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Grants List Year Ending 12/31/2011


See 2010


Environmental Education


Conservation Leaders Network – $2,000


Educates and rallies county commissioners to protect America’s natural resources.


PO Box 46, Wedderburn OR 97491




Dan Grossman – “Hot Topics” – $4,500


Grossman combines personal accounts of the effects of climate change with scientific data to produce radio and internet documentation of the impacts of global warming on people worldwide.


25 Hawthorn St., Watertown MA 02472




Earth Policy Institute – $200


General support for research and publication of information on sustainability.


1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 403, Washington, DC 20036




Northwest Earth Institute – Discussion courses on environmental issues – $2,000


Northwest Earth Institute offers (6) 8-week discussion courses ranging from Volunteer Simplicity to Healthy Children – Healthy Planet. This grant supports the expansion of the program and developing a sustainable financial base.


Northwest Earth Institute, 107 SE Washington Street #235, Portland, OR 97214


Immense Possibilities – Southern Oregon Public Television – $5,000


Jeff Golden uses a weekly TV program to highlight social entrepreneurs who are creating vibrant communities and solving challenges that old systems cannot address.


PO Box 1232, Ashland, OR 97520




Inika Small Earth – $4,000


Establish recycling programs in San Diego public schools in conjunction with educational programs for students and parents.
Sarah Boltwala-Mesina, Inika Small Earth, Inc., 13326 Via Santillana, San Diego, Ca 92129




Slide Ranch –Grant for program development – $5,000


Slide Ranch provides hands on educational experience to help children understand the interrelationship of natural systems and their own lives. Training is also provided for educators through its internship programs.


Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, CA 94965




Our Task – $4,000


Our Task is giving young people a voice in the global decisions that will shape their future.


Our Task, P.O. Box 17076, Arlington VA 22216-7076




St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network – $3,700


As part of a larger program to preserve Leatherback Turtles, SKSTMN is actively engaged in creating alternative livelihoods for turtle fishers by training them to make glass beads and jewelry from recycled glass and materials from cleaning up turtle nesting beaches.


P.O. Box 2298, Basseterre, St. Kitts




Wilderness/Habitat Preservation


Big Wildlife – $1,500


Working to insure the long term survival of top carnivores in the west.


Big Wildlife, POB 489, Williams, OR 97544




Tim Palmer – $2,500


Research and writing of book “The disappearing Glaciers of California”


PO 1286, Port Orford, OR 97465




Klamath Siskiyou Wild – $3,000


Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center is an advocate for the forests, wildlife and waters of the Klamath and Rogue River Basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. We use environmental law, science, collaboration, education and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities.


PO Box 102, Ashland, OR 97520




Western Lands Project – $2,000


Western lands Project analyzes proposals to convert public land to private ownership to insure the preservation of public lands for future generations.


P.O. Box 95545 Seattle, WA 98145-2545




The Developing World


Trees Water People – $4,000


Support of fuel-efficient stove building and tree nursery operations in El Salvador.


633 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524
Federal Tax ID #84-1462044




Energy and the Environment


Alan Kapuler Ph.D. – Developing new lines of open pollinated food crops – $3,000


Dr. Kapuler, using traditional breeding techniques, is developing new open pollinated varieties of vegetables and grains with the goal of increasing their nutritional value by crossing them with wild varieties.


Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D., 2385 SE. Thompson St., Corvallis, OR 97333


Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide – Protecting Natural Resources – $4,000


E-LAW U.S. gives partners and scientists in Chile, India, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and around the world the scientific training, support, and resources they need to protect the climate and local environments by advancing clean, renewable energy.


E-LAW U.S., 1877 Garden Ave., Eugene, OR 97403




Post Carbon Institute – General fund – $2,000


Post Carbon Institute pays leading role in providing research and information assisting the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world.


613 4th Street, Suite 208, Santa Rosa, California 95404 USA




Total grants in 2011 – $52,400