2009

Select 2009 grants.

$75,000

Support for the Bill McKibben-linked campaign that seeks to use new media to generate world support for a 350 ppm CO2 target at Copenhagen.  

$40,000

Support for a series of "350Speaks" summits to develop youth organizing skills, to prepare youth leaders planning events following the October 24 International Day of Action, and cover direct costs for participation of 350Youth leaders at the Copenhagen Climate Conference. 

$40,000

Support for the “Energy Links” project, an effort to bridge green energy technologies and microfinance in sub-Saharan Africa and promote policy support for a “pro-poor energy strategy” in the region.

$30,000

General operating support to this civil rights legal and advocacy organization, which works to eliminate structural racism and promote social justice through election protection, litigation, strategic and legal analysis, community organizing and communications. 

$75,000

Support for their adolescent reproductive health work.

$100,000

Support for the Zimbabwe Alliance, a crucial new initiative whose mission is to bring funders and NGOs together to leverage limited resources and strategically support sectors of civil society in Zimbabwe to achieve a democratic transition, economic security, and reconciliation and healing. 

$40,000

General and project support to address environmental and human rights impacts of mining in the Northern Tropical Andes.

$25,000

General Support for this group established by and for musicians to connect artists to partner activist organizations and advise them on ways to use concerts, festivals and online social networks, such as Facebook, to engage fans and youth in activism.

$40,000

Support for "Alburnus Maior"’s (founded nine years ago by villagers from Rosia Montana) work to oppose Gabriel Resources gold mine in Romania.

$100,000

General support for this group, founded by Al Gore, which works to educate the public on the connection between climate and clean-energy jobs, the national security implications of continued oil-dependence, and how solving climate change will preserve the planet for future generations.