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.
ELAW collaborates with local lawyers who empower communities to speak out to prevent environmental abuses. Unsustainable projects -- such as oil and gas development, mining, and massive infrastructure -- threaten communities across Africa. ELAW will provide legal, scientific, and organizational support to partners representing communities whose lives, environment, and culture are threatened. Governments may take advantage of the corona virus to restrict civil society, fast-track projects, and relax environmental laws. ELAW will support lawyers challenging these abuses of emergency powers.
To counteract the increasing rate of suicide in the Native American community, Illusion requests $10,000 to support our work as partners in the creation of a suicide prevention program, KEEP THE FIRE ALIVE – a collaboration between Illusion, Native middle schoolers, the Ikidowin youth performance team of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force and the Ogitchdakwe (a group of Native grandmothers). Working with experts from inside and outside the Native community, the culturally specific program will feature the wisdom of the Elders and the passion of youth.
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.