Past Grants

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.

Operation Asha New Delhi, India
$25,000 to pilot a large-scale tuburculosis treatment and prevention program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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.

TOTAL: $976,787

2011 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.

Amphibian Ark
Apple Valley, MN
$9,956 to support a needs assessment of amphibians threatened in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Bank Information Center
Washington, DC
$25,000 for a project with Red Mexicana de Organizaciones Campesinas Forestales that helps representatives of Mexican indigenous, 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.

Nichols School of the Environment – Duke University
Chapel Hill, NC
$20,936 to study how lowland Amazonian forests in southeastern Peru regenerate after large seed dispersing monkeys and birds have been eliminated by hunting by settlers.

EarthRights International
Washington, D.C.
$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.

Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
$23,100 to study the costs and benefits of harvesting non-timber forest products in areas of the Bolivan Amazon threatened by deforestation.

Finding Species, Inc.
Tacoma Park, MD
$21,724 to protect the Antizana Ecological Reserve by increasing public awareness of downstream water users in Quito, Ecuador and increasing stewardship activities of upstream communities near the reserve.

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.

The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment f/b/o The Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project
Washington, DC
$24,500 to study of the effects of lianas on tree growth in fragmented and intact tropical forests in Central Amazonia.

Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
$18,000 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.

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
$18,000 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.

Lincoln Park Zoological Society
Chicago, IL
$19,858 to train Congolese research assistants how to monitor gorilla health indicators that will help reduce the threats of emerging diseases in human and gorillas in the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.

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

Save America’s Forests Fund, Inc.
Washington DC
$25,000 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
Silver Spring, MD
$27,280 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.

Universidad Nacional de Agricultura
Catacamas, Honduras
$25,000 for a research and training project with local farmers and BIO-Uruguay to reproduce and distribute entomopathogenic fungi to control pests of essential food crops in Honduras.

University of Bristol
Coventry, UK
$15,822 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.

University of East Anglia
Norwich, UK
$19,940 to study how medium-sized and large land animals have responded to fragmentation, isolation, and other landscape disruptions caused by the 2400 square kilometer flooding caused by the Balbina Dam north of Manaus, Brazil.

Washington University in St Louis
St. Louis, MO
$27,400 to examine the ecological relationship between habitat loss and interspecies competition for food and resources between two monkey species in Sri Lanka.

University of Washington Center for Human Rights
Seattle, WA
$15,000 to document the effects of upstream agroindustrial plantations on downstream villagers near Ocos, Guatemala.

Food

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

Azafady
London, England
$23,404 to improve nutrition and reduce deforestation in Madagascar by spreading the cultivation of drought-resistant moringa oleifera trees

Centro Lianas
Amherst, MA
$18,000 to expand native Amazonian fish farming in several Secoya, Shuar and Kichwa indigenous communities in Ecuador.

Consortium for Capacity Building – Climate Affairs, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
$24,995 to test underground clay pot irrigation methods for farming in dry areas of Atebes, Ethiopia.

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

GRAIN
Barcelona, Spain
$20,000 to strengthen the campaigns of organizations addressing the problem of large scale land acquisitions in Africa and Latin America.

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

Mpala Research Center
Nanyuki, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
$24,919 to test ways to reduce calf deaths and maintain female milk production within a camel herd, especially during severe droughts.

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.

Puente a la Salud Comunitaria
The Woodlands TX
$25,000 to train 218 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.

Health

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

Gardens for Health
Cambridge, MA
$24,940 to help people living with severe malnutrition improve their nutrition, health, and treatment adherence through community and home gardening.

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 industrial oil and petrochemical contamination in Tabasco, Mexico.

Global Community Monitor
San Francisco, CA
$13,338 a final grant to provide training, technical assistance, and support that helps Community Environmental Monitor and FEDCOT in Cuddalore, India challenge industrial pollution.

Health in Harmony
Portland, OR
$30,053 to refine a healthcare-for-conservation program that improves villager health and protects the rainforest in the Gunung Palung National Park in Southwestern Borneo.

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA
$20,000 to develop materials and methods that support community-based responses to local disasters.

Mali Health Organizing Project
New York, NY
$26,695 to test if “action-fees” increase health seeking behavior related to malaria treatment in Bamako, Mali.

Marie Stopes International – United States
Washington, D.C.
$24,940 to train Islamic religious leaders and community health workers about family planning and reproductive health in Afghanistan.

Meds & Food for Kids
St. Louis, MO
$25,000 to improve peanut production for the therapeutic food used to treat childhood malnutrition in Haiti.

One Heart World-Wide
San Franscisco, CA
$15,000 to expand a skilled birth attendant and maternal health promoter training program in rural Baglung District of Western Nepal.

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

PCI- Media Impact
New York, NY
$15,000 to encourage Caribbean island communities to take action to address the effects of climate change, population growth, and migration with community organizing campaigns, national radio magazine shows, and a serial radio drama broadcast throughout the region.

Population Media Center
Shelburne, VT
$20,000 to rebroadcast a radio drama about reproductive health and environmental education in Rwanda.

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

Proximity Designs
South Pasadena, CA
$24,226 to increase the ability of rice farmers in Myanmar to quickly select large quantities of rice seed for planting.

Women and Children First
London, England
$25,000 to increase the use of family planning services for women living in a large slum in Mumbai, India.

Wuqu’ Kawoq
Bethel, VT
$14,235 for a project with the Association of Traditional Midwives of Chimaltenango to train indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives in Guatemala.

TOTAL: $ 1,005,515

 

2010 Grants

Conservation

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

Earthrights International
Washington, DC
$15,000 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.

Fundacion Natura Bolivia
Santa Cruz  Bolivia
$29,500 to support the development of various payments for environmental services schemes in the Los Negros Valley that conserve forests and water resources near the Amboro National Park, Bolivia.

Lincoln Park Zoological Society
Chicago, IL
$20,726 to support the advanced training of Congolese research assistants in monitoring gorilla health data that will help reduce the threats of emerging diseases in human and gorilla populations in the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.

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

International Rivers Network
Berkeley CA
$20,000 to help civil society organizations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Ethiopia advocate for their interests with regard to the impact of large dam projects.

RARE
Arlington VA
$15,000 to support a large-scale social marketing campaign that helps protect coral reefs threatened by overfishing in Timor Leste.

Save America’s Forests Fund, Inc.
Washington DC
$25,000 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.

Subtotal Conservation:  $150,226

Food

University of Colorado
Boulder CO
$25,000 to test subsurface clay pot irrigation methods for dryland farming in Atebes, Ethiopia.

Gardens for Health
Cambridge MA
$24,748 to work with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health to test a nutrition-through-agriculture program for patients receiving food aid and antiretroviral treatment for HIV with three health centers in Gasabo, Rwanda.

Grassroots International Inc.
Boston  MA
$15,000 to support urban agriculture programs of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee that increase food production in the Gaza Strip.

Las Lianas Resource Center for Science, Culture and Environment Inc.
Amherst MA
$18,000 to expand native Amazonian fish farming in several Secoya, Shuar and Kichwa indigenous communities in Ecuador.

One Acre Fund
Bungoma  Kenya
$25,000 to refine a training, financing, education and support program that helps 16,000 rural Kenyan farmers double their harvests and farm income.

Puente a la Salud Comunitaria
The Woodlands TX
$15,000 to train 150 rural subsistence farmers and their families to produce, eat and sell organic amaranth in Oaxaca, Mexico.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst MA
$14,890 to train plant pathologists at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute in modern biotechnology-based techniques and in conventional methods for the diagnosis of plant diseases.

Subtotal Food:  $137,638

Health

Blacksmith Institute Inc.
New York NY
$25,000 to work with the government of Senegal to remediate lead contamination in Thiayore Sur Mer and to develop model environmental policies that will prevent public recycling of used lead-acid batteries.

Concern America
Santa Ana CA
$15,000 to support village drinking water improvement projects that integrate environmental health promoter training in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Health in Harmony, Inc.
Portland OR
$30,892 to refine a healthcare-for-conservation program that improves villager health and protects the rainforest in the Gunung Palung National Park in Southwestern Borneo.

Marie Stopes International, Ltd. d/b/a MSI- US
Boulder CO
$25,000 to train Islamic religious leaders and community health workers about family planning and reproductive health in Afghanistan.

Occupational Knowledge International
San Francisco CA
$22,460 to expand an eco-label certification program for Indian battery manufacturers that meet emission targets and take back used batteries.

PCI-Media Impact, Inc.
New York NY
$15,000 to work with organizations in Latin America to develop, produce, broadcast and evaluate a new soap opera series and live radio talk shows that address reproductive health or women’s issues.

Wuqu’ Kawoq, S.A.
Bethel, VT
$18,270 for a project with the Association of Traditional Midwives of Chimaltenango to train indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives in Guatemala.

Subtotal Health:  $133,352

TOTAL:  $421,216

2009 Grants

Conservation

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

Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, Inc.
Banilad, Cebu City Central Philippines
$23,932 to investigate whether no-fishing zones in marine protected areas improve fish habitat in surrounding waters.

Duke University Center for Tropical Conservation
Durham, NC
$25,000 to study how lowland Amazonian forests in southeastern Peru regenerate after large seed dispersing monkeys and birds have been eliminated by hunting by new settlers.

Duke University Center for Tropical Conservation
Durham, NC
$24,269 to study the migration, ecology, and management of the Orinoco Goose in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, 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.

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

Fauna and Flora International, Inc.
Washington, DC
$25,000 continuation of the Community-based Crocodile Conservation program in Cambodia.

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

International Rivers Network
Berkeley, CA
$20,000 to help civil society organizations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia advocate for their interests with regard to the impact of large dam projects.

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.

Oceana, Inc.
Washington, DC
$15,000 to establish a marine protected area in southern Chile. The project will also regulate salmon net pen facilities, and propose legislation to ban bottom trawling in vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Pacific Environment and Resources Center
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to reduce water pollution in Gansu Province China through the development of pollution monitoring and accountability systems involving a network of grassroots environmental advocacy organizations.

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation
Loxahatchee, FL
$17,000 to train university students about the biological, social, and economic aspects of crocodile conservation and management in the Gamba wetlands of Gabon.

Save America’s Forests Fund, Inc.
Washington, DC
$25,000 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

Subtotal Conservation: $295,201

Food

American Friends Service Committee
Cambridge, MA
$20,000 to introduce sustainable farming and increase food production in the People’s Republic of North Korea.

Azafady
London, England
$26,369 to train communities how to grow and use the Moringa tree to improve nutrition and reduce deforestation in Southeast Madagascar.

Carmen Pampa Fund
Saint Paul, MN
$25,000 to strengthen participatory agricultural research programs at an agricultural college in rural Bolivia.

Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First
Oakland, CA
$15,000 for a project in collaboration with the Tonantlal Farmers Cooperative to develop a business plan to sell locally produced non-genetically modified tortillas and fresh produce to local markets in the state of Puebla, Mexico

Komaza USA
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to expand small family tree farming and microforestry in Kenya.

Lambi Fund of Haiti
Washington, D.C.
$15,000 to support training programs in sustainable agriculture and pest control for small farmers at the Center for Plantain Propagation
Agricultural Trainings in Gwo Mon, Haiti.

Las Lianas Resource Center for Science, Culture & Environment
Amherst, MA
$18,000 to expand native Amazonian fish farming in several Secoya, Shuar, and Kichwa indigenous communities in Ecuador

Solar Electric Light Fund
Washington, DC
$10,000 to demonstrate solar-powered drip irrigation that increases crop yields and food security in Benin.

Universidad Nacional de Agricultura
Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras
$19,930 for a collaborative research and training project with local farmers and BIO-Uruguay to reproduce and commercialize entomopathogenic fungi to control pests of essential food crops in Honduras

University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Amherst, MA
United States
$25,000 for a pilot demonstration with the Tsinghua University and Shandong Agricultural University aimed at reducing exposures to antibiotics and synthetic hormones in the food supply through use of traditional Chinese medicines in animal husbandry

Subtotal Food: $269,299

Health

Concern America
Santa Ana, CA
$15,000 to support village drinking water improvement projects that integrate environmental health promoter training in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Health in Harmony, Inc.
Oakland, CA
$30,190 to pilot a healthcare-for-conservation program that improves villager health and protects the rainforest in the Gunung Palung National Park in Southwestern Borneo.

The International Center
Washington, DC
$20,000 to work with the Honduran Association of Water Boards and the Salvadoran Association of Water Systems to improve a circuit rider training program for drinking water coordinators serving 180 communities in rural El Salvador and Honduras

Mali Health Organizing Project
Westminster Station, VT
$20,420 to test a health service delivery strategy that increases child survival by replacing user-fees with action-fees, such as volunteering in a community-based program or enrolling girls in a functional literacy program.

Meds & Food for Kids
St. Louis, MO
$25,000 to design production methods that prevent Aflotoxin contamination in peanut-based ready-to-use therapeutic foods in Haiti.

Newton/San Juan Del Sur Sister City Project
Newton Highlands, MA
$4,819 to support a matching grant for a third year of a six-village intestinal parasite eradication campaign that includes treatment, education, and filtration programs in the San Juan Del Sur district of Nicaragua.

One H.E.A.R.T. Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
$15,000 to expand a skilled birth attendant and maternal health promoter training program in rural Tibet.

PCI Media Impact
New York, NY
$15,000 to work with eleven organizations in Latin America to develop, produce, broadcast, and evaluate a new soap opera series and live radio talk shows that address reproductive health or women’s issues.

Population Action International
Washington, DC
$15,000 to rebuild advocacy capacity and political support for reproductive health programs in Zambia.

Population Media Center, Inc.
Shelburne, VT
$20,000 to support a radio serial drama to promote reproductive health, combat female genital mutilation, and advocate for the disabled in Mali.

Tides Center f/b/o Global Community Monitor
San Francisco, CA
$20,000 to help communities monitor, document and take action to clean up industrial pollution in Cuddalore, India.

Wildlife Trust f/b/o/ Consortium for Conservation Medicine
New York, NY
$12,000for a research and training program to prevent Nipah Virus infection in Bangladesh.

Wuqu’ Kawoq, S.A.
Bethel, VT
$17,430 for a project with the Association of Traditional Midwives of Chimaltenango to train indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives in Guatemala.

Subtotal Health: $204,859

TOTAL: $769,359

2008 Grants

Africa Rice Centre (WARDA)
Cotonou, Benin
$26,000 to support a research and training partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the University of Benin, and the Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute that promotes ant-based pest control in Benin, and Tanzania.

Amazon Watch
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 for a collaborative project with indigenous organizations in the Lower Urabamba in the Peruvian Amazon (COMARU & AIEDESEP) that protects land from oil and gas development using media advocacy, field monitoring, and communications training.

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (Asociacion Interamericana para la Defense Del Ambiente
Oakland, CA
$18,902 to provide scientific, legal, communications, and other technical support to NGO advocacy organizations working to promote public health threatened by the multi-metal smelter in the city of La Oroya, Peru.

Buffalo State College/SUNY Research Foundation
Buffalo, NY
$21,334 for a collaborative project with the Center for Development Oriented Research and Resource Development International to survey Cambodian farmers and develop a pilot education campaign that promotes sustainable use of pesticides.

Children in Crisis
London, United Kingdom
$16,225 to train primary school teachers, peer educators, and parents to deliver basic health education in schools in Kambia, Sierra Leone.

Concern America
Santa Ana, CA
$15,000 to support drinking water improvement projects that integrate environmental health promoter training with the development of village water systems in Mexico, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Draper Richards Foundation f/b/o KOMAZA USA
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to scale up and refine a small scale drought-resistant Eucalyptus tree farming program to 300 families in semi-arid regions of Kenya.

Ecology Action f/b/o ECOPOL Mexico
Willits,CA
$25,000 to support biointensive mini-farming workshops for agronomists,  extensionists, and NGO leaders in Latin America.

Equilibrium Fund
Crested Butte, CO
$19,600 research, design, publication, and dissemination of “Best Practices Manual for Maya Nut Harvest, Processing, and Propagation.”

Fauna and Flora International
Washington, DC
$29,100 for continuation of the Community-based Crocodile Conservation program in Cambodia.

Fundación Natura Bolivia
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
$24,300 to pilot three payments for environmental services schemes in the Los Negros Valley that conserve forests and water resources near the Amboro National Park, Bolivia.

Grassroots International
Boston, MA
$20,000 to support urban agriculture programs of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees and to increase food production in the Gaza Strip.

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program
Yarmouth, ME
$32,500 to protect orangutan habitat and to increase local conservation capacity through environmental education and training programs in the Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Health in Harmony, Inc.
Oakland, CA
$27,460 to pilot Alam Sehat Lestari, a healthcare for conservation scheme that improves villager health and protects the rainforest in the Gunung Palung National Park in Southwestern Borneo.

Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas
Teodoro Sampaio, SP, Brazil
$25,000 jaguars as landscape detectives.

Instituto para Conservação dos Carnívoros Neotropicais – Instituto Pró-Carnivoros
Atibaia, SP, Brazil
$13,249 for a comparative study that examines the effect of landscape changes such as fragmentation and deforestation on large mammals in the Southern Brazilian Amazon.

International Action, Inc.
Washington, DC
$25,000 to demonstrate small scale urban water chlorination and to train a network of volunteers to manage the systems in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

International Rivers Network
Berkeley, CA
$30,000 to help civil society organizations in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, and Ethiopia advocate for their interests with regard to the impact of large dam projects.

Lambi Fund of Haiti
Washington, D.C.
$15,000 in support of the Center for Plantain Propagation Agricultural Trainings.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA
$17,303 in support of “Effects of Avian and Chiropteran Seed Dispersal on Secondary Succession in the Brazilian Amazon.”

Mano a Mano International Partners
Mendota Heights, MN
$10,000 for a collaborative project with the Bolivian Ministry of Education to pilot a public health/reproductive health curriculum for rural k-12 public school students.

Meds & Food for Kids
St. Louis, MO
$25,000 to help Haitian peanut farmers increase productivity, process peanuts into value added therapeutic food products, and control the presence of aflotoxins in the peanut supply chain.

Newton/San Juan Del Sur Sister City Project
Newton Highlands, MA
$19,277 to support the second year of a six-village intestinal parasite eradication campaign that includes treatment, education, and filtration programs in the San Juan Del Sur district of Nicaragua.

Occupational Knowledge International
San Francisco, CA
$11,100 to launch a lead battery certification program in Vietnam that rewards battery manufacturers that meet emission targets and participate in a recycling program with an eco-label.

Oceana, Inc.
Washington, DC
$25,000 to regulate salmon net pen facilities and bottom trawling through the creation of a marine protected area in the southern part of Chilean Patagonia.

Pacific Environment and Resources Center
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to train Green Camel Bell to conduct social and scientific impact assessments that address industrial water pollution in Northwest China’s Gansu Province. The pilot program will include public and media outreach and advocacy campaigns.

Partner for Surgery
McLean, VA
$12,000 for a pilot screening program with the Guatemalan Ministry of Health to prevent and detect cervical cancer using the VIA/Cryotherapy method.

Population Communications International
New York, NY
$25,000 to work with eleven organizations in Latin America to develop, produce, broadcast, and evaluate a new soap opera series and live radio talk shows that address reproductive health or women’s issues.

Population Media Center
Shelburne, VT
$20,000, continuation of a radio serial drama to promote reproductive health and environmental conservation in Rwanda.

Save America’s Forests Fund, Inc.
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.

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
$24,980 to train Burmese government and non-government conservation officials in community conservation and to promote conservation activities around protected areas.

Solar Electric Light Fund
Washington, DC
$25,000 to support the launch of solar pump and drip-irrigation systems in two villages in Benin as part of a larger solar rural electrification campaign. This project is in collaboration with ADESKA and ICRISAT.

Tides Center f/b/o Global Community Monitor
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to provide training, technical assistance, and support to Community Environmental Monitor and FEDCOT in Cuddalore, India in the “bucket brigade” air quality monitoring and advocacy strategies.

Turtle Island Restoration Network
Forest Knolls, CA
$18,200 to help communities establish marine conservation areas in Madang, Papua New Guinea, develop a model marine conservation deed trust, and increase awareness of the impacts of industrial fishing and other activities on community resources.

University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
$17,720 for a field conservation project in collaboration with Madagasikara Voakajy that trains master’s students and parabiologists while gathering key information on threatened reptiles.

University of Missouri – St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
$25,080 for a study using non-invasive techniques to identify habitat corridors that minimize human-wildlife conflict and maximize mobility for landscape species in interior Atlantic forest in Misiones, Argentina

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
$25,496 to support research with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research to evaluate the effectiveness of fungal treatment to kill termites that damage staple crops.

WINGS (Women’s International Network for Guatemala Solutions)
San Francisco, CA
$15,000 to help the Guatemalan Ministry of Health, rural health centers, and other heath advocates develop a strategy for implementing the Law of Universal Access to Family Planning with particular attention to youth.

Wuqu’ Kawoq, S.A.
Bethel, VT
$16,090 for a project with the Association of Traditional Midwives of Chimaltenango to train indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives in Guatemala and promote excellence in care.

2007 Grants

Africa Rice Centre (WARDA)
Cotonou, Benin
$20,000 to develop a network that promotes ant-based pest management practices for fruit and nut trees in Africa. The project will assess the effectiveness of various approaches and develop materials and tools that advance the practice.

Amazon Watch
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to support advocacy and capacity-building of organizations in the Lower Urumbamba River Valley in the Peruvian Amazon.

Amazon-Africa Aid Organization
Ann Arbor. MI
$22,500 to train Quilombo community health care workers to provide basic health care and develop health promotion programs in 28 remote villages in a biological preserve on the Trombetas River in Oriximinia, Para, Brazil.

Asia Tropical Ecology Network Inc.
Quezon City, Philippines
$10,000 to support the founding organizational meeting of a new conservation science organization focused Tropical Asia.

Associação Pró-Muriqui
São Paulo, Brazil
$15,000 to study the population density, geographical distribution and conservation status of the remaining wild population of the endangered Southern Muriqui in the Carlos Botelho State Park in the State of Sao Paulo.

Blacksmith Institute
New York, NY
$10,000 to support a leaded gasoline ban in Tanzania by developing regulation, enforcement, and testing programs in collaboration with the Ministries of Environment and Industry and the National Environment Management Council.

CAMFED USA Foundation
San Francisco, CA
$24,900 to train 250 young rural women in Tanzania how to design and implement strategies to protect their communities and peers from HIV.

Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation, Inc.
Banilad, Cebu City, Central Philippines
$23,817 to examine mechanisms by which no-take marine protected areas enhance surrounding fish yields and promote food security.

El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Tapachula, Chiapas Mexico
$12,000 for an evaluation of critical mammals in the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve (MABR) in the lacandon Forest of Chiapas, Mexico

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
$21,400 to develop water saving rice farming strategies in South Asia. The project includes field research to examine how nutrient dynamics, soil fertility, and pest-related constraints respond to different water management regimes in rice.

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

Fauna and Flora International, Inc.
Washington, DC
$27,300 for the continuation of the Community-based Crocodile Conservation program in Cambodia

Global Health through Education, Training and Service
Attleboro, MA
$10,000 to provide training to workers and employers in occupational health and safety, fund research on occupational health risks, and build new alliances to advocate for improved health conditions for workers.

Grassroots International Inc.
Boston , MA
$20,000 to support urban agriculture programs the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees and increase food production in the Gaza Strip.

Harvard University, Department of Anthropology
Cambridge, MA
$30,000 to protect orangutan habitat and increase local conservation capacity through environmental education and training programs in the Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA
$10,000 to publish the Community Guide to Environmental Health.

Instituto para Conservação dos Carnívoros Neotropicais – Instituto Pró-Carnivoros
Atibaia, Sao Paolo, Brazil
$13,930 for a study that examines the ecological consequences of landscape change on mid-sized and large bodied mammals in the Brazilian Amazon.

International Development Enterprises
Lakewood, CO
$25,000 to train farmers in Bangladesh how to produce high-value products and connect to local markets. The project will also help farmers use low-cost agricultural technologies and enhance supply chains that support increased production and distribution.

International Rivers
Berkeley, CA
$30,000, to build local capacity to respond to increased promotion of destructive river infrastructure projects as a solution for poverty and economic development in Africa and to promote viable, sustainable, socially just solutions for meeting the continent’s water needs.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Nairobi, Kenya
$12,000 to characterize indigenous northern Kenyan sheep populations using DNA molecular markers.

Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership
Portland, ME
$24,990 to launch a two-year community directed treatment (CDT) program to treat hookworm in Cap Haitien in collaboration with the Justinian Hospital, Fort Saint Michel Clinic, and the Ministry of Health.

Las Lianas Resource Center for Science, Culture & Environment
Amherst, MA
$18,000 to support the Indigenous Aquaculture Initiative: A Community-based Research and Village-to-Village Extension project.

Marie Stopes International, Ltd.
Boulder, CO
$9,665 to increase use of sexual and reproductive health services among market workers in the St. Balikuddembe Market in Kampala, Uganda.

Newton/San Juan del Sur Sister City Project
Newton Highlands, MA
$14,085 to support a six-village intestinal parasite eradication campaign that includes treatment, education, and filtration programs in the San Juan Del Sur district of Nicaragua.

Occupational Knowledge International
San Francisco, CA
$4,515 to develop and implement an environmental certification program for lead battery manufacturing in India in collaboration with Development Alternatives, and the National Centre for Lead Poisoning in India.

One H.E.A.R.T. Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
$15,000 to train birth attendants in Tibet.

Our Bodies Ourselves
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support international translation and cultural adaptation projects to publish the book, ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century.

PCI Media Impact
New York, NY
$30,000 to train Latin American organizations that promote sexual and reproductive health how to produce radio shows and social marketing activities.

Population Action International
Washington, DC
$25,000 to support an international campaign to document the impact of the Global Gag Rule restrictions on family planning and develop strategies to mitigate its impact.

Project Seahorse Foundation for Marine Conservation
Cebu City, Phillipines
$24,851 to develop marine protected areas in the Central Philipines.

Solar Electric Light Fund
Washington, DC
$25,000 to test low-cost solar-electric powered micro-irrigation pumps in two villages in Kalale District, Republic of Benin. This project is collaboration with the ADESCKA and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

Students Partnership Worldwide USA
Washington, DC
$15,000, to support the replication of a youth-led volunteer community health education program in Uganda.

Sustainable Sciences Institute
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to streamline the Nicaraguan National Immunization System and reduce maternal mortality using information technology.

Tides Center f/b/o Global Community Monitor
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 to provide training, technical assistance, and support to Community Environmental Monitor (CEM) in Cuddalore, India in the ‘bucket brigade’ air quality monitoring and advocacy strategies used worldwide to make air polluting industries more accountable.

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$27,600 to support a comprehensive conservation, training, and education program in the Ecuadorian Chocó

University of Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
$12,022 for a project to study and conserve mixed-species bird flocks in Sri Lanka.

Washington University Department of Anthropology
St. Louis, MO
$26,161 for two-year study of the primate ecology of the endangered Toque Monkey, the purple faced langur, the grey langur, and the slender loris in Sri Lanka’s dry evergreen forests.

WaterAid America, Inc.
New York NY
$28,175 for a two-year pilot assessment of the Poldaw ultra-deep well hand pump in three villages in Ethiopia. The project is part of a broader East African regional initiative that will also take place in Tanzania and Uganda.

Wildlife Trust f/b/o/ Consortium for Conservation Medicine
New York, NY
$25,500 for research, training, and capacity building to prevent Nipah Virus infection in Bangladesh.

Woodland Park Zoological Society
Seattle, WA
United States
$24,400 to map clan boundaries in and near the 150,000 acre conservation area on the Huon Peninsula of Papua New Guinea. The project will also support the training and development of local conservation leaders and landowners.

Wuqu’ Kawoq, S.A.
Bethel, VT
$9,879 to train indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives in Guatemala.

York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$26,215 for the Biology Department’s Vietnamese Bee Research and Development Center study of bee pollination in Vietnam’s coffee growing area.

Grants 2006

Abalimi Bezekhaya
Phillipi, South Africa
$14,550 to support an urban farming project in townships near Cape Town, South Africa.

Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS
Kampala, Uganda
$20,000 for a campaign to monitor drug, equipment, and staffing shortages and advocate to improve health infrastructure in Uganda

Africa Rice Centre (WARDA)
Cotonou, Benin
$15,000 to promote ant-based pest control in West and East Africa

Amazon Watch
San Francisco, California
$25,000 in support of Advocacy and Local Capacity-Building in the Lower Urubamba River Valley in the Peruvian Amazon

Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
$21,140 to study the effect of forest fragmentation on tree regeneration and seed dispersal in the Amazon

Committee for Health Rights in Central America f/b/o Global Health through Educational Training
Attleboro, Masschusetts
$20,000 in support of the Promocion de la Salud y Seguridad de Trabajadores (PROSSTRAB) (Promotion of Workers’ Health and Safety) project

The Common Ground Program
Kitale, Kenya
$20,025 to support the development of a biointensive farming demonstration and training center in Western Province, Kenya

Development Aid from People to People in Zambia
Ndola, Zambia
$24,410 in to support the expansion of a “pumps for trees” program to improve tree cover, nutrition, and health in Zambia

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Atlanta, Georgia
$24,271 to support the Ecosystem Health Program

Earth Island Institute f/b/o UniversitÁrea Protegida
San Francisco, California
$20,000 to support student research, education, and community conservation projects in Nicaragua.

EarthRights International
Washington, D.C.
$20,000 to support the Peru Mobile Training and Campaigns Program

Ecology Action f/b/o/ ECOPOL
Willits, California
$22,000 to promote biointensive farming in Mexico.

Fauna and Flora International, Inc.
Washington, D.C.
$30,993 to support community-based crocodile conservation projects in Cambodia

Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
$13,515 to conserve mixed-species bird flocks in Sri Lanka

Global Community Monitor
San Francisco, California
$25,000 to support the India Community Environmental Monitoring (CEM) Program

Grassroots International Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
$25,000 to support the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee’s urban agriculture program in the Gaza Strip.

The Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, California
$10,000 to support the development and publication of a community guide to environmental health

Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas
Teodoro Sampaio, Brazil
$25,000 to support the conservation status of jaguars, pumas and tapirs and their potential as landscape detectives for the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
$25,500 for education campaigns, habitat protection planning, and staff training to protect orangutans in the Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (Asociacion Interamericana para la Defensa del Ambiente
Oakland, California
$25,000 for research, advocacy and education efforts to protect public health and reduce the environmental impacts of lead smelting in La Oroya, Peru

Intermed International, Inc.
New York, NY
$15,000 to support a maternal/child health promotion project in Nicaragua

International Hospital for Children
Richmond, Virginia
$25,000 in support of a folic acid intervention study in Guatemala

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
$26,200 to gather hydrological and ecological data and develop model payment of environmental services schemes in the tropical cloud mountain forests of central Veracruz, Mexico.

Ipas
Richmond, Virginia
$10,000 to develop Centers of Excellence in several hospitals in Mexico that provide care for women survivors of sexual violence and offer legal abortion

Lambi Fund of Haiti
Washington, D. C.
$15,000 to support a reforestation training program for Haitian farmers

Las Lianas Resource Center for Science, Culture & Environment
Amherst, Massachusetts
$18,000 to support the Indigenous Aquaculture Initiative

Marie Stopes International
London, United Kingdom
$10,000 in continued support of development of a clinic-based health care insurance scheme for workers in the Owino Market in Kampala, Uganda

Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri
$25,000 in continued support of a botanical inventory and conservation education program designed to improve park systems management in the Bach Ma National Park located in central Vietnam

Oceana Inc
Washington, D.C.
$18,000 to stopping bottom trawl fishing in Chile.

One H.E.A.R.T. Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah
$25,000 for pregnancy and village outreach in Tibet – Lhasa Prefecture

Our Bodies Ourselves
Boston, Massachusetts
$10,000 to help women’s organizations in developing countries translate and adapt the popular women’s health book.

Population Communications International Incorporated
New York, NY
$15,000 to train organizations in broadcasting techniques and entertainment education methodology that increases awareness of  reproductive health and rights in Mexico.

Partners in Health
Boston, Massachusetts
$25,000 for the prevention of mother-to-child transmisison of HIV in Haiti

Population Action International (PAI)
Washington, D.C.
$25,000 to support an international campaign to document the impact of the Global Gag Rule restrictions on family planning and develop strategies to mitigate its impact.

Population Media Center Inc.
Shelburne, Vermont
$20,000 to expand dramatic radio programs that promote reproductive health and prevent HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

Project Concern International
San Diego, California
$18,780 to increase sexual and reproductive healthcare and family planning services in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Project Seahorse Foundation for Marine Conservation
Cebu City, Philippines
$24,990 to increase marine protected areas in the Central Philippines.

The Research Foundation of the State University of New York
Buffalo, NY
$17,900 to develop and implement a new drinking water quality index in Cambodia

Students Partnership Worldwide USA
Washington, D.C.
$24,838 to train volunteers for a large-scale community health education program in South Africa and increase the capacity of schools to address health and resource problems.

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
$27,180 to support conservation training and education programs in the Ecuadorian Chocó

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
$11,000 to support crocodile conservation in West Africa.

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
$18,000 to support termite management on agricultural lands with indigenous Insect-Killing Fungi in Ethiopia

Venture Strategies for Health and Development
Berkeley, California
$25,000 to promote the use of for controlling postpartum hemorrhage in Ethiopia

Wildlife Trust
New York, New York
$25,000 to support the prevention food-borne Nipah virus infection in Bangladesh

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