Grantee Database

2°Investing Initiative

$75,000

Support for work with mainstream investors and economic agencies on portfolio assessments that shift evaluation to a long term horizon and promote a new standard of fiduciary responsibility on the materiality of carbon risks.

350.org

$125,000 (2 grants)

Support for continued expansion of the US-based divestment campaign both domestically and internationally, with an intensified focus on the Invest side aimed at promoting a switch to investment in a clean energy economy.

350.org

$120,000

Support for work elevating the call for fossil fuel divestment from college campuses, cities and pension funds, to a more comprehensive banner of a Freeze on Fossil Fuels.

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350.org

$25,000

Support for a convening to develop a global fossil freeze campaign.

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350.org

$10,000

Support for the “International Conference on Divestment" in Paris in September.

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350.org/Global Power Shift conference

$100,000

Support for 350’s work fighting to end fossil-energy subsidies and advancing the student divestment movement, as well as support for the first "Global Power Shift" conference.

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Accountability Counsel

$50,000

Support for work to hold internationally financed development projects accountable to human rights and environmental standards, with an emphasis on impacts on women and the climate.

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Action Aid USA

$50,000

Support for global campaigning on safe and clean energy access, making the case for affordable, renewable energy access as the only way to avoid climate change and ecological collapse, and meeting development needs.

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Advancement Project

$50,000

Support for legal and public education activities integrating national and grassroots voting rights litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing.

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Advancement Project

$50,000

Support for legal and public education activities integrating national and grassroots voting rights litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing.

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Advocates for Youth

$65,000

Support for expanded international youth activist training and outreach on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the U.S. and in the Global South.

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Advocates for Youth

$62,000

Support for expanded international youth activist training and outreach on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the U.S. and in the Global South.

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Advocates for Youth

$60,000

Support for expanded international youth activist training and outreach on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the U.S. and in the Global South.

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AIDA

$40,000

Support for the ongoing fight against large dams in the Amazon Basin, as well as work on a moratorium on fracking in Latin America.

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Alliance for Justice

$50,000

Support for work watchdogging and challenging the “Corporate Court” and advocating for fair and progressive values in the judicial nominations process.

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Alliance for Justice

$50,000

Support for work watchdogging and challenging the “Corporate Court” and advocating for fair and progressive values in the judicial nominations process.

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Amazon Watch

$50,000

Support for work to protect the Amazon Basin rainforest and to advance the rights of its indigenous peoples.

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American Agricultural Reform Collaborative

$50,000

Support for a new coalition working at the nexus of industrial agriculture, corporate power, and food, health, and animal rights to tackle the powerful industrialized meat production sector.

American Constitution Society

$70,000

Support for this progressive legal organization, a network of law students, lawyers, judges and others dedicated to taking on agendas such as voter suppression, judicial appointments, and overturning Citizens United.

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American Constitution Society Copy

$50,000

Support for this national network of progressive law students, lawyers, judges and others dedicated to taking on agendas such as voter suppression, judicial appointments, and overturning Citizens United.

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American Sustainable Business Council

$45,000

Support for work to counter the advocacy of big business and the Chamber lobby on issues such as EPA power plants rules, Clean Energy Victory Bonds, renewable energy portfolio standards, carbon pricing, and fracking.

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As You Sow

$100,000

Support for As You Sow's continuing involvement in the development and expansion of the Divest/Invest movement and shareholder activism related to fossil fuel securities.

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As You Sow

$100,000 a year for two years

Support for continued involvement in the development and expansion of the Divest-Invest movement and shareholder activism related to fossil fuel securities.

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Blue Planet Project

$44,500

Support for efforts by leaders of the water justice movement to develop a global narrative and plan to implement the Right to Water, build solidarity with extractive struggles, and oppose new forms of privatization and other corporate threats to water.

Both ENDS

$50,000

Support for work engaging the women's movement in the climate funding movement and ensuring that promising local projects can access resources from the Green Climate Fund, a major global financing mechanism under the UNFCC.

Brave New Foundation

$50,000

Support for development of films and other cutting-edge media tools to build progressive activism across a range of issues.

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Brave New Foundation

$50,000

Support for development of films and other cutting-edge media tools to build progressive activism across a range of issues.

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Brennan Center for Justice

$75,000 (renewal)

Support for Brennan’s leadership in the fight against voter suppression and for voting rights, and advocacy for innovation in voting systems and campaign finance reform.

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Brennan Center for Justice

$75,000

Support for Brennan’s leadership in the fight against voter suppression and for voting rights, and advocacy for innovation in voting systems and campaign finance reform.

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Bus Federation, The

$50,000

Support for work engaging youth activists who are passionate about energy, drug policy, reproductive rights, and voting reform.

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Capital Institute

$40,000

Support for research demonstrating the inherent weaknesses in the dominant institutional investment model and its social and environmental impacts, and developing comprehensive alternatives that are financially viable.

Capital Institute Copy

$40,000

Support for research demonstrating the inherent weaknesses in the dominant institutional investment model and its social and environmental impacts, and developing comprehensive alternatives that are financially viable.

Carbon Tracker Initiative

$174,000 (3 grants)

Support for work aligning the action of world capital markets with the reality of global warming. Through their work on “stranded assets”, CTI provides an alternate narrative to the fossil fuel industry, demonstrating the risk of wasted capital expenditures, and providing a basis for investors to [...]

Carbon Tracker Initiative

$75,000 and $24,000

Support for work aligning the action of world capital markets with the reality of global warming, through their work on “stranded assets”.

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Carbon Tracker Initiative

$30,000

Support to keep carbon risk disclosure and the challenge of stranded assets high on the international economic agenda at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

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Center for Community Change

$50,000

Support for campaigns focused on key social justice issues such as immigration reform and inequality, engaging those most impacted by the economic and social policies advanced by the Right.

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Center for Constitutional Rights

$50,000

Support for work challenging the rise of the “National Security State” on issues such as Guantanamo detention, stop and frisk, and mass surveillance, and for training the next generation of social justice lawyers.

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Center for Constitutional Rights

$50,000

Support for work fighting the discriminatory justice system and challenging the rise of the “National Security State” on issues such as Guantanamo detention, stop and frisk, and mass surveillance.

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Center for International Environmental Law

$65,000

Support for work addressing the question of corporate liability for climate damages, exploring potential litigation pathways that will increase investor recognition of the risk of fossil fuel investments.

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Center for Popular Democracy

$50,000

Support for their corporate accountability organizing work and public education about the threats posed to public interest by corporate abuses.

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Center for Reproductive Rights

$50,000

Support for work to strengthen laws and policies worldwide that protect reproductive health and rights, with a focus on combating opposition tactics that threaten women’s reproductive health and autonomy in Africa and Latin America.

Center for Reproductive Rights

$50,000

Support for work to strengthen laws and policies worldwide that protect reproductive health and rights, with a focus on combating opposition tactics that threaten women’s reproductive health and autonomy in Africa and Latin America.

Center for Reproductive Rights

$50,000

Support for work to strengthen laws and policies worldwide that protect reproductive health and rights, with a focus on combating opposition tactics that threaten women’s reproductive health and autonomy in Africa and Latin America.

Center for Rights

$30,000

Support for their work to educate the public about their digital rights, expand Internet integrity and accessibility, and safeguard Net Neutrality.

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Center for Rights

$30,000

Support for public education and organizing around digital rights, Internet integrity and accessibility, and Net Neutrality.

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Center for Working Families

$75,000

Support for work challenging corporate dominance and building coalition among organizations working on such topics as such as fracking, stop and frisk, clean energy/green jobs, and campaign finance reform.

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CERES

$75,000

Support for the CERES Investor Network on Climate Risk.

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Citizen Engagement Lab

$70,000

Support for their efforts to organize under-served constituencies and accelerate social change by building on-line communities.

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Clean Air Task Force

$60,000

Support for building on progress made on efforts leveraging the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council to draw attention to the rapidly deteriorating Arctic environment and to call for urgent action on climate change.

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Clean Water Fund

$20,000

Support for a public campaign to hold EPA to adopt the tough coal-effluent standards it initially proposed and to discard the industry-weakened alternative.

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ClientEarth

$75,000

Support for legal work aimed at challenging fossil-fuel financing and corporate actions that fail to take adequate account of climate risk.

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Climate Accountability Institute

$40,000

Support for the Carbon Majors project, which traces and apportions more than 60% of all global CO2 emissions since the Industrial Revolution to just 90 coal, oil, gas, and cement companies, based on their own annual reports.

Climate Accountability Institute

$40,000

Support for building on progress made on efforts leveraging the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council to draw attention to the rapidly deteriorating Arctic environment and to call for urgent action on climate change.

Climate Parliament

$65,000

Support for this extra-governmental networking organization, working cross-party to connect global Parliamentarians in promoting stronger climate policy and renewable energy, to develop support among parliamentarians for a Europe-North Africa renewable energy grid connection.

Climate Parliament

$60,000

Support for this extra-governmental network’s efforts to advance intergovernmental discussions on a renewable energy solutions to climate change, with a focus on exploring opportunities to connect the vast solar resources of North Africa with European demand centers through a “Supergrid” project.

Climate Reality Project

Support for their Leadership Corps’ training in Johannesburg, South Africa, to cultivate a new generation of African leaders with the knowledge and skills to tackle the climate crisis.

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Coal Export Coalition/Climate Solutions

$100,000

Support for a coalition of groups working in the Pacific Northwest to continue the fight against a coal export expansion that would generate more climate pollution than the tar sands carried by the Keystone pipeline.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

$20,000

Support for CATW’s work with Safe Hands for Girls on a major outreach campaign to increase U.S. public awareness and government attention to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, including legal and social supports for FGM/C survivors in the U.S.

Color of Change

$70,000

Support for the nation’s largest African American on-line civil rights organization, which uses social media campaigns and partnerships with other progressive groups to mobilize public activism on issues of racial justice, voter suppression, mass incarceration, net neutrality and more.

Color of Change

$70,000

Support for social media campaigns to mobilize activism by Black Americans and other constituencies on issues of racial justice, voter suppression, mass incarceration, economic fairness, clean energy and more.

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Colorlines/Race Forward

$40,000

Support for the on-line news publication of one of this country leading racial justice think tanks, which addresses issues such criminal justice, economic rights, reproductive health and net neutrality.

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Common Cause

$50,000

Support for work challenging efforts to undermine democracy, the environment, and economic fairness at the state level, and advancing democracy reforms nationwide.

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Common Cause

$40,000

Support for work challenging efforts to undermine democracy, the environment, and economic fairness at the state level, and advancing democracy reforms nationwide.

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Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

$100,000 per year for two years

Support for work across the country to return control over environmental decisions (such as fracking, long-wall mining, factory farming) to the local communities most affected by these activities.

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Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

$75,000 (5 grants - $15,000 each)

Support for five local organizations working to change state law and enact local ordinances that strip corporate personhood, create a right to local self-governance, return environmental decision-making to affected communities, and ban fracking and wastewater injection. The organizations [...]

Constitutional Accountability Center

$50,000

Support for development of progressive constitutional scholarship as well as activities challenging the “Corporate Court” and championing progressive judicial appointments.

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Constitutional Accountability Center

$50,000

Support for development of progressive constitutional scholarship as well as activities challenging the “Corporate Court” and championing progressive judicial appointments.

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Cornell University

$30,000

Support for research countering the prevailing misinformation about the environmental “benefits” of shale gas extraction.

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Council of Canadians

$110,000

Support for critical work to strengthen global fights around trade, mining and extraction of fossil fuels, and access to water.

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Criterion Institute

$25,000

Support for dissemination of a state-of-the field report on gender-lens investing, a field that is likely to grow as the divest-invest campaign directs even more attention and resources into energy access, with its key linkages to women’s empowerment.

Democracy Initiative

$150,000

Support for the Democracy Initiative’s efforts to engage a broad coalition of diverse issue organizations on issues such as money in politics, campaign finance reform, and felon enfranchisement.

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Democracy Now!

$75,000

Support for their unflinching presentation of progressive perspectives on a host of issues, such as climate change, women’s issues, criminal justice, voter suppression, corporate power across sectors, immigration, and inequality.

Democracy Now!

$75,000 per year for two years

Support for their unflinching investigative journalism on a host of issues, such as money in politics, Net Neutrality, corporate malfeasance, surveillance, and criminal justice in the post-Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter era.

Development Fund, The (Norway)

$15,000

Support for the planning of a Peasant Fund, an innovative new investment concept that will grow small farms, benefit poor communities, and promote sustainability, to be piloted in Southern Africa.

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Divest Invest Philanthropy/As You Sow

$65,000

Support for communications and media costs associated with a global divestment announcement in September, reflecting a 30-fold increase in investments divested from fossil fuels from the same time the previous year.  

Earth Island Institute/ Energy Action Coalition

$80,000

Support for the continuation of EAC’s role in the Fossil Divestment movement on campuses, with special attention to the role of investment in climate solutions, and support for Power Shift 2013 in Pittsburgh.

Earth Law Center

$40,000

Support for work to transform legal and governance systems to better reflect the rights and values inherent in the natural world and the rights of people to a healthy environment.

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Earth Law Center

$40,000

Support for work promoting the right to a healthy environment, to speak out and act to protect the environment, and to participate in development decisions.  

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Earthlife Africa Jhb 

$40,000

Support for a legal challenge to the South African government’s recent 1 trillion Rand nuclear power procurement deal with Russia, which was done without public participation, in potential violation of both statute and the Constitution.   

EarthRights International

$115,000

Support for work promoting the right to a healthy environment, to speak out and act to protect the environment, and to participate in development decisions.

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EarthRights International

$100,000

Support for work promoting the right to a healthy environment, to speak out and act to protect the environment, and to participate in development decisions.

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EarthRights International

$100,000

Support for work promoting the right to a healthy environment, to speak out and act to protect the environment, and to participate in development decisions.   

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EDGE Funders Europe

$20,000

Support for the expansion of Engaged Donors for Global Equity, a network of progressive foundations committed to advancing sustainability, human rights and global equity, to Europe.

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Endangered Species Coalition

$25,000

Support for this network of hundreds of conservation scientific, education, religious, and other organizations working to protect disappearing species and remaining wild places in the U.S.

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Endangered Species Coalition

$25,000

Support for this network of hundreds of conservation scientific, education, religious, and other organizations working to protect disappearing species and remaining wild places in the U.S.  

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Energy Justice Summer

$20,000

Support for an initiative designed to support front-line communities in their struggle against fracking and in the transition to a just energy future.

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Environmental Defence

$50,000

Support for work opposing development of Canada’s Alberta tar sands by blocking a massive new pipeline proposal from TransCanada, creating expanded opportunity for citizen involvement and consideration of climate impacts.

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

$50,000

Support for this global network of environmental lawyers, scientists, and citizen advocates from over 70 countries collaborating across borders to challenge environmental abuses to research and develop the potential legal basis for climate-impacted communities targeting fossil energy corporations for contributing [...]

Equal Education

$30,000

Support for efforts to help youth from some of the most marginalized communities in South Africa learn how to become effective organizers on issues facing their communities, fundamental to strengthening democracy in South Africa.

Equal Education

$30,000

Support for efforts to help youth from marginalized communities in South Africa learn how to become effective organizers on issues facing their communities.  

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Equal Justice Initiative

$50,000

Support for anti-death penalty efforts nationally and in key states and for work to end practices of sentencing children to life without parole.

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Equality Now

$65,000

Support for advocacy, media outreach, and a convening in Kenya focused on building local organizations’ capacity to end female genital mutilation.

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Equality Now

$70,000

Support for a network of African grassroots organizations working to implement an African-led strategy to end FGM/C on the continent.

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Equality Now

$60,000

Support for a network of African grassroots organizations working to implement an African-led strategy to end FGM/C on the continent and for U.S. national and global advocacy and outreach.  

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Equality Now

$50,000

Support for a campaign to reinstate FGM/C as a global indicator under the gender equality goal in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 15-year global blueprint that will guide global development and funding flows.  

ESCR-NET/Tides Center

$35,000

Support for advancing the basic human rights of the world’s most disenfranchised populations, including a new global project on the ‘corporate capture’ of public institutions, campaigns on corruption and money-in politics, judicial interference, and direct manipulation of public policy to advance control over [...]

European FGM Network

$50,000

Support for a European network to advocate for a European Union action plan on FGM and for the ratification and implementation of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention.

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ForestEthics

$60,000

Support for an integrative advocacy effort to block production of tar sands, uniting both sides of the US-Canada border.

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ForestEthics

$60,000 a year for two years

Support for a West Coast oil-focused advocacy network to oppose expansion of oil infrastructure on both sides of the Canada-US border, including defeating oil-by-rail proposals in Washington and California.

Franciscan Action Network and Earth Day Network

$50,000

Support for activities surrounding the Pope’s visit to the United States and the platform created for his climate message, including a rally outside the Capitol on the National Mall in support of the Pope’s message.

Friends of the Earth Europe

$50,000

Support for work with allies challenging the environmental, agricultural, food, human rights and climate impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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Friends of the Earth Europe

$50,000

Support for work with allies challenging the environmental, agricultural, food, human rights and climate impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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GASLANDS 3/International WOW

$75,000

Support for a grassroots community engagement campaign surrounding Gasland 3, focusing on dramatic energy challenges that are driving climate change, as well as the dangers of investing in false solutions like nuclear over clean renewable options.

Global Dialogue

$40,000

Seed support for the development of a gender-lens investing vehicle which could be a transformative model to help harness global capital in support of women's rights and empowerment.

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Global Doctors for Choice

$25,000

Support for equipping and empowering physicians from Latin America, Europe, Africa and the U.S. to become visible and effective voices for women’s reproductive health and rights in partnership with local legal, health, and women’s rights organizations.

Global Doctors for Choice/ Physicians for Reproductive Health

$25,000

Support for equipping and empowering physicians from Latin America, Europe, Africa and the U.S. to become visible and effective voices for women’s reproductive health and rights in partnership with local legal, health, and women’s rights organizations.

Global Greengrants Fund

$75,000

Support for a major initiative on gender-sensitive strategies to address the environmental and humanitarian challenges caused by climate change.

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Global Trade Watch/ Public Citizen

Two grants for a total of $160,000

Support for work to roll back investor privilege rules in international and bilateral trade investment agreements, and to address related climate, environmental and public health and human rights issues.

Global Warming Legal Action Project

$45,000

Support for work to hold liable the corporations most responsible for the rapidly changing climate and its impacts on people and property.

Global Witness

$50,000

Support for investigative reports on corporate crimes and abuses all over the world, and work to support the revenue transparency provisions provided in the Dodd Frank Act and European policy counterparts that are being challenged.

Global Witness Foundation

$100,000

Support for their pioneering campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses.

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Grameen Foundation

$5,000

Support for social enterprises and innovative microfinance institutions to help improve livelihoods in remote areas, including mobile solutions so smallholder farmers have access to information and capital and mobile health solutions that make medical care and information accessible to people in poor, rural [...]

Green Corps

$45,000

Support for outreach and recruitment of top candidates for their youth activist trainings on environmental campaigns, including fossil fuel divestment and stopping coal export.

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Green Mountain College

$12,500

Support for their strategic plan, Sustainability 2020, which seeks to increase student understanding of global sustainability.

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GreenFaith

$50,000

Support for an inter-faith initiative on fossil fuel divestment and investment in renewable energy.

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GreenFaith

$70,000

Support for mobilizing members of every major faith group to respond to the climate crisis, in both prayer and deed, as part of a new climate-focused network of religious environmentalists.

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GreenFaith

$60,000

Support for mobilizing members of every major faith group to respond to the climate crisis, in both prayer and deed, as part of a new climate-focused network of religious environmentalists.

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GreenFaith

$75,000

Support for the organization of a public summit and youth leadership training in Rome to strategically grow the faith-based constituency for Climate Change.

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groundWork

$40,000

Support for work assisting the vulnerable and long-term disadvantaged most affected by environmental injustices in Southern Africa.

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Guttmacher Institute

$60,000

Support for bolstering strategic communications to advance evidence-based policy reforms on issues of safe abortion, post-abortion care, and family planning services.

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Hampshire College Trustees

$25,000

Support for Hampshire's "Intentionally Designed Endowment," a key forum for advancing the Divest-Invest conversation within institutions of higher learning.

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Health Care Without Harm

$100,000 per year for two years

Support for this coalition-based group dedicated to transforming the private and public health care sector so that it becomes ecologically sustainable and is no longer a source of harm either to human health or the environment.

Health Care Without Harm

$80,000

Support for work to transform the private and public health care sector so that it is no longer a source of harm either to human health or the environment, including engagement on climate change through promoting Divest-Invest within the sector.

Hip Hop Caucus Copy

$250,000

Support for the Peoples’ Climate Music initiative, using popular culture to engage millions of people previously untouched by climate activism.

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Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund

$40,000

Support for creative communications and engagement among African-American leaders and communities on climate change, voting rights, and other issues.

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Hip Hop Caucus Education Fund

$70,000 (2 grants)

Support for efforts to use culture to bring African-American and under-represented youth into progressive debates around climate change and voting rights, and to produce the climate album “Home.”

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Impactassets Inc.

$235,000 (2 grants)

Support for a new organizational structure for managing Divest-Invest Philanthropy and for several critical projects supporting the larger Divest-Invest movement.

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Indigenous Environmental Network

$10,000

Support for an effort to increase the visibility of indigenous peoples in the Paris COP21 climate negotiations, to call for full recognition of human rights in the climate accords, and to reinforce the key message that fossil fuels must be left in the ground.

Institute for America’s Future

$125,000

Support for work challenging policymakers to pursue economic policies that create jobs, protects safety net programs, and challenge give-aways to corporations and the wealthiest.

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Institute for America’s Future

$75,000

Support for efforts to challenge policymakers to pursue an economic policy agenda that creates jobs, protects safety net programs, and challenges give-aways to corporations and the wealthiest.

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Institute for Policy Studies

Two grants totaling $150,000

Support for this think tank’s work challenging corporate power and advancing models of a new economy, and for connecting the inequality and climate justice movements.

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Institute for Policy Studies

$115,000

Support for work challenging corporate power and advancing models of a new economy, and for connecting the inequality and climate justice movements.

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Ipas

$75,000

Support for advancing access to safe abortion and enhancing reproductive rights in key regions worldwide, with a new focus on the injustice of jailing women for abortion.

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Ipas

$75,000

Support for advocacy in support of progressive abortion policies in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a new focus on the injustice of jailing women for abortion.

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Ipas

$75,000 each year for two years

Support for advocacy in support of progressive abortion policies in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a focus on extreme abortion bans in which women are jailed for having abortions.

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JASS

$40,000

Support for work with women resource rights activists as they confront the impacts of economic globalization and climate change as well as shrinking political space for rights-based advocacy.

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Kovno Communications

$25,000

Support for educational outreach in South Africa for the documentary Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, which showcases the multi- racial struggle that brought down apartheid and underscores the need to find ways to stimulate social change and oppose the human rights violations that are [...]

Kovno Communications

$25,000

Support for educational outreach in South Africa for the documentary Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, which showcases the multi- racial struggle that brought down apartheid and underscores the need to find ways to stimulate social change and oppose the human rights violations that are still [...]

Land is Life

$60,000

Support for global policy and re-granting initiatives focused on the mobilization and empowerment of indigenous women leaders and activists on the front lines of climate change.

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Machik

$10,000

Support for work revitalizing local communities in rural Tibet, with an empowering model of social engagement and capacity-building.

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MADRE

$25,000

Supplemental support for a special initiative focused on sustaining Iraqi and Syrian women's activism amidst profound political turmoil and human rights abuses, carried out by ISIS, as well as local governments.

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MADRE

$60,000

Support for work advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, promoting sustainable livelihoods for women, and addressing the impacts of extractive industries and climate change on women in the Global South.

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Market Forces

$60,000

Support for work focusing public and media attention on the role of Australian banks as leading fossil fuel investors and engaging shareholders to pressure banks over fossil investment risk.

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Mary Robinson Climate Justice Foundation

$150,000 over two years

Support for work to advance the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and invigorate the multilateral processes underway in support of a post-2015 global development agenda; and for efforts to mobilize women leaders in support of global action on climate change.

Mayors Innovation Project

$50,000

Support for work to expand the fossil fuel divestment movement in the U.S. by engaging more local governments, providing technical support on the mechanics of divestment, and bringing a sharper focus to reinvestment opportunities that promote environmental equity and sustainability.

Media Democracy Fund

$100,000 per year for two years, $20,000 special project funding

Support for work building the media reform movement by identifying, resourcing and connecting the critical elements of a communications rights infrastructure.

Media Matters for America

$75,000

Support for work watchdogging Right-wing media and disseminating accurate and unbiased information on issues such as climate change, voter suppression, criminal justice, immigration policy, and economic justice.

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Media Matters for America

$75,000

Support for the dissemination of accurate and unbiased information on issues such as climate change, voter suppression, criminal justice, immigration policy, and economic justice.

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Mining Watch Canada

$40,000

Support for work challenging the human rights and environmental impacts of mining companies and defending the rights of impacted communities with policy reforms.

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Mothers2Mothers

$25,000

Support for their work advancing women’s empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa and advocating for increased HIV/AIDs and reproductive health funding and policy support in UN and other international venues.

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Muslims for Progressive Values

$25,000

Support for work advancing women’s rights and empowerment by shedding light on gender-based human rights violations carried out in the name of Islam, while providing a counter-narrative grounded in both Islamic language and international human rights.

Muslims for Progressive Values

$50,000

Support for advocacy advancing women’s rights and empowerment by shedding light on gender-based human rights violations carried out in the name of Islam, and promoting a progressive agenda grounded in both Islam and international human rights.

Nation Institute

$40,000

Support for its work amplifying stories on voting rights, climate change, women’s issues and other social justice topics.

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National Center for Science Education

$25,000

Project support for a feasibility study for a potential new environmental think tank, tentatively called the Institute for Earth Advocacy, which would focus on how economic, legal, education, and human health issues relate to the environment.

National Peoples’ Action

$50,000

Support for a new grassroots campaign connecting money in politics to climate change battles and calling for green jobs and democracy solutions.

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NC WARN

$15,000

Support for their work on the ground in communities of color to fight for renewable energy and environmental protections in the face of climate changers and polluters.

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Ndifuna Ukwazi

$40,000

Support for efforts to build a cadre of young activists from poor and working-class communities who can take leadership positions in social justice movements in South Africa.

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New Economy Coalition

$50,000

Support for work building connections, fostering collaboration and amplifying models advancing a “new economy” that is restorative to people, place, and planet, while operating on principles of democracy, justice, and sustainable scale.

New World Foundation

$45,000

Support for activist and author Naomi Klein’s research and writing on climate change and global economics, with particular emphasis on the roles and practices of NGOs and philanthropy.

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Not An Alternative

$25,000

Support for work challenging the world of natural history and science museums to stop accepting funding from the fossil fuel industry.

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Oil Change International

$70,000

Support for ongoing campaigns designed to expose and diminish the influence of the fossil fuel industry, and to create space for a sustainable energy economy to develop in time to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

Oil Change International

$70,000

Support for work opposing the harmful influence of the fossil energy industry and exposing the hidden economic costs of our national addiction to carbon-based fuels.

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Oil Change International

$70,000

Support for work opposing the harmful influence of the fossil energy industry and exposing the hidden economic costs of our national addiction to carbon-based fuels.

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Open MIC

$50,000

Support for work on shareholder activism in areas of Net Neutrality, on-line privacy, and corporate consolidation.

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Open MIC/Tides Center

$40,000

Support for work on shareholder activism on critical media policy concerns such as Net Neutrality, on-line privacy, and advancing equity and diversity in the industry.

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Orchid Project

$60,000

Support for U.K.-based advocacy focused on promoting the global abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and for an assessment of U.S.-based FGM/C advocacy needs and opportunities.

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Orchid Project

Two grants totaling $135,000

Support for a global FGM/C advocacy and outreach initiative that seeks to connect the dots between FGM/C in the U.S. and overseas.

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Orchid Project

$25,000

Support for a global campaign to reinstate Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting as a global indicator in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a global blueprint that will guide resource mobilization through 2030.

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OurVoices.net/ Greenfaith

$30,000

Support for an on-line, multi-faith initiative aimed at generating support from the religious community in support of a global climate agreement and at coordinating an unprecedented outpouring of climate prayer and action from the world's major faiths.

OurVoices.net/GreenFaith

$30,000

Support for an on-line, multi-faith initiative aimed at generating support from the religious community in support of a global climate agreement and at coordinating an unprecedented outpouring of climate prayer and action from the world's major faiths.

Pathfinder International

$40,000

Support for advocacy on behalf of increased funding for international family planning and reproductive heath and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs.

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People for the American Way Foundation

$25,000

Support for work watchdogging and educating the public about the dangers of voter suppression and other election systems challenges, as well as their broader pro-democracy and leadership development work.

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Pivot Point

$25,000

Support for the development of an environmental, democracy, and human rights response to the risks environmentalists face worldwide when opposing extraction of resources and contamination of the environment.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

$60,000

Support for Global Rights Watch, a joint initiative with Ipas, to assist grassroots organizations and advocates in Africa and Latin America in tracking and responding to organized opposition to reproductive health and rights.

Platform London

$30,000

Support for work confronting the oil industry and calling for transition to a fairer future beyond fossil fuels.

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Platform London

$25,000

Support for work confronting the oil industry, calling for transition to a fairer future beyond fossil fuels, and targeting pension funds for divestment.

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Political Research Associates (PRA)

$30,000

Support for research, reporting, and dissemination focused on the growing global reach of U.S.-based opponents of sexual and reproductive health and rights and their efforts to undermine Constitutional reform processes underway in various sub-Saharan African countries.

Population Action International

$75,000 (renewal)

Support for research, communications, and advocacy to help close the gap between growing global demand and availability of family planning and reproductive health services.

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Population Action International

$70,000

Support for work to ensure that reproductive health and rights are enshrined in post-2015 sustainable development goals, and for work on the population and environment nexus.

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Population Action International

$60,000 per year for 2 years

Support for research, communications, and advocacy to help close the gap between growing global demand and availability of family planning and reproductive health services, as well as for work exploring linkages between global population and environment issues.

Public Citizen Foundation

$75,000

Support for the Corporate Reform Coalition, which pursues diverse strategies to challenge the Citizens United-spurred torrent of corporate spending in politics.

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Public Interest Projects

$70,000

Support for nonpartisan progressive coalition work and public education activities designed to help voters navigate the new voter suppression policies in North Carolina and other states.

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Rainforest Action Network

$70,000

Support for a series of analyses on the environmental, social, and financial risks inherent in the coal industry, as well as for continued efforts to get Bank of America to publicly disclose its financed emissions, commit to reducing them, and issue a stronger policy on mountain-top removal.

Rainforest Action Network

$70,000

Support for ongoing corporate-framed environmental campaigns, in particular on coal and bank financing of coal mining and infrastructure.

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Rainforest Action Network

$100,000

Support for ongoing corporate-framed environmental campaigns, in particular on coal and bank financing of coal mining and infrastructure.

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Rainforest Foundation

$40,000

Support for its work assisting indigenous communities to combat local impacts of extractives industries operating in the western Amazon, and for strengthening indigenous title to ancestral lands in Peru and Panama.

Rebuild the Dream Education Fund

$50,000

Support for work championing progressive causes and amplifying issues such as the student debt, and climate change through on-line campaigns, engagement with artists, and other cultural initiatives.

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Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands (REDOIL)

$25,000

Support for the Arctic Program, working with national and local allies to fight proposed offshore oil development of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas and proposed oil and gas development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Yukon Flats Wildlife Refuge.

Responsible Endowments Coalition

$130,000 (2 grants)

Support for work with college activists dedicated to making responsible investment a new standard for higher education, and for building a nationwide database of university alumni interested in supporting fossil fuel divestment and responsible investment more broadly.

Responsible Endowments Coalition  

$60,000

Support for work with college activists dedicated to making responsible investment a new standard for higher education, and for building a nationwide database of university alumni interested in supporting fossil fuel divestment and responsible investment more broadly.

Rocky Mountain Institute

$50,000

Support for an analysis of renewable energy options in South Africa to provide a comparison against a nuclear deal with Russia.

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Root Capital

$60,000 a year for two years

Support for impact studies focused on how to reduce the gender gap in Root Capital’s services to women smallholders and promote gender equity in Africa and Latin America.

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Ruckus Society

$5,000

Support for work providing training to a variety of groups and individuals on high impact direct action, including on climate change and justice issues.

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Safe Hands for Girls

two grants totaling $90,000

Support for (1) media, outreach and programming on FGM/C in the United States and the Gambia, and (2) for a major documentary film on FGM/C, in partnership with Accidental Pictures.

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SeaLegacy

$30,000

Support to document the ocean impacts of global climate change, from loss of sea ice, storm intensification, and coastal flooding of low-lying island habitats due to sea-level rise, as well as bringing attention to the plights of coast-dwelling peoples.

Sentencing Project

$50,000

Support for policy advocacy work on criminal justice reform, drug policy, felon disenfranchisement, juvenile justice and more.

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Sierra Club

$50,000

Support for a multi-organizational campaign to stop approval of fast track authority for trade agreements.

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Social Venture Network

$45,000

Support for work with a global community of individual business leaders and businesses to secure support for divestment commitments and to popularize mechanisms for investing in climate.

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Social Ventures Network

$70,000

Support for work advancing the socially responsible business movement, including socially responsible investing, employee ownership, green and sustainable business products, incorporating ethics into business curriculum, and most recently, fossil fuel divestment and clean technology re-investment.

Sojouners

$50,000

Support for work reaching Christians on "creation care" and on messaging around Divest-Invest, the negative health effects of fossil fuels, and the benefits of pro-climate investments.

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Sojourners

$45,000

Support for work reaching Christians on "creation care" and on messaging around Divest-Invest, the negative health effects of fossil fuels, and the benefits of pro-climate investments.

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South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA)

$40,000

Support for work in four key areas: pollution and health impacts in south Durban from industrial effluents and oil spills, energy and climate change, development and Durban port expansion, and community empowerment through training and community monitoring.

Southern Center for Human Rights

$50,000

Support for advocacy on criminal justice reform, including death penalty, right to counsel, prison over-crowding, and excessive fees that criminalize poor people.

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State Voices

$75,000

Support for state and national programs to support and expand efficient voter protection/election administration activity.

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State Voices

$75,000 per year for 2 years

Support for state and national programs to support and expand efficient voter protection and election administration activity.

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Sum of Us Copy

$60,000

Support for educating and mobilizing for action on the impacts of corporate behavior on human rights, the environment, and democratic freedoms.

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SumOfUs

$75,000

Support for educating and mobilizing for action on the impacts of corporate behavior on human rights, the environment, and democratic freedoms.

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The Bus Federation

$50,000 per year for 2 years

Support for work engaging youth activists who are passionate about climate change, drug policy, reproductive rights, and voting reform.

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The Corporate Accountability Coalition/ EarthRights International

$15,000

Support for a new coalition whose signature project is the Congressional Report Card that rates members of Congress on their voting records on issues of corporate accountability, transparency, responsible business practices, and the rights of people.

The Media Consortium

$60,000

Support for work strengthening the independent media sector, elevating independent voices otherwise not heard in the corporate-dominated media landscape.

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The Nation Institute

$40,000

Support for its work amplifying stories on voting rights, climate change, women’s issues, criminal justice, the #blacklivesmatter movement, and other social justice topics.

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The Ocean Foundation

$35,000

Support for the building of an investment portfolio comprised of companies that positively affect the health of the world’s oceans.

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The Other 98

$30,000

Support for social media campaigns on issues such as money in politics, climate change, and economic inequality.

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The Rules Project

$20,000

Support for ‘Whistleblow Wall Street’, exposing pervasive bank misconduct to escalate pressure for financial reform.

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The Rules/ Oakland Institute

$30,000

Support for work on a campaign calling for an end to the World Bank’s ranking system of countries for businesses, which drives foreign investment into specific countries, propels commodification of resources, and contributes to the growing global crises of land grabbing.

The Voter Participation Center

$50,000

Support for engaging the Rising American Electorate on the issues that shape their daily lives, including reproductive rights, health care reform and economic security.

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Themis Fund/ Proteus Fund

$50,000

Support for work on better coordination and strategy development among the diverse organizations working on the death penalty repeal agenda.

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Themis Fund/Proteus Fund

$50,000

Support for work on better coordination and strategy development among the diverse organizations working on the death penalty repeal agenda.

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This Changes Everything/Sustainable Markets Foundation

$75,000

Support for efforts to build more powerful connections between the U.S. and global environmental and economic justice movements by offering the growing grassroots climate movement a new set of creative communications tools linked to Naomi Klein’s new book and film.

Tibetan Village Project

$15,000

Support for clinics, schools, and community projects, undertaken in coordination with villagers and local governments on the Tibetan Plateau.

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Tides Center/ Halifax Initiative

$35,000

Support for this coalition of Canadian human rights, environmental, religious, and labor NGOs working on issues of trade, finance, corporate accountability, and aid.

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Tostan

$60,000

Support for work on FGM/C abandonment in Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, and The Gambia.

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Union Forum of the Union Theological Seminary

$175,000

Support for a three-day climate advocacy summit, culminating in a ten-point interfaith action agenda on climate change delivered to the UN Secretary General at the Global Climate Leadership Summit on September 23.

University of Dayton

$40,000

Support for a Catholic conference dedicated to exploring fossil Divestment and clean energy Investment as means of acting on Pope Francis’s recent Encyclical.

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US-Africa Network

$15,000

Support for work to strengthen the climate justice movement and ultimately build a new Africa-focused social movement in this country, one that draws on the lessons of the past to more effectively tackle the challenges of today.

Vermont Community Foundation

$12,500

Support for their Philanthropic Leadership Fund, which since its inception in 2006, has funded innovative programs, publications, and services that help philanthropists, nonprofits, and others learn more about community needs and promising ideas.

Wallace Center of Iowa

$60,000

Support for work around programs that include: a "Real Soil, Real Food, A Real Difference" youth engagement project, encouraging sustainable organic food production in southwest Iowa, and leveraging civility work to engage citizens in meaningful dialog about contemporary issues.

Wallace Centers of Iowa

$60,000

Support for the Center’s efforts to promote the legacy of the Wallace Family. Work includes encouraging growers to adopt sustainable farming practices and strengthening Iowa high school curriculums in areas such as soil health, food science and math.

Wallace Centers of Iowa

$60,000

Support for work around programs that include: a "Real Soil, Real Food, A Real Difference" youth engagement project, encouraging sustainable organic food production in southwest Iowa, and leveraging civility work to engage citizens in meaningful dialog about contemporary issues.

Wellstone Action Fund

$50,000

Support for work building the next generation of effective leaders and catalyzing successful issue campaigns across key social, racial and economic justice movements.

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Wellstone Action Fund

$60,000

Support for work building the next generation of effective leaders and catalyzing successful issue campaigns across social, racial and economic justice movements.

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West Coast Climate Campaign/Climate Solutions

$100,000

Support for work to put a price on carbon in what is collectively the planet's fifth largest economy, the four state/province bloc of California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, advancing an ambitious, integrated set of climate and clean energy policies in the Pacific Northwest.

West Coast Environmental Law

$45,000

Support for work promoting environmental reform by combining legal research with citizen coalition engagement to bring high-profile test cases.

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WILD Foundation

$35,000

Support for work to bring scientists, indigenous leaders, policymakers, and others together in recognizing nature and ecological systems as entities deserving of protection in their own right and not merely as resources for human utilization.

Working World

$25,000

Support for their work advancing community power by bringing investment capital to hard-hit communities to build worker owned enterprises.

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Worldwatch Institute

$50,000

Support for work to elevate reproductive health and international family planning on the global environmental agenda, particularly with regard to climate, water, and biodiversity.

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Youth Engagement Fund

$125,000

Support for efforts to engage young people on issues of deepest concern to them - job creation, student debt, and minimum wage among them – and connect that with climate change activism.