Environment Grantees in 2013

A total of $48,000 granted:

Audubon New Mexico - $4,500:
 

Working with Tesuque, Santa Clara, and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblos, providing environmental education and tools to help the children reconnect to their native language, land, and culture; adult bird and nature classes about their surrounding bosques; and volunteer restoration programs. [$2,500 from Buckman Family Fund, and $2,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

Chainbreaker Collective - $500: 

To protect the environment, defend civil rights and combat poverty by organizing low-income people to advocate for policies that expand access to alternative transportation and foster sustainable development. [$500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute - $4,000: 

To provide cultural and educational programming such as workshops that merge agriculture and weaving, or seed saving and pottery to help nurture a sustainable community and healthy environment. [$4,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

Four Bridges Traveling Permaculture Institute - $1,000: 

To support development of Educational Farm in Santa Cruz, NM to become a resource for local, national and international visitors to learn about sustainable, traditional, organic living in a permaculture model. [$1,000 from Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

Nature Conservancy - $15,000: 

To support the Water Fund for the Middle Rio Grande and forested tributaries, in order to address Santa Fe's and northern New Mexico's water security issues as well as engage the Santa Clara, Nambe, and Tesuque Pueblos as priority activity areas.

New Mexico Environmental Law Center - $4,500: 

To support communities throughout New Mexico (many of them low-income, Native, or Hispanic) to safeguard water, air, land, and traditional ways of life by providing pro bono legal representation. [$4,000 from Harold & Norma Brown Environmental Fund, and $500 from Susan & Conrad De Jong Fund]

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance - $4,000: 

To support safeguarding important landscapes of northern New Mexico that protect watersheds and wildlife; expand Pecos Wilderness, protect the Columbine Hondo Wilderness and establish Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. [$4,000 from Harold & Norma Brown Environmental Fund]

Santa Fe Botanical Garden - $1,500: 

To provide citizen education in horticulture and environmental stewardship using strategies embraced by botanical gardens nationally. [$500 from Dr. & Mrs. Cameron Haight Fund; and $1,000 from Quarrier B. Cook Fund]

Santa Fe Conservation Trust - $14,000: 

To support conserving important land in perpetuity throughout northern New Mexico including working ranches, critical wildlife habitat, open spaces, cultural resources and trails.  [Includes $4,000 from Harold & Norma Brown Environmental Fund]

 

Your Contacts for Nonprofits

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy

(505) 988-9715 x 7002

 

Diane Hamamoto
Program Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008


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