W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1994 Grants to Balance Economic and Environmental Needs

Center for Policy Alternatives * May 1994 - $50,000
Washington, DC
To engage at the state level in public education about unfunded mandates.

Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research * May 1994 - $150,000
A Project of the Environmental Working Group at the Tides Foundation
Washington, DC
For a national information clearinghouse that collects and disseminates information about the activities of organizations opposing environmental protection.

Land and Water Fund of the Rockies * Nov 1994 - $40,000
Boulder, CO
For legal analyses and advocacy to protect state and local environmental regulations from extreme interpretations of Constitutional provisions against "takings" without compensation.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment * Mar 1994 - $50,000
New York, NY
To support the engagement of four major American faith groups in conversations with their memberships about the environment.

National Wildlife Federation * May 1994 - $50,000
Washington, DC
For economic analysis of the impacts of proposed legislation in New Hampshire that would implement extreme interpretations of government "takings."

The Wilderness Society * Mar 1994 - $100,000
Washington, DC
To expand the set of public constituencies encouraging sustainable development of natural resources in the Western U.S.

Coalition for a Livable Washington * Nov 1994 - $22,500
Seattle, WA
To create a grassroots network focusing on economic and environmentally sustainable development in rural timber communities.

Columbia River Bioregional Education Project * Nov 1994 - $5,000
Orville, WA
To support local citizens efforts to advance sustainable management of natural resources in the Okanogan Valley of eastern Washington.

Idaho Conservation League * Nov 1994 - $37,000
Boise, ID
For litigation challenging "custom and culture" ordinances which protect resource extractive practices, and for public education on this issue and "regulatory takings" claims.

Maine Audubon Society * Nov 1994 - $35,625
Falmouth, ME
To assist Maine's conservation community in countering backlash against local environmental protection.

Sierra Business Council * Nov 1994 - $60,000 over 2 years
A Project of the Tides Foundation
Truckee, CA
For economic and environmental analysis of the Sierra Nevada region of California that will encourage business community support for environmental protection.

Skylands CLEAN, Inc. * May 1994 - $9,000
Ringwood, NJ
For research and public education about threats to environmental protection in the New Jersey Highlands.

Vermont Natural Resources Council * May 1994 - $25,000
Montpelier, VT
To convene a Vermont Conservation Communications Group, which will promote cooperation and communication among Vermont's environmental organizations.

Western Colorado Congress * May 1994 - $32,500
Montrose, CO
To prevent groundwater contamination due to coalbed methane development in the San Juan basin, and to assist conservation activists in countering distortions by opponents to environmental protection.

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