(Final payment of a $40.0 grant)

Xerces Society $25,000
Portland, OR

One-time grant to support: “Protecting the Life that Sustains Us: An Approach in Urban and Suburban Areas,” a national initiative to bring to suburban and urban areas the knowledge and tools needed to protect and support pollinators (bees, butterflies, etc) and other beneficial insects.
(Second payment of a $75.0 grant)