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Grants List Year Ending 12/31/2013


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Environmental Education


ETV Endowment of South Carolina – Extreme Weather TV show – $2,500


Funding for a segment of PBS series Journey to Planet Earth exploring the relationship between extreme weather and climate change.


ETV Endowment of South Carolina, 401 E. Kennedy St, Suite B-1, Spartanburg, SC 29302


Foundation Earth – Sustainability Scorecard – $3,000


Foundation Earth focuses on changing the basic elements of the economic system. The scorecard compares each nation’s environmental and economic policies on a scale with those nations following the best current practices to point out weaknesses and encourage solutions.


660 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Suite #302, Washington, DC 20003 USA




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




International Society For Ecology and Culture (ISEC) – Developing local economies – $2,000


ISEC seeks to create a sustainable world by focusing on the root causes of society’s dysfunction, by adopting practices of sustainable cultures and bringing this information to the public in creative ways.


PO Box 9475, Berkeley, CA 94709




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




Post Growth Institute – publication of “How On Earth” – $2,000


PGI focuses on transitioning to a post growth economy based on the “not for profit” corporation as a business model.


Donnie Maclurcan, 361 Engle Street #102, Ashland 97520




Northwest Earth Institute – Discussion courses on environmental issues – $2,500


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.


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




Mediation Works – $600


Mediation works is dedicated to the premise that “empowering individuals and organizations to resolve their differences peacefully contributes to a healthy and safe community.”


Contact: Mediation Works, 33 N. Central Ave, Ste. 306, Medford, OR 97501-5939




Our Task – Support for Earth 2100 Conference – $2,000


OT focuses on mobilizing and training young adults to be effective leaders for sustainable environmental policy.


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




Wilderness/Habitat Preservation


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. KS Wild uses environmental law, science, collaboration, education and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities.


PO Box 102, Ashland, OR 97520




Oregon Wilde – Preserving Western Oregon forests – $2,500


Funding provides support for education and dialogue around a proposal to transfer 1.5 million acres of BLM land designated as O&C land to private management which would allow it to be clear-cut.


5825 North Greeley, Portland, OR 97217-4145




Tim Palmer – $3,000


The grant supports research and writing of a book “Oregon River Guide” which combines practical information on fishing and river running with background on critical environmental issues.


PO 1286, Port Orford, OR 97465




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




Xerces society – Researching decline of honey bee populations – $5,000


Xerces society focuses on preserving invertebrates and their habitat a key to preserving the entire food chain. The decline of honey bee populations is a critical current focus.


The Xerces Society • 628 NE Broadway Ste 200, Portland OR 97232




The Developing World


Towne and Forrester – Ecological Entrepreneurship Curriculum – $5,000


Town and Forrester works in the rainforest regions of Central and South America to develop sustainable livelihoods. This grant helps bring environmental curriculum to the classroom in the Amazon Basin.


Eliot Logan-Hines, Towne and Forrester, 803 Garner Ave., Austin, TX 78704




SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods)-recycling human waste in Haiti – $2,000


SOIL collects human waste from refugee camps in Haiti, composts it and uses it to replant fruit and other food bearing trees. In rural areas they provide education and access to compositing toilets.


124 Church Road, Sherburne NY 13460




Solar Cookers International – solar cooking and water purification – $1,500


Simple inexpensive solar cookers and water purification systems provide clean water and the ability to cook food in wood scarce regions of the developing world.


1919 21st Street, Ste 101, Sacramento, CA 95811




Trees Water People – Fruit trees and compost in Haiti – $3,000


In this project TWP moves from Central America to planting fruit trees in Haiti and improving rural sanitation by converting human waste to manure for the trees.


633 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524




Energy and the Environment


Alan Kapuler Ph.D. -Developing new lines of open pollinated food crops – $7,000


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


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


Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) – Clean Energy program – $3,500


E-Law trains and supports partners around the world in defending environmental quality in their native countries. E-law is increasing its focus on converting to less carbon intensive energy production.


1877 Garden Avenue


1877 Garden Avenue Eugene, Oregon 97403




San Francisco Zen Center – Enhancement of solar energy system at Tassajara Center – $3,000


Tassajara retreat center is located in a pristine area without electrical connection to the grid. This grant upgrades and maintains a photovoltaic system to reduce dependence on diesel generators.


300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102



Total grants in 2013 – $61,100