grants

Led by founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten, the explore Team embarks on fact-finding missions to meet the courageous leaders of the non-profit world and document their work through images and films. By sharing their knowledge, explore seeks to connect people to extraordinary cultures and ideas. These expeditions also serve as a way to identify potential recipients for Annenberg Foundation grants.

To date, over $15 million has been awarded to over 100 non-profit organizations worldwide.

africa

Africa

Africa

African Wildlife Foundation $100,000

To work with the people of Africa to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever by providing wildlife management training opportunities for African nationals. To also support the Manyara Ranch School, Tanzania and Mountain Gorilla Experience for Rwandan Students. Grants between 2006-2011.

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Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

The Tesfa Foundation $25,000

To support early childhood education to disadvantaged children in Ethiopia, where no public pre-school or kindergarten is available.

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Abebech Gobena Orphanage and School $250,000

Upgrading the health center into a medium level maternal and children's health hospital.

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Ethiopia

Banovich Wildscape Foundation $25,000

To conserve the earth's wild places to benefit the wildlife and the people that live there.

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Ghana

Accra

Children's Christian Storehouse $25,000

To support a training and performance pavilion for children in Africa by providing the resources and opportunity to "Reach Beyond Their Boundaries.”

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Rwanda

Kigali

Aegis Trust $900,000

To provide support for the general operations and sustainability of the Kigali Genocide Memorial, Memorial Gardens, Kigali Memorial Centre, the Wall of Names, and the National Genocide Archive of the Centre as well as education, documentation, and social programming of the center. Grants between 2008-2012.

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Sudan

Darfur

Medical Emergency Relief International Charitable Trust $1,000,000

To provide primary health care services in conflict-affected areas of Sudan.

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Khartoum

World Food Program (through Friends of the World Food Program) $500,000

To bring emergency food assistance to people in the war-stricken regions of Sudan.

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arctic

Canada

Iqaluit

City of Iqaluit $250,000

To provide support for the Elders Centre, Qimaavik Shelter, the Recreation and Community Services Department, and housing and supportive programs for elderly individuals and homeless women and children.

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The Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Society $50,000

To support the Iqaluit Community Greenhouse Expansion Project.

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Manitoba

Polar Bears International $600,000

For the Siku Cam Project as part of the My Planet, My Part Campaign and Tundra Connections program, and for general operating support. Grants between 2011-2012.

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china

China

AnWu

AnWu Elementary School $25,000

For general operating support to further the organization's mission to provide an education to the underprivileged children living in the rural Chinese countryside in the village of Jiang Lu Township.

Beijing

Beijing Cultural Development Center for Rural Women $100,000

To provide support to further the organization's mission to promote the social development of China's rural women by providing information, training, and services in order to raise their ability for self-development.

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Pacific Environment and Resources Center $300,000

To protect the living environment of the Pacific Rim by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities, and reforming international policies. Grants between 2006-2012.

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Shaanxi Qinling Mountains

World Wildlife Fund International $50,000

To support the Qinling Panda Focal Project of the WWF China Programme Office, which will build capacity and management for projected areas to decrease poaching, develop plans for tourism and micro-enterprise, increase revenue, and restore key panda habitats.

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Wolong

China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda $502,500

Lifetime adoption of twin pandas, a 'Panda Cam' at the Wolong Nature Reserve, medical research and programs, and a sculpture to increase public awareness of panda conservation.

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Xi'an

Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang $100,000

To provide general operating support to further the conservation and administration of site excavation and for the exhibition and interpretation of the findings, research on the sites' histories, and development of new technologies for conservation.

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costa rica

Costa Rica

Guácimo

EARTH University (Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda) $600,000

To support education for the agricultural sciences and natural resources in order to contribute to sustainable development for agricultural production and environmental preservation.

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india

India

Agra

World Monuments Fund $25,000

To preserve and protect world monuments.

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Chennai

Y.R. Gaitonde Medical Educational & Research Foundation $100,000

To provide HIV/AIDS education, care and support, research and training, and treatment.

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Ramaswami Aijar Foundation (through Blue Cross of India) $50,000

To offer animal assisted therapy to individuals who are educationally, socially, or physically challenged.

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Delhi

M.C. Mehta Environmental Foundation $50,000

To provide a forum for concerned citizens, NGO’s, and activists working for the survival of living beings, sustainable development, and social change.

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People for Animals $50,000

To support campaigns for animal rights by spearheading a popular movement for respecting all life on this earth.

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Centre for Science and Environment $100,000

For general operating support to increase public awareness of science, technology, and the environment, and to develop new methods for environmental conservation and preservation.

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Jaipur

Jaipur Virasat Foundation $50,000

To preserve all aspects of local culture, including art, music, and language in Rajasthan.

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Bodh Shiksha Samiti $100,000

To support a community program in school activities such as student learning, school administration, and curriculum development.

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Mumbai

Rescue Foundation $500,000

To rescue, rehabilitate, and empower trafficked women and children and help them reenter society.

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Ranthambhore

Tiger Watch $50,000

To support the task force and interventions that aid in the preservation of the Bengal tiger.

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Rishikesh

Ramana's Garden (through Friends of Ramana's Garden) $35,000

To provide housing and education to children who are homeless, neglected, refugees, or otherwise disadvantaged.

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India Heritage Research Foundation $100,000

To support schools and orphanages that provide young children with the opportunity to learn, grow, achieve, and become productive members of society.

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Varanasi

Kiran Society $150,000

To support special education in small groups with methods adapted to individual student needs.

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middle east / europe

Israel

Jerusalem

American Committee for Shaare Zedek $50,000

To support the B'Ruach spiritual care training program at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

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Peace Centre for the Blind (through American Near East Refugee Aid) $25,000

To provide academic and vocational training to blind Palestinian women.

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Western Wall Heritage Foundation $100,000

To support the preservation and development of the Western Wall.

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New Israel Fund $250,000

To provide general operating support to support democratic change within Israel.

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American Society for Yad Vashem $100,000

To support the documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, and to safeguard the memory of the past and impart its meaning for future generations.

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Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam

American Friends of Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam $100,000

To support cooperative living and cultural understanding.

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Tel Aviv

Yakar Foundation $25,000

To bring together Jews from different backgrounds and orientations for learning, prayer, and social action.

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American Committee for Tel Aviv Foundation $25,000

To support the Davis-Lewis Soccer and Education Center and provide children living in the Jaffa community a place to study and participate in sports.

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Jordan

Amman

King Hussein Foundation - US $25,000

To support the Performing Arts Center in Amman, Jordan.

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Jordan River Foundation $25,000

To support sustainable social, economic, and cultural programs.

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Petra

Petra National Trust $200,000

To preserve the antiques, environment, and cultural heritage of Petra.

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Salt

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf (through American Near East Refugee Aid) $10,000

To enable and equip deaf and disabled young people for inclusion and participation in their families and civic society in a meaningful way.

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Palestinian Territory

Hebron

B'Tselem - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories $125,000

To protect human rights in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and to generate commitment among the Israeli public to human rights principles.

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Jenin

The Freedom Theatre (through Grassroots International) $200,000

For the Theatre Programme and the Multimedia Studio, to provide the children of Jenin Refugee Camp with a space to safely express themselves, dare to experiment, take risks, imagine other realities and challenge existing social and cultural barriers. Grants between 2009-2012.

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Saudi Arabia

Jeddah

Dar Al-Hekma Private College $300,000

To provide selected degree programs of the highest quality to academically qualified women.

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Italy

Rome

Community of St. Egidio $50,000

To operate soup kitchens, shelters, and resources for the poor.

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Austria

Gusen

Gusen Memorial Committee $25,000

To support publications, research, and commemoration of the former concentration camp complex St. Georgen-Gusen-Mauthausen.

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France

Tahiti

Association Te mana o te moana $25,000

To support the French Polynesia Sea Turtle Observatory

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pacific northwest

United States

San Juan Islands

Center for Whale Research $125,000

To develop, promote, and conduct benign studies of free-swimming Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) for the purpose of conserving their populations and informing governments and the public of their ecosystem needs.

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Canada

Alert Bay

Pacific Orca Society $50,000

To conduct research into orca and other cetacean species; promote and advance the understanding of orca and other cetacea; establish and maintain research and exhibition facilities; conduct lectures and develop and distribute educational materials; develop advanced technology for the benign observation of orca in their natural environment, and to investigate and develop methods for enhancing human appreciation of the environment.

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Vancouver

City Opera of Vancouver Society $350,000

For the film, 'The Making of Fallujah the Opera'. To support the opera 'The Christian Ellis Project: Always Faithful, Surviving Redemption.' Grants between 2010-2012.

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Connec Tra Society $125,000

To link people with disabilities to activities and programs that help them to become increasingly active, build their confidence, and become more engaged and involved in community life.

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The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education $50,000

To educate the heart and foster compassion through: creative learning, facilitating and applying research, and connecting people and ideas.

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InnerChange Charitable Society $225,000

To provide general operating support for the Chronic Addiction Substance Abuse program, and to support research in evidence based, innovative and integrated therapies for drug addiction and concurrent disorders.

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Disabled Sailing Association of British Columbia $50,000

To promote, encourage, and engage in therapy and rehabilitation for people with disabilities through sailing and associated water-related activities.

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Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society $25,000

To encourage the understanding of other nations through the art of cinema; to foster the art of cinema; to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world, and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia and Canada.

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Global Civic Policy Society $1,000,000

To encourage a more educated citizenry. The organization undertakes and funds research that supports the social, environmental, and economic resilience of Canadian communities, most often through partnerships with education institutions, and disseminates the results of that research without restriction to the public to stimulate discussion. Grants between 2009-2011.

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2009 Special Olympics Winter World Games, Inc. $25,000

To support the 2009 Winter World Games.

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Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation $75,000

To provide general operating support to help people with significant disabilities achieve full citizenship in the community.

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Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre $54,000

To affect the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research, and direct action.

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University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology (through the American Foundation for the University of British Columbia) $15,000

To provide access to cultural objects from around the world, with emphasis on the achievements and concerns of the First Peoples and British Columbia's cultural communities.

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tibet

Tibet

Lhasa

12K Foundation $25,000

The Foundation recommends that grant funds be used to support the Dickey Orphanage

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united states

United States

Arizona

Soldier's Best Friend $100,000

To train 30 service dog and veteran teams, as well as general operating support. Grants between 2011-2012.

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Asheville

Asheville Hatchfest, Inc. $25,000

To provide mentorship, education, inspiration and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.

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Ashland

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association $25,000

Inspired by Shakespeare's work and cultural richness of the United States, we reveal our collective humanity through illuminating interpretations of new and classic plays, deepened by the kaleidoscope of rotating repertory.

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Aspen

Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. $100,000

To provide support for the Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard club. Grants between 2011-2012.

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Bandon Beach

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department $25,000

To support the Coquille Lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon.

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Bozeman

Hatchfest Bozeman Audiovisual Arts Festival $25,000

To support, develop and foster the growth of creative minds in various industries through mentorship, exposure, and networking.

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Brookeville

Warrior Canine Connection, Inc. $150,000

To train five service dog and veteran teams, and general operating support. Grants between 2011-2012.

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California

Canine Companions for Independence $25,000

Wounded Veteran initiative of the Southwest Region.

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Emma Zen Foundation $22,500

Pet Oxygen Kits.

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Bergin University of Canine Studies $150,000

To train five service dog and veteran teams as part of the Paws for Purple Hearts program. Grants between 2011-2012.

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Life Rolls on Foundation $15,000

General operating support

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Spring of Evolution, Inc. $58,000

To support fencing at the Wolf Connection Ranch

Puppy Prodigies $5,000

To support the SURFice Dog Initiative.

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From the Heart Church Ministries $5,000

From the Heart Christian School

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Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Foundation $500

To provide support for Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

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International Guiding Eyes, Inc. $50,000

General operating support

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Communities for a Better Environment $35,000

Outta your Backpack Media

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Callaway

White Earth Land Recovery Project $150,000

To facilitate recovery of the original land base of the White Earth Indian Reservation, while preserving and restoring traditional practices of sound land stewardship, language fluency, community development, and strengthening spiritual and cultural heritage.

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Carson City

Feeding Pets of the Homeless $10,000

To provide support for Feeding Pets of the Homeless.

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Charleston

Magnolia Plantation Foundation $100,000

To maintain Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the oldest public gardens in America.

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture $50,000

To collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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Middleton Place Foundation $50,000

To preserve Middleton Place, an 18th-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake.

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Drayton Hall $50,000

To preserve the oldest surviving example of Georgian Palladian architecture in the United States and share the stories of what life was like in 18th-century America.

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Chicago

Common Threads $6,100,000

To educate children on the importance of nutrition and physical well-being, and to foster an appreciation of cultural diversity through cooking.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. $25,000

To support the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.

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Clarksdale

Delta Music Institute $250,000

To support the Mobile Music Lab of the Delta Music Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at Delta State University.

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Coahoma County School District $25,000

To support the Coahoma County Junior High and High Schools

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Clarksdale Municipal School District $50,000

To support the Booker T. Washington Elementary International Studies Magnet School and the Kirkpatrick Elementary Health and Wellness Magnet School

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Spring Initiative, Inc. $5,000

General operating support

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Delta Blues Foundation, Inc. $150,000

A premiere interdisciplinary organization that focuses on the humanities and environmental sciences as they relate to the geography, history, literature, arts, and last but not least the Blues music. To support America's Delta Blues: The Blessissippi Crossroads Concert and to provide general operating support for the Delta Blues Museum, and to support artist stipends as part of the Arts and Education Program. Grants in 2012.

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Colorado

Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. $75,000

To support Operation Freedom. Grants between 2011-2012.

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Pandas International $100,000

General operating support.

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Larimer Humane Society $25,000

General operating support.

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Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region $25,000

General operating support.

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National Center for Craftsmanship $300,000

To provide support for the Pine Ridge Reservation Restoration Project

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Marshdale Elementary School $500

General operating support

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Connecticut

East Coast Assistance Dogs, Inc. $75,000

To train two service dog and veteran teams as part of Project HEAL. Grants between 2011-2012.

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Washington Environmental Council $5,000

General operating support

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Detroit

Leader Dogs for the Blind $76,000

To support the training of two guide dogs through the Guide Dog Program as part of the Dog Bless You Campaign.

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East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Inc. $50,000

Windmill Project of C.A.N. Art Handworks to support the design and construction of windmills that will provide electrical power and mechanical pumping to irrigate a soccer field owned by the city of Detroit.

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The Heidelberg Project $300,000

To support the House That Makes Sense Center that will create a community arts center and help the organization inspire people to enrich their lives and improve the social and economic health of the greater community, and for general operating support.

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The Legal Education and Advocacy Center $50,000

To support the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality to engender broad community discussion on issues of justice and human rights.

Helping our Prisoners Elevate $25,000

To support the Urban Network Bookstore to aid in the transformation of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated individuals into conscious and productive members of the Detroit community.

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James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership $100,000

To support the Feedom Freedom Grower program and to support grassroots activists develop themselves into visionary leaders and critical thinkers. Also in honor of Kimberly Sherobi to help develop the leadership capacities of individuals and organizations committed to creating productive, sustainable, ecologically responsible, and just communities. Grants between 2010-2011.

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Friends of Detroit & Tri Counties $25,000

To support the Peace Zone for Life @ the Hope District to create an urban park dedicated to promoting peace and resolving conflict.

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Church of the Messiah $100,000

General operating support to serve the inner-city Detroit community by providing spiritual programs, as well as outreach and supportive services

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Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Inc. $25,000

Food Warriors Youth Development Program

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District of Columbia

Partnership for a Healthier America, Inc. $100,000

Chefs Move! to Schools program

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Humane Society International $50,000

International Disaster Fund. As a result of the Japan earthquake and tsunami

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Flagstaff

Arizona Ethnobotanical Research $15,000

To provide support for the Save the Peaks Coalition

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Native Movement Southwest $100,000

To support the Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture program. Grants throughout 2010.

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Landsward Institute $50,000

To support the Native American River Guide and Cultural Interpretation Program of the Landsward Institute of Northern Arizona University.

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Museum of Northern Arizona, Inc. $100,000

To inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage.

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Indigenous Community Enterprises $10,000

To work directly with Indigenous communities to identify and develop community and economic development opportunities that respect and incorporate traditional culture, foster responsible stewardship of the land, maintain and enhance the well-being and self-reliance of communities, and support and protect the dignity and responsibility of individuals.

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Florida

Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. $120,000

To support the training of two guide dogs and for general operating support.

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K9s for Warriors $250,000

To train 25 service dog and veteran teams

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International Firefighters Assistance, Inc. $2,500

General operating support

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Georgia

Brighten Academy, Inc. $500

General operating support

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Hailey

Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley $50,000

To support the protection of animals from neglect, abuse, and exploitation and to adopt animals to qualified homes.

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Haleiwa

Kokua Hawai'i Foundation $100,000

To support environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii.

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North Shore Lifeguard Association $100,000

To fulfill the need for ocean safety and lifesaving education within the North Shore community.

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North Shore Community Land Trust $100,000

To protect the special natural areas of the North Shore of Oahu through voluntary land conservation.

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Hollywood

Friends of West Hollywood Elementary $7,000

General operating support

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Honolulu

Eddie Aikau Foundation $125,000

To promote education and the advancement of Hawaiian culture and to support the expansion of the annual student essay contest, creation of a post-secondary school scholarship program, beach clean-ups, and development of revenue-generating products. Grants between 2008-2011.

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AccesSurf Hawaii $265,000

To empower people with disabilities by providing adaptive surfing instruction and therapeutic educational programs on water recreation and to enrich lives by allowing families to access the beach and ocean in a barrier free environment. Grants between 2009-2011.

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Daughters of Hawaii $25,000

Restoration of Hulihe'e Palace

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Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation $25,000

To help Hawaii's athletes participate in athletic competitions and further their education.

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Kumu Kahua Theatre $75,000

To preserve the local Hawaiian culture through theater, and to foster Hawaii's local plays, playwrights, and artists. Located in downtown Honolulu, Kumu Kahua's 100-seat playhouse attracts some of Hawaii's most talented actors, directors, playwrights, designers, and other theater artists and technicians.

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Illinois

Rock River Foundation, Inc. $50,000

To support early childhood education in the Mississippi Delta

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Animal Diplomacy $25,000

Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals

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Incarnation Elementary School $500

General operating support

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Jackson

American Association of Avalanche Professionals $100,000

To support the Avalanche Forecasting Lab in providing accurate avalanche forecasting to the Teton county area.

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Wyoming K-9 Search & Rescue $100,000

To train competent search dog teams and assist local, state, and federal authorities in emergency search and rescue situations.

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Teton County Search and Rescue Volunteers $112,000

To provide vital emergency search and rescue services for Teton County and surrounding areas for those in need. Grants between 2008-2012.

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Jonestown

Jonestown Family Center for Education and Wellness $25,000

To support the welfare of people in Jonestown and the surrounding area.

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Kamuela

California Association for Research in Astronomy (W.M. Keck Observatory) $25,000

To support the Keck Observatory in its mission to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world.

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Kanu O Ka Aina Learning Ohana $25,000

To support Hawai'i's first native designed and controlled charter school, which integrates Hawaiian values and traditions with the latest in 21st century educational technology.

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Kohala Center $25,000

To support teaching and research programs that assist communities on the Island of Hawai‘i, in the Pacific, and around the world thrive — ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially.

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Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park and Preserve $150,000

To provide salary support and equipment for a seasonal media ranger position, to support educational programming and the brown bear webcams, and for ongoing interpretive activities

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Ketchum

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports Program $575,000

To support programs that improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities through sports and recreation.

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Long Beach

Aquarium of the Pacific $668,000

To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA-LA) $10,000

To provide general operating support for programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education, and a variety of shelter services.

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Los Angeles

International Humanities Center $15,000

To support Garner Eco-Fashion

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Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue $2,500

Shamrock Circle Fund

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International Medical Corps. $2,500

General operating support

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Los Angeles Parks Foundation $125,000

For the construction of the Mar Vista Skate Park to provide residents with a quality skateboarding facility

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Tony Hawk Foundation $275,000

For the Watts Skatepark project to provide healthy recreational opportunities to community residents.

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UCLA Center for East-West Medicine $200,000

To support Explore IM: Exploring Integrative Medicine at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

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Sinai Temple $100,000

To provide for the study of ancient and modern Jewish learning, beautiful music, and spiritual richness of prayer.

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Islamic Center of Southern California $100,000

To provide religious, educational, and recreational facilities for members of the public at large.

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St. Brendan Catholic Church $100,000

To provide education in the Catholic tradition through worship, education, service, and outreach.

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Asia Society Southern California $55,000

To support the piloting of an after-school Mandarin language program of the Youth Council of the Asia Society Southern California to better prepare students in South Central Los Angeles to succeed on a global stage.

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Street Poets, Inc. $1,400,000

General operating support. Grants between 2006-2012.

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Manhattan

Puppies Behind Bars, Inc. $50,000

To support the Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who've Served Us program.

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National Audubon Society, Inc. $500,000

To support Seabird Restoration Program activities in Maine

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc. $100,000

To support the country's first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Maryland

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, Inc. $5,000

To support international relief and development working in 34 countries.

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $15,000

General operating support.

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Michigan

The Edison Institute, Inc. $100,000

To support educational initiatives at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan

Minnesota

Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs $50,000

To support Paw Corps.

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Independent School District Number 696 $20,000

General operating support

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New Jersey

Seeing Eye, Inc. $134,000

To support the training of two Seeing Eye dogs.

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PTA New Jersey Congress of Parents & Teachers $500

A.R. Spinola PTA of Lakeview Elementary School

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New Mexico

Taos County Economic Development Corporation $25,000

To support the Mobile Matanza

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Women's Intercultural Center, Inc. $50,000

General operating support

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New Orleans

The Foundation for Entertainment Development & Education, Inc. $12,500

General operating support

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United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area $12,500

To support the efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by helping to provide a healthy quality of life, a strong workforce and a brighter economic future for the six-parish area.

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Habitat for Humanity (New Orleans Area) $100,000

For general operating support for building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.

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New York

Teach for America, Inc. $100,000

To support the Teach for America-Mississippi Delta region

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Yeshiva Shalshelet Bais Yaakov $500

General operating support

Common Ground $50,000

To support Common Ground's mission to provide a lifeline for runaway and homeless youths, families in crisis, victims of crime, people with mental illness and others in critical situations.

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Salman and Samina Global Wellness Initiative LTD $25,000

General operating support

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United States Fund for UNICEF $50,000

To support recovery efforts in Haiti

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North Carolina

Carolina Canines for Service, Inc. $125,000

To train five service dog and veteran teams as part of the Canines for Veterans program

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Oahu

Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation $650,000

To support grantmaking resulting from the Jack Johnson 'To the Sea' world tour and All At Once Community programming.

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Hawaiian Lifeguard Association $325,000

To support the enhancement of ocean life saving and rescue, and providing public information and education. Grants between 2009-2011.

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Arizona Memorial Museum Association $50,000

To support the interpretation and related visitor service activities of the National Park Service (NPS) at four sites across the Pacific region.

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Ohio

Sands Montessori School Foundation, Inc. $500

General operating support

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Ojai

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Inc. $200,000

In honor of the rescue efforts in Japan. Grants throughout 2011.

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Oregon

Paws Assisting Veterans $30,000

To pair service dogs with veterans and to establish a veterinary reserve fund

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Shadow Project $10,000

General operating support

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Pasadena

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California $25,000

To support the health and well-being of children by providing a home away from home for families of seriously ill children who are receiving care in Southern California.

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Pickerington

Pickerington Elementary PTO $500

General operating support

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Porcupine

T.R.E.A.T.Y. Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund, Inc. $174,904

To educate children with joy, respect, and wonder, and to instill self-respect and ignite the spark of life-long learning. The organization's program is based on the successes achieved by the total immersion school experience of the Maori People in New Zealand, which provided culturally-centered private schools for preschool through university level education of indigenous populations.

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Raleigh

Stop Hunger Now $2,500

To support U.S. operations.

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Roswell

New Destiny Fellowship Church $25,000

To help meet the spiritual needs of people via the enactment of Biblical principles.

The International UFO Museum & Research Center $25,000

To educate the general public to all aspects of the UFO phenomena.

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Salem

Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Foundation, Inc. $25,000

To recognize, honor, and perpetuate the commitment to social justice and human rights of individuals and organizations whose work is proven to have alleviated discrimination or promoted tolerance.

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Friends of the Peabody Institute Library, Inc. $25,000

To support the Danvers Archival Center, a department of the Peabody Institute Library, which works to collect and place in one central location all the written and printed materials relating to the history of Danvers and Salem Village, Massachusetts, for purposes of preservation and accessibility to researchers.

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Marblehead Museum & Historical Society, Inc. $25,000

To preserve, protect, and promote Marblehead’s unique heritage

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San Francisco

Pets for Vets, Inc. $10,000

General operating support.

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San Francisco Film Society $50,000

San Quentin Media Project

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Yosemite Foundation (c/o The Yosemite Fund) $25,000

To provide broad-based private funding and resources for projects that preserve, protect, or enhance Yosemite National Park.

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Save the Redwoods League $50,000

To support ancient redwood forests and redwood ecosystems to ensure that current and future generations can feel the awe and peace that these precious natural wonders inspire.

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Matter of Trust, Inc. $25,000

The Veggie Van Organization's Big Green Energy Bus

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Link Media, Inc. $2,842,519

To operate Link TV, a television broadcast company that focuses on a counter-culture perspective. Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate, and activate viewers to become involved in the world. Grants between 2006-2011.

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Santa Fe

Radius Books, Inc. $40,000

To support the publication of 'In the Shadow of Wounded Knee' by Aaron Huey

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Museum of New Mexico Foundation $25,000

To promote excellence at the Museum of New Mexico through effective fundraising, innovative entrepreneurial ventures, community collaboration, and essential support services.

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School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience $50,000

To provide a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression.

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Seattle

The Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Seattle $5,000

To support the Alive & Free street outreach program of the Metrocenter Branch, as part of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

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Shaw

Shaw School District $25,000

To support the Mc Evans School and the Shaw High School

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Texas

Paws and Stripes $20,000

General operating support as part of the Dog Bless USA campaign. Grants in 2011.

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Patriot Paws Service Dogs $100,000

General operating support. Grants between 2011-2012.

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Virginia

Saint Francis Service Dogs $50,000

To support Veteran Dogs.

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Air Serv International, Inc. $2,500

To support air transportation exclusively to the global humanitarian community.

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Volcano

Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park $25,000

To connect people with the park to support and promote the protection, restoration, understanding, and appreciation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Wailea

Maui Arts & Cultural Center $50,000

To support the Maui Film Festival at Wailea.

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Washington

Brigadoon Service Dogs $50,000

Canines and Heroes for Independence Program.

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Northwest Film Forum $5,000

IndieFlix Foundation

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Climate Solutions $5,000

On the occasion of the Seattle International Film Festival's screening of 'The Last Mountain'

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Literacy Council of Seattle $5,000

General operating support

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West Virginia

New Life Church of Whitesville $75,000

To construct classrooms, establish a pastor fund, and provide general operating support.

School Building Authority of West Virginia $2,500,000

For the relocation and rebuilding of Marsh Fork Elementary School in Raleigh County to a site further from the harmful effects of coal plant activities

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Coal River Mountain Watch $115,000

Provide support to stop the destruction of communities and the environment by mountaintop removal mining and to help rebuild sustainable communities. Also used for the Tadpole Project.

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Zuni

Ashiwi A Wan Museum and Heritage Center $100,000

To serve the community with programs and exhibits that help reflect on the past and are relevant to current and future interests.

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India

Mumbai

Plot No. 39, behind Our Lady of Remedy School $250,000

General operating support. Grants between 2010-2012.

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