W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1998 Grants to Eliminate Systemic Contamination
General

Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
Washington, DC $80,000
To identify and address obstacles impeding elimination of leaded gasoline worldwide.

Alternatives for Community and Environment
Roxbury, MA $80,000
To develop local solutions to address the public health impacts of air pollution in Boston's inner-city neighborhoods.

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
Washington, DC $50,000
To activate volunteer members to implement strategies for lessening the incidence of lead poisoning in Washington, DC.

California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
San Francisco, CA $250,000
To work in the Los Angeles region with newly registered Latino voters on environmental issues, increasing their awareness of and participation in issues related to clean air.

Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ $83,000
To promote the phase-out of leaded gasoline around the world, with a particular emphasis on Russia.

Children's Council of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA $15,000
To reduce lead hazards in child care facilities, in collaboration with the Healthy Children Organizing Project.

Children's Health Environmental Coalition
Malibu, CA $100,000
To develop a Web site providing information to parents, care providers, teachers and kids about concrete steps they can take to reduce exposure to contaminants in their everyday lives.

Columbia University
New York, NY $100,000
To combine advanced molecular biological tools and community organizing to examine the ways that pesticides and other contaminants are affecting childrenÕs health and to help residents of Washington Heights and Harlem to make choices that reduce risks to Children's health.

Commonweal
Bolinas, CA $175,000
To encourage the health care industry to reduce dioxin and mercury emissions from hospital waste management practices and to participate internationally in efforts to eliminate persistent organic pollutants from commerce.

Communities for a Better Environment
San Francisco, CA $30,000
To raise awareness about the incidence and severity of asthma related to air quality in southeast Los Angeles, and develop the capacity of local residents to push for reductions in pollution.

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
New Orleans, LA $130,000
To assist local communities in the Mississippi River Industrial Corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in efforts to reduce toxic emissions that threaten children's health.

Environmental Advocates
Albany, NY $35,000
To build a coalition to address New YorkÕs serious urban air quality issues and attendant public health consequences, particularly childhood asthma.

Environmental Media Services
Washington, DC $300,000
To promote media understanding of environmental threats to children's health using a rapid response team to spotlight important, inaccurate or misleading news coverage.

Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention
Houston, TX $70,000
For research and education to promote improved air quality in the Galveston-Houston area, in collaboration with Mothers for Clean Air.

Health Care Without Harm
Jamaica Plain, MA $75,000
To coordinate the efforts of diverse constituencies around the country in research, education and advocacy to reform hospital waste management practices.

Healthy Children Organizing Project
San Francisco, CA $15,000
To mobilize local government agencies to educate the families they serve and abate lead hazards in their own facilities, in collaboration with Children's Council of San Francisco, San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, and St. Peter's Housing Committee.

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, MD $8,000
To promote the phase-out of leaded gasoline around the world, with a particular emphasis on Russia.

Louisiana Environmental Action Network
Baton Rouge, LA $80,000
To work with the religious community to educate Louisiana communities about the risks posed by toxic air pollutants and expand grassroots organizing to new constituencies.

Mothers for Clean Air
Houston, TX $21,000
To organize local communities to demand improved air quality in the Galveston-Houston area, in collaboration with Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention.

National Environmental Trust
Washington, DC $500,000
To build public awareness of the special vulnerability of children to environmental contamination.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
New York, NY $450,000
To work with the leadership of different faith groups within the U.S., providing support for their deliberations about the responsibilities of people of faith in environmental protection.

Ohio Environmental Council
Columbus, OH $33,000
To conduct research and public education about the health impacts of air emissions in the Ohio River Valley, in collaboration with Ohio River Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc., and RECOVER.

Ohio River Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc.
Proctorville, OH $13,200
To conduct research and public education about the health impacts of air emissions in the Ohio River Valley, in collaboration with the Ohio Environmental Council and RECOVER.

Regional Coalition for Ohio Valley Environmental Restoration
Marietta, OH $3,000
To conduct research and public education about the health impacts of air emissions in the Ohio River Valley, in collaboration with the Ohio Environmental Council and the Ohio River Valley Environmental Council.

San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners
San Francisco, CA $15,000
To reduce lead hazards in soil and to push local government agencies to abate lead hazards in public parks and outdoor facilities, in collaboration with the Healthy Children Organizing Project.

St. Peter's Housing Committee
San Francisco, CA $15,000
To reduce lead hazards in low-income private housing, particularly in the Mission District, in collaboration with the Healthy Children Organizing Project.

Science and Environmental Health Network
Windsor, ND $120,000
To promote the precautionary principle as a new foundation for decisions affecting the environment and public health.

Tulane Environmental Law Clinic
New Orleans, LA $280,000
To collaborate with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice on efforts to protect children's health from toxic emissions.

West Harlem Environmental Action
New York, NY $35,000
To develop and analyze a geographic information system for northern Manhattan assessing the disproportionate prevalence of polluting facilities in this densely populated area.

Wisconsin Citizen Action
Milwaukee, WI $25,000
To protect Milwaukee's children from lead poisoning through voluntary and mandated abatement of lead hazards.

Wisconsin Citizen Education Fund
Milwaukee, WI $20,000
To encourage participation by environmental health experts in steps to establish a health conversion foundation in Wisconsin.

Rev. 99.06.07
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