W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1996 Grants to Eliminate Contamination Affecting Children's Health
Lead Poisoning

Grassroots
Association of Cummunity Organizations for Reform Now * May 1996 - $25,000
A project of the Institute for Social Justice
Washington, DC
To organize at-risk communities and families to advocate for themselves in the struggle against lead poisoning.

Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles * May 1996 - $30,000
Los Angeles, CA
To inform residents of low-income housing about lead poisoning and ways to reduce lead hazards in their homes.

Inland Empire Public Lands Council * May 1996 - $25,000
Spokane, WA
To raise public awareness about the links between destructive logging practices and lead contamination in the Coeur d'Alene basin, and to increase citizen participation in restoration efforts for watershed.

Lead Action Collaborative * May 1996 - $30,000
A project of the Boston Globe Foundation
Boston, MA
For childhood lead poisoning prevention efforts in Boston.

Lead Elimination Action Drive * May 1996 - $15,000
Chicago, IL
For lead hazard reduction efforts in Chicago's South Side public housing.

Lead Safe California * May 1996 - $40,000
A project of the Tides Center
San Francisco, CA
To advocate for protective statewide lead policies and standards, and to increase public awareness about the scope and severity of lead hazards.

New York Public Interest Research Group Fund * May 1996 - $40,000
New York, NY
To advocate for the adoption and implementation of lead-safe policies in New York.

Wisconsin Citizen Action * May 1996 - $30,000
Milwaukee, WI
To educate parents of lead-poisoned children about medical problems and legal rights, and to organize parents in Milwaukee to advocate for lead-safe zones.

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