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Dogwood Initiative
a NODOG Cluster group

Dogwood Initiative
(Canadian organization supported primarily by U.S. foundations)

1422 Fernwood Rd.  Suite 1
Victoria, BC, Canada
www.dogwoodinitiative.org
Phone: (250) 370-9930
Email contact:  whorter@dogwoodinitiative.org

Conceived: 1998
Began operating: 1999


Self-description:
We help communities and First Nations gain more control of the land and resources around them so they can be managed in a way that does not rob future generations for short-term corporate gain.  This sounds simple, but to the corporate executives and bureaucrats who control most of BC's public land, community control--sustainable land reform--is a ground-shaking idea. 

Actual: DI is an early Canadian organizer of the NoDOG cluster, prompted by a $3,000 grant from U.S. software multimillionaire Paul Brainerd's foundation in 2004, with a directive to team with a U.S. group, the Oil and Gas Accountability Project.

Dogwood Initiative, Victoria, British Columbia - 2004: $3,000 To fund a face-to-face strategy meeting of Canadian energy activists to develop a framework for a markets campaign.
Oil and Gas Accountability Project, Durango, Colorado - 2004: $2,000 To fund a workshop to train activists in Canada and the U.S. and to develop a corporate accountability campaign targeting one energy corporation that operates in both countries.

In September, 2004 the two co-hosted the workshop, titled Corporate Energy Campaigning: Using financial pressure for conservation in Denver. Read the Dogwood Initiative newsletter about the first coalition meeting. See Page 9. Adobe Acrobat PDF file (258k).

Dogwood Initiative Board of Directors
Taylor Bachrach
Geoff Mann
Jennie Milligan

Bill Gannon

Dogwood Initiative sample grants

TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

 

$59,107

 

2005

 

 

TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$53,819

2004

 

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle

Washington

 

$20,000

 

2004

 

Paid to Tides Foundation for
Dogwood Initiative & Capacity Building
Purpose: To work with First Nations to increase leverage to expand conservation and local control of land in the Great Bear Rainforest.

BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

 

$20,000

 

2004

 

To strengthen the ability of First Nations in British Columbia to protect biodiversity in their territories.

BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

NoDOG grant

 

$3,000

 

2004

 

To fund a face-to-face strategy meeting of Canadian energy activists to develop a framework for a markets campaign.

TIDES FOUNDATION
San Francisco
California

$70,041

2003

General support

KONGSGAARD-GOLDMAN FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

$10,000

2003

Sustainable land reform through First Nation assertions

WILBURFORCE FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

 

$29,000

 

2003

 

Paid to Tides Foundation

Project: Dogwood Initiative and Capacity Building

Purpose: To work with First Nations to increase leverage to expand conservation and local control of

land in the Great Bear Rainforest

NORCROSS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION INC
New York
New York

$5,200

2003

Computer-related equipment for Expanding the Dialogue program

BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

 

$20,000

 

2002

 

To build widespread community and First Nations support for the implementation of ecosystem-based management of B.C.'s Crown Forests.

BRAINERD FOUNDATION
Seattle
Washington

 

$15,000

 

2001

 

To develop common ground between First Nations, community and municipal leadership promoting ecosystem-based management of public land in B.C.

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