Sustainable Environments

Total: $8,635,500

Ecotrust

  • Portland, OR
  • $150,000

To establish the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust as a durable model leveraged to catalyze creation of a national network of community based fishing entities working to achieve healthy fisheries and fishing economies.
Category: Oceans(under previous guidelines)

Environment America Research and Policy Center

  • Boston, MA
  • $300,000 (18 months)

To shift national and state priorities to implement cleaner transportation policies by linking transportation and land use to the continuing debate over energy and climate policy.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Environmental Defense Fund

  • New York, NY
  • $100,000

To continue to support federal transportation policy work that promotes market-based solutions and innovation to reduce transport greenhouse gas emissions and foster green transport.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

  • Coral Gables, FL
  • $200,000 (2 years)

To engage funders in opportunities to create more sustainable and prosperous regions and communities, including restoring prosperity in older industrial cities; reforming transportation policy and practice; and promoting green building strategies. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest

  • Chicago, IL
  • $200,000 (2 years)

To support regional and national efforts to develop high-speed rail, introduce rural transportation alternatives, and reform state transportation agendas.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Garrison Institute

  • Garrison, NY
  • $150,000 (2 years)

To support the Climate, Mind and Behavior project, which connects the climate change world and the behavioral sciences to find effective ways to change behavior and reduce greenhouse gases.
Category: Climate Change

Foundation for National Progress/Mother Jones

  • San Francisco, CA
  • $75,000

To support "Assignment 2020: Reporting as if the Future Depended on It", a collaborative journalism project focusing on a very current and urgent issue: how we will adapt to a world re-shaped by climate change, and how we can speed the shift to a post-carbon world. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Nonprofit Sector Program.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Green For All

  • Oakland, CA
  • $500,000 (2 years)

General support for Green For All to focus on advocating for a green economy, strengthening local infrastructure, and building a movement to promote green jobs and the environment in select urban centers throughout the United States.
Category: Green Economy

Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health

  • New York, NY
  • $150,000

To continue to support grassroots organizations in the Gulf Coast through a collaborative, community-led grantmaking process; and, to support capacity-building, network-strengthening and awarenessraising programs.

Marine Conservation Biology Institute

  • Bellevue, WA
  • $115,000

To fund a scientific thought leader and catalyst to advance innovative policies and management strategies that will protect marine biodiversity and sustain ocean resources.
Category: Oceans(under previous guidelines)

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

  • Boston, MA
  • $250,000

Continued support for ICLEI to advance climate protection and sustainability in cities across the country, including support for the development of a more robust suite of networking services and tools, including the STAR Community index, a new rating system for city sustainability efforts.
Category: Climate Change

Marine Fish Conservation Network

  • Washington, DC
  • $75,000

To defend the conservation provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and promote the recommendations of the Pew Oceans Commission and US Commission on Ocean Policy.
Category: Oceans(under previous guidelines)

Justice Alliance Education Fund - IAF Northwest

  • Tukwila, WA
  • $100,000

Continued Support to ensure the successful implementation of the SustainableWorks' energy efficiency program in targeted communities in Washington and replication of the model outside of Washington State.
Category: Green Economy

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

  • Washington, DC
  • $100,000

To assist states in developing a new approach to transportation planning that encourages more sustainable practices and improved performance of transportation networks.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

  • Washington, DC
  • $225,000 (18 months)

Continued support for a multi-state transportation policy project, a coordinated effort among state and national League partners to shape transportation and climate policy priorities and to build a grassroots effort to push for new state and federal transportation legislation.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

New York Community Trust

  • New York, NY
  • $200,000

To continue supporting the One Region Funders' Group, a funder collaborative supporting strategic grantmaking and joint learning to advance transportation reform issues and TCD in the Tri-State region of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey and at the federal level. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program.
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth

Regeneration Project

  • San Francisco, CA
  • $100,000

Continued general operating support for the organization and its 29 affiliate Interfaith Power and Light state programs to mobilize a national interfaith response to global warming and voice the community's collective policy recommendations.
Category: Climate Change

Smart Growth America

  • Washington, DC
  • $100,000

To coordinate a multi-state smart growth campaign for the adoption of transit funding and transit-oriented development policy. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Strong Local Economies Program
Category: Transportation and Smart Growth