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.
The Fort Berthold Air Quality Sovereignty Campaign builds on the organizing work of Fort Berthold POWER over the past five years working to improve air quality and mitigate climate change on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The next phase of the work is work with various stakeholders to develop and adopt a tribal air quality program addressing oil and gas air emissions. Having a tribal air quality program will allow the tribe to hold the oil and gas industry accountable for harmful air emissions, which will improve public health outcomes for 7000 tribal residents, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Protect the Boundary Waters from Sulfide Mining builds on the advocacy momentum and awareness established over the past fifteen years of proposed copper sulfide mining in Minnesota. The next phase of our campaign is to gather the needed research and depositions to help ensure the long-term ecological and economic well-being of the region are protected. This form of mining, never before done in Minnesota but catastrophic elsewhere will put the wilderness and its two watersheds at risk of devastating contamination from acid mine drainage.
Weakened by lack of internal social cohesion, limited education coupled to a lack of understanding of national laws, indigenous peoples in remote areas of the Amazon often struggle to organize an effective response against external threats. The Matsés and Acaté have laid the foundation for our next major collaboration, the Matsés Indigenous Leadership Initiative. In this initiative of vital importance, the Matsés will receive capacitation and technical training in three core domains critical to their survival and success in their interactions with the outside world.
Climate Generation’s Window Into COP program seeks to educate, inspire, and galvanize individual and collective commitment to climate action through an immersive experience that highlights our global interconnectedness. Climate Generation has been bringing delegations as observers to the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) and has been doing so since 2009. Attendance at the COP provides an opportunity for delegates to showcase the multi-sector and ambitious leadership of Minnesota, and for participants to learn from and be inspired by others across the world.
The Mapping Prejudice Project is leading community members in the work of creating a visual, interactive map of racial covenants in Hennepin County. The map is a vehicle for social change. It provides new data for policymakers. And it builds a constituency for policy innovation by inviting citizen-researchers to read historic documents that illuminate the racism of twentieth century housing practices. The team is creating a tool kit based on this work that will help other communities catalyze conversations about structural racism and support transformative policymaking.
Dakota Rural Action (DRA) members and leaders protect the water and environment of South Dakota by fighting the siting of animal factory farms, educating local decision makers about their responsibilities and powers, and inspiring communities with alternatives in sustainable and regenerative agriculture by training new farmers. DRA is also working with the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) to create a culturally appropriate beginning farmer training and support program for the Lakota food and agriculture producers on the Rosebud Reservation.