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Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA Resigns, With Plea to Pruitt to Protect Vulnerable Communities

March 9th, 2017|

Mustafa Ali quits after 24 years, as new administrator prepares deep cuts in programs affecting the poor and minorities.

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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 […]

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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Foundations Launch Fund to Ensure Native Voice in Monument Management

January 17th, 2017|

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, in partnership with five other foundations, has announced the creation of a $1.5 million fund to strengthen native management of the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah.

Read full article in Philanthropy News Digest

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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’

Full story

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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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Report from Urgent Action Fund Latin America

January 27th, 2016|

From Urgent Action Fund Latin America and also available in Spanish a new report http://bit.ly/1JFsNUS ties together many issues–the higher number of women victims among murders of environmental defenders, the trend that some are calling “the criminalization of protest,” and in some countries a closing civil space for NGOs and activists.

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