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National Parks Meet a New Age of Activism

May 4th, 2017|

For more than a century, national parks have amazed and delighted. But they’ve also divided. A longtime Sunset writer takes a look at America’s Best Idea in the age of anxiety.

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Antiquities Act Attack: What Would Teddy Think?

April 27th, 2017|

By Tom Campion

‘…this Antiquities Act review is a public lands hit job…’

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Sowing the Seeds of Berta Cáceres

April 20th, 2017|

Honduran feminist musician and writer on US tour, April 20th – May 23rd 2017

Two Honduran cultural workers, feminists, and close friends of Berta Cáceres will tour 20 US cities between April 20 and May 23, 2017 to “sow the seeds of Berta.” Singer-songwriter Karla Lara and writer Melissa Cardoza will use music, writing, story, and discussion to grow the international movement for justice and grassroots feminism. […]

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The J.M.K. Innovation Prize

March 9th, 2017|

On behalf of Charly Moore, JM Kaplan Fund 2017 Innovation Prize

Dear CGBD Members:

There are so few programs offering support to innovative projects in the environment space that we wanted to be sure that one such initiative is on your radar: The J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

In 2017, the prize program will award ten $175,000 grants to early-stage organizations that are tackling environmental, social justice and cultural heritage challenges in the United States through innovative means.  The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation, has played an important role in supporting the environment over its 75-year history and […]

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Launching IHRFG’s latest research!

February 9th, 2017|

The Foundation Center and International Human Rights Funders Group has published their 2017 Edition of

Advancing Human Rights Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking

and have also released their latest research:

http://humanrightsfunding.org

including Environmental and Resource Rights:

http://humanrightsfunding.org/issues/environmental/

and Human Rights Defenders:

http://humanrightsfunding.org/populations/defenders/

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How Foundations Can Stay Relevant in the Age of Networks

December 1st, 2016|

An op-ed from the Chronicle of Philanthropy […]

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From The Guardian: Sections of Great Barrier Reef suffering from ‘complete ecosystem collapse’

July 26th, 2016|

‘Coral Watch investigator reports ‘shocking’ lack of fish and says the surviving corals are continuing to bleach, even during winter’

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Vaquita story on 60 Minutes

May 19th, 2016|

Watch the segment(About 11 minutes)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-endangered-sea-mammal-the-last-vaquitas/  […]

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Mongabay Series: Evolving Conservation How big donors and corporations shape conservation goals

May 19th, 2016|

Is big money from foundations, governments, and corporations making conservation groups more timid and less effective defenders of wildlife? Part 2 of Conservation, Divided: Mongabay’s four-part series investigating how the field of conservation has changed over the last 30 years. […]

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Water Funder Initiative, “Toward Water Sustainability: A Blueprint for Philanthropy”

March 22nd, 2016|

The attached document, is entitled, “Toward Water Sustainability: A Blueprint for Philanthropy.” It is the WFI aim that this blueprint, assembled with input from more than 150 experts from across the West, serve as a tool for helping increase focused, impactful philanthropic investment that can accelerate the transformation needed to bring water basins into balance and strengthen the resilience of water systems across the U.S. West and beyond.
This week the Water Funder Initiative (WFI) released the blueprint through its website (http://www.waterfunder.org/) and on the websites of many of the supporting foundations, but the […]

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