Here is a list of our most recent 15 grants.

You can view the most recent reports for each project on the respective project page.

Upstream Arts
North America

Upstream Arts will carry out its Art of Community programs and trainings in 2017 and 2018, in partnership with Midwest Special Services, a disability service provider.  The Art of Community will use a creative arts based approach to preparing individually and as a community for imminent, significant changes in disability service provision and the cultural and attitudinal shifts that this requires of both individuals with and without disabilities to build truly inclusive communities. Programs and trainings will impact more than 500 individuals of all abilities.


GirlTrek, a national nonprofit and health movement that has inspired tens of thousands of African-American women and girls to lead more active lives and make meaningful, long-term commitments to their health is launching a city expansion in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Through an innovative walking program, grassroots organizing and leadership training for local volunteers, GirlTrek will inspire a walking revolution that improves the total health of African-American families and communities in the Twin Cities. 

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Economic Development

 Since 2010, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership’s reforestation efforts have planted nearly 900,000 trees, representing over 100 endemic tree species in Kianjavato, southeastern Madagascar. As part of a pilot project, we aim to augment the commercial crop or non-timber tier of the reforestation program by focusing on six commercial crops, Lychee, Bamboo, Coffee, Cocoa, Ravensara, and Cannelle. By creating local entrepreneur opportunities linked to ecotourism, we intend to create an economically balanced and sustainable program.

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) will provide critical legal and scientific support to public interest environmental lawyers across Africa who are challenging environmental injustices and protecting communities. Communities across Africa are suffering the impacts of a major push for resources, energy, and land. ELAW will reach out to lawyers who are defending communities and protecting the environment, support the work they are doing, and connect them to each other. ELAW will help build a strong corps of lawyers across Africa who are fighting for environmental justice.

Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas

This project was designed as a survival and preservation strategy by the Jotï, a Venezuelan Amazonian group (1300 people). Aware of their vulnerability as a distinctive ethnic group and confronted by safety, epidemiological and environmental threats the Jotï decided consensually in a communal meeting to write a book about them from their own perspectives, devised a content-table and requested Eglee & Stanford Zent to write the text while they take care of all images including the maps of their ancestral lands, pictures and illustrations.

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness’ campaign – Building a Sustainable Future – incorporates community organizing and comprehensive advocacy to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness ecosystem from sulfide mining pollution. The campaign has four main objectives: Engage citizens through sophisticated grassroots organizing, create broad media pressure against current sulfide mining proposals, provide a strong and influential conservation voice at the Minnesota State Capitol, and build a body of sound scientific data to support conservation efforts into the future.