W. Alton Jones Foundation
Sustainable World Program
1994 Grants to Eliminate Contamination Affecting Children's Health
Pesticides and Endocrine Disrupters
- Citizens Fund * Nov 1994 - $53,000
- To develop a capacity to use computer-based communication in advocacy for groundwater protection in Virginia.
- Environmental Working Group * Mar 1994 - $135,000
A Project of the Tides Foundation
- To analyze risks created by current patterns of pesticide contamination in U.S. food and water supplies, and to inform the public about the findings.
- Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education * Mar 1994 - $26,200
Los Angeles, CA
- To analyze and document U.S. pesticide export practices.
- INFORM * May 1994 - $15,000
New York, NY
- To develop a comprehensive overview of trends in the manufacture and use of synthetic chemicals containing chlorine.
- National Association of Physicians for the Environment * Mar 1994 - $100,000
- To organize medical specialty and sub-specialty organizations to support environmental protection activities related to biodiversity and air pollution.
- National Campaign for Pesticide Policy Reform * Mar 1994 - $160,000
A Project of the National Audubon Society
- To facilitate coordination among nongovernmental organizations working to educate the public about the hazards created by inadequacies of current pesticide regulations.
- Natural Resources Defense Council * Mar 1994 - $50,000
New York, NY
- To analyze existing pesticide regulations and recommend improvements.
- Pesticide Action Network * Mar 1994 - $60,000
North America Regional Center
San Francisco, CA
- To make available via computer-based communications health and environmental data about the risks created through pesticide exposures.
- Physicians for Social Responsibility * Mar 1994 - $80,000
- To engage physicians in public advocacy encouraging improvement of pesticide regulations.
- Radio and Television News Directors Foundation * Nov 1994 - $60,000
- To write and distribute factual materials for editors and journalists about the impacts of environmental contaminants on children's health.
- Society of Environmental Journalists * May 1994 - $63,400
- For workshops and seminars for journalists on the science and politics of environmental protection, especially in relation to environmental factors threatening children's health.
- University of Missouri * Nov 1994 - $22,680
Division of Biological Sciences
- To assess through a review of relevant scientific literature the commonness of very low dose effects by contaminants.
- World Resources Institute * Nov 1994 - $40,000
- To assess the potential impact of pesticide exposure on the ability of human immune systems to withstand disease.
- Agricultural Resources Center * Mar 1994 - $22,500
- For public education highlighting the public health threats of pesticides and promoting the economic feasibility of alternatives.
- California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation * Mar 1994 - $25,000
- To promote reduced use of pesticides and to present alternatives to pesticide use for the health and safety of farmers and farmworkers.
- Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation * Mar 1994 - $40,000
- For public education and hands-on work with pesticide users about the effects of pesticide run-off on Florida's natural resources.
- Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides * Mar 1994 - $30,000
- For public education on hazards posed by pesticide use and on the practicality of alternatives.
- Safer Pest Control Project * Mar 1994 - $40,000
A Project of the Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund
- To provide technical assistance to local advocates on options for pesticide use reduction in Illinois.
- Southern Mutual Help Association * Mar 1994 - $40,000 over 2 years
New Iberia, LA
- Sustainable Agriculture / Environmental Policy Alternatives project
- Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation * May 1994 - $60,000 over 2 years
- To encourage markets for non-chlorine bleached paper with a "Reach for Unbleached" project.
- Washington Toxics Coalition * Mar 1994 - $28,500
- To promote pesticide reform in the state of Washington through groundwater education and the use of sustainable agriculture.
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