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.
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.
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.
The Better Beaches for Jamaicans Project seeks to improve the management and ecological health of three Jamaican public bathing beaches. The Jamaica Environment Trust will organize workshops to train local community groups on their legal rights, basic business administration, customer service, environmental conservation, beach safety and sanitation; establish a Jamaican ‘Big up wi beach’ online network; and campaign for a coherent and comprehensive policy framework for Jamaican beaches.
Conservatively estimated, the Matsés indigenous people directly protect, through their territories and traditional lands, over three million acres of rainforest in Perú alone. To date, Matsés lands have been officially represented only through maps created by and on terms of national governments and outside interests. This representation is not how the Matsés view or understand their rich ancestral landscape. In this landmark initiative, the Matsés will, for the first time ever, map over 3-million acres of their rainforest according to their worldview, culture, history, and language.
The mission of Cycles for Change (C4C) is to build a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists. C4C seeks to specifically engage traditionally under-represented communities – including women, people of color, immigrants, low-income community members, and youth – to ensure that the health, financial, and empowerment benefits of bicycling are shared equitably.