UNDUE INFLUENCE

Joyce
Foundation

Undue Influence by Ron Arnold

02/08/02 NEWS RELEASE Center files complaint with IRS against Environmental Working Group Group calls on IRS to revoke non-profit status for unlawful lobbying and political action. Joyce Foundation grant is a material factor in EWG's unlawful lobbying.
Joyce Foundation
70 W Madison St 2750
Chicago,IL 60602

Telephone: (312) 782-2464
Fax: (312) 782-4160

Contact: Lawrence N. Hansen, Acting President
Website: http://www.joycefdn.org
Type of foundation: Private
1999 Assets:
$1,009,755,735
EIN:
36-6079185
EGA Member

THE JOYCE FOUNDATION was established in 1948 by Beatrice Joyce Kean of Chicago. The Joyce family wealth came from the lumber industry (Tremont Lumber Company), including family-owned timberlands, plywood and sawmills, and wholesale and retail building material distribution facilities which were located in the state of Louisiana and the Midwest.

Projects: The foundation emphasizes environmental, campaign-reform, and gun control issues, with education and culture programs.

Joyce Foundation Board of Directors

    Chairman
    John T. Anderson

    Vice Chairman
    Richard K. Donahue

    Robert G. Bottoms

    Carin A. Clauss

    Charles U. Daly

    Anthony S. Earl

    Roger R. Fross

    Carlton L. Guthrie

    Marion T. Hall

    Barack Obama

    Paula Wolff
     

    Environment Grants, 2001 back to 1996
    Center opinion: The grant descriptions given here are taken from the foundation's website and are written in "foundationese": they sound innocent but hide a strong intent to harm. They are sanitized and the purposes stated here are not identical to the words contained in their IRS Form 990 reports. For example: The purpose of a year 2000 Joyce Foundation grant to the Environmental Working Group, Washington, DC, in the amount of $1,620,000 is stated below as "to support a concentrated program of agriculture policy reform." In the IRS Form 990, the same grant's purpose is stated as "For work on 2002 Farm Bill." The most recent available Joyce Foundation Form 990 may be downloaded at www.guidestar.org. The Joyce Foundation is strongly anti-corporate and anti-capitalist.

    Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
    Boston, MA   $280,788
    To develop and promote a methodology for establishing more accurate data on the use of antibiotics in farming. (2 yrs.)

    BSR Education Fund, Inc.
    San Francisco, California   $100,000
    To organize a voluntary business-led effort to reduce the environmental impact of containerized and bulk shipping in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. (1 yr.)

    Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
    Chicago, Illinois   $157,500
    To support Partners for Environmental Transportation, aimed at improving transportation planning in northern Illinois. (2 yrs.)

    Canadian Environmental Defence Fund
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada   $180,000
    To refine the Canadian PollutionWatch Scorecard and facilitate strategic use of the Scorecard by communities and environmental groups. (1 yr.)

    Center for Neighborhood Technology
    Chicago, Illinois   $500,000
    To promote policies that reduce barriers to public transit-oriented development and
    alternatives to highways. (2 yrs.)

    Center for Rural Affairs
    Walthill, Nebraska   $300,000
    To support the Washington office of the national Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and the Midwest Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, to ensure that the values of environmentally and economically sustainable agriculture are incorporated into the next iterations of federal farm policy. (2 yrs.)

    Collaborative Research and Designs for Agriculture
    Aptos, CA   $274,900
    To implement and evaluate an environmental labeling program for Wisconsin potatoes and create a framework to extend the label to other products. (2 yrs.)

    Council of Michigan Foundations
    Grand Haven, Michigan   $55,000
    To continue to help Great Lakes community foundations develop their capacity to make environmental grants. (1 yr.)

    Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
    Detroit, MI   $100,000
    To represent the needs of urban minority communities with respect to transportation investments. (1 yr.)
     

    Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, Inc.
    Ann Arbor, MI   $300,000
    To further public and private sector policy to improve the environmental performance of automobile manufacture and use. (2 yrs.)

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute
    Washington, DC   $125,000
    To brief federal and state policymakers and other stakeholders about the policy opportunities to exploit the undertapped potential of agriculture-based renewable energy and promote rural economic development. (18 mos.)

    Environmental Defense, Inc.
    New York, NY   $400,000
    To support advocacy for policies to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture for nontherapeutic purposes. (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Health Fund, Inc.
    Jamaica Plain, Maine   $100,000
    To continue its efforts, through its Healthcare Without Harm initiative, to educate and encourage hospitals and medical supply companies to reduce use of toxic substances. (1 yr.)

    Environmental Law Institute
    Washington, DC   $50,000
    To add Michigan and Minnesota to its ongoing comparison of state-level regulatory and incentive-based environmental programs. (1 yr.)

    Environmental Support Center, Inc.
    Washington, DC   $75,000
    To create and maintain a Great Lakes Environmental Policy Information Exchange. (1 yr.)

    Friends of the Chicago River
    Chicago, Illinois   $29,600
    To review current programs that monitor water quality on the Chicago River and host a meeting of other Great Lakes organizations to explore broadly useful research. (1 yr.)

    Great Lakes United
    Buffalo, NY   $202,400
    To strengthen and coordinate citizen action on water quantity, diversions, and toxic pollution, and to improve its ability to communicate electronically in support of its general mission to protect and restore the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem. (2 yrs.)

    Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development
    Minneapolis, MN   $60,000
    To develop a consensus among industry, farmers, and environmentalists on energy and agriculture policies to be incorporated into federal energy and agriculture policies. (1 yr.)

    Hoosier Environmental Council
    Indianapolis, Indiana   $150,000
    To support the development of a strong statewide model for individual restoration plans for Indiana water bodies, with special emphasis on the most polluted water bodies and on those in the Lake Michigan Basin. (2yrs.)

    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    Minneapolis, MN   $185,000
    To research impacts of agriculture on the Great Lakes, with an emphasis on water quantity and water flows and on related activities such as the transport of agricultural products. (1 yr.)

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
    Des Moines, Iowa   $200,000
    To support its joint effort with the Iowa Environmental Council to improve environmental regulation and water quality in Iowa, by promoting a significant increase in staffing levels of the monitoring and enforcement divisions of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. (2 yrs.)

    Iowa Policy Project
    Mt. Vernon, IA   $157,000
    To launch a program of research that would meet the needs of Iowa policymakers. (2 yrs.)

    Lake Michigan Federation
    Chicago, IL   $300,000
    For activities related to the protection and restoration of Lake Michigan, including a new Citizens Beach Advocacy Center. (2 yrs.)

    Land Stewardship Project
    White Bear Lake, MN   $195,000
    To transform the results of a multi-year effort to quantify environmental and other public benefits from more environmentally friendly agriculture into policy concepts that could be implemented at the federal and state levels. (2 yrs.)

    Michigan Environmental Council
    Lansing, MI   $285,397
    For a series of activities to protect the Great Lakes and promote a more environmentally sensitive domestic auto industry. (2 yrs.)

    Mississippi River Basin Alliance
    Minneapolis, MN   $150,000
    To continue to bring together diverse constituencies to protect and restore the Mississippi River ecosystem. (2 yrs.)

    1000 Friends of Wisconsin
    Land Use Institute, Inc.
    Madison, WI   $174,900
    To continue its support of a new Wisconsin law requiring communities to write and implement a land-use plan. (2 yrs.)

    Pollution Probe Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada   $75,000
    To support its efforts to assist Environment Canada in the establishment of new standards governing mercury emission into the air and water of the Great Lakes. (1 yr.)

    Sierra Club Foundation
    San Francisco, CA   $160,000
    For its efforts to address toxic sediments in the Great Lakes and a new effort on state-based air toxic policy. (1 yr.)

    Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin   $500,000
    To demonstrate and document how an urban industrial brownfield can be redeveloped to link affordable homes to jobs and job training, create habitat and open space, reduce demand on urban water management systems, and reduce energy use. (2 yrs.)

    Soil and Water Conservation Society, Inc.
    Ankeny, Iowa   $57,336
    To conduct research on ways the federal tax code could be adjusted to provide incentives for private landowners to implement conser-vation and environmental enhancement measures on their property. (1 yr.)

    Surface Transportation Policy Project
    Washington, DC   $200,000
    To support transportation reform activities in the region and nationally, and to develop strategies for the next iteration of federal transportation legislation in 2003. (1 yr.)

    Sustain
    Chicago, IL   $275,000
    To support efforts to assist Midwest transportation advocates with communications and media placement. (2 yrs.)

    Taxpayers for Common Sense
    Washington, DC   $105,000
    To expand its policymaker and public education activities to include agricultural subsidy programs. (17 mos.)

    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Cambridge, MA   $100,000
    To continue its advocacy for policies to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture for nontherapeutic purposes. (1 yr.)

    University of Illinois Foundation
    Regional Economics Applications Laboratory
    Urbana, IL   $88,320
    To quantify the job impacts of the recommendations included in the recently completed Joyce-funded report, Repowering the Midwest. (1 yr.)

    University of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
    Adelphi, Maryland   $400,000
    To enable the Compliance Consortium, a network of state environmental officials, to complete a project to develop and implement more effective environmental protection programs. (2 yrs.)

    University of Michigan
    Great Lakes Radio Consortium

    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $200,000
    For continued support of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's coverage of Great Lakes environmental issues. (2 yrs.)

    World Resources Institute
    Washington, DC   $78,750
    To engage the biotechnology industry in designing principles that could anticipate possible environmental impacts before new products are developed. (9 mos.)

     

     
     
    2000 Environment Grants

    1000 Friends of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI   $75,706
    To support implementation of a new Wisconsin law requiring communities to write and implement a land-use plan. (1 yr)

    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Washington, DC   $150,000
    To support its ongoing efforts to demonstrate a market for cleaner, greener cars in partnership with the Clean Car Campaign. (2 yrs.)

    and   $125,000
    To promote federal policies that encourage energy efficiency. (2 yrs.)

    American Farmland Trust
    Washington, DC   $399,600
    For survey research and outreach to build support for a stewardship payment program in the 2002 Farm Bill; and to seek to broaden support within Congress for using agricultural policy to reduce soil erosion, minimize wetland loss, improve air and water quality, and limit loss of farmland to development. (18 mos)

    Center for Neighborhood Technology
    Chicago, Illinois   $89,700
    To explore and develop a web-based mechanism to allow individuals to receive credits for the small emissions reductions they can achieve by making everyday purchasing and transportation decisions. (1 yr.)

    Center for Science in the Public Interest
    Washington, DC   $140,000
    To further the case for restricting the use of antibiotics in agriculture. (18 mos.) 

    Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund, Inc.
    Indianapolis, IN   $75,000
    To establish new state-managed programs for renewable energy and energy efficiency as part of the Indiana state electric restructuring plan. (1 yr)

    Citizens for a Better Environment
    Milwaukee, WI   $150,000
    To promote high-speed rail development in designated corridors and to strengthen the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's effort to develop better methods of anticipating environmental impacts of proposed trans-portation projects. (2 yrs)

    Citizens Policy Center
    Cleveland, OH   $200,000
    For continued support of its Ohio Pesticide Reduction Project, a collaboration with Innovative Farmers of Ohio and Rivers Unlimited designed to reduce the use of pesticides in agricultural operations. (2 yrs)

    Clean Air Task Force
    Boston, Massachusetts   $400,000
    To support the Clean Air Task Force's efforts to promote the clean-up or replacement of old coal-burning power plants that cause a high proportion of the air pollution in the Great Lakes region and beyond. (2 yrs.)

    Council of State Governments
    Lexington, Kentucky   $100,000
    For the Multistate Working Group on Environmental Management Systems to design an in-service training academy that would help states take a broad "systems approach" to environmental protection and improvement. (6 mos.)

    Delta Institute
    Chicago, Illinois   $226,500
    To help develop a regulatory framework for reducing the toxic pollution that enters Lake Michigan through the air. (2 yrs.)

    Edmund S. Muskie Foundation, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
    Washington, DC   $75,000
    To support a Midwest "circuit rider" and a one-day issues forum for the newly emerging National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. (1 yr.)

    Enterprising Environmental Solutions, Inc.
    Pittsburgh, PA   $250,000
    To design and implement a pilot project in a selected Great Lakes watershed, intended to improve water quality through comprehensive planning, stakeholder consensus, and trading between regulated and unregulated sources of water pollution. (2 yrs)

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute
    Washington, DC   $150,000
    For a series of briefings for congressional staff and others on recent developments regarding electric utility and transportation policies. (2 yrs)

    Environmental Defense
    New York, NY   $600,000
    To continue its leadership of the Pollution Prevention Alliance, which is currently focused on reducing pollution in the manufacture of automobiles within the region, and to support its work with the five other organizations comprising the Joyce-supported Clean Car Campaign. (2 yrs)

    and   $250,000
    To galvanize broader interest among environmentalists in reforming federal agricultural policies in ways that improve water quality, save wildlife, combat sprawl, and revitalize communities. (2 yrs)

    Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
    Chicago, Illinois   $600,000
    To continue its policy and legal advocacy to ensure environmental benefits in the context of Midwest utility restructuring. (2 yrs.)

    and   $400,000
    To continue its leadership in regional transportation and land-use reform, including support for regional high-speed rail. (2 yrs)

    Environmental Law Institute
    Washington, DC   $170,000
    To study the relationship between environmental enforcement and incentive-based approaches to environmental protection at the state level. (1 yr.)

    Environmental Working Group
    Washington, DC   $1,620,000
    To support a concentrated program of agriculture policy reform. (3 yrs.)

    Fox-Wolf Basin 2000, Inc.
    Appleton, Wisconsin   $150,000
    To complete an innovative water pollution control project. (2 yrs.)

    Governors State University FoundationSouth Metropolitan Leadership Center
    University Park, IL   $198,670
    To retain the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and lead an examination of "smart growth" options in the south suburban Chicago region. (1 yr)

    International Association for Great Lakes Research
    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $176,500
    To improve communication between policymakers and scientific researchers studying the Great Lakes. (2 yrs.)

    International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, Inc.
    Berkeley, California   $150,500
    To develop a buyers cooperative or consortium of Midwest transit agencies committed to accelerating the market for non-polluting, fuel-cell-powered buses. (1 yr.)

    Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
    St. Paul, MN   $765,576
    For continued support of the power plant campaigns underway in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario. (2 yrs)

    Laidlaw Foundation
    Toronto, Ontario   $110,000
    To support the start-up of an Environmental Communications Centre that would help environmental organizations across Canada to develop and implement effective, professional, and consistent communications strategies. (2 yrs.)

    Land Information Access Association
    Traverse City, MI   $173,000
    To design and implement a program for exporting "Building a Sense of Place," its high-tech community planning process, to Midwest communities outside of Michigan. (2 yrs)

    Metropolitan Planning Council
    Chicago, IL   $300,000
    To organize business leadership for sensible growth in the Chicago region. (2 yrs)

    Michigan Environmental Council
    Lansing, MI   $109,000
    To develop a grading system for state environmental performance in the Great Lakes basin. (1 yr)

    Michigan Land Use Institute
    Benzonia, MI   $350,000
    To continue and expand its efforts, through its Michigan Transportation and Land Use Policy Initiative, to reform state and local transportation policies and decision-making throughout the state. (2 yrs)

    Midwest Energy Research Center
    Findlay, Ohio   $125,000
    To launch a series of purchasing pools that would allow low-income and other small electric customers to buy electricity services, including "green" energy and energy-efficiency improvements, in the developing competitive electricity market in Ohio. (2 yrs.)

    Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
    St. Paul, Minnesota   $205,914
    To organize business support for sustainable transportation in Minnesota. (2 yrs.)

    Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    St. Paul, Minnesota   $336,000
    To develop and promote tax and fiscal policies that will support cleaner energy and transportation and discourage air pollution. (2 yrs.)

    Minnesota Project
    St. Paul, MN   $312,500
    For a campaign to shift federal agricultural funding to stewardship incentives rewarding farmers for implementing farming practices that prevent soil, nutrients, manure, and pesticides from contaminating water. (30 mos)

    Mississippi River Basin Alliance
    Minneapolis, MN   $60,000
    To continue to monitor Army Corps of Engineers proposals to expand navigation on the Upper Mississippi, and to urge that more of the Corps' resources be devoted to environmental restoration. (1 yr)

    National Wildlife Federation
    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $185,000
    To support a combination of legal, scientific, and regulatory advocacy activities dedicated to achieving reductions in toxic pollution that reaches the Great Lakes through the air. (1 yr.)

    Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
    New York, New York   $250,000
    To continue promoting clean energy in federal electric utility restructuring policy and providing technical and policy support to encourage the cleanup of older coal-fired electric power plants that cause a high proportion of the air pollution in the Great Lakes region and beyond. (2 yrs.)

    Northeast-Midwest Institute
    Washington, DC   $300,000
    To support the Great Lakes Program. (2 yrs.)

    Ohio Environmental Council
    Columbus, Ohio   $203,811
    For continued support of its Lake Erie Clean Water Project. (2 yrs.)

    Openlands Project
    Chicago, IL   $50,000
    To develop a recommendation for the Illinois EPA to incorporate land-use considerations into its application process when expansions of municipal sewage districts are evaluated. (1 yr)

    Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Washington, DC   $98,000
    To identify research and policy gaps around the possible relationship between environ-mental factors and certain diseases. (18 mos.)

    Public Interest Projects Trust for America's Health
    Baltimore, Maryland   $250,000
    To assess and report on midwestern states' collection of data on diseases that could be linked to environmental exposure. (2 yrs.) 

    Renewable Energy in Wisconsin, Inc.
    Madison, Wisconsin   $50,000
    To convene interested parties, including utilities, to develop a consensus agreement for uniform interconnection standards governing small customer-owned alternative power generators in Wisconsin. (1 yr.)

    Surface Transportation Policy Project
    Washington, DC   $200,000
    To continue to serve as a national resource on transportation and land use. (1 yr)

    Sustain
    Chicago, IL   $125,000
    To assist Midwest transportation advocates with message development and media placement. (1 yr)

    Sustainability Institute, Inc.
    Hartland Four Corners, VT   $117,720
    To allow broader outreach to policymakers and farmers, who are the intended audience for its corn commodity system model. (1 yr)

    Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
    Conway, Michigan   $199,368
    To develop new policies to strengthen relation-ships between environmental advocates and environmental officials in Michigan. (2 yrs.)

    Transit for Livable Communities
    St. Paul, Minnesota   $150,000
    To track and analyze transportation planning, funding, and spending in Minnesota; and to provide media and public education on transportation and land use issues. (2 yrs.)

    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Cambridge, MA   $225,000
    To promote policies supporting renewableenergy resources, such as wind, solar, and biomass, on the federal level and inthe Midwest, particularly in Minnesota and Iowa. (2 yrs)

    University of Illinois at Chicago,
    Great Lakes Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
    Chicago, IL   $94,500
    To evaluate and enhance efforts to prevent further contamination of the Great Lakes with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). (1 yr)

    Wisconsin Sustainable Cities, Inc.
    Madison, Wisconsin   $184,296
    To commission research on socioeconomic trends in urban and suburban areas in Wisconsin that are affected by changes in land use and the distribution of population. (1 yr.)

    World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
    Washington, DC   $100,000
    To support its Wildlife and Contaminants Program in bringing new scientific research about the impact of chemical contamination, particularly hormone disruptors, on the Great Lakes ecosystem into national and regional policy debates. (1 yr.)

     
     
    1999 Environment Grants {TOP}

    Energy Production and Use

    Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund
    Springfield, Illinois   $200,000
    To continue its work with the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago as an advocate for reduced emissions from coal-fired electric power plants in Illinois (2 yrs.)

    Great Lakes Water Quality  {TOP} 

    Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada   $35,000
    To produce a final report on the effects of provincial budget cuts on Ontario's environmental laws, policies and institutions (1 yr.)

    Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory,
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $10,000
    For a scientific workshop on the incidence of tumors in zooplankton (microscopic animals) in surface water in the Great Lakes and elsewhere (3 mos.)

    Marine Studies Consortium
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts   $97,100
    To identify financial inefficiencies in the mechanisms to fund state clean-water programs and to build support for statutory and regulatory changes that might resolve those inefficiencies (1 yr.)

    The Sierra Club Foundation
    San Francisco, California   $500,000
    To continue developing and implementing policies to clean up toxic contaminated sediments, and to reduce related toxic air pollution, in the Great Lakes (2 yrs.)

    Sierra Club of Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   $47,000
    To stimulate public awareness in the United States and Canada of the need to reduce air pollution from electricity-generating coal plants on both sides of the border (1 yr.)

    World Resources Institute
    Washington, D.C.   $250,000
    To help midwestern state policymakers develop strong policies to protect watersheds at low cost through pollution trading (2 yrs.)

     

    Integrate Environment, Economic and Community Development {TOP} 

    Center for a Sustainable Economy
    Washington, D.C.   $450,000
    For research on tax issues and to recruit fiscal and tax policy experts and business leaders to facilitate discussion of federal tax code changes that could discourage pollution and reward productivity and efficiency (2 yrs.)

    Concord Coalition
    Washington, D.C.   $60,300
    To research, develop, and field-test an educational exercise that would help citizens understand how fiscal policy affects the environment (1 yr.)

    and   $107,778
    For a series of public education activities to introduce the concept of resource-based tax shifting into the election-year debate (1 yr.)

    Earth Day Network, Inc.
    Seattle, Washington   $75,000
    To coordinate a series of environmental public education activities and events throughout the Midwest leading up to and including Earth Day 2000 (1 yr.)

    Environmental Resources Trust, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.   $270,000
    For effort to increase sales of electric energy produced from renewable resources and to promote energy efficient approaches and technologies in the Midwest (2 yrs.)

    Friends of the Earth
    Washington, D.C.   $100,000
    To promote consideration of changes in the federal tax code that would reduce harm to the environment (2 yrs.)

    Get America Working, Inc.
    Arlington, Virginia   $25,000
    Planning grant for new organization that will conduct research to determine whether replacing payroll taxes with pollution and natural resource taxes would have significant environmental and economic benefits (4 mos.)

    Midwest Energy Research Center
    Findlay, Ohio   $55,000
    To develop policy options that would encourage the aggregation of low- to moderate-income electricity purchasers in order to provide economical and environmentally friendly electricity to these consumers (1 yr.)

    Rocky Mountain Institute
    Snowmass, Colorado   $245,630
    To help midwestern firms find innovative ways to reduce resource waste and pollution and to begin dialogues with corporations about potential environmental harm from some applications of biotechnology (2 yrs.)

    Tellus Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts   $77,880
    To motivate managers of fleets of vehicles in the Midwest to purchase "green" vehicles as part of the Clean Car Campaign (1 yr.)

    West Michigan Environmental Action Council Educational Foundation
    Grand Rapids, Michigan   $120,150
    To coordinate efforts of Grand Rapids area businesses to make the region more environmentally, economically, and socially healthy (18 mos.)

     

    Reduce Toxic Substances {TOP} 

    American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois   $220,000
    To link energy conservation and efficiency activities with reductions in air pollution; to bring air pollution information to the Latino community; and to broaden industries' voluntary efforts to reduce air pollution in the greater Chicago area (2 yrs.)

    Canadian Environmental Defence Fund
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada   $305,000
    To work with the U.S. Environmental Defense Fund and Canadian environmental organizations to create an Environmental Scorecard website in Canada (1 yr.)

    Citizens Policy Center
    Cleveland, Ohio   $94,554
    For its Ohio Pesticide Reduction Project, a collaboration with Rivers Unlimited, designed to reduce the use of pesticides in agricultural operations, especially those chemicals that contaminate drinking water (1 yr.)

    Consumers Union of United States, Inc.
    Yonkers, New York   $160,000
    For its efforts to strengthen federal scientific and regulatory policies that protect people and the environment from agricultural chemicals (2 yrs.)

    Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, Inc.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $276,000
    To develop public and private sector policy recommendations designed to improve the environmental performance of automobile manufacture, use and disposal (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Health Fund, Inc.
    Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts   $100,000
    For the Midwest component of Health Care Without Harm, a project that encourages the health care industry to reduce and eliminate its use of toxic substances (1 yr.)

    Land Stewardship Project
    White Bear Lake, Minnesota   $205,000
    To assess the costs and benefits, both economic and environmental, of standard and alternative agricultural production strategies to be incorporated into future state and federal policies (2 yrs.)

    Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
    New York, New York   $200,000
    To track and participate in the implementation of a federal law that addresses the toxicity of pesticides with a view to protecting children's health (1 yr.)

    Tellus Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts   $98,000
    To investigate the opportunities for expanding remanufacturing industries in the Great Lakes region (1 yr.)

    University of Tennessee-Knoxville,
    Center for Clean Products and Clean Technology

    Knoxville, Tennessee   $158,160
    To provide technical and engineering support for the Clean Car Campaign, which seeks to encourage and accelerate innovations in reducing pollution in the manufacture, operation, and disposal of automobiles (2 yrs.)

    Wisconsin's Environmental Decade Institute, Inc.
    Madison, Wisconsin   $75,000
    To ensure that a pesticide-use tracking system being developed by the state of Wisconsin is designed to provide useful information to public health and environmental officials (1 yr.)

    World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.   $300,000
    To complete a project on agricultural commodities and the environment and to continue promoting lessons learned through its collaboration with Wisconsin potato farmers on how to reduce pesticide use in agriculture (2 yrs.)

     

    Support Great Lakes Network {TOP} 

    Environmental Support Center, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.   $325,000
    To help twenty midwestern environmental groups representing communities of color improve their organizational and management skills (2 yrs.)

    Grand Calumet Task Force Corporation
    Whiting, Indiana   $185,128
    To engage government, environmental groups, and community representatives in joint efforts to improve environmental quality in Northwest Indiana (2 yrs.)

    Great Lakes United
    Buffalo, New York   $185,000
    To continue its efforts to strengthen and coordinate citizen involvement in Great Lakes policymaking (2 yrs.)

    Lake Michigan Federation
    Chicago, Illinois   $350,000
    To implement the strategic plan of its Lake Michigan Community Council, focusing on habitat protection and restoration, cleanup of toxic sediments, and better land-use planning (2 yrs.)

    Lake Superior Alliance
    Sarona, Wisconsin   $80,000
    To support its continuing efforts to ensure the long-term protection of the Lake Superior basin (2 yrs.)

    Michigan Environmental Council
    Lansing, Michigan   $276,146
    For its work to improve Great Lakes water quality, promote state policies favorable to new automobile technologies, and improve public understanding about environmental concerns (2 yrs.)

    Sierra Legal Defence Fund
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada   $60,000
    To continue to promote enforcement of Ontario's environmental protection laws (1 yr.)

    University of Michigan, Great Lakes Radio Consortium
    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $150,000
    For coverage of Great Lakes environmental policy issues (2 yrs.)

     

    Transportation and Land Use  {TOP} 

    Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
    Detroit, Michigan   $120,000
    To advocate for improved transportation and air quality in the Detroit region (2 yrs.)

    Surface Transportation Policy Project
    Washington, D.C.   $150,000
    General support for its federal policy work (1 yr.)

    Transit for Livable Communities
    St. Paul, Minnesota   $40,000
    To review and report on the methods used by the State of Minnesota to predict the need for new and expanded highways (1 yr.)

     

    Other  {TOP} 

    Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
    Boston, Massachusetts   $290,000
    To bring scientific evidence into policy debates around the use of antibiotics in large-scale livestock production, which is linked to water quality problems in the Midwest (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
    New York, New York   $400,000
    To improve policies governing the use of antibiotics in agriculture and to continue work on how genetically engineered products are used in agriculture (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
    New York, New York   $50,000
    For project to analyze and improve public understanding of issues related to public subsidies for navigation on inland waterways (1 yr.)

    Kansas Rural Center, Inc.
    Whiting, Kansas   $65,000
    To support the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition network in promoting policies for environmentally friendly agriculture (1 yr.)

    Soil and Water Conservation Society, Inc.
    Ankeny, Iowa   $96,280
    To conduct research on emerging issues relating to the future of agricultural policy (1 yr.)

    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Cambridge, Massachusetts   $420,000
    To encourage policies to reduce the use of antibiotics in large-scale animal agriculture (2 yrs.)

     
     
    1998 Environment Grants {TOP}
     
    Great Lakes Water Quality

    The Delta Institute
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $155,000   Duration: 18 months
    To provide information to Great Lakes environmental advocates and policymakers about toxic chemicals that settle into the Great Lakes from the air 

    Fox-Wolf Basin 2000, Inc.
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    Amount: $66,294   Duration: 1 year
    To develop an innovative water pollution control project for the Wisconsin Fox-Wolf Rivers basin and to create the institutional infrastructure to facilitate similar projects elsewhere 

    INFORM, Inc.
    New York, New York
    Amount: $100,000   Duration: 1 year
    To produce a report on the kinds of facilities and manufacturing processes in the Midwest that use materials that are toxic, persist in the environment, and tend to build up in human and animal tissue 

    National Wildlife Federation,
    Great Lakes Natural Resource Center

    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Amount: $280,449   Duration: 2 years
    For activities to protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem, particularly to seek policies that will protect the Lakes from toxic air pollution 

    Northeast-Midwest Institute
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $300,000   Duration: 2 years
    For support of congressional activity to restore and protect the Great Lakes and to develop an approach for valuing economic benefits of Great Lakes restoration activities 

    The Sierra Club Foundation
    San Francisco, California
    Amount: $100,000   Duration: 1 year
    To work toward reducing toxic air pollution that affects Great Lakes water quality 

    World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $200,000   Duration: 2 years
    For work to protect Great Lakes water quality particularly from chemicals that mimic or interfere with hormones 

     

    Support Great Lakes Network {TOP}

    Council of Michigan Foundations
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    Amount: $125,000   Duration: 2 years
    To help Great Lakes community foundations develop funding and leadership to support environmental activities 

    Earth Appeal—The Environment Fund for Ontario
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Amount: $60,000   Duration: 2 years
    To implement and evaluate workplace giving campaigns for environmental groups in Ontario 

    Great Lakes United
    Buffalo, New York
    Amount: $95,000   Duration: 1 year
    To strengthen and coordinate citizen action focused on making the water quality of the Great Lakes a priority with policymakers and on preserving the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement 

    Lake Michigan Federation
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $100,000   Duration: 1 year
    To provide leadership on environmental issues in the Lake Michigan region and support to affiliated groups 

    Ohio Environmental Council
    Columbus, Ohio
    Amount: $122,416   Duration: 16 months
    For activities designed to reduce toxic chemical discharges into the Lake Erie basin 

    Resources for the Future, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $95,068   Duration: 1 year
    For analysis of public involvement in environmental decision-making in the Great Lakes region with the goal of improving the effectiveness of public participation 

    The University of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
    College Park, Maryland
    Amount: $150,000   Duration: 2 years
    To bring together state environmental policymakers to develop better ways of identifying polluting activity and to improve methods for measuring and communicating environmental quality 

     

    Reduce Toxic Substances {TOP} 

    Center for Rural Affairs
    Walthill, Nebraska
    Amount: $349,741   Duration: 2 years
    For work to ensure that the conservation titles of the 1996 federal farm bill are successfully implemented, helping farmers reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture 

    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Amount: $175,000   Duration: 20 months
    To test its system to measure reductions in pesticide use and to identify ways farmers can benefit economically by reducing their chemical use 

    Land Stewardship Project
    White Bear Lake, Minnesota
    Amount: $29,300   Duration: 1 year
    To plan a study assessing the costs and benefits, both economic and environmental, of standard and alternative agricultural production strategies 

    Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Amount: $137,970   Duration: 2 years
    For work to reduce the presence of toxic substances in the state, primarily by advocating the systematic collection of data on the use of pesticides 

    National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $145,000   Duration: 18 months
    For case studies of manufacturing plants that use toxic chemicals in an effort to identify opportunities to improve the environmental performance of such facilities 

    Natural Resources Council of America, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $298,551   Duration: 3 years
    To develop a self-sustaining fund to insure farmers against the risk of partial crop losses caused by adopting new practices and technologies that are environmentally friendly 

    Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
    New York, New York
    Amount: $200,000   Duration: 1 year
    To work with other environmental groups on the implementation of a federal law that would protect human and environmental health from toxic chemicals used in agriculture 

    Tellus Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Amount: $125,000   Duration: 2 years
    To help state environmental protection agencies integrate prevention-based approaches to industrial pollution throughout their programs 

    Wisconsin’s Environmental Decade Institute, Inc.
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Amount: $143,000   Duration: 2 years
    To promote options to require the reporting of pesticide use in Wisconsin
      

    Energy Production and Use {TOP} 

    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $135,000   Duration: 2 years
    For advancing energy efficiency through national policy initiatives and for expanding its efforts to engage organizations and individuals in the Midwest on energy-efficiency initiatives 

    Center for Neighborhood Technology
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $235,118   Duration: 16 months
    To study what economic incentives and systems might stimulate consumers and organizations to reduce the air pollution their energy demands create 

    Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund, Inc.
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Amount: $100,000   Duration: 20 months
    To advocate for environmental protections in electricity production, energy efficiency, and the use of renewable sources of energy 

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $100,000   Duration: 2 years
    For its efforts to advance the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources for electric energy production 

    Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $550,000   Duration: 2 years
    To foster a regional transition from the current fuel sources used for energy production to less polluting sources and to promote more efficient use of energy 

    Environmental Law Institute
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $143,500   Duration: 2 years
    For its work with Resources for the Future to identify the environmental benefits, and the technical and economic feasibility, of having electricity-generating facilities switch from coal to natural gas 

    Minnesotans for an Energy Efficient Economy
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Amount: $200,000   Duration: 2 years
    For work on tax policies that will discourage air pollution and encourage renewable energy 

    Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
    New York, New York
    Amount: $250,000   Duration: 2 years
    For support of its initiative to consider the air pollution aspects of any federal electric utility industry restructuring legislation and for enhancing connections with the Midwest on these issues 

    Northeast-Midwest Institute
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $50,000   Duration: 1 year
    For support of a project to promote energy efficiency in the industrial sector and particularly for connecting the project with Midwest organizations and individuals 

    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Amount: $166,667   Duration: 20 months
    For work in the Midwest to encourage the creation of a market for electricity produced from renewable sources 

    Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Amount: $926,425   Duration: 2 years
    For collaborative efforts with the Clean Air Task Force; Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund; the Hoosier, Michigan, and Ohio Environmental Councils; the Pollution Probe Foundation; and the Wisconsin Environmental Decade Institute to seek to reduce the pollution created when coal is burned to produce electric energy 

     

    Transportation and Land Use {TOP} 

    Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $120,000   Duration: 2 years
    To work with other public interest groups to encourage Illinois transportation officials to adopt measures that reduce demand for new roads, preserving air quality and open space 

    Center for Neighborhood Technology
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $410,000   Duration: 28 months
    To work on regional transportation and air quality policy, linking environmental improvements to new economic opportunities for the region 

    Citizens for a Better Environment
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Amount: $175,000   Duration: 16 months
    For programs to reform transportation planning and land use in Wisconsin and to advocate for high-speed rail development in the Midwest 

    Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $360,000   Duration: 2 years
    To work toward better transportation and land-use planning in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin and the development of high-speed rail corridors throughout the region 

    Metropolitan Planning Council
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $250,000   Duration: 2 years
    To promote regional transportation policies that address environmental concerns and meet the needs of businesses and communities 

    Michigan Land Use Institute
    Benzonia, Michigan
    Amount: $279,300   Duration: 2 years
    For work with the Surface Transportation Policy Project to reform transportation decision-making in Michigan to prevent air and water pollution and the loss of natural areas and irreplaceable farmland 

    Surface Transportation Policy Project
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $300,000   Duration: 2 years
    To educate decision-makers in the Great Lakes region about how auto-centered transportation affects the environment and people's quality of life 

    Sustain
    Chicago, Illinois
    Amount: $250,000   Duration: 2 years
    To support the media and public education efforts of national and regional groups working to promote transportation reform policies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin
      

    Integrate Environmental, Economic and Community Improvements {TOP} 

    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $204,000   Duration: 2 years
    To seek ways to create a stronger market for fuel-efficient vehicles and enhance the U.S. auto industry's competitiveness in that market 

    West Michigan Environmental Action Council
    Educational Foundation

    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Amount: $58,000   Duration: 1 year
    To support its work with businesses in the Grand Rapids area that are working together to make the region more environmentally, economically, and socially healthy 

    World Resources Institute
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $250,000   Duration: 2 years
    To work with a group of large corporations to develop the business and financial case for considering environmental and social impacts in corporate decision-making 

     

    Other {TOP} 

    American Rivers, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $166,000   Duration: 1 year
    To work with the Environmental Defense Fund to analyze, publicize, and reform inefficiencies in the federal river shipping system that subsidize environmentally harmful projects 

    Environmental Support Center, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $30,000   Duration: 2 years
    To strengthen state environmental councils in the Midwest Great Lakes region 

    Mississippi River Basin Alliance
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Amount: $60,000   Duration: 18 months
    To coordinate efforts to build public support for more environmentally sound management of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River 

    Tides Center,
    Environmental Working Group

    Washington, D.C.
    Amount: $1,000,000   Duration: 2 years
    To expand its capacity to collaborate with state-based organizations and to develop information, educate the public, and inform the media about environmental concerns of particular importance to the Upper Midwest region 

    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Amount: $110,000   Duration: 1 year
    To explore public health and environmental concerns related to the use of antibiotics in large-scale beef, hog, and chicken farms 

    University of Wisconsin-Madison,
    Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs

    Madison, Wisconsin
    Amount: $340,916   Duration: 2 years
    To identify the critical policy questions that arise as responsibility for environmental quality is shifted from the federal to the state level 

     

    1997 Environment Grants {TOP}

     

    SUPPORT GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY
    AND GREAT LAKES NETWORK

    Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada   $154,994
    To work with the Ontario Environmental Network to strengthen public support for the environment and environmental groups in Ontario (18 mos.)

    Earth Appeal—The Environment Fund for Ontario
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada   $25,000
    To plan and begin to execute a campaign to generate financial support for Ontario environmental groups through workplace giving (1 yr.)

    Federation of Ontario Naturalists
    Don Mills, Ontario, Canada   $100,000
    For a coordinated effort to improve regulations and policies governing how Ontario's public forests are made available for mining and lumbering (2 yrs.)

    Grand Calumet Task Force Corporation

    Whiting, Indiana   $58,000
    For project to identify and address community opposition and apathy to three river and harbor sediment cleanup projects in Gary, Hammond, and East Chicago and develop policy recommendations for similar situations (1 yr.)

    Great Lakes United

    Buffalo, New York   $96,900
    For general support and to organize a series of events around the Great Lakes basin recognizing the 25th anniversary of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and reinforcing the continued importance of that document to the region (2 yrs.)

    Lake Superior Alliance

    Sarona, Wisconsin   $70,000
    For programs to improve long-term protection of the Lake Superior basin with a focus on pollution prevention (2 yrs.)

    Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council
    Lansing, Michigan   $109,500
    To analyze and promote the economic, regulatory, environmental, and marketing advantages of pollution prevention in the dry-cleaning industry (2 yrs.)

    Ohio Environmental Council
    Columbus, Ohio   $74,102
    For community-based activities designed to reduce toxic chemical discharges into the Lake Erie basin (1 yr.)

    The Sierra Club Foundation
    San Francisco, California   $230,000
    To develop and implement policies to clean up toxic-contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes (1 yr.)

    Sierra Legal Defence Fund
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   $100,000
    To promote the enforcement of Ontario’s environmental protection laws by researching and investigating instances of non-enforcement and communicating the consequences to the media and the general public (1 yr.)

    University of Michigan,
    Great Lakes Radio Consortium

    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $150,000
    For coverage of Great Lakes regional environmental policy issues (2 yrs.)

    Wildlife Habitat Council, Inc.

    Silver Spring, Maryland   $42,000
    For a project to build private sector involvement in and support for cleaning up the accumulated pollution and restoring and improving the St. Clair River watershed (1 yr.)


    REDUCE TOXIC SUBSTANCES
    IN INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION {TOP}

    CAMP, Inc.
    Cleveland, Ohio   $180,000
    To complete a study of synthetic toxic chemicals that contain chlorine and an inventory of the largest contributors of toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes and to launch an effort to reduce some of those sources (2 yrs.)

    Citizens Policy Center
    Cleveland, Ohio   $75,000
    To conduct, in collaboration with Rivers Unlimited, a number of statewide and local activities designed to reduce the amount of chemicals used in agricultural operations in Ohio, especially where chemicals could contaminate drinking water supplies (1 yr.)

    Clean Sites, Inc.
    Alexandria, Virginia   $120,000
    For work to reduce toxic pollution in the Great Lakes basin by negotiating pollution prevention agreements with the iron and steelmaking industries around Lake Michigan (1 yr.)

    Consumers Union of United States, Inc.
    Yonkers, New York   $160,000
    To work for the implementation of a law that can protect people and the environment from toxic chemicals used in agriculture (2 yrs.)

    Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, Inc.
    Ann Arbor, Michigan   $186,000
    To develop pollution prevention policies with a focus on the automotive industry (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
    New York, New York   $1,800,000
    To undertake a comprehensive new program to make detailed information about the quantity and types of toxic substances in each particular geographic area widely available, comprehensible and useful to local groups and companies (2 yrs.)

    and
      $150,000
    To support work on the regulation of some pesticides and on the testing and experimental use of certain kinds of pest control products (2 yrs.)

    Greenpeace Fund, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.   $120,000
    For continued efforts to encourage a transition to non-chemical drycleaning (2 yrs.)

    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

    Minneapolis, Minnesota   $100,000
    To develop a system to measure reductions in the use of pesticides and to identify ways for farmers to benefit economically by reducing their chemical use (2 yrs.)

    Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
    Des Moines, Iowa   $160,000
    To engage water utilities in Iowa in preventing pollution of drinking water sources (2 yrs.)
     

    National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
    Washington, D.C.   $60,000
    To commission a study of how to track the use of toxic materials in manufacturing processes (2 yrs.)

    Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
    New York, New York   $150,000
    To work with Consumers Union and the Environmental Working Group on implementation of a federal law that would protect human and environmental health from toxic chemicals used in agriculture (2 yrs.)

    The Tides Center,
    National Campaign for Pesticide Policy Reform
    San Francisco, California   $50,000
    To represent an environmental and public health perspective in debates on the implementation of a new federal law that regulates pesticides (1 yr.)

    Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
    Greenbelt, Maryland   $247,500
    To collaborate with the Midwest Sustainable Agriculture Working Group to encourage policies to make farming environmentally compatible and profitable (2 yrs.)

    Wisconsin Rural Development Center, Inc.
    Mount Horeb, Wisconsin   $137,899
    To advocate for policy changes that would reduce pesticide use on farmland surrounding Wisconsin’s rivers and streams (2 yrs.)

    World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.   $100,050
    To gather and disseminate the latest scientific research about the health and environmental effects of chemicals that persist in the environment and may build up in the bodies of people and wildlife (2 yrs.)

     

    TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE {TOP}

    American Farmland Trust
    Washington, D.C.   $62,900
    For a project to establish quantifiable environmental and economic benefits from preserving farmland from scatter development (1 yr.)

    American Rivers, Inc.
    Washington, D.C.   $75,000
    For work with the Environmental Defense Fund to explore ways to make commercial shipping on America’s inland waterways less environmentally harmful and more economically efficient (2 yrs.)

    Citizens for a Better Environment
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin   $122,500
    For activities of the Citizens Commission for Clean Air in the Lake Michigan Basin, a partnership of environmental organizations pursuing air quality improvements by promoting sustainable energy and transportation systems Duration: (18 mos.)

    Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
    New York, New York   $75,000
    For work with American Rivers, Inc. to explore ways to make commercial shipping on America’s inland waterways less environmentally harmful and more economically efficient (1 yr.)

    Metropolitan Planning Council
    Chicago, Illinois   $75,000
    To develop regional consensus on the Chicago area’s transportation needs and present recommendations to federal and state decision-makers (1 yr.)

    Mississippi River Basin Alliance
    St. Louis, Missouri   $37,000
    To coordinate efforts to build public support for more environmentally sound management of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River (1 yr.)

    Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
    New York, New York   $100,000
    For research on costs associated with sprawling regional land use (1 yr.)

    The Sierra Club Foundation
    San Francisco, California   $418,520 |
    For program to inform the public about the likely environmental impacts and costs to the public of proposals to expand the shipping capacity of the upper Mississippi River (3 yrs.)

    Sustain
    Chicago, Illinois   $50,000
    To coordinate regional media efforts to promote the importance and the successes of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act in reforming transportation planning and expenditures (6 mos.)


    ENERGY PRODUCTION AND USE {TOP}

    Center for Clean Air Policy
    Washington, D.C.   $220,000
    To design a system to give utilities and other sources of mercury credit for reducing their emissions (2 yrs.)
     

    Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund, Inc.
    Indianapolis, Indiana   $75,000
    To advocate for environmental protections as the electric utility industry is restructured in Indiana (1 yr.)

    Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund
    Springfield, Illinois   $159,360
    To work with the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago to advocate for reducing pollution from power plant emissions in Illinois and the Midwest (2 yrs.)

    Leonardo Academy, Inc.
    Madison, Wisconsin   $120,000
    For research aimed at promoting in the Upper Midwest the use of electricity generated from resources that do not emit pollutants caused by the burning of fossil fuels (2 yrs.)

    Michigan Environmental Council
    Lansing, Michigan   $216,798
    To promote industrial pollution prevention, a high-speed rail connection between Detroit and Chicago as an alternative to automobile transportation, and environmental protection as Michigan restructures its electric utility industry (2 yrs.)

    The Izaak Walton League of America
    Gaithersburg, Maryland   $260,000
    For collaborative efforts with members of the Clean Air Task Force to ensure that environ-mental protections are retained as the electric industry is restructured (1 yr.)


    INTEGRATE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC
    A
    ND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS {TOP}

    Campaign for a Sustainable Milwaukee, Inc.
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin   $70,000
    To work with environmental organizations to examine how public and private job creation efforts can encourage the development of jobs, particularly in the central city, that have a positive impact on the environment and are family-supporting and sustainable over time. (1 yr.)

    Community Information Exchange
    Washington, D.C.   $117,242
    To develop and disseminate case studies documenting environmentally sustainable community development initiatives that have brought jobs and economic growth to low-income communities. (18 mos. )

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute
    Washington, D.C.   $75,000
    To promote the reform of federal laws that contribute to disinvestment in urban areas and encourage suburban sprawl (18 mos.)

    Land Information Access Association
    Traverse City, Michigan   $115,000
    To complete a computerized system to inform public officials and citizens about how land-use decisions affect natural resources and the quality of life in their communities (2 yrs.)

    National Academy of Public Administration
    Washington, D.C.   $75,000
    To produce a report to the executive branch of government on how federal environmental and economic development policies could be coordinated to better serve metropolitan regions (1 yr.)

    Openlands Project
    Chicago, Illinois   $63,847
    To survey and map out the projected growth of suburban sprawl in northeast Illinois, southeast Wisconsin, and northwest Indiana over the next 10 to 30 years and to educate the public and policymakers about the need to develop policies to contain sprawl (18 mos.)

    Rocky Mountain Institute
    Snowmass, Colorado   $215,000
    To complete a project on the policy and environmental implications of the “hypercar,” a lightweight, fuel-efficient car, and to help corporations develop policies that work for the environment and the bottom line (2 yrs.)

    The Sustainability Institute, Inc.
    Plainfield, New Hampshire   $160,000
    To develop a model of the commodity system in which corn is grown, processed, shipped, and sold to help identify ways in which the system of corn production might be changed to avoid undesirable environmental and social consequences (2 yrs.)

    The Tides Center,
    Americans for a Sustainable Economy
    San Francisco, California   $75,000
    To survey the tax code and state policy environment in each of the 50 states and determine where the best opportunities might be to promote policies that tax pollution and reward greater productivity and efficiency (1 yr.)

    West Michigan Environmental Action Council
    Educational Foundation

    Grand Rapids, Michigan   $70,500
    To organize businesses in the Grand Rapids
    area that might work together to make the region more environmentally, economically, and socially healthy (1 yr.)


     

     

    1996 Environment Grants {TOP}

    IMPROVING PUBLIC POLICIES

    American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Washington, DC   $40,000
    To provide technical support to midwestern advocates of transportation and land use reform

    American Farmland Trust
    Washington, DC   $112,680
    To research the economics behind land use and development trends in the Upper Midwest that may accelerate automobile use and urban sprawl

    Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
    Chicago, Illinois   $150,000
    For collaborative project advocating for improved transportation, air quality, and land use planning in Northeastern Illinois (18 mos.)

    Center for Neighborhood Technology
    Chicago, Illinois   $250,000
    For work on regional transportation and air quality policy (2 yrs.)

    Center for Rural Affairs
    Walthill, Nebraska   $160,000
    For programs to seek effective implementation of the 1996 farm bill (20 mos.)

    Citizens for a Better Environment
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin   $249,933
    To demonstrate and evaluate the success of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act and the Clean Air Act in reducing urban sprawl through improved land use and transportation planning in Wisconsin and to educate the state's citizens and public officials about these laws and their benefits (2 yrs.)

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute
    Washington, DC   $75,000
    To explore how federal policies may unintentionally encourage suburban sprawl and the abandonment of urban areas and to begin developing recommendations for national, regional, and local actions to change those policies

    Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
    New York, New York   $75,000
    To work on opportunities in the 1996 farm bill to help farmers adopt land uses that will make them less vulnerable to the environmental and economic devastation of repeated floods

    Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
    Chicago, Illinois   $160,000
    To organize support for implementation of high-speed rail in the Upper Midwest (2 yrs.)

    Hoosier Environmental Council
    Indianapolis, Indiana   $44,000
    To begin an education and planning process to foster the development of local and regional public transit projects in Northwest Indiana

    Land Stewardship Project
    White Bear Lake, Minnesota   $170,000
    To promote 1996 farm bill programs to protect soil and water quality and to share information about successful projects with policymakers and farm interests (2 yrs.)

    The Minnesota Project
    St. Paul, Minnesota   $104,000
    To work on ways to prevent water pollution and increase environmental benefits from agriculture (2 yrs.)

    Redefining Progress
    San Francisco, California   $200,000
    To build support within the corporate community for a new method of taxation that would promote environmentally responsible behavior (2 yrs.)

    Surface Transportation Policy Project
    Washington, DC   $255,000
    For efforts to reform policies that affect transportation planning and to investigate the role of campaign contributions in transportation decision-making (2 yrs.)

    World Resources Institute
    Washington, DC   $140,000
    For project to study the economics of agriculture and explore how market-based incentives can be used to mitigate the environmental harms of agriculture (2 yrs.)
     


    IMPLEMENTING AN ECOSYSTEM APPROACH {TOP}

    Alliance to Save Energy
    Washington, DC   $100,000
    To design a system that would make it profitable for auto makers to incorporate energy efficiency into their products

    The Aspen Institute, Inc.
    Washington, DC   $75,000
    To engage leaders from industry, government, and environmental groups in developing new ways of environmental regulation that are more cost-effective and provide greater environmental benefits, and to disseminate the results

    Center for Clean Air Policy
    Washington, DC   $80,000
    To assess how utility deregulation, which is expected to increase air pollution from coal burning, might lead to increased water pollution in the Midwest and Northeast

    Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.
    Chicago, Illinois   $78,000
    To promote awareness of pollution prevention among environmental attorneys, including those representing industry (2 yrs.)

    Chicago Manufacturing Center
    Chicago, Illinois   $142,027
    To study manufacturing processes and develop recommendations for how publicly funded manufacturing assistance centers can incorporate pollution prevention into their help for smaller manufacturers (2 yrs.)

    Clean Sites, Inc.
    Alexandria, Virginia   $35,000
    To work to reduce the level of toxic pollutants in the Great Lakes basin by negotiating pollution prevention agreements with the iron, steel, and metal casting industries around Lake Michigan

    Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.
    Boston, Massachusetts   $75,000
    To develop proposals for how electric utility restructuring can be accomplished without sacrificing environmental and equity goals

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute
    Washington, DC   $150,000
    To help policymakers understand the benefits of energy efficiency and of energy from renewable sources and to present policy options to support these alternative energy sources (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
    New York, New York   $200,000
    To work on ways to protect air quality under a deregulated energy regime

    and   $50,000
    To work for changes in the regulation of conventional and genetically engineered pesticides that would reduce the environmental impact from pesticide use

    and   $323,000
    To support its work with the Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Alliance, a regional advocacy network promoting clean businesses and healthy communities in the Midwest, by helping to make pollution prevention a standard business practice (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Information Center
    Washington, DC   $75,000
    To organize scientists and doctors to respond to questions about the health impacts of some chemicals and to coordinate the sharing of scientific information among environmental advocacy groups in Midwest media markets

    Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest
    Chicago, Illinois   $300,000
    To support the Center's Energy Project in its efforts to reduce pollution from the midwestern electric utility industry by redirecting energy policy toward increased reliance on clean sources of power (2 yrs.)

    Environmental Law Institute
    Washington, DC   $75,000
    To identify barriers to the adoption of technological improvements that might reduce and eliminate pollution from key midwestern industries

    Great Lakes United
    Buffalo, New York   $90,000
    General support
     

    Greenpeace Fund
    Washington, DC   $60,000
    To encourage a transition to a new drycleaning process that does not rely on toxic chemicals and to develop similar projects in other industries

    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    Minneapolis, Minnesota   $93,000
    To begin adapting to midwestern use a Dutch system of measuring and progressively reducing the use of chemicals for farming

    Lake Michigan Federation
    Chicago, Illinois   $100,000
    To develop a new approach and reach out to new constituents for a healthy Lake Michigan

    Minnesotans for an Energy Efficient Economy
    St. Paul, Minnesota   $140,000
    For work on tax policies that will discourage air pollution and encourage renewable energy (2 yrs.)

    Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.
    New York, New York   $275,000
    To work on preventing pollution in the industrialized Upper Midwest through regulatory, factory-based and community-based efforts (2 yrs.)

    Northeast-Midwest Institute
    Washington, DC   $200,000
    To support federal policies that can advance the environmental and economic well-being of the Great Lakes region (2 yrs.)

    Ohio Environmental Council
    Columbus, Ohio   $52,481
    To advocate for Ohio's adoption of rules implementing the Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative to reduce toxic discharges into the Lake Erie basin

    Purdue University,
    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
    West Lafayette, Indiana   $80,576
    To analyze the costs and benefits of a potential renewable energy source

    The Sierra Club Foundation
    San Francisco, California   $112,000
    To work with environmental and community groups toward reducing toxic air pollution of the Great Lakes

    Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision Project
    Detroit, Michigan   $33,000
    For board and staff development of coalition of businesses and residents addressing urban environmental and economic issues (18 mos.)

    Tides Center,
    National Campaign for Pesticide Policy Reform
    Washington, DC   $100,000
    For work of national coalition to educate policymakers and the public about the need to reduce the risks of pesticide use, especially in agriculture

    Union of Concerned Scientists
    Cambridge, Massachusetts   $120,000
    To promote federal policies that will encourage appropriate use of biologically safe insecticides (2 yrs.)

    and   $200,000
    For work in the Midwest to encourage the commercialization of energy from renewable sources (2 yrs.)

    World Wildlife Fund, Inc.

    Washington, DC   $200,000
    To work with commercial vegetable growers in Wisconsin toward certification and marketing of "environmentally friendly" potatoes, grown in a way that reduces chemical use, protects groundwater, and preserves wildlife habitats (2 yrs.)

    and   $94,594
    To gather and present scientific evidence about how chemicals that are widely present in the Great Lakes can affect wildlife and human health

    and   $199,350
    For a project on how the system of commodities production and trade affects agriculture and the environment (2 yrs.)
     

    OTHER ENVIRONMENT GRANTS

    Michigan Land Use Institute
    Benzonia, Michigan   $161,300
    To research and advocate changes in state and federal subsidies that encourage oil and gas development in fragile coastal areas (2 yrs.)
     

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