W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1998 Grants to Eliminate Contamination - Pesticides and Endocrine Disrupters


Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Riverside, CA $15,000
To highlight the extensive use of pesticides in agriculture, structural fumigation, schools and parks throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and to work with other California organizations to promote pesticide use reduction.

Citizens Policy Center
Cleveland, OH $60,000
To expose the increasing incidence of herbicide contamination of Ohio's drinking water and press for more protective pesticide policies.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers Foundation
Davis, CA $60,000
To promote solutions on reducing pesticide use that are palatable to both the environmental and the agricultural communities.

Consumers Union of the United States, Inc.
Yonkers, NY $125,000
To perform crop-specific assessments of the impacts of alternative pest management systems likely to be implemented if particular pesticides are restricted.

Ecology Center of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI $50,000
To increase awareness in Michigan of the excessive industrial emissions in the state and craft solutions to reduce health risks posed by exposure to persistent toxic compounds.

Environment and Human Health, Inc.
North Haven, CT $15,000
To educate the public and policymakers about the potential for water contamination and related health risks caused by the extensive use of lawn- and tree-care pesticides in suburban Connecticut.

Environmental Working Group
Washington, DC $400,000
To promote public and policymaker understanding of the risks that pesticides and other contaminants pose to children's health.

Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education
Los Angeles, CA $170,000
To publish reports (in English and Spanish) on U.S. pesticide export practices.

Friends of the Earth
Washington, DC $20,000
To encourage California's Department of Pesticide Regulation to withdraw registration of methyl bromide and to provide incentives for development and implementation of less toxic alternative methods of pest control.

Iowa Environmental Council
Des Moines, IA $30,000
To initiate a research and public education effort concerning pesticide use in Iowa and to generate demand for policies that are protective of human health and the environment.

Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation
Tallahassee, FL $40,000
To promote least-toxic methods of pest control in schools in Florida and Georgia.

Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group Education Fund
Boston, MA $25,000
To educate the public and decision-makers about the dangers of many chemical pesticides and the availability of safer alternatives, a cooperative project with the Toxics Action Center.

Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet
New York, NY $50,000
To shift suppliers' practices away from chemical-dependent agricultural products by promoting demand for sustainably grown produce.

New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Albany, NY $30,000
To provide information on alternatives to using dangerous pesticides in schools, in collaboration with the New York Healthy Schools Network.

New York Healthy Schools Network
Albany, NY $15,000
To integrate pesticide use reduction into a broader effort to make schools a healthier learning environment, in collaboration with the New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Eugene, OR $50,000
To promote awareness of pesticide risks in Oregon, Washington and Idaho and to identify practical alternatives.

People for Healthy Forests
Sonora, CA $16,000
To educate the public and policymakers about the risks of herbicide use within the Stanislaus National Forest and U.S. Forest Service lands, and advocate for the reduction of such chemicals.

Pesticide Watch Education Fund
San Francisco, CA $70,000
To coordinate the Community Coalition to End Pesticide Drift, a network of California grassroots organizations aiming to protect the public from health problems caused by pesticides drifting off-site from agricultural applications.

Texas Center for Policy Studies
Austin, TX $30,000
To advocate for policies that provide information on pesticide use to the public.

Toxics Action Center
Boston, MA $15,000
To educate the public and decision-makers about the dangers of many chemical pesticides and the availability of safer alternatives, a cooperative project with Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group Education Fund.

Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Montpelier, VT $30,000
To gather, analyze and disseminate data on frog deformities that may be caused by pesticide use in Vermont.

Wisconsin's Environmental Decade Institute
Madison, WI $30,000
To advocate for policies that reduce the use of pesticides in schools and provide information on pesticide use to the public.

Western Environmental Law Center
Eugene, OR $70,000
To challenge California's Department of Pesticide Regulation to withdraw registration of methyl bromide.


Rev. 99.06.07
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