Past Grants

Grants 2016

Conservation

Amazon Conservation Team
Arlington, VA
$21,000 to train park rangers how monitor habitat and create maps that support conservation and the protection of indigenous lands.  In collaboration with Anton de Kom University, Nature Technical Institute, Suriname’s Forest Management Authority, and the University of Utrecht.

Amazon Watch
Oakland, CA
$25,000 to identify the threats of new oil drilling operations in Peru and Ecuador and to support the land claims of indigenous communities.  In collaboration with Asociación Interétnica de Desarollo de la Selva Peruana.

Ashoka
Bangalore, India
$25,046 to compare the health of ecosystems supported by traditionally managed tea gardens with larger plantations.

Bank Information Center
Washington, D.C.
$30,000 to develop strategies that ensure that Chinese infrastructure and finance projects in Latin America follow environmental and sustainability guidelines.  In collaboration with CooperAcción

Centre de Formation et de Recherche en Conservation Forestière
Epulu, Democractic Republic of Congo
$25,000 to train national university students in conservation biology and biomonitoring in the Ituri-Epulu-Aru landscape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Centro Nacional Patagonico
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
$10,000 to determine if parasites on mollusks are good sentinels for monitoring changes in habitat caused by the ocean warming.

Duke University – Duke Lemur Center
Durham, NC
$19,000 to develop conservation priorities for lemurs in Madagascar by mapping populations in core reserves, habitat corridors and forest fragments.

EarthRights International
Washington, DC
$25,000 to support a network of human rights and environmental advocates in the Mekong Region of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and China.

Environmental Paper Network
Asheville, NC
$25,000 to help advocates in Asia campaign reduce the international demand for unsustainably harvested pulp and paper threatening Indonesian rainforests.

Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
$24,800 to study the ecological and economic effects of wildfires in the Bolivian Amazon and Chiquitano dry forest and provide information and tools that improve forest governance and fire management.

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program
Boston, MA
$30,000 to advance education, outreach and training programs that protect Orangutans in and around the Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesian Borneo.

International Rivers Network
Berkeley, CA
$30,000 to help organizations in Africa advocate for their social, economic, and environmental interests in areas threatened by large dam projects.

Pacific Environment
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to reduce illegal industrial pollution in China by strengthening a network of grassroots Chinese environmental advocacy organizations.

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
$25,000 to protect the capuchin monkeys in the Mache Chindul Reserve in Ecuador through research, scientific training, community education programs, and reforestation – a collaboration with the Foundation for the Conservation of the Tropical Andes.

University of Florida, Tropical Conservation and Development Program
Gainesville, FL
$20,600 to determine if private protected areas help protect biodiversity in the Colombian Andes.

University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
$24,005 to demonstrate community conservation planning in four national parks in Myanmar and make policy recommendations.  In collaboration with Friends of Wildlife.

Zoological Society of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$25,004 to document the long-term impact of hunting on tropical forest regeneration in southeastern Peru.

Food

Accion Ecologica
Quito, Ecuador
$24,559 to train local farmers to present scientific data in water rights cases in Ecuador.

American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000 to introduce sustainable technology and methods that help North Korean farm managers, agricultural workers, and scientists grow more food.

American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
$28,000 to develop a system of fish farming and vegetable production in greenhouses in Lebanon.

Compatible Technology International
St. Paul,  MN
$25,000 to evaluate and promote the use of simple peanut harvesting and processing tools among farmer organizations in Malawi.  In collaboration with the Farmers Union of Malawi and the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association.

ECHO
North Fort Meyers, FL
$22,000 to work with farmers to test which green manure cover crops work best for particular crops in Chang Mai, Thailand.

Ecology Action of the Midpenninsula f/b/o ECOPOL
Willits, CA
$25,000 to support biointensive mini-farming workshops in Latin America.

EcoLogic Development Fund
Cambridge, MA
$25,000 to increase the kinds of agricultural crops and nitrogen-fixing trees that ally cropping farmers use in the Rio Sarstun region of Guatemala. – In collaboration with AproSarstún.

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Lagoa Nova, Brazil
$15,185 to study the ecological, economic, and social impacts of açaí harvesting in the Piagaçu-Purus Reserve of the Central Amazon.  In collaboration with the Piagaçu Institute.

GRAIN
Barcelona, Spain
$30,000 to help a network of grassroots organizations resist land grabbing in Africa.

Louvain Coopération
Louvain-la-Neuve, Brabant, Wallon Belgium
$23,337 to reintroduce and evaluate five indigenous draught resistant plant varieties in the Moso region of Burundi .  In collaboration with Union pour la Coopération et le Developpment

MyAgro
West Sacramento, CA
$25,000 to train farmer co-ops in Mali how to grow and market high quality seeds.

Semilla Nueva
Boise, ID
$25,000 to test and promote a high protein hybrid corn with farmers in the Southern Coast of Guatemala.

Send a Cow
Bath, England
$24,103  to teach farmers in Western Kenya about intercropping, push-pull methods of farming, and milk production.

University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center
Quincy, FL
$25,000 to start a plant diagnostic lab at National Institute of Agricultural Research in Niger and train local extension agents, women and young farmers about integrated pest management.

USC Canada
Ottawa, ON
$24,955 to start four seed banking systems in Timor Leste.

University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Burlington, VT
$30,981 to teach growers of greenhouse vegetables in Lebanon about biological pest control strategies.  In collaboration with the American University of Beirut.

Health

Concern America
Santa Ana, CA
$15,000 to promote and distribute a multi-volume training manual for health promotors titled “Como Enseñar Sobre La Salud” (How to Teach About Health).

Environmental Rights Action
Lagos, Nigeria
$30,000 to organize a grassroots coalition that advocates for public water systems in Lagos, Nigeria and in Africa.

Global Women’s Water Initiative
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to train women to become WASH technicians and health promoters in women-led organizations across East Africa.

Hesperian Health Guides
Berkeley, CA
$20,000 to design a book and companion materials that help international health promotors address non-communicable diseases.

Hope Through Health, Inc.
Medway, MA
$26,545 to integrate family planning into existing HIV prevention and education programs in Togo, West Africa.  In collaboration with Association Espoir pour Demain.

Occupational Knowledge International
San Francisco, CA
$24,280 to test soil samples around lead battery recycling facilities in Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, and Mozambique.  In collaboration with CREPD.

Sightsavers International
Boston, MA
$19,637 to train health professionals in Benin how to administer drugs and monitor treatment that prevents river blindness in rural areas.

Sustainable Sciences Institute
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to build the regional research capacity to reduce the threat of Zika virus in Central America and train health scientists how to diagnose and treat the disease.

University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio: Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
San Antonio Texas
$25,000 to expand Community Health Clubs in Mirebalais, Haiti and promote protective WASH behaviors in member households.  In collaboration with the Eco-Eau et Jeunesse and Zanmi Lasante.

Wings
Antigua, Guatemala
$25,000 to train leaders in organizations, schools, and civic groups about sexual and reproductive health and to develop an advocacy and service delivery network in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Grants 2015

Conservation

Acate Amazon Conservation
San Francisco, CA
$23,340 to begin an Apprentices Program during which elder shaman’s will be accompanied by younger Matses to learn to use medicinal plants in treating patients.

Amazon Conservation Association
Washington, DC
$25,000 to strengthen near real-time deforestation monitoring in the Andean Amazon. In collaboration with Conservacion Amazonica.

Amazon Watch
Oakland, CA
$25,000 to identify the threats of new oil drilling operations in Peru and Ecuador and to support the land claims of indigenous communities.  In collaboration with Asociación Interétnica de Desarollo de la Selva Peruana.

American University
Washington, DC
$25,000 to develop strategies that ensure that Chinese infrastructure and finance projects in Latin America follow environmental and sustainability guidelines.  In collaboration with Ambeinte y Sociedad.

EarthRights International
Washington, DC
$25,000 to support an alumni training and networking program for indigenous leaders advocating for human rights and the environment in the Mekong Region of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and China.

Environmental Paper Network
Asheville, NC
$25,000 to help advocates in Asia campaign to reduce the demand for unsustainably harvested pulp and paper threatening Indonesian rainforests.

Environmental Rights Action
Lagos, Nigeria
$25,000 to organize communities to advocate for public water supplies through grassroots efforts to attract media attention, and increase political allies in Lagos, Nigeria and throughout Africa.

Felidae Conservation Fund
Mill Valley, CA
$24,100 for a population study of the Southern Argentine Espinal puma in collaboration with Argentine partner organizations in order to reduce human-wildlife conflict.

Fiscalia del Medio AMbiente 
Santiago, Chile
$20,079 to ensure that proposals to build eight hydroelectric dams in the Cochamo Valley, Panguipulli, and Chilean Patagonia regions follow Chilean environmental impact assessment processes and document all potential threats to the health, environment, and local economies.

Fundacion para la Conservacion y el Uso Sustentable de los Humedales
Buenos Aires, Argentina
$23,000 to support implementation of soy cultivation standards and improved land planning processes in Argentina’s wetlands.

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program
Boston, MA
$30,000 to advance education, outreach and training programs that help protect Orangutans in and around the Gnunung Palung National Park, Indonesian Borneo.

International Rivers Network
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to help organizations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia advocate for their social, economic, and environmental interests in areas threatened by large dam projects.

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, IL
$19,838 to develop an ape health monitoring app, protocols, and training program in the Goualougo Triangle of the Republic of Congo’s Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
$15,000 to study what might reduce the rapid sprouting if Vismia trees and allow slower growing trees to reforest the Amazon.

National Centre for Biological Sciences
Bangalore, India
$23,738 to continue the final phase of a study that monitors the effects of the invasive Lantana shrub on habitats in southern India. In collaboration with the Karnataka Forest Department.

Pacific Environment
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to reduce illegal industrial pollution in China by strengthening a network of grassroots Chinese environmental advocacy organizations.

Planet Indonesia
St. Louis, MO
$17,440 to study the social, economic, and political dynamics of exotic bird trapping and its effects on species and habitat,, and pilot a captive breeding program in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. In collaboration with the organization’s in-country partner, Yayasan Planet Indonesia.

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
$25,000 to reduce deforestation and protect the capuchin population of the Mache Chindul Reserve in Ecuador through research, scientific training, community education programs, and reforestation. In collaboration with the Foundation for the Conservation of the Tropical Andes.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
$16,950 to study how the migration of guanacos influences conflicts between pumas and humans, and make recommendations about mitigation strategies in Patagonia, Argentina. A collaboration between the University of Florida’s Southern Cone Conservation Leadership Initiative and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Ya’axche Conservation Trust
Punta Gorda, Belize
$20,000 to research if agroforestry farms are supporting habitat connectivity between the protected areas in the Maya Golden Landscape in southern Belize.

Zoological Society of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$23,000 to document the long-term impact of hunting on tropical forest regeneration in southeastern Peru.

Food

Acción Ecológica
$23,112 to train local farmers to present existing scientific data in water adjudications in a precedent-setting class action suit in Ecuador. In collaboration with the University of Maryland and 52north.

American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000 to introduce sustainable technology and methods that help North Korean farm managers, agricultural workers, and scientists grow more food.

EcoLogic Development Fund
Cambridge, MA
$25,000 to reduce deforestation by increasing planting of agricultural crops between Inga trees among farmers in the Rio Sarstun region of Guatemala. In collaboration with AproSarstún.

Ecology Action of the Mid-peninsula f/b/o ECOPOL
Willits, CA
$25,000 to support biointensive mini-farming workshops in Latin America.

GRAIN
Barcelona, Spain
$21,200  to help a network of grassroots organizations resist land grabbing in Africa.

Hebron University
Hebron, Palestine
$20,000 to support the use of a natural fungus for disease control and fertilization among Palestinian vegetable farmers.

Proximity Designs
South Pasadena, CA
$25,000 to continue a national campaign to increase the yields, incomes, and well-being of rice-farming households in Myanmar by promoting an array of low-cost, easy-to-adopt methods.

Semilla Nueva
Boise, ID
$21,640 to continue to research and expand farmer-to-farmer programs in the Southern Coast of Guatemala.

Send a Cow
Wayne, PA
$20,532 to train farmers in Western Kenya about intercropping, push-pull methods of farming, and milk production.

Solar Electric Light Fund
Washington, DC
$15,880 to support replicable women-led gardens in Benin to address food security, nutrition, income generation, and gender equality through increased garden production.

Sustainable Rural Agriculture and Development
Nkroful, Ghana
$25,100 to continue research on different climate zones in Ghana to eliminate burrowing nematodes from the roots of banana plants.

Trees That Feed Foundation
Northfield, IL
$20,000 to provide training to farmers in order to improve systems of breadfruit propagation and alleviate hunger and deforestation in Haiti. In collaboration with four local Haitian partner organizations.

University of Vermont and State Agricultural College
Burlington, VT
$29,953 to promote biological control strategies for growers of greenhouse vegetables in Lebanon. In collaboration with the American University of Beirut.

Health

Bayero University, Kano
Kano, Nigeria
$23,100 to train community health workers on prevention and detection of ear diseases and hearing impairment.

Centro Para Los Adoloscentes de San Miguel de Allende A.C. 
Austin, TX
$10,000 to support youth-led sexual and reproductive health education programs in Central Mexico.

Concern America
Santa Ana, CA
$15,000 to improve health, sanitation, and access to fresh water through resident-led environmental health promotion programs in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Gardens for Health International
Boston, MA
$23,908 to support the Health Center Program at the Kabere Health Center in northern Rwanda, integrating agriculture into the clinical treatment of malnutrition.

Global Women’s Water Initiative
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to train women to become WASH technicians and health promoters in women-led organizations across East Africa.

Hesperian Health Guides
Berkeley, CA
$15,000 to continue to develop new content on non-communicable diseases for widespread dissemination.

Hope Through Health, Inc.
Medway, MA
$25,371 to increase the use of contraception by integrating family planning into existing HIV prevention and education programs in Togo, West Africa. In collaboration with Association Espoir pour Demain.

Mali Health Organizing Project
Cambridge, MA
$26,550 to decrease maternal and child mortality in Bamako, Mali through intensive home visiting and resident-led initiatives that improve community health.

Muso
Washington, DC
$30,000 to expand the reach of a community-based rapid response program that detects and treats malaria in Yiramadjo, Mali.

Project Orbis International, Inc.
New York, NY
$21,250 to integrate traditional healers into the eye health service delivery system in KwaZlul-Natal, South Africa.

Restless Development
New York, NY
$25,080 to integrate sexual and reproductive health education content in the public schools in Zimbabwe by training teachers and students how to lead educational workshops, activities, and events.

Sacred Valley Health
Seattle, WA
$12,082 to implement a Train-the-Trainer health education program to expand the skill sets of existing community health workers and reach remote Andean communities. In collaboration with the Peruvian Ministry of Health, University of Washington Department of Global Health, and the Kausay Wasi Clinic.

WINGS
Antigua, Guatemala
$25,000 to train leaders in organizations, schools, and civic groups about sexual and reproductive health and develop an advocacy and service delivery network in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Grants 2014

Conservation

Acate Amazon Conservation
San Francisco, CA
$9,000   to start a traditional healing training program for younger members of the Matses community along the Javari river straddling the border of Brazil and Peru.

Amazon Watch
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to identify the threats of new oil drilling operations in Peru and Ecuador and to support the territorial land claims of indigenous communities.  In collaboration with Asociacion Interetnica de Desarollo de la Selva Peruana.

EarthRights International
Washington, DC
$20,000 to support an alumni training and networking program for indigenous leaders advocating for human rights and the environment in the Mekong Region of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and China.

Environmental Paper Network
Asheville, NC
$25,000 to help advocates in Asia campaign reduce the demand for unsustainably harvested pulp and paper threatening Indonesian rainforests.

Felidae Conservation Fund
Mill Valley, CA
$24,000 for a population study of the Southern Argentine Espinal puma in collaboration with Argentine partner organizations.

Fiscalia del Medio Ambiente (FIMA)
Santiago, Chile
$27,825 to ensure that proposals to build eight hydroelectric dams in the Cochamó Valley, Panguipulli, and Chilean Patagonia regions follow Chilean environmental impact assessment processes and document all potential threats to the health, environment, and local economies.

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program
Boston, MA
$30,000 to advance education, outreach and training programs that protect Orangutans in and around the Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesian Borneo.

International Rivers Network
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to help organizations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia advocate for their social, economic, and environmental interests in areas threatened by large dam projects.

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, IL
$19,941 to document the effect of logging on great apes and to refine forestry policies in the Northern Republic of Congo.

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
$15,000 to study what might reduce the rapid sprouting of Vismia trees and allow slower growing trees to reforest the Amazon.

Pacific Environment
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to reduce illegal industrial pollution by strengthening a network of Chinese environmental advocacy organizations.

Paso Pacifico
Ventura, CA
$22,000 to support a bat colony population in Masaya Volcano National Park in Nicaragua with the Nicaraguan Bat Conservation Program and Bat Conservation International.  The project will also promote awareness of bat ecology among farmers and the public.

Save Americas Forest Fund
Washington, DC
$25,000 to document the potential threats of palm oil plantations in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon and use the information help indigenous leaders protect their territories.

St. Louis Zoo
St. Louis, MO
$25,755 to support a research and training program in Misiones, Argentina to detect the presence of five carnivores and use GIS technology to gain insight into habitat use and connectivity

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
$25,000 to reduce deforestation of the Mache Chindul Reserve in Ecuador through research, scientific training, community education programs, and reforestation – a collaboration with the Foundation for the Conservation of the Tropical Andes.

Zambian Carnivore Programme
Nkwali Camp Eastern Province NA Zambia
$20,000 to pilot a field biology training program for graduates from the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University that supports research to conserve large mammals.

Zoological Society of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$19,960 to study the effects of hunting large fruit-eating animals on forest regeneration and diversity in the Madre de Dios River basin of Southeastern Peru.

Food

American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000 to increase the food production of farmers and develop the capacity of agriculture scientists in North Korea.

Ecology Action of the Mid-peninsula f/b/o ECOPOL
Willits, CA
$25,000 to support biointensive mini-farming workshops in Latin America.

Esperanca
Phoenix, AZ
$20,000 a final grant to support a quinoa farming and marketing demonstration project in the rural Bolivian municipalities of El Puente and Yunchará and Culpina.

GRAIN
Barcelona, Spain
$21,200 to support a network of grassroots organizations that are resisting land grabbing in Africa and Latin America.

Hohenheim University
Stuttgart, Germany
$20,236 to study how pasture cropping with sorghum, cowpeas, and mixed grasses affect soil health and water loss in Sub-Saharan drylands.

Lambi Fund
Washington, D.C.
$17,500 for a final grant to support the Center for Plantain Propagation in Gwo Mon, Haiti.

One Acre Fund
Falcon Heights, MN
$25,000 a final grant to refine a training, financing, education, and support program that helps rural Kenyan and Rwandan farmers double their harvests and income.

Proximity Designs
South Pasadena, CA
$24,940 to continue a national campaign to increase the yields, incomes, and well-being of rice-farming households in Myanmar by promoting an array of low-cost, east-to-adopt methods.

Semilla Nueva
Boise, ID
$19,100 to test a research and extension program for small farmers in the Southern Coast of Guatemala.

Send a Cow – Kenya
Bath, UK
$17,940 to train farmers in Western Kenya about intercropping and push-pull methods of farming.

University of Florida
Quincy, FL
$24,800 to establish a plant disease diagnostic clinic and pest management  center in Togo and provide technical support to the plant disease diagnostic clinic in Benin.

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
$28,492  to teach growers of greenhouse vegetables in Lebanon about biological pest control strategies.  In collaboration with the American University of Beirut.

University of West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
$15,000 to evaluate the use of seaweed products in managing the diseases of tropical crops.

Health

Amigos Hospitalito Atitlan f/b/o/ Hospitalito Atitlan

Jonesport, ME
$17,500 to integrate family planning and reproductive health topics in the health outreach program serving Tz’utujil-Mayan communities in Guatemala.

Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende
Laredo, TX
$25,000 to support youth-led sexual and reproductive health education programs in Central Mexico.

Concern America
Santa Ana, California
$15,000 to improve health, sanitation, and access to fresh water through resident-led environmental health promotion programs in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Gardens for Health
Boston, MA
$26,080 to test a program that improves the health and treatment adherence of people living with severe malnutrition in Rwanda through community and home gardening.

Hesperian Health Guides
Berkeley, CA
$15,000 to develop new chapters and materials about diabetes and heart disease for the book, Where There is No Doctor.

Hope Through Health, Inc.
Medway, MA
$24,986 to increase the use of contraception by integrating family planning into existing HIV prevention and education programs in Togo, West Africa – In collaboration with Association Espoir pour Demain

Lwala Community Alliance
Nashville, TN
$20,997 to support youth-led sexual and reproductive health education programs during school breaks in Kenya.

Mali Health Organizing Project
Cambridge, MA
$26,555 to decrease maternal and child mortality in Bamako, Mali through intensive home visiting and resident-led initiatives that improve community health.

Mare Stopes International – USA
Washington, DC
$20,000 a final grant to increase family planning and reproductive health services referrals by training Afghan women to talk to female community members about sexual and reproductive health in Balkh and Herat, Afganistan.

Occupational Knowledge International
San Francisco, CA
$23,260 for a project with the Research and Education Centre for Development to eliminate lead paint in Cameroon by developing a national standards setting-process and negotiating with paint manufacturers

Project MUSO
Washington, DC
$30,000 to test a community-based rapid response program that detects and treats malaria in Yiramadjo, Mali.

Restless Development
New York, NY
$23,000 to integrate sexual and reproductive health education content in the public schools in Zimbabwe by training teachers and students how to lead educational workshops, activities, and events.

Virginia Tech/CARACAL
Blacksburg, VA
$28,000 a project in collaboration with CARACAL to study the link between weather, fly density, human behavior, microorganism transmission, and diarrheal disease in Chobe District, Botswana.

WINGS
Antigua, Guatemala
$15,000 to train leaders in organizations, schools, and civic groups about sexual and reproductive health and to develop an advocacy and service delivery network in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Grants 2013

Conservation

Amazon Watch
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to identify the threats of new oil drilling operations in Peru and to support the territorial land claims of indigenous communities – In collaboration with Asociacion Interetnica de Desarollo de la Selva Peruana.

Center for Wildlife Studies
Bangalore, India
$21,500 to study how market value influences the harvest of non-timber forest products and how this affects the habitat in the Kudremukha rainforest of the Western Ghats.

Centro de Derechos Economicos y Sociales
Quito Peru
$25,000 to train leaders in the Ecuadorian provinces of Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe enforcement of existing social and environmental safeguards and regulations of Chinese mining corporations.

EarthRights International
Washington, DC
$20,000 to support a training and networking program for indigenous leaders advocating for human rights and the environment in the Mekong Region of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and China.

Environmental Paper Network
Asheville, NC
$25,000 to help advocates in China campaign reduce the demand for unsustainably harvested pulp and paper threatening Indonesian rainforests.

Felidae Conservation Fund
Mill Valley, CA
$20,100 for a population study of the Southern Argentine Espinal puma in collaboration with Argentine partner organizations.

Fiscalia del Medio Ambiente
Santiago, Chile
$25,284 to ensure that proposals to build eight hydroelectric dams in the Cochamó Valley, Panguipulli, and Chilean Patagonia regions follow Chilean environmental impact assessment processes and document all potential threats to the health, environment, and local economies.

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program
Boston, MA
$30,000 to advance education, community outreach and training programs that protect Orangutans in and around the Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesian Borneo.

Institute for Conservation Research, Zoological Society of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$20,120 to study the effects of hunting large fruit-eating animals on forest regeneration and diversity in the Madre de Dios River basin of Southeastern Peru.

International Rivers Network
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to help organizations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia advocate for their social, economic, and environmental interests in areas threatened by large dam projects.

Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas
Teodoro Sampaio, SP, Brazi
$25,000 to connect fragmented wildlife habitat in Pontal do Paranapanema, São Paulo State, Brazil by creating forested corridors between protected areas.

Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago, IL
$19,763 to document the effect of logging on great apes and to refine forestry policies in the Northern Republic of Congo.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha, NE
$8,621 to connect fragmented wildlife habitat and promote agroforestry in Kianjavato, Madagascar by planting corridors of one million trees. – In collaboration with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership.

Organizacion Para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza y Desarollo Comunitario
Guatemala City, Guatemala
$13,500 to support the development of a new conservation plan for Guatemala’s Laguna Lachua National Park by conducting a monitoring study of large endangered mammals.

Pacific Environment
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to reduce the illegal industrial pollution of rivers and wetlands by strengthening a network of new Chinese environmental advocacy organizations.

Paso Pacifico
Ventura, CA
$25,245 to support a bat colony population in Masaya Volcano National Park in Nicaragua with the Nicaraguan Bat Conservation Program and Bat Conservation International.  The project will also promote awareness of bat ecology among farmers and the public.

Procesos Integrales para la Autogestión de los Pueblos A.C.
Mexico City, Mexico
$20,000 to document the health and environmental threats of open pit mining projects in Mexico and Guatemala and to develop an advocacy campaign.

Red Mexicana de Organizaciones Campesinas Forestales
Mexico City, Mexico
$25,000 to help representatives of indigenous Mexican, small farmer and forest people’s organizations participate fully in negotiations to establish the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program in Mexico.

Save America’s Forest Fund
Washington, DC
$25,000 to train the Waorani people of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon how to use various monitoring tools to assess threats from oil exploration and development.

Save the Golden Lion Tamarin
Mt. Jackson, VA
$15,000 to develop a population management plan for isolated and fragmented groups of the endangered Golden Lion Tamarin in the lowland forests of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

University of Bristol Foundation, Inc.
Wilmington, DE
$17,550 final grant for a study in collaboration with Madagasikara Voakajy investigating the seed dispersal by Madagascar’s largest fruit bat and its role in regenerating fragmented forests.

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
$19,900 to study how fruit-eating bats and the fungi that grows on the fruit influence the forest ecology in the Reserva Indígena Kéköldi of Costa Rica – in collaboration with the University of Costa Rica.

Food

American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000 to increase the food production of farmers and develop the capacity of agriculture scientists in North Korea.

Arcenciel
Beirut, Lebanon
$19,200 test affordable biopesticides for Lebanese fruit and vegetable farmers. – In partnership with the St. Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon.

EcoLogic Development Fund
Cambridge, MA
$15,000 to reduce deforestation by increasing planting of agricultural crops between Inga trees among farmers in the Rio Sarstun region of Guatemala. – In collaboration with AproSarstún.

Ecology Action of the Midpeninsula f/b/o ECOPOL
Willits, CA
$25,000 to support biointensive mini-farming workshops in Latin America.

GRAIN
Barcelona, Spain
$15,000 to support a network of grassroots organizations that are resisting land grabbing in Africa and Latin America.

Puente a la Salud Comunitaria
Woodlands Texas
$25,000 to promote the growing, eating, and marketing of organic amaranth in rural Oaxaca, Mexico.

Sustainable Rural Agriculture and Development
Nkroful, Ghana
$18,030 to evaluate the growth and yield potential of nematode-free suckers generated by banana corm solarization and split-bud technique through participatory on-farm experiments with farmers in Western Ghana

Health

Centro para los Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende A.C.
Laredo, TX
$25,000 to support youth-led sexual and reproductive health education programs in Central Mexico.

Concern America
Santa Ana, California
$15,000 to improve health, sanitation, and access to fresh water through resident-led environmental health promotion programs in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Esperanca
Phoenix, AZ
$20,000 to support a quinoa farming and marketing demonstration project in the rural Bolivian municipalities of El Puente and Yunchará and Culpina.

Fronteras Comunes
Mexico City, Mexico
$30,000 to develop a class action lawsuit on behalf of residents in Tabasco, Mexico affected by illegal industrial oil and petrochemical contamination in Tabasco State – In collaboration with Asociacion Ecologico San Tomas, Litiga Ole, and The Group

Gardens for Health
Boston, MA
$25,850 to test a program that improves the health and treatment adherence of people living with severe malnutrition in Rwanda through community and home gardening.

Hope Through Health, Inc.
Medway, MA
$15,000 to increase the use of contraception by integrating family planning into existing HIV prevention and education programs in Togo, West Africa – In collaboration with Association Espoir pour Demain

Mali Health Organizing Project
Cambridge, MA
$26,586 to decrease maternal and child mortality in Bamako, Mali through intensive home visiting develop resident-led initiatives that improve community health.

Marie Stopes International-USA
Washington, DC
$25,000 to increase family planning and reproductive health services referrals by training Mullahs’ wives to talk to female community members about sexual and reproductive health in madrasas in Balkh and Herat, Afganistan.

Occupational Knowledge International
San Francisco, CA
$23,270 for a project with the Research and Education Centre for Development to eliminate lead paint in Cameroon by developing a national standards setting-process and negotiating with paint manufacturers

Sustainable Sciences Institute
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to create a Central American Consortium for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) diagnosis and research program and to establish diagnostic and research protocols and systems for data standardization.

WINGS
Antigua, Guatemala
$15,000 to train leaders in organizations, schools, and civic groups about sexual and reproductive health and to develop an advocacy and service delivery network in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Women and Children First
London, UK
$29,053 to increase the use of contraception among women living in the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar district in Mumbai, India – In collaboration with Sneha-Jhet.

2012 Grants

Conservation

Amazon Watch
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to help indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon challenge land use rights and forestry laws that threaten the environment.

Azafady
London, UK
$6,678 to improve nutrition and reduce deforestation in Madagascar by spreading the cultivation of drought-resistant moringa oleifera trees

Community Conservation
Gays Mills, WI
$21,000 to promote agroforestry among farmers with La Asociacion Amazonicos por la Amazonia.  The project will plant corridors for the critically the Critically Endangered San Martín Titi Monkey in San Martin, Peru.

EarthRights International
Washington, DC
$20,000 to support a training and networking program for indigenous leaders advocating for human rights and the environment in the Mekong Region of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and China.

Fiscalia del Medio Ambiente
Santiago, Chile
$20,000 to monitor the Chilean Environmental Impact Assessment Process in regard to the proposed construction of eight hydroelectric dams in the Cochamó Valley, Panguipulli, and Chilean Patagonia regions.

Fundacion Natura Bolivia
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
$29,242 to develop a School for Rural Watershed Agreements, a training program that helps municipal watershed authorities in Bolivia develop payment schemes that help upstream landowners protect forests valuable to downstream communities.

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program
Boston, MA
$25,000 to support Orangutan conservation efforts through education, community outreach and training programs in and around the Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesian Borneo.

Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas
Teodoro Sampaio, SP, Brazil
$25,000 for a study that uses data on Jaguar ecology to identify priority areas of fragmented forests for conservation in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. (Grant for 2011)

Instituto de Pesquisqas Ecologicas
Teodoro Sampaio, SP, Brazil
$25,000 for a study that uses data on Jaguar ecology to identify priority areas of fragmented forests for conservation in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.

International Rivers Network
Berkeley, CA
$25,000 to help organizations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia advocate for their social, economic, and environmental interests threatened by large dam projects.

Laboratorio de Ecología y Conservación de Vertebrados Terrestres / Instituto de Ecología, UNAM. Mexico City, Mexico
$15,000 to track jaguars and identify the most suitable habitat corridors between the Greater Lacandona Ecosystem in Guatemala and the Sierra del Lacandon National Park in Chiapas, Mexico.

Louisiana State University and Agriculture and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA
$21,240 for a study that compares active versus passive restoration practices on the regeneration of rainforests in northeast Costa Rica.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha, NE
$18,171 to support a community-based agroforestry project in Kianjavato, Madagascar with the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership.  The project will plant corridors of one million trees to connect wildlife habitat and promote agroforestry.

Pacific Environment
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to strengthen a network of Chinese environmental advocacy organizations challenging industrial water pollution.

Saint Louis Zoo
Saint Louis, MO
$25,900 to support a study in Misiones, Argentina to detect the presence of five carnivores and use GIS technology to gain insight into habitat use and connectivity

Save Americas Forest Fund
Washington, DC
$11,000 to support and train the Waorani people of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon how to use various monitoring tools to assess threats from oil exploration and development.

Save the Golden Lion Tamarin f/b/o Associação Mico Leão Dourado
Mt. Jackson, VA
$30,919 to develop a population management plan for isolated and fragmented groups of the endangered Golden Lion Tamarin in the lowland forests of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

University of Bristol Foundation Inc.
Wilmington, DE
$17,519 for a study in collaboration with Madagasikara Voakajy that investigates the seed dispersal of Madagascar’s largest fruit bat and its role in regenerating fragmented forests.

Food

American Friends Service Committee
Philadelphia, PA
$25,000 to provide agricultural extension services to North Korean farmers and agriculture scientists.

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
D.N. Hevel Eliot, Israel
$24,000 to test prototypes of a solar powered, low-tech water desalinization methodology for irrigation in arid areas.

EcoLogic Development Fund
Cambridge, MA
$15,000 for a project with AproSarstún to expand the use of alley cropping among 100 farmers in the Rio Sarstun region of Guatemala.

Ecology Action of the Midpeninsula f/b/o ECOPOL
Willits, CA
$25,000 to support biointensive mini-farming workshops for agronomists, extensionists, and other agriculture-based organizations in Latin America.

Esperanca
Phoenix, AZ
$20,000 to support a quinoa farming and marketing demonstration project in the rural Bolivian municipalities of El Puente and Yunchará and Culpina.

GRAIN
Barcelona, Spain
$15,000 to strengthen the campaigns of organizations addressing the problem of large scale land acquisitions in Africa and Latin America.

Hohenheim University
Stuttgart, Germany
$23,813 for a study in collaboration with Veld Products Research & Development in Botswana to assess how strip intercropping wild grass with sorghum-cowpea contributes to the field water balance and its effects of field water use efficiency.

Lambi Fund of Haiti
Washington, DC
$15,000 to train farmers how to control pests and grow more plantains at the Center for Plantain Propagation in Gwo Mon, Haiti.

One Acre Fund
Falcon Heights, MN
$25,000 to refine a training, financing, education, and support program that helps rural Kenyan and Rwandan farmers double their harvests and income.

Proximity Designs
South Pasadena, CA
$24,614 to increase the ability of rice farmers in Myanmar to quickly select large quantities of rice seed for planting.

Puente a la Salud Comunitaria
Woodlands, TX
$25,000 to train farming families from rural Oaxaca to produce organic amaranth; allowing marginalized indigenous families to sustainably combat high levels of malnutrition and to generate income using local, traditional and environmentally-friendly resources.

Sustainable Rural Agriculture and Development
Nkroful, Ghana
$15,900 to evaluate non-chemical and lower-cost methods of generating nematode-free suckers for planting for smallholder banana farmers Ghana.

University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center
Quincy, FL
$24,500 to support the development of a plant diagnostic facility at Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin and train local extension agents, women and youth farmers on effective and sustainable IPM techniques for vegetable disease management.

Health

Blacksmith Institute
New York, NY
$24,900 for a collaborative research project with FEAT-IIT Kanpur to help farmers in Kanpur, India cope with hexavalent chromium contamination in their soil and water through phytoremediation and water filtration.

Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende
Laredo, TX
$25,000 to increase family planning access and use among youth in rural communities in Central Mexico through community-wide health promotion campaigns led by young people.

Concern America
Santa Ana, CA
$15,000 to support environmental health promoter training programs in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala that improve health, sanitation, and access to fresh water.

Fronteras Comunes
Mexico City, Mexico
$30,000 with Asociacion Ecologico San Tomas, Litiga Ole, and The Group to support the development of collective legal actions that defend citizens in Tabasco, Mexico from widespread illegal industrial oil and petrochemical contamination in Tabasco, Mexico.

Gardens for Health
Cambridge, MA
$24,974 to help people living with severe malnutrition in Kigali, Rwanda improve their nutrition, health, and treatment adherence through community and home gardening.

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA
$15,000 to develop materials and methods that support community-based responses to local disasters.

Mali Health Organizing Project
Cambridge, MA $26,586 to test if “action-fees” increase health seeking behavior related to malaria treatment in Bamako, Mali.

Marie Stopes International – USA
Washington, DC
$28,620 to train the wives of Islamic religious leaders and community health workers about family planning and reproductive health in Afghanistan.

Project Muso
Washington, DC
$25,000 to test a community-based rapid response program that detects and treats malaria in Yiramadjo, Mali.

Venture Strategies for Health and Development
Berkeley, CA
$31,520 to provide women in Zambia with correct information for the use of misoprostol for controlling postpartum and post-abortion hemorrhage through cell phone texting.

Women and Children First
London, UK
$24,941 to increase the use of family planning services for women living in a large slum in Mumbai, India.

Wuqu’ Kawoq
Bethel, VT
$15,750 for a project with the Association of Traditional Midwives of Chimaltenango to train indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives in Guatemala.

Woodland Park Zoological Society
Seattle, Washington
$20,755 to support the Papua New Guinea Conservation Program’s Indigenous Mapping Project.

July 25 2008 04:39 pm