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1000 Friends of Florida

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The state's leading not-for-profit smart growth advocacy organization, 1000 Friends of Florida is building better communities and saving special places in one of the fastest growing states in the nation. We promote vibrant, sustainable, walkable, livable communities which provide residents with affordable housing choices and transportation alternatives. We work to protect natural lands that cleanse and store fresh water needed for residents, agriculture and the environment, provide refuge for wildlife, and support abundant recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Above all, we strive to give citizens a meaningful role in shaping the futures of their communities and state.<br><br>Founded in 1986, 1000 Friends of Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization.<br>

350.org

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

350.org is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries

Acadia Center

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Acadia Center is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the clean energy future. Through research and advocacy, it works to empower consumers and offer real-world solutions to the climate crisis for all.

Acterra

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Acterra's mission is to bring people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet.<br><br>Acterra is a regional environmental non-profit that has served Silicon Valley and the Bay Area since 1970. The organization provides people with environmental education and inspiration to improve the environment and address climate change. Acterra currently offers four programs providing thousands of adult and youth volunteer opportunities each year. Programs include: Energy Program (which includes the Green@Home to Grid Ready program, and the GoEV program), Business Partnerships for Sustainability (which includes the Business Environmental Awards, and the Silicon Valley Green Team Network) and the Environmental Library and Resource Center (which includes Acterra's fall and spring environmental lecture series).<br><br>Acterra was formed in 2000 by the merger of the Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation (founded 1970) and Bay Area Action (1990). <br>

Alliance For The Great Lakes

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The mission of the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to: "conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife."

Amazon Conservation Association

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1999, the Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) works to conserve the biological diversity of the Amazon. We work to protect biodiversity by studying ecosystems and developing innovative conservation tools to protect land in the region while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. We work by forging ties with governments, nonprofits and people who depend on the rainforests for their livelihood, with the goal of saving rare species and habitats and learning from the land. Scientific research guides our approach, which strives for concrete, measurable achievements. ACA has offices in Washington, DC.

Amazon Conservation Team

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) was founded in 1996 by the world-renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Mark J. Plotkin and noted Costa Rican conservationist Liliana Madrigal. Observing the lack of attention paid to indigenous rainforests, comprising over 25% of the Amazon basin, Dr. Plotkin and Ms. Madrigal created an organization based on a unique strategy: biocultural conservation, which rests on the conviction that the people who best know, use, and protect biodiversity are the indigenous people who live in tropical forests. By partnering with indigenous tribes to map, manage, and protect the most isolated rainforest regions, ACT protects the biodiversity, culture, and health of the Amazon's ecosystem-the flora, the fauna, and the people.

American Forest Foundation

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The American Forest Foundation works on-the-ground with families, teachers, and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation's forest heritage. AFF is committed to creating a future where North American forests are sustained by the public that understand and values the social, economic, and environmental benefits they provide to our communities, our nation, and the world.

American Whitewater

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Founded in 1954, American Whitewater's mission is to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely. American Whitewater is a membership organization representing a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across America. The organization is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater resources throughout the United States, and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve the goals within its mission. American Whitewater is working to assure protection of whitewater rivers and the ability of the public to enjoy clean, free-flowing rivers.

Anacostia Watershed Society

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to restore and protect the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. Our ultimate vision, in keeping with the Clean Water Act, is to return the Anacostia to a fishable and swimmable river. The Anacostia Watershed Society was founded in 1989 by a small group of concerned individuals who decided that the environmental needs of the Anacostia River and its watershed communities required serious attention. Over the past 29 years, our staff and programming efforts have expanded significantly to encompass efforts in environmental education, stewardship, and recreation, as well as engaging the community through public affairs.

Appalachian Mountain Club

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast region. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, and appreciate the natural world. Our 16,000 volunteers, 500 full time and seasonal staff, and 200,000 constituents are central to our mission. Our staff offers outdoor experiences and programs through our Northeast and Mid-Atlantic lodging destinations; our 12 volunteer-led chapters located from Maine to Washington, D.C. offer local outdoor activities and skills workshops. Staff and volunteers maintain over 1,800 miles of trails, support our conservation policy and research efforts, and get rural, urban and at-risk youth outdoors.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

As You Sow

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

As You Sow (AYS) promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. AYS engages in dialogue with selected companies, file shareholder resolutions, mobilize investor coalitions, and conduct unique shareholder solicitation initiatives to raise awareness and promote more responsible corporate behavior. Their efforts are targeted at creating large-scale systemic change by establishing sustainable and equitable corporate practices.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a non-profit environmental science education organization with four locations in the Roaring Fork Valley: Hallam Lake, Rock Bottom Ranch, the Catto Center at Toklat, and Spring Creek. ACES Educators and Naturalists make more than 120,000 educational contacts each year, connecting people with nature in a meaningful way and creating a community of ecologically literate citizens. Programs include: environmental science education in schools and in the field, guided hikes and tours, field classes, kids camps, free lectures, community events, and more in the areas of ecological literacy, sustainable agriculture, forest health, and ecosystem restoration. ACES also partners with land trusts, public agencies, government entities, and other non-profits to steward our regional landscape.

Audubon Society of Portland

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1902, the Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. We connect people to nature and their power to protect it. Mobilizing Oregonians for over 100 years, we have been instrumental in developing the environmental policies that shape our region today. We offer natural history educational programs designed to engage children and adults alike in the appreciation and stewardship of nature, and conservation programs that provide engagement opportunities in natural resources stewardship and protection. With 12,000+ members residing throughout the state, we are the largest of the 457 chapters of National Audubon. Our 150 acre sanctuaries and Wildlife Care Center serve the Metropolitan Portland/Vancouver region, free of charge, hosting 40,000 visitors yearly. As the area's only wildlife rehabilitation center, we treat 3,000 animals and respond to 15,000 wildlife related inquiries each year.

Austin Parks Foundation

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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Austin Parks Foundation partners with our community to enhance people's lives by making our public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support.<br><br>A non-profit established in 1992, APF fills the city's funding and resource gap needed to develop, maintain and enhance the area's 300+ parks, trails and green spaces. APF fosters innovative public/private partnerships and since 2006, has given over $2.5 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. APF is known for its annual flagship volunteer event, It's My Park Day, and is a presenting partner and beneficiary of the popular Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

Beyond Pesticides

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1981, Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Beyond Pesticides has historically taken a two-pronged approach to the pesticide problem by identifying the risks of conventional pest management practices and promoting non-chemical and least-hazardous management alternatives. The organization's primary goal is to effect change through local action, assisting individuals and community-based organizations to stimulate discussion on the hazards of toxic pesticides, while providing information on safer alternatives.

Bioneers

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1990, Bioneers provides a forum and social hub for education about solutions presented through the Bioneers Conference and our programs. Our media productions leverage this content to reach millions of people around the nation and the world with our award-winning radio series, Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature; anthology book series; television programs; and our interactive website. The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature and human ingenuity. In 2008, more than 12,000 people attended our main Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California and 18 local Beaming Bioneers satellite conferences across the country.

Blue Water Baltimore

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Blue Water Baltimore's mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore's rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. To achieve our mission, we monitor water quality, train citizens to report pollution, advocate for stronger environmental laws and take legal action against polluters. We remove hard surfaces such as concrete and replace it with BMPs(Best Management Practices) such as bioretention which treats polluted runoff before it reaches our waterways. We implement these projects on public and private lands by engaging neighborhood residents, local schools and city agencies as partners. We engage schoolchildren in hands-on activities to teach them about the relationship between community health and healthy waterways. We plant and maintain thousands of trees each year in order to increase Baltimore City's tree canopy. Our work comprehensively addresses greening and public health goals in addition to improved water quality.

Bring Recycling

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Bring Recycling helps people understand how the stuff we use shapes the planet we share. We provide conservation education in the schools and community; recycling information and services; expertise for businesses; and a resale outlet for used building materials. Since 1971, we've worked to change attitudes and behaviors regarding waste. Today, we focus on the urgent issues of wasteful consumption and climate change.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. Its mission is to connect people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.<br>

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Created in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) is the non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource. BBP's geographic focus is the 10-square mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin. The BBP board and staff have raised and leveraged more than $150 million in private and public funds for the redevelopment and stewardship of the bayou - spearheading capital projects such as Buffalo Bayou Park and Sabine Promenade, protecting land for future parks, constructing hike and bike trails, and operating comprehensive maintenance programs. Buffalo Bayou Partnership also seeks ways to activate Buffalo Bayou through pedestrian, boating and biking amenities; volunteer activities; permanent and temporary art installations; and wide-ranging tours and events that attract thousands.

California Trout

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

California Trout (CalTrout) was initially founded in January 1971 by avid trout fishermen and steelhead devotees to protect and restore wild trout and steelhead waters throughout California. CalTrout was the nation's first statewide conservation group supported by trout fishermen with an altruistic goal: to restore trout and protect the beautiful places where they live. CalTrout has three long range goals: protect and restore vulnerable habitat areas or pockets, protect and restore water flows for wild trout and steelhead, and ensure effective state wild trout and steelhead management.

Captain Planet Foundation

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Captain Planet Foundation works to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. For close to twenty-five years, we have been activating generations of environmentally literate citizens empowered to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends. Through our four main program areas, CPF invests in high-quality, solution-based programs that inspire and teach youth to become collaborators and agents of change.

Center for Biological Diversity

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive. The Center has six program areas: Biodiversity, Climate, International, Oceans, Wildlands, and Urban Wildlands. The Center looks forward to a future of continued expansion, creativity, and no-holds-barred action on behalf of the world's most critically endangered animals and plants.

Center for Coastal Studies

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The Center for Coastal Studies believes the preservation of marine and coastal habitats and the recovery of species is crucial to the health of all life. At the heart of our mission is conservation biology, what socio-biologist E.O. Wilson calls, "a discipline with a deadline, for what we do not save today may be gone tomorrow." Our mission is: to conduct scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine; to promote stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems; to conduct educational activities and to provide resources that encourage the responsible use and conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems; and to collaborate with other institutions and individuals whenever possible to advance the Center's mission.

Center for International Environmental Law

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL seeks a world where the law reflects the interconnection between humans and the environment, respects the limits of the planet, protects the dignity and equality of each person, and encourages all of earth's inhabitants to live in balance with each other. CIEL pursues its mission through legal research and advocacy, education and training, with a focus on connecting global challenges to the experiences of communities on the ground. In the process, we build and maintain lasting partnerships with communities and non-profit organizations around the world.

Central Park Conservancy

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of all. With more than 42 million visitors each year to its 843 acres, Central Park is the most frequently visited urban park in the United States. To manage the Park, Conservancy crews aerate and seed lawns; rake leaves; prune and fertilize trees; plant shrubs and flowers; maintain ballfields and playgrounds; remove graffiti; conserve monuments, bridges, and buildings; and care for waterbodies and woodlands, controlling erosion, maintaining the drainage system, and protecting over 150 acres of lakes and streams from pollution, siltation, and algae. <br><br>The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 that manages Central Park under a contract with the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation. The Conservancy has invested $950 million to date into the Park, making it a model for urban parks worldwide.<br>

Ceres

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Formed in 1989, Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world's biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Ceres' mission is to transform the economy to build a sustainable future for people and the planet. Ceres' vision is of a world in which business and capital markets promote the well being of human society and the protection of the earth's biological systems and resources. Ceres advances its vision by bringing investors, environmental groups and other stakeholders together to encourage companies and capital markets to incorporate environmental and social challenges into their day-to-day decision-making.

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's (CRK) works to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and preserve their ecological health for the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the River system. Established in 1994, CRK is an environmental advocacy organization with more than 6,000 members dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the Chattahoochee River Basin - drinking water source for 4 million people. CRK actively uses advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring and legal actions to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee and its watershed.

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

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The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a private grant making organization created to promote public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its Maryland tributaries. Since its creation in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, the Trust has awarded more than $50 million in grants that have made a measurable impact in the Bay restoration effort. Whether it's a Bay education project for Maryland students or an innovative way to reduce storm water runoff, the Trust wants each and every Marylander to consider ways to do their part to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Chicago Botanic Garden

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world. The 385-acre Garden features 23 display gardens and three native habitats, uniquely situated on nine islands surrounded by lakes. With the groundbreaking for the Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, a permanent site on which to carry out its mission was created. The mission encompasses three important components: collections, education and research. The Chicago Botanic Garden, with its world-renowned plant collections and displays, is one of the country's most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and scientific research.

Cincinnati Parks Foundation

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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The Cincinnati Parks Foundation's mission is to build broad-based private/public partnerships supporting the conservation and enhancement of our City's parks and green spaces. The Foundation provides beautiful, tranquil places where families can exercise and relax, children can play, and the splendor of nature can soothe and nurture our souls as individuals and a community. Cincinnati Parks constitutes more than 5,000 acres, which amounts to approximately 10 percent of the City's total land area.

City Parks Foundation

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer programs in public parks throughout the five boroughs of New York City. City Parks Foundation helps turn New York City's parks into centers of community development. We have four core program areas that provide New York's diverse neighborhoods - with an emphasis on those that are underserved - with access to free programming, including performing arts, beginner and advanced sports instruction, environmental education programs, and technical assistance and leadership development for community groups and individual volunteers who are interested in becoming stewards for their local parks and other green spaces. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks reflect thriving communities.

Clean Ocean Action

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1984, Clean Ocean Action (COA) is a broad-based coalition of over 115 active boating, business, community, conservation, diving, environmental, fishing, religious, service, student, surfing, and women's groups. COA works with these Ocean Wavemakers to clean up and protect the waters of the New York Bight from Montauk, NY, to Cape May, NJ. With continuous, relentless efforts COA uses research, education, and citizen action to empower people and convince our elected officials to protect our marine resources for today and for future generations.

Clean Water Fund

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Clean Water Fund (CWF) works to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems. Since 1978, Clean Water Fund has helped people campaign successfully for cleaner and safer water, cleaner air, and protection from toxic pollution in our homes, neighborhoods and workplaces. Clean Water Fund's programs build on and complement those of Clean Water Action, which has helped develop, pass, strengthen and defend the nation's major water and toxics laws.

Climate Solutions

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Climate Solutions' mission is to accelerate clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. Our vision is a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the nation and beyond. <br><br>As a Northwest clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions champions transformational policies and market-based innovations; catalyzes powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicates a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science.

Community Environmental Council

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1970, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) works to provide education and conduct research in the field of conservation. CEC is a well-established environmental organization focused exclusively on energy efficiency and renewables, alternative transportation, and climate change. We work from grassroots to policy levels to help community members reduce their carbon footprint and to end our region's dependency on fossil fuels to become fossil free by 2033. CEC conducts various research projects relating to energy and climate change and seminars to provide information to others, including the public, in this field.

Connecticut Fund for the Environment

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The mission of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) and its program Save the Sound is to protect and improve the land, air and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. We use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations. Today, practical solutions to safeguarding Connecticut's land, air and water require many levels of expertise. Our staff of lawyers, scientists and outreach experts does the tough work of finding solutions that work. We bring those solutions to our state legislature, state and federal agencies and the courts. CFE was founded in 1978 by Fred Krupp to protect the land, air and water of Connecticut. Save the Sound was founded in 1972 as the Long Island Sound Taskforce to preserve and protect the Sound. In 2004, CFE and Save the Sound merged, with Save the Sound incorporated as a program within CFE.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Founded in 1964, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida works to protect Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life . . .now and forever. We envision a region where our land, water and wildlife are protected, our citizens are informed and our leaders make decisions with the health, wellness and sustainability of our region in mind. We seek to increase our knowledge of the natural world through continued scientific research and to increase our impact through collaboration with our partners. Our staff biologists research the issues impacting our environment. Members of our environment policy team promote sound environmental policies based on the best available science. Wildlife rehabilitation specialists care for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife, while our naturalists interpret the information through a variety of educational programs.

Conservation Colorado Education Fund

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Conservation Colorado Education Fund's (CCEF) mission is to educate and mobilize people to protect Colorado's environment and quality of life. CCEF is a grassroots, statewide organization working to protect Colorado's air, land, water, and people. <br><br>CCEF works in four core program areas-Energy & Climate Change, Wilderness & Public Lands, Water, and Civic Engagement. In each of these areas, we focus on investment in organizing and outreach based around shared core values that can fundamentally change policy outcomes to advance conservation in our democratic society.<br><br>

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast works to protect the character, natural integrity and biodiversity of Florida's Gulf Coast bays, beaches and barrier islands by: Holding conservation easements and owning nature preserves, educating for responsible land stewardship, collaborating with individuals, organizations and communities.

Conservation International

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Conservation International (CI) applies innovations in science, economics, policy and community participation to protect the Earth's richest regions of plant and animal diversity and demonstrate that human societies can live harmoniously with nature. Founded in 1987, CI works in more than 40 countries on four continents to help people find economic alternatives without harming their natural environments. Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, CI empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. Conservation International is committed to helping societies adopt a more sustainable approach to development - one that considers and values nature at every turn.

Conservation Lands Foundation

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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The mission of the Conservation Lands Foundation is to protect, restore and expand the National Conservation Lands through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Conservation Law Foundation

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England's environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

Conservation Minnesota

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

At Conservation Minnesota, we turn your love of Minnesota's Great Outdoors into the laws that protect it. And we provide reliable information to help you make important decisions for your family, community, and future Conservation Minnesota isn't the biggest non-profit organization, but we deliver big results in two different ways. First, we impact decisions that affect large numbers of people, like the ones made by state & local governments. Second, we help thousands of people make personal decisions that, when added together, make a huge difference.

Conservation Northwest

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

For people and wildlife, Conservation Northwest connects and protects old growth and other wild areas from the Washington Coast to the BC Rockies. Founded in 1989, we've protected hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat: from the big tree forests south of Mount Rainier to huge tracts of forest in the Loomis next to North Cascades National Park. We collaborate with local communities, build science-based solutions, and lead innovative partnerships. Today we are ensuring the region is wild enough for wolves, grizzly bears, and mountain caribou; working with local communities to create sustainable timber jobs and wilderness; and creating safe passage for wildlife across Interstate 90, to name a few.

Conservation Strategy Fund

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

CSF sustains natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies powered by conservation economics. Our trainings, analyses and timely expertise make development smarter, quantify the benefits of nature, and create enduring incentives for conservation.

Coral Reef Alliance

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1994, the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a member-supported organization, dedicated to protecting coral reefs by integrating ecosystem management, sustainable tourism, and community partnerships. CORAL works with communities to identify and solve conservation challenges; changes attitudes and behavior through education and training; provides resources to strengthen conservation efforts; and creates incentives for sustainable tourism. Like rain forests, coral reefs are invaluable resources for scientific research, with the potential to provide raw materials for lifesaving medical treatments. Reefs and their associated mangrove and sea grass ecosystems buffer coastlines from the destruction of devastating storms, and they provide rich economic opportunities through tourism and fishing.

Delaware Nature Society

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Founded in 1964, the Delaware Nature Society (DNS) is the pre-eminent non-profit environmental organization in the state. DNS is unique in the way it integrates education as a vital element in its role in preservation, conservation and advocacy. Currently, thousands of members support this important work and/or participate in programs while over 1,000 volunteers assist the 33 member core staff and interns so that annual programs continue to improve and increase. DNS works to foster understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural world through education; to preserve ecologically significant areas; and to advocate stewardship and conservation of natural resources.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

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Founded in 1951, the mission of Denver Botanic Gardens is to connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone Located in the middle of the Mile High City, Denver Botanic Gardens was one of the first gardens in the country to emphasize native plants and to champion environmentally responsible practices, such as water conservation and biological control of pests. Today, Denver Botanic Gardens continues this tradition at three unique sites: Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and Mount Goliath. Each of these demonstrates the varied ecosystems of Colorado.

Discovery Green Conservancy

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Discovery Green Conservancy works to provide an uncommonly beautiful, urban green space in the heart of Houston that serves as a village green for our city, a source of health and happiness for our citizens and a window into the incredible diversity of talents and traditions that enrich life in Houston. Discovery Green achieves its mission through continuous programming, attracting a diverse crowd, and maintenance to keep the park beautiful. These actions create a social, health, cultural, and economic impact on Houstonians and visitors.

EARTHWORKS

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Earthworks is dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. We stand for clean water, healthy communities and corporate accountability. We fulfill our mission by working with communities and grassroots groups to reform government policies, improve corporate practices, influence investment decisions and encourage responsible materials sourcing and consumption. We expose the health, environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of irresponsible mineral development through work informed by sound science. Earthworks brings together activists, organizers, scientists, engineers, and community leaders in a unified effort to protect our communities and the earth's resources.

Earthjustice

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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Founded in 1971, Earthjustice fights to preserve magnificent places and wildlife, protect people's health, advance clean energy, and combat climate change. As the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, we take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We have more than 100 attorneys in 13 regional offices and satellites, an international program, and communications and policy teams. We partner with hundreds of organizations, tribes, and communities-whom we represent free of charge-to take on the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change.<br><br>

Earthplace

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Earthplace works to educate the community about nature and the environment and ways of taking action to preserve, protect and enjoy nature and the environment. Founded in 1958, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, exhibits an interactive natural history museum with wildlife dioramas, houses live wildlife for public viewing, and hosts many public nature programs and events. Other activities include a state-licensed preschool and summer camp, and the Harbor Watch/River Watch water quality testing program.

EcoLogic Development Fund

Environmental Protection and Conservation

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EcoLogic works with communities to foster sustainable livelihoods and protect biodiversity. We aim to conserve unique landscapes in Central America and Mexico by putting rural communities in charge of managing local natural resources. By working with local partners we are helping communities become better environmental stewards of their land.

Ecology Center

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Ecology Center is a membership-based, nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded by community activists after the country's first Earth Day in 1970, the Ecology Center is now a regional leader that works for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work, and play. The Ecology Center is a Michigan-based nonprofit environmental organization that works at the local, state, and national levels for clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future. The Ecology Center works for a just and healthy environment through grassroots organizing, advocacy, education, and demonstration projects. Today, our major programs are: Climate and Energy; Environmental Education; Environmental Health Project; HealthyStuff.org; Land Use; and Recycle Ann Arbor

Ecotrust

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Ecotrust is building a world where people and nature thrive together. Since 1991, we have partnered with local communities from California to Alaska to build new ways of living and doing business. From forestry to finance, food access to green building, we work to advance social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental well-being. <br><br>In three core program areas - Food and Farms, Forests, and Fisheries - Ecotrust brings the knowledge, technology, and resources we need to build a natural model of development: one that cares for our lands while providing for our communities. We've restored over 6,500 acres of critical salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest, while creating hundreds of jobs for local communities. We've helped get local food into the lunch line for 500,000 of Oregon's school kids. And over our 25-year history, we've preserved more than 1 million acres of wilderness and working lands.<br><br>Together, we are making this place we live a home that we love. Join us.

Environmental Advocates of New York

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Founded in 1969, Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader. We are the New York State affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and confer regularly with colleagues in across the country through our membership in the State Environmental Leadership Conference.

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. <br><br>What distinguishes EDF from others is the combination of what we protect and how we protect it. We work to solve the most critical environmental problems facing the planet, focusing on mitigating climate change, restoring the ocean's bounty, protecting wildlife and their habitats, and safeguarding our health. Since these topics are intertwined, our solutions take a multidisciplinary approach. We work in concert with other organizations-as well as with business, government and communities-and avoid duplicating work already being done effectively by others.

Environmental Initiative

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Environmental Initiative is a nonprofit organization that builds partnerships to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota's environmental problems. We plan and host events for environmental leaders to share information, network and learn from one another, as well as facilitating environmental policy conversations. We take action and implement on the ground environmental projects to improve our air, land, and water. As a catalyst, convener, or implementer, Environmental Initiative develops creative solutions to environmental problems with our partners.

Environmental Integrity Project

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) is a nonpartisan organization established in March of 2002 by former EPA enforcement attorneys to advocate for more effective enforcement of environmental laws. <br><br>We have three objectives: 1) To provide objective analysis of how the failure to enforce or implement environmental laws increases pollution and affects the public's health; 2) To hold federal and state agencies, as well as individual corporations, accountable for failing to enforce or comply with environmental laws; 3) To help local communities in key states obtain the protection of environmental laws.

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) gives public interest lawyers and scientists around the world the skills and resources they need to protect the environment through law. More than 300 grassroots lawyers and scientists in 70 countries participate in the ELAW network. By giving our partners the legal and scientific support they need, ELAW helps challenge environmental abuses and builds a worldwide corps of skilled, committed advocates working to protect ecosystems and communities for generations to come.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. We are public interest environmental entrepreneurs who engage in creative business deal making with diverse interests to put into practice our belief that environmental progress and economic development can be achieved together. ELPC's multidisciplinary staff of talented and experienced public interest attorneys, environmental business specialists, public policy advocates, and communications specialists brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our Midwestern communities.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Mission:

EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that funds and directs scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve. For more complete information on EREF funded research, its scholarship program and how to donate to this great cause, visit www.erefdn.org.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

EESI is dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies. <br><br>EESI advances innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path.<br><br>Our Perspective:<br>The climate crisis is urgent.<br>The solution is achievable.<br>A healthy climate and a healthy economy go hand-in-hand.<br>Energy prices must reflect their true costs.<br>U.S. leadership is essential.<br><br>EESI was founded by a bipartisan Congressional caucus in 1984. EESI serves as a trusted source of credible, non-partisan information on energy and environment solutions. <br><br>EESI carries out: <br><br>- Policymaker education<br>- Technical assistance that enables energy upgrades without upfront costs<br>- Innovative policy development<br>- Work in coalition<br><br>Transforming energy infrastructures, transportation systems, land use management practices, and community designs creates new opportunities for American entrepreneurs and creates good jobs. <br><br><br>

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Founded in 1938 on an 83-acre site south of Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden works to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. Fundamental to this task is inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Assembling and maintaining an outstanding botanical collection has always been a fundamental part of the institution's existence. The Garden has also emphasized the expansion of plant knowledge through publications, education programs, and research in taxonomy, floristics, conservation biology and ethno-botany. Today, Fairchild is the region's leading source of environmental, horticultural and botanical education.

Forest Park Forever

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Founded in 1986, Forest Park Forever is a private nonprofit conservancy that works in partnership with the City of St. Louis and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park as one of America's greatest urban public parks.<br> <br>Along with the City of St. Louis, Forest Park Forever raised $100 million between 1995 and 2003 and dramatically restored many landmark destinations in Forest Park, including the Emerson Grand Basin, the Boathouse and the Jewel Box. <br><br>Forest Park Forever maintains Forest Park with the City of St. Louis; raises funds for and helps manage capital restoration projects ; delivers experiential educational opportunities; and provides information and guides for the Park's 13 million annual visitors. Not part of the Zoo-Museum Tax District, Forest Park Forever is supported by private donations from throughout the community, including its 7,000 members, 1,100 volunteers and many leading community and corporate partners.

Forest Trends

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Forest Trends seeks to shift the economic paradigm towards recognizing the value in all natural ecosystems, connecting policy-makers, businesses, communities, and investors to develop new financial tools to help carbon, biodiversity, and water markets work for conservation and sustainability. Our mission is four-fold: to expand the value of forests to society; to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services; to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these markets; and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests. Our goal is to have an impact on a scale that is meaningful globally and for a diverse set of stakeholders.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation (formerly Michigan Botanic Garden Foundation) was established in 1993 as a single-purpose foundation with the goal of creating an endowment fund to support the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Comprised of 125 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park promotes the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts. Comprised of 158 acres of natural wetlands, woodlands, meadows and botanical gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a year round experience with indoor tropical, arid, Carnivorous, Victorian and seasonal gardens, world class changing sculpture galleries with shows by international artists, and outdoor acreage featuring a world-class sculpture park, Japanese garden, children's garden, historic Michigan's farm garden, amphitheater for summer concert events, nature trails and board walks. During the year, approximately 750,000 individuals were admitted to the gardens and 40,000 school children attended field trips.

Friends of Acadia

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Founded in 1986, Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, is one of Earth's most magnificent places. Its spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities draw more than two million visitors each year, making it one of America's top ten most popular national parks. At 45,000 acres, it is also one of the smallest and most vulnerable. This is why Friends of Acadia exists. As an independent organization, we add a margin of excellence to park and island protection beyond what the government can do by: making crucial conservation grants to the park and communities; recruiting and leading a corps of dedicated volunteers; defending the area against threats and advocating for Acadia before Congress and the Maine legislature.

Friends of the Earth

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Friends of the Earth and our network of grassroots groups in 77 countries fight to create a more healthy, just world. Our current campaigns focus on clean energy and solutions to global warming, protecting people from toxic and new, potentially harmful technologies, and promoting smarter, low-pollution transportation alternatives. Friends of the Earth U.S. is also a part of Friends of the Earth International, the world's largest grassroots environmental network. Our dedicated staff fights to protect the rights of all people to live in a safe and healthy environment, both at home or in countries around the world. Our campaigns demonstrate our belief that the fight for justice and the movement to protect the health of the planet are part of the same struggle.

Friends of the National Arboretum

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA)'s mission is to preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum. We work to provide valuable financial and volunteer support, especially for Arboretum internship programs, maintenance of the gardens and collections, The Washington Youth Garden and many other projects. Our focus areas include environmental preservation, plant research, urban greenspace, education, and community outreach.

Galapagos Conservancy

Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Formed in 1986, the Galapagos Conservancy (GC) has its roots in two organizations that merged in 2002: the Darwin Scientific Foundation, an organization which managed an endowment for research in Galapagos, and Charles Darwin Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Galapagos conservation. GC is dedicated exclusively to the long-term protection of the Galapagos Islands. This single focus allows us to maximize the impact of the financial investments of our members, who include individuals and institutions that care deeply about the Galapagos Islands and understand the scientific importance of preserving this extraordinary ecosystem. We advocate through programs of constituency building, education, and fundraising in North America.

Galveston Bay Foundation

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Since 1987, the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) has worked to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries for present users and for posterity. To accomplish this mission the Foundation has targeted four goals: advocacy, conservation, education and research. As part of its conservation activities, GBF owns about 3,000 acres of property identified as having significant habitat or educational value. Galveston Bay Expeditions, GBF's outdoor education program, annually draws close to 1,000 participants who explore the Bay as part of youth, adult, family, or teacher expeditions. Thousands more are introduced to the Bay each year through GBF's Bay Day festival and celebration.

Grand Canyon Trust

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Founded in 1985, the Grand Canyon Trust protects and restores the Colorado Plateau - its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude. As a regional conservation organization we work for common sense, balanced solutions to significant problems affecting the region's natural resources. Our vision for the Colorado Plateau is: a region still characterized by vast open spaces with restored, healthy natural areas and habitat for all native plants and animals; a sustaining relationship between human communities and the natural environment; and people living and visiting here who are willing and enthusiastic stewards of the region's natural resources and beauty.

Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers (Grantmaking)

Mission:

Grand Teton National Park Foundation provides private financial support for special projects that enhance and protect Grand Teton National Park's treasured resources. Since 1997, our organization has raised more than $65 million for capital projects, work-and-learn programs that connect youth to nature, trail renewal, cultural initiatives, and wildlife research and protection. By funding initiatives that go beyond what the National Park Service could accomplish on its own, Foundation friends solve park challenges and create a solid future for Grand Teton.

Great River Greening

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Great River Greening leads and inspires community-based restoration of natural areas and open spaces. Our restoration efforts help preserve natural areas, protect clean air and water, and increase urban residents' access to natural areas and sustainable open space. Since 1995, we have engaged nearly 20,000 volunteers in projects on both public and private land that conserve critical land habitat and affect water quality. By mobilizing and educating citizens to restore woods, prairies, and other natural resources in their communities, we are building a community of individuals who will be good stewards of these natural areas in the future. Overall, we have established partnerships with more than 400 landowners, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Great Swamp Watershed Association

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Formed in 1981, the Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is a member-supported environmental organization that monitors and protects water quality, and investigates and participates in land use issues in the watershed community, while working to strengthen environmental regulations in New Jersey. GSWA also provides environmental education to community groups, teachers and students to help everyone understand the important role we each play in protecting our drinking water and preserving the natural beauty of our environment. Although the organization's work is centered primarily within the towns physically located in the watershed, the results of this work extend to the more than one million people who obtain their drinking water from the Passaic River.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

In pursuit of the mission "exploring, explaining, and celebrating the world of plants," the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden provides a major horticultural and educational center with exceptional gardens, plant collections, and programs in order to promote the deep connections between people and plants, and to help create a more beautiful and sustainable world.

Greater Newark Conservancy

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities. Founded in 1987, the Conservancy has four program areas--environmental education, community greening and gardening, job training and advocacy for environmental justice. Our guiding principle is to encourage and highlight community empowerment, pride and self-sufficiency and to foster a lifelong appreciation of our natural world for thousands of urban residents each year. Greatest emphasis is placed on working with schools, community groups, youth organizations, senior citizens, intergenerational groups and adolescent urban youth.

Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) was founded in 1983 to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We emerged as a nationally known advocate for the idea that ecosystem level sustainability and science should guide the management of the region's public and private lands. This vast ecosystem includes twenty million acres of wild country that includes Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, parts of six national forests, three national wildlife refuges, and state and private lands in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. We work to protect the land from mining, oil and gas, and other such human developments; to ensure rare and imperiled wildlife are sustained, including grizzly bears, bison, wolves and cutthroat trout; and in the face of climate change, to implement adaptation strategies to give wildlife the best chance of survival in an uncertain future, such as by restoring degraded habitats and protecting climate sensitive habitats and species.

Group for the East End

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Established in 1972, the Group for the East End protects and restores the environment of eastern Long Island through education, citizen action and professional advocacy. We inspire people to embrace a conservation ethic. The Group was originally established as Group for America's South Fork. The Group's full-time staff of professional planners, ecologists and environmental educators bring more than 100 years of collective land use, education and public advocacy experience to the local community. The Group has an impressive record of convincing local governments to rethink major development proposals; overhaul local zoning codes; adopt new wetlands, open space and farmland preservation laws; and to invest their resources in projects that clean up local waters, conserve our beaches and protect wildlife habitats.

GrowNYC

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

GrowNYC (formerly Council on the Environment of New York City), founded in 1970, is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.<br><br>Over the past 40 years we've worked to become more engaged with New York City and its citizens. Whether it's operating the world famous Union Square Greenmarket, building a new community garden, teaching young people about the environment, or improving recycling awareness, if you're a New Yorker, GrowNYC is working near you!

Harris Center for Conservation Education

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Founded in 1970, the Harris Center for Conservation Education is dedicated to promoting understanding and respect for our natural environment through education of all ages, direct protection and exemplary stewardship of the region's natural resources and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors. The Harris Center actively conserves more than 9,600 acres in the Monadnock Region. The Harris Center school program brings nature and environmental studies to over 4,000 students in 25 local schools. Program events and outings offered by the Harris Center range from year round hikes and field trips to presentations by local and visiting naturalists and specialists.

Hermann Park Conservancy

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Hermann Park Conservancy (HPC), formerly Friends of Hermann Park, encourages the development of more attractive, usable green space in Hermann Park, and promotes the restoration of the Park to its original standards of beauty. Hermann Park, presented to the City of Houston by George Hermann in 1914, is one of Houston's most historically significant public green spaces. Over the years, the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Garden Center, and the Hermann Park Golf Course have all added to the Park's importance as a recreational destination. In the last ten years, under a partnership with the City of Houston, HPC and the city have spent over $40 million to enhance and restore Hermann Park.

Hidden Villa

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

With roots tracing to 1924, Hidden Villa is an educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1,600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. Our mission is to inspire a just and sustainable future through our programs, land and legacy. Every year 30,000 people participate in one of our formal programs. An additional 20,000 visitors come to our preserve annually to explore our farm and gardens or to hike on our eight miles of trails.

Houston Parks Board

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

The Houston Parks Board was created in 1976 in response to a request by Houston's major foundations and civic leaders who wanted to contribute to the city's park system through an organization that would represent their needs and desires. Since its inception, the Houston Parks Board has raised and leveraged millions of dollars and touched at least 75% of the City's parkland either through acquisitions and/or capital improvements. As a result of the flexibility with which Houston Parks Board operates, it is involved in a wide range of activities related to the expansion and improvement of the parks system. The Houston Parks Board's primary programs are its Park Creation Campaign (acquiring parkland to create new parks and expand existing parks) and its Park Improvement Projects (creating new amenities or renovating existing facilities).

Huron River Watershed Council

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Founded in 1965, the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) is southeast Michigan's oldest environmental organization dedicated to river protection. The Huron River Watershed Council protects and restores the river for healthy and vibrant communities. HRWC is a nonprofit coalition of Huron Valley residents, businesses, and local governments. The Council bridges political boundaries by building partnerships between and among communities, community leaders, residents, and commercial enterprises. Serving those constituencies, HRWC monitors the Huron River, its tributaries, lakes, and groundwater, and directs multiple programs addressing pollution prevention and abatement, wetland and floodplain protection, citizen education, and natural resource and land-use planning.

Idaho Conservation League

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Idaho Conservation League preserves Idaho's clean water, wilderness and quality of life through citizen action, public education, and professional advocacy. Since 1973, our members have worked for common-sense solutions for our communities and for Idaho's great outdoors. Today, we work with rural homeowners near toxic dairies to prevent water and air pollution; safeguard clean air from grass field burning; seek to end pollution caused by phosphate processing; protect the freedom and solitude found in natural places; and enhance wildlife and recreation opportunities by restoring and preserving Idaho rivers and forests.

Irvine Nature Center

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Irvine is an environmental education organization. Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature.<br><br>At Irvine, we guide learning.<br>We live green.<br>We foster respect.<br>And we thrive outdoors.

James River Association

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Established in 1976, James River Association works to be a guardian of the James River. We provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources. We achieve these goals through our core programs: Watershed Restoration; Education, Outreach; River Advocacy; and our Riverkeeper program.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the result of two organizations with similar missions joining together to achieve a common vision, a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. In 2010, PA CleanWays (1990) and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (2003) merged to become the new Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful whose mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization.

Land Stewardship Project

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) was founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture, and to develop sustainable communities. Made up of farmers as well as rural and urban residents, LSP works together to: secure a healthful food supply; preserve soil, water, and wildlife; support diversified, profitable family-sized farms; organize communities for positive change; hold corporations and governments accountable; and create a new sustainable vision for our food and agriculture system. Our work is concentrated in four areas: community based food and economic development, Farm Beginnings, policy and organizing, and stewardship science.

Land Trust Alliance

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The Land Trust Alliance works to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America. Founded in 1982, we work with the national land conservation community - comprised of 1.5 million dedicated land conservation professionals, volunteers and supporters - to quickly, effectively and permanently save our most valued natural places across America. The Land Trust Alliance believes that if we focus our combined efforts to increase the pace, quality and permanence of conservation, we can turn the tide and ultimately change the way that land development takes place in America. Today, the result of our work has been the creation of a vibrant, national movement of 1,700 organizations which has now conserved over 37 million acres.

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Mission:

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Education Fund strengthens the capacity of the environmental movement to mobilize citizens as informed voters and advocates for sound environmental policies, thereby increasing the influence of the environmental majority on the national, state, and local levels. We identify those citizens with environmental values and encourage their full participation in the political process. We enhance the capacity of environmental organizations to become fully engaged in the democratic process. We build and amplify the grassroots political power of the environmental movement by maintaining a network of partner organizations equipped with top-quality tools and training to defend and win strong environmental policies.

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

The award-winning Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. As the leader in sustainable recreation practices, the Center is training a nation of outdoor advocates to put Leave No Trace principles into action. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Center will ensure the long-term health of our natural world.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Mission:

Founded in 1984, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is located on 80 acres in Richmond, Virginia. A public place for the display and scientific study of plants, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of the only two independent public botanical gardens in Virginia and has the designation of a state botanical garden. The Garden provides education to the community about the plant world, promotes the best in horticulture and landscape design, and works toward the goal of being a leader in botanical and applied horticultural research. The Garden is providing technical guidance and counsel to a growing number of urban community gardens, neighborhood associations, and civic-minded institutions that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region through greening initiatives.

LightHawk

Environmental Protection and Conservation

Mission:

LightHawk flies to save the earth.<br> <br>Why LightHawk Exists - We know that excellent conservation work can be done with aircraft - and that most conservation groups don't understand how. And, once they do, it seems unaffordable to them.<br> <br>What We Do - Our conservation professionals identify significant conservation issues with and work with leading conservation partner organizations. We co-design effective flight campaigns where aviation can quickly accelerate the work to more quickly achieve significant outcomes.<br> <br>How We Do It - Once campaigns are designed, we leverage a nationwide network of more than 280 highly experienced volunteer pilots to flights affordable by donating their time, aircraft, expertise and fuel. We provide flight to our partners without charge because of the charitable support of our pilots.<br><br>Conservation Portfolio - Conserving Landscapes, Protecting Oceans and Coastlines, Ensuring Species Survival, Safeguarding Rivers, and Guiding Smart Growth<br>

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