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2017 HPF Grants

  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $150,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist NRDC in leading the environmental community’s efforts to promote a strong and effective treaty regulating the high seas through the United Nations. After years of discussion, countries began developing a new treaty for the conservation and management of the high seas (roughly 2/3’s of the ocean) marine biodiversity in March 2016. These negotiations provide a unique opportunity to overhaul how we manage human activity in an area that covers nearly half the planet.
  • Bat Conservation International  (Nancy Bellett, Gloria Arecchi) - $30,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist in developing a “master plan” for the newly acquired/protected land (almost 3500 acres) to help sustainable increase access for visitors. The master plan will assist BCI in laying out the steps to create a recreation/educational destination, a field research station, and a wild space with minimally invasive infrastructure. In short, it’s the first step in moving toward utilizing the newly acquired land in ways that are protective of the bats and welcoming to visitors.
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens  (Michael Casey) - $15,000.00
    The funds are being granted to help finalize the Botanical Gardens 8 acre expansion. The expansion plan includes: LEED certification; sustainable park design; a learning resource center; a sustainable building design that will be educational to the public; a new welcome center; a culinary garden, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor classroom pavilion; a family adventure garden; and a parking garden. Completion for the project is set for May 2017.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network  (Wayne Bellett) - $25,000.00
    Funds are being granted to support Grevy’s Zebra Trust, a program in northern Kenya which employees indigenous men and women from 7 different pastoral communities to monitor Grevy’s Zebra and also work to educate locals to respect and value these Zebras and wildlife in general. Funds will also be used to provide supplemental food to the 2,350 Grevy’s Zebras that remain (their numbers have been reduced by 80% over the past 40 years and they are now classified as endangered) – to offset lack of food created by an extreme draught situation.
  • Client Earth  (Jack Murray) - $17,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist with staffing in this European environmental organization that opened an office in New York recently. ClientEarth’s work in the US will be to coordinate US environmental groups to ensure that US commitments to reduced green-house emissions are preserved.
  • Tejon Ranch Conservancy  (Jack Murray) - $6,500.00
    Funds are being granted to assist with planning for the organization’s future growth for the conservation, access, and education work to come – specially for hiring an outside consulting firm (Solid Ground Consulting) to work with Trustees, staff, and outside stakeholders on creating a long term strategic plan for the Conservancy. The organization’s mission is to preserve, enhance, and restore the native biodiversity and ecosystem values of Tejon Ranch and Tehachapi Range in Southern California.
  • Tree People  (Jack Murray) - $6,500.00
    Funds are being granted to assist with developing/expanding the Smarter/Greener School Project: giving teachers action based teaching tools; engaging students by creating increased campus green spaces; creating green school spaces and programs that bring together the entire school community, including parents; and targeting schools receiving Title 1 support (poor schools). The mission of the organization is to inspire, engage, and support the people of Los Angeles to take responsibility for the urban environment – making it greener.
  • World Resources Institute  (Jacob Scherr) - $15,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist WRI with supporting further development of the architecture for Global Climate Action that facilitates more functional and efficient structures for cities, states, corporations, citizens groups to take climate action in coordination with national governments and set up 2018 as a year to increase ambitions. WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries with a focus on sustaining the earth’s natural resources.
  • World Wildlife Fund  (Jacob Scherr) - $15,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist WWF with their ongoing efforts to provide critical advice and convene critical dialogs to advance the agenda for climate action. WWF’s mission is to conserve nature and to reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
  • The Bee Cause  (Blake Werner) - $25,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist in the building of honey bee hives at 10 different elementary schools throughout the country. Additional resources will be used to maintain current hives, increase community education efforts and outreach programs. The Bee Cause’s mission is to increase awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting honey bees.
  • Yellowstone Forever  (John Bauer) - $10,000.00
    The funds are being granted to support Yellowstone wolf research and monitoring. Wolf biologists will capture and collar, gather genetic samples for testing and lab analysis, conduct field studies on predation and pup survival, and log numerous aerial monitoring flights. Yellowstone Forever connects people to Yellowstone National Park through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs – and translates these experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment to conserve the park for the future.
  • Dallas Arboretum  (John Bauer) - $15,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist with the cost of expanding science education in the children’s garden. Specifically increasing access for at-risk children – with the aim of increasing their understanding, enriching their lives, having them think about future opportunities, and teaching them about environmental sustainability.
  • Nature and Culture International  (Gloria Arecchi) - $10,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist with the continued expansion of protected forests and ecosystems in Columbia. Since 2015, NCI has supported Columbia’s regional environmental authorities in successfully establishing approximately 190,000 acres of protected areas, with another 500,000 acres in progress.
  • Rainforest Partnership  (Nancy and John Bellett) - $10,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist the Peruvian cloudforest communities of San Antonio and Calabaza with the development of ecotourism – which allows them to have a sustainable income while protecting and conserving their natural resources. Specifically the funds will be used to help establish a butterfly sanctuary that will function as a conservatory and promote the breeding of endemic and local butterfly species affected by illegal poaching over the past 10 years.

2016 HPF Grants

  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $150,000.00
    The funds are being granted to continue supporting NRDC’s efforts related to the “Climate Groundswell Initiative” that arose out of the Paris COP21 Conference. Specifically, funds will be used to: advocate with the governments of France, Morocco, the United States, and other stakeholders for implementation of commitments in the Action Agenda and strengthening its overall structure. This grant will also support NRDC’s intensifying of civil society analysis, advocacy, and communication of transformative climate initiatives under the Action Agenda. This will be the final year that this project is supported by HPF.
  • Earth Vision Institute 
    (Nancy Bellett $35,000; John Bellett $5,000; Bob Werner $5,000; and Wayne Bellett $5,000)
    - $50,000.00

    The funds are being granted to complete “Phase 2” of completing a film (tentatively called “Chasing Fire”) by nature photographer James Balog. James’ previous film, “Chasing Ice” time-lapse photographed melting glaciers caused by climate change. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and was seen by millions of people worldwide – which was immeasurable in terms of the value it had in educating large numbers of people about climate change in ways that are scientific based, visual, and presented in easy to understand terms. The funds will be specifically used to finalize a title for the film; hire a screenwriter and editor; identify director candidates; identify what additional footage needs to be shot; develop investor and donor contacts; approach funding and distribution contacts; and organize personnel and locations for filming. Anticipated release date of early 2018.
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens (Gloria Arecchi and Michael Casey) - $70,000.00
    The funds are being granted to help expand the Botanical Gardens by 8 acres. The expansion plan includes: LEED certification; sustainable park design; a learning resource center; a sustainable building design that will be educational to the public; a new welcome center; a culinary garden, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor classroom pavilion; a family adventure garden; and a parking garden.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network  (Wayne Bellett) - $30,000.00
    Funds are being granted to support community workshops focused on human/bear interactions, youth programs, and PBI’s “Save Our Sea Ice” campaign. The “Save Our Sea Ice” campaign educates people about challenges that polar bears face in a warming Arctic habitat and how each person can play a part in stopping climate change.
  • Reticulated Giraffe Project (Ann Edwards) - $25,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist with the conservation of these animals in Africa, in the wild. Specifically, the grant is being made to assist with developing a population database; community monitoring; developing partnerships within specific regions, counties, and private lands; developing trauma-free telemetry; installing and utilizing solar power in regards to better monitoring in remote areas; developing community service messages on conservation clothing, etc. for native peoples.
  • Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters (Ann Edwards) - $10,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist with a campaign in Alaska to obtain an “Outstanding National Resource Water – ONRW” designation for the Chilkat River. This designation will protect the area, native wildlife, and it’s native people from exploitation by a Canadian company that is planning to mine for copper, gold, and silver within this fragile ecosystem.
  • Coalition for La Bajada Mesa (John Bellett) - $15,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist with protecting and preserving La Bajada Mesa and its escarpment as a National Monument. This is an area of 128,000 acres located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico – there is currently a threat from both mining and residential development interests.
  • World Animal Protection (John Bellett) - $15,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist Marine Mammals of Maine with developing a temporary triage center to treat and rehabilitate injured marine mammals and release them back into the wild, while they work long-term to raise funds for a permanent facility. The only marine mammal rehabilitation center located in Maine (at the University of Maine) closed last year.
  • Rainforest Alliance (Jack Murray) - $20,000.00
    Funds are being granted to help establish and improve the performance of community forest enterprise to help local communities achieve economic security without devastating the rainforests. The funds will be used specifically for: helping to create a supportive legal and institutional environment; building solid social foundations and enterprise administration capacities; establishing links to responsible markets; and helping local communities access finance tailored to local needs.
  • American Council On Renewable Energy (Jack Murray) - $15,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist with its national defense and security initiative, which seeks to demonstrate the contribution that renewable energy can make to national security and facilitate greater renewable penetration by bringing together renewable industry leaders and senior military officials to examine the challenges and opportunities associated with greater military use of renewable energy.
  • Green Sports Alliance (Jacob Scherr) - $15,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist the Green Sports Alliance Mascots Forever campaign in creating a Forever Fund – a major new source of funding for on the ground species preservation work and in helping to create a new platform to promote mass-audience outreach anchored in the visibility provided by the sports industry and focused on species preservation.
  • Waterkeeper Alliance  (Jacob Scherr) - $20,000.00
    Funds are being granted to help in training local organizations on how to properly conduct water quality testing and water quantity analysis; assisting local groups with establishing coal water pollution monitoring plans; engaging in targeted community campaigns to address the impacts of existing and proposed coal facilities; and providing direct technical support to partners in countries outside of the US to strengthen and enhance their campaigning and coalition-building efforts and to help launch new Waterkeepers who will continue this work over the long-term.
  • Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program (Bob Werner) - $30,000.00
    The funds are being granted to continue and expand CBBEP efforts to improve nesting success of water birds on the South Texas coast. The funds will be specifically used for improvements in habitat management, plantings, predator control, and public outreach/education.
  • Elephant Aid International  (Rita Braeutigam) - $35,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist in constructing chain free corrals for captive elephants in Asia, specifically heavy duty steel pipe reinforced corrals for male elephants. Specifically, the funds will help pay for materials and labor to construct a 4 acre steel pipe enclosure in a heavily forested area of Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
  • Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation (Blake Werner) - $30,000.00
    Funds are being granted to make improvements on their environmental education center; transportation costs/purchasing a motorbike; the purchasing of field equipment for improved monitoring; and community environmental education.
  • Texas Conservation Alliance  (John Bauer) - $10,000.00
    The funds are being granted to help address new threats to East Texas rivers. The funds will specifically be used to help promote sensible alternatives to reservoirs, such as municipal water recycling; to organize coalitions to protect the rivers against specific threats; top with state and federal agencies; etc.

2015 HPF Grants

  • Ocean Conservancy  (Nancy Bellett; Gloria Arecchi; Tad Hollomon; Bob Werner) - $155,000.00 - The funds are being granted to continue supporting the OC’s work in addressing and reducing ocean trash and plastics (Trash Free Seas Alliance). Specifically, funds will be used to: launch a sustained campaign to persuade the world’s foremost producers of plastics and consumer goods to accept primary responsibility for solving the plastics problem; support annual beach clean-up; and indirect administrative expenses. The OC will decide before the meeting how to use the additional.
  • Ocean Conservancy  (Nancy Bellett and Tad Hollomon) - $45,000.00 - Presentation by Nick Mallos (by phone) –The funds are being granted to help leverage funds totaling $100,000 from other Foundations in support of this project. Specifically, the funds will be used to: create an action tool kit for our Sea Turtle partners to help expand their local efforts; staff and travel time to regional meetings of sea turtle experts and volunteers; and to maintain Clean Swell (Sea Turtle data collection tool).
  • Florida Keys Wild Bird Center  (Tad Hollomon) - $15,000.00 - Funds are being granted to assist in purchasing an emergency rescue vehicle to replace the older, unreliable one that the center currently uses. The center responds to over 500n calls to rescue injured birds within a 100 mile radius of the center.
  • SEE Turtles  (Nancy Bellett) - $10,000.00 - The funds are being granted to help pay for 2 workshops in Nicaragua to train 40 teachers and take them to visit the project sites. The funds will also be used to work with local partners to organize field trips for school children to visit turtle project sites and learn first-hand about conservation efforts and how they help the turtles.
  • Nature and Culture International  (Gloria Arrechi) - $35,000.00 - The funds are being granted to help expand rainforest preservation into 45 new regions, including 3 new countries – including 100,000 acres in Ecuador; 250,000 acres in Bolivia; and 71,750 acres in Columbia.
  • Texas Conservation Alliance  (John Bauer) - $15,000.00 - The funds are being granted to: raise the visibility of the Neches River among people outside of the East Texas Region; expand TCA’s water recycling program; and to organize input to the upcoming State Water Plan revision.
  • Dallas Arboretum  (John Bauer) - $20,000.00 - The funds are being granted to: help underwrite the cost of the Arboretum’s children’s science educational programs. The program strives to educate children about earth and life sciences, as well as conservation.
  • IPE – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecologicas  (Wayne Bellett) - $30,000.00 - Funds are being granted to develop an educational program for the native inhabitants of a region of rural Brazil where the black-lion tamarin resides emphasizing conservation, rainforest protection, etc. Specifically the funds will be used to train teachers; train local teenagers on how to produce trees from seeds (reforestation); hold community events emphasizing the goals of these programs; and work with the local women offering workshops on making local handicrafts that portray the black-lion tamarin and to help develop a fair trade market in which they can sell these products.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network  (Wayne Bellett) - $5,000.00 - Funds are being granted to fund the organizations work with “former” poachers, in the mountains of Central Asia, who are now monitoring and protecting the snow leopards instead of killing them. They also work with local “herders” to problem solve keeping their livestock protected from the snow leopards, so that they do not feel they need to kill the leopards.
  • The Peregrine Falcon Fund  (Ann Edwards) - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to: assist with a grassland restoration initiative in South Texas that create large patches of savannah habitat for new Aplomado Flacon territories while providing incentives for landowner participation; identify public and private sources of funds for management of habitat on private lands; and monitor territory occupancy, total number of adult birds, and Aplomado Falcon sightings across the South Texas project area landscape.
  • Pride Rock Wildlife Refuge  (Ann Edwards) - $10,000.00 - The funds are being granted to fund 20% of the cost of construction of a 2,950 sq. ft. enclosure to house up to 4 big cats and additionally place a perimeter fence around all of the future expansion acreage. The funds will be used as a match for additional donations.
  • Rainforest Partnership  (John Bellett) - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to assist the Achuar (indigenous community who live in Peru and Ecuador Amazon rainforest region) developing and building a Traditional Medical Center, training and logistical support for the center, construction of a community well, and providing cultural and environmental education. Strengthening this community, who are committed to preserving the rainforest, will help them to maintain their strong voice in opposing the intrusion of powerful outside interests.
  • World Animal Protection  (John Bellett) - $10,000.00 - Funds are being granted to provide support for an 18 day rescue and training expedition in Southeast Alaska during June and July 2015. A team of wildlife biologists and veterinarians will track and identify endangered Steller Sea Lions who are entangled in plastics and ghost nets throughout their haulout sites and rookeries. Entangled Sea Lions will be anaesthetized, disentangled, tagged, and released. The funds will specifically be used for purchasing dart guns, anesthesia drugs, satellite tracking tags, and boat fuel.
  • Friends of Government Canyon  (Mike Casey) - $20,000.00 - The funds are being granted to assist in restoring a 10 acre natural area to its former grassland conditions by eliminating all existing plant species, plowing/tilling, and replanting with native grass seeds that are historically endemic to the area.
  • Land Heritage Institute Foundation  (Mike Casey) - $15,000.00 - Funds are being granted to build infrastructure (storage facility, toilets, sewer systems, etc.) at a trailhead/comfort station for visitors/hikers using the Los Caminos Naturales Trail System. The station will be used for accommodating large student groups in learning activities focused on providing environmental literacy training to those who use the trails. This trail system will eventually link to the Mission Reach area connecting the Missions with downtown San Antonio.
  • Catskill Mountain Keeper  (Jack Murray) - $17,500.00 - Funds are being granted to help implement initiatives and follow-ups that come out of the Biloxi Conference/Annual Summit (Extreme Energy Extraction Collaborative) which will focus on the Gulf/Southern area of the US. The grant will specifically enable CMK to devote staff time to efforts to continue to coordinate actions and share strategies with E3C partners post-summit. And to hire a short-term marketing and membership building consultant to audit CMK’s available donor and activist resources and to make recommendations for growth to further empower the organization.
  • Green Sports Alliance  (Jack Murray) - $17,500.00 - Funds are being granted to help launch the Mascots Forever Pilot Program in 2015, with the ultimate goal being to “connect at-risk species and sports fan”, educating fans about the problem, influencing their behavior, and generating funding to support species preservation programs. The funds will specifically be used to pay for staff time, advisors, and consultants working on implementing the Mascots Forever Brand Platform.
  • Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program  (Bob Werner) - $30,000.00 - The funds are being granted to install signage around all of the rookery islands managed by CBBEP with the intent of protecting the birds, their nests and their young from human disturbance. A portion of the funds will also be used for planting and establishing native brushes and plants on the barren rockery islands. These plants are critical to provide nest structures and in preventing the establishment of harmful exotic vegetation.
  • Elephant Aid International  (Rita Braeutigam) - $35,000.00 - Funds are being granted to assist in constructing chain free corrals for captive elephants in Asia. These particular elephants are used for anti-poaching patrol and to transport conservation research teams. Elephant Aid International exclusively adheres to Compassionate Elephant Management practices.
  • Waterkeeper Alliance  (Jacob Scherr) - $35,000.00 - Funds are being granted to help develop a program to create new Waterkeeper Affiliates in the US Southwest. Recruiting existing organizations that are already working on addressing waterway protection and will benefit from discussion and eventual association with the alliance. The Alliance will undertake a “Southwest Regional Threat assessment” to identify existing and emerging waterway issues and to help establish priorities for a new regional network.
  • Charleston Audubon Society  (Blake Werner) - $30,000.00 - Funds are being granted to acquire and install chemical toilets for use during educational and environmental field trips out to the preserve and for printed material for their educational programs.

2014 HPF Grants

  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $150,000.00 - The funds are being granted to continue supporting NRDC’s efforts related to the “Cloud of Commitments” that arose out of the 2012 Rio+20 Conference. Specifically, funds will be used to continue to maintain and improve the Cloud of Commitments website; to engage in advocacy at the United Nations, with emphasis on the 2014 Climate Summit in New York City: NRDC and the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University will host a workshop in April 2014 to design a global registry of the actions and commitments that cities, companies, civil society groups, and other actors are taking to mitigate climate change.
  • Ocean Conservancy - $150,000.00 - The funds are being granted to continue supporting the OC’s work in addressing and reducing ocean trash. Specifically, funds will be used hire a dedicated staff person who will coordinate and work to accomplish the goals and ideas that came out of the Trash Free Seas Alliance meeting held in 2013; and in supporting essential planning and coordination of activities related to the annual International Coastal Cleanup.
  • Ocean Conservancy  (Tad Hollomon and Nancy Bellett) - $51,000.00 - The funds are being granted to help leverage funds totaling $150,000 from other Foundations in support of this project. Specifically, the funds will assist with synthesizing data for presentations and publications and to share the findings across the network of sea turtle conservation groups; replicate the project with select sea turtle groups in the SE US, Gulf of Mexico, and Texas; establish the standardized data collection and analysis method needed to draw conclusions to help protect sea turtles, including creating a mobile application (app) for use by nesting turtle volunteers to better facilitate data collection.
  • Texas Conservation Alliance  (John Bauer) - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to assist with continuing past initiatives to save the Neches River; promoting state paddling trails; establishing a “friends group” for the National Wildlife Refuge; developing a water quality monitoring team; and a campaign to remote municipal water recycling in place of building reservoirs.
  • Dallas Arboretum  (John Bauer) - $10,000.00 - The funds are being granted to help underwrite the cost of the Arboretum’s children’s science educational programs. The program strives to educate children about earth and life sciences, as well as conservation.
  • Nature and Culture International  (Gloria Arrechi) - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to help conserve 25,000 acres of Ecuadorian Choco’s high elevation paramos and cloud forest ecosystems surrounding the Angel Ecological Reserve and the Golondrinas Protected Forest.
  • Great Whale Conservancy  (Ann Edwards) - $38,000.00 - The funds are being granted to continue funding public education and advocacy efforts at creating pressure needed to convince the shipping industry to voluntarily adjust their traffic lanes and avoid critical Blue Whale feeding ground. The funds will also assist in developing educational programs to help inspire tomorrow’s advocates.
  • Catskill Mountain Keeper  (Nancy Bellett) - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to support work addressing “fracking” and its harm on the environment. Specifically, the funds will help fulfill the organization’s objectives on initiatives with important national implications – expanding the Community Fracking Defense Project into target states where the assistance is needed most. Funding will also help support the expenses associated with retaining an experienced organizer in California to help foster collaboration between the Governors of California and New York on fracking policy that would have national influence.
  • Friends of Government Canyon  (Mike Casey) - $5,000.00 - The funds are being granted to support volunteer support for educational and recreational programming at this State natural Area that is northwest of San Antonio. The group promotes resource conservation and preservation through low-impact enjoyment of the natural environment.
  • San Antonio River Foundation  (Mike Casey) - $33,000.00 - Funds are being granted to continue the development of Confluence Park, which is currently a vacant lot that will be converted to a riverfront park that will include a learning center, as well as easy access to outdoor recreation that is otherwise not available in that lower income urban area.
  • Scenic Hudson  (Jack Murray) - $28,000.00 - Funds are being granted to retain the services of the Corporate Action Network to significantly boost the public mobilization against LG’s high-rise proposal (LG Electronics is planning to erect a high-rise tower on the Hudson River Palisades). Specifically, CAN will assist the Palisades Protection Campaign by leading efforts to build a set of questions to guide fact-finding research; create a strategic plan to increase pressure on LG; organize allied efforts; etc.
  • Monarch Watch  (Jack Murray) - $10,000.00 - Funds are being granted to increase the availability of milkweed for Monarchs in the United States by planting it at participating schools, businesses, private residences, and roadsides. This grant will plant approximately 5,000 milkweed plants.
  • Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program  (Bob Werner) - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to permit and install a solar powered water well at the CBBEP Nueces Delta Preserve. The components of the project will include well site preparation, water well permitting, installation, running of a flow line, fencing, and solar panels.
  • Operation Migration  (Rita Braeutigam) - $25,000.00 - Funds are being granted to support the organization’s efforts in their work of restoring the whooping crane population. The funds will be used specifically for updating and improving their website; summer field expenses; and replacement radios that are used by pilots during the southward migration.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network  (Wayne Bellett) - $38,000.00 - Funds are being granted to support the organization’s ongoing, aggressive public outreach campaign in China to build awareness regarding the origin and destructive impact of ivory products. The organization will enlist the efforts of well respected celebrities, such as Yao Ming, Prince William, and Li Bing Bing.
  • Animal LUV $10,000.00 - A $10,000 grant is being made to AnimalLuv Animal Shelter in memory of Mike Deppe, a Founding HPF Board Member who passed away in 2013.

2013 HPF Grants

  • Ocean Conservancy - $150,000.00 - The funds are being granted to support the Ocean Conservancy’s work in addressing and reducing ocean trash. Specifically, funds will be used for engaging industry and other innovators in solutions through the Trash Free Seas Alliance; creating and gathering a scientific panel for the purpose of increasing understanding and formulating better solutions; and in supporting essential supplies for the annual International Coastal Cleanup.
  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $250,000.00 - The funds are being granted to support NRDC’s efforts related to the “Cloud of Commitments” that arose out of the Rio+20 Conference. Specifically, funds will be used to continue to maintain and improve the Cloud of Commitments website; to select and closely monitor the implementation of the selected cornerstone commitments; to organize roundtables in Washington, DC and New York; develop a set of metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of commitment registries and platforms; organize a major conference around the opening of the next United Nations General Assembly in September 2013.
  • Great Whale Conservancy - $27,000.00 - The funds are being granted to fund public education and advocacy efforts at creating pressure needed to convince the shipping industry to voluntarily adjust their traffic lanes and avoid critical Blue Whale feeding ground.
  • Pride Rock Wildlife Refuge - $10,000.00 - The funds are being granted build a facility to prepare food for the animals (big cats rescued from circuses; roadside zoos; pet trade; etc.) and emergency vet care.
  • Texas Conservation Alliance - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to assist with additional land acquisition for the Neches River Refuge; to promote the introduction of a bill to study the Neches as a Wild and Scenic River; to expand its successful campaign to teach the public and decision-makers about lower cost options for water supply; and to work on improving public access to the river.
  • Ryan´s Well - $12,500.00 - The funds are being granted to build wells and latrines in an effort to bring clean water and sanitation to people living in under developed communities.
  • Plastic Pollution Coalition - $20,000.00 - The funds are being granted to support Plastic Free Campuses, a global network of school and university campuses working to reduce their plastic footprint; and to support Think Beyond Plastic, an innovation contest for products and solutions to plastic pollution, specifically targeting entrepreneurs.
  • Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas - $17,500.00 - The funds are being granted for continued operating costs associated with the work of the organization which includes sustaining the natural environment and enhancing urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement, and education.
  • Florida Keys Wild Bird Center - $37,500.00 - The funds are being granted to assist with supporting the center’s internship program and to assist in paying for the construction of a flight cage.
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation and Recue - $27,500.00 - The funds are being granted to improve apprentice/intern training with an emphasis on preparing them for higher level positions and educating them about environmental stewardship; and to assist with the implementation of “Keeping Track”, an educational outreach program that teaches about animal protection and environmental responsibility.
  • See Turtles - $10,000.00 - The funds are being granted to support community based conservation projects that protect endangered Hawksbill hatchlings in El Salvador and Nicaragua; Leatherback hatchlings in Costa Rica; Green Turtle hatchlings in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; and Olive Ridley hatchlings in Nicaragua and Mexico.
  • Last Chance Forever - $29,500.00 - The funds are being granted to support birds of prey rescue efforts, including the return of injured birds to the wild. Funds will also be used to track birds after their release into the wild.
  • Therapet - $8,000.00 - The funds are being granted to help recruit volunteers; support volunteer/animal team training in the Therapet Skills Class. Specifically the funds will pay for the cost of a qualified Therapet Skills Class trainer for 6 classes and to supplement the annual rent on an adequate training facility.
  • Consejo para Defensa de la Patagonia - $37,500.00 - The funds are being granted to continue to pursue their campaign strategies during this critical year: Ecosistemas, the Citizen’s Coalition of Aysen Life Reserve (CCARV), and the Corporation for the Development of Aysen (CODESA). They continue to work toward opposing and preventing the building of 5 massive dams in wild Patagonia.
  • San Antonio Botanical Society - $14,000.00 - The funds are being granted to continue funding a plant research intern position which will include the continued development of the germination protocol for plants in the Center for Plant Conservation Project and continue research on these endangered species.
  • San Antonio River Foundation - $20,000.00 - Funds are being granted to the development of Confluence Park, which is currently a vacant lot that will be converted to a riverfront park that will include a learning center, as well as easy access to outdoor recreation that is otherwise not available in that lower income urban area.
  • Open Space Institute - $37,500.00 - Funds are being granted to fund staff members who work in the Catskills farming projects, including: the creation of model farms and partnerships for the perpetuation of sustainable farming in the region and to teach best practices with the overall goal of increasing sustainable food in the region; supporting the Meridale Grassfed Beef Project, a sustainable model project of beef farming without the negative environmental impacts; supporting the Center for Discovery Partnership, an innovator in sustainable agriculture which aims to develop farmer training and farmer friendly land lease programs; and Diversified Incubator Farm Models which are beacons for sustainable agriculture in their communities.
  • Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to increase public awareness of nesting birds including the installation of “nest cams” on nesting island, as well as public education about declining habitats, nesting disturbance, etc. The funds will also be used to support predator management to ensure that nesting islands remain safe to the birds.
  • Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program - $12,500.00 - The funds are being granted to support saving Diamondback Terrapins from death in crab traps. Specifically, funds will be used for the development and study of modified crab traps that reduce the mortality of turtles that find their way into the traps.
  • Caddo Lake Institute - $37,500.00 - Funds are being granted to support healthy watershed work, including a new project to reintroduce paddlefish and recover other endangered fish species, as well as a project to control invasive plants that threaten fish habitat, recreation, and the local economy.

 

Past HPF Grants

2012

  • NRDC Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC): Osa Conservation (Jack Murray) - $24,500.00 - The funds are being granted for the harvesting of 10,000 seeds, planting of 8,000 new trees, and funds will be applied to the maintenance of our tree nursery and the cataloguing of plant and animal biodiversity on the land. Contact: Jack Murray, , 40 West 20th St., New York, New York, 10011
  • Ocean Conservancy (Nancy Bellett) - $20,000.00 - The funds are being granted to support the 2012 inaugural spring meeting of the Trash Free Seas Alliance as well as its fall virtual meeting.
  • Galveston Island Tree Conservancy (John Bellett) - $20,000.00 - The funds are being granted to assist with the purchasing and planting of trees in Galveston’s public parks, which were hard hit by Hurricane Ike - leaving them without shady canopy for public use.
  • Earth Island Institute (Gloria Arrecchi) - $20,000.00 - The grant will be applied towards The Plastic Free Campuses project, identify hotspots of wildlife affected by plastic pollution, and work with neighboring communities to implement actions to reduce the problem.
  • Texas Conservation Alliance (John Bauer) - $25,000.00 - The funds are being granted to assist with work in increasing support for designating the Neches River as a National Wild and Scenic River.
  • Animal LUV (Mike Deppe) - $20,000.00 - The funds are being granted to assist in expanding AnimaLuv animal shelter building to that it can house/save more animals.

2011

  • Born Free
  • Catskill Mountainkeeper
  • Weeden Family Foundation
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • NRDC
  • Ecolife Foundation
  • Texas Conservation Alliance
  • Cibolo Nature Center
  • Earth Island Institute
  • San Antonio Botanical Society
  • SEE Turtles
  • NRDC
  • Last Chance Forever
  • 2010

  • Friends of Animal Care Services
  • Hopkins Forest Project
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Texas Conservation Alliance
  • Cibolo Nature Center
  • CDP (Patagonia)
  • San Antonio Botanical Society
  • Animal LUV
  • 2009

  • SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)
  • CA State Parks Foundation
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Solar San Antonio
  • Animal LUV
  • Cibolo Nature Center
  • CDP (Patagonia)
  • Texas Conservation Alliance
  • 2008

  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Poplar River First Nation
  • SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)
  • Solar San Antonio
  • Animal LUV
  • Sister Creek Center
  • 2007

  • Last Chance Forever
  • Poplar River First Nation
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Greater Edwards Aquifer Association
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • 2006

  • Last Chance Forever
  • Poplar River First Nation
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Greater Edwards Aquifer Association
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • 2005

  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Central Park Conservancy
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • 2004

  • Gulf Restoration Network
  • Wildlife Land Trust
  • Last Chance Forever
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation
  • 2003

  • American Lands Alliance
  • Natural Resources Defense Fund
  • SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program)
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation
  • The Land Institute
  • 2002

  • American Lands Alliance
  • Natural Resources Defense Fund
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation
  • The Land Institute
  • 2001

  • San Antonio Public Library Foundation
  • Friends of San Pedro Park
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Yellowstone Park Foundation
  • Lakehill Preparatory School
  • Last Chance Forever
  • 2000

  • Animal Defense League
  • Last Chance Forever
  • Iwokrama Rainforest
  • Hermandad
  • Lark Eshelman
  •