2001 Environment Grants

Grants in this area are focused on protecting wilderness areas and supporting grass-roots organizations interested in keeping our rivers, bays and coastal waters clean and safe.  Additionally, the Foundation has begun supporting programs to increase the capacity of local land trusts and to build the capacity of more established organizations in new locations.  (Total grants $165K)

The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco, CA.  $20,000 to support ongoing conservation science and planning for the Northern Sierra Nevada.  This is the first year of a two-year, $40,000 commitment.

Surfrider Foundation, San Clemente, CA.  $25,000 for ongoing support of the Beachscape Program.  Beachscape is a citizen-based coastal mapping program to create a detailed dataset of the coast and thereby facilitate sustainable coastal management.  Also, $5,000 to support media and outreach campaigns for the fight to save Ma’alaea harbor in Maui, Hawaii.

Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee, CA.  $10,000 to support acquisition of land related to the Donner Memorial State Park expansion.

The Trust for Public Land, San Francisco, CA.  $30,000 to support a variety of activities associated with land acquisition plans and conservation financing initiatives in the Sierra Nevada, particularly the Western foothills.  This is the first year of a two-year, $60,000 commitment.

WaterKeepers, San Francisco, CA.  $35,000 to support the Toxic Waters Restoration Program. 

The Wilderness Society, San Francisco, CA.  $40,000 to support Phase II of the Sierra Nevada project.  This project will entail another “run” of the SITES model and development of publications needed to disseminate findings to a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

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