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2019 HPF Grants

  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $150,000.00
    The funds are being granted to continue 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. There are two 2019 (and a final one in 2020) scheduled negation sessions at the UN and NRDC will engage in intense advocacy before, during and after (follow-up) those sessions. NRDC has begun working with an international team to develop an integrated ecosystem assessment of the Central; Artic Ocean (under the auspices of the Artic Council and two other scientific organizations (ICES and PISCES). *Lisa Speers will present an in-depth proposal at our meeting by phone.
  • Smart Surfaces Coalition - $100,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist with a national effort to technically assist municipalities in replacing concrete with green and/or porous surfaces. The use of nonporous surfaces (concrete) causes costly water runoff and excess summer heat, called the urban heat island effect—making cities an average of 9 degrees warmer in the summer. This increases energy and water costs, exacerbates global warming, air pollution, and health problems—making cities less resilient and less equitable (low-income neighborhoods suffer the most). All these problems can be reversed by city-wide adoption of a range of “smart surface” treatments including green roofs, cool roofs, reflective pavements, porous sidewalks, solar PV on roofs or for shading, expanded use of rain gardens and trees. The funds will be specifically used for supporting the work of the SSC to enable a major launch of tools, training programs, and an in-the cloud analysis software in late summer 2019. The funds will also be used to design and develop a 3-year program to extend funded work and to secure - $3 million in funding to hire 3+ full time staff for 3+ years from the end of 2019 through the end of 2022.
  • Bat Conservation International - $100,000.00
    The funds are being granted as a matching grant for BCI’s capital campaign to build a visitor education pavilion at the Bracken Bat Cave site. The pavilion will include a welcome area, parking, movable walls and seating, enhanced bat viewing space, interpretive visitor experience, catering kitchen, and restroom facilities. By making this a matching grant, HPF shows a local significant endorsement of BCI’s project and will serve as an incentive for BCI to garner “matching funds” from individuals and other donors in the community.
  • Bat Conservation International - $30,000.00 (John Bellett)
    The funds are being granted to pay for a feasibility study which is required prior to embarking on a capital campaign to move forward with the capital campaign for funding the education pavilion (later in 2019). The feasibility study will take place between September and December 2018 and will be conducted by San Antonio based fund raising consultancy Lee & Associates.
  • Feral Cat Coalition - $5,000.00 (John Bellett)
    The funds are being granted to assist with trap-neuter-release of feral cats in San Antonio. Spayed/neutered feral cats that are managed in colonies and fed regularly, are not forced to hunt for their food – thus the killing of songbirds is greatly reduced as opposed to leaving them unaltered and unmanaged as strays.
  • EPIcenter (Energy/Partnerships/Innovation) - $30,000.00 (Rita Braeutigam)
    The funds are being granted to help support EPIcenter’s strong growth., affirm the environmental impact of its mission, and continue to build EPI’s reputation as a leader in new local energy innovation. Specifically, funding for 2019 will underpin EPIcenter’s strategic plan to produce the 2019 Summit of Electrification; host four Global Lecture Series Events; enroll another 6-8 start-ups in the New Energy Incubator and Accelerator; produce one “Minimally Viable Product” out of the think tank; explore the feasibility of a seed fund; identify a fabrication partner; add 20 more strategic partners; grow the Power Network; and further develop EPIcenter’s reputation as a new energy innovation hub.
  • Elephant Aid International - $5,000.00 (Rita Braeutigam)
    Elephant Refuge North America will be transporting and receiving their first elephant later this spring. Her name is Mundi, she is 34 years old and has lived alone for 29 years at a zoo in Puerto Rico. In consideration of her well being Mundi will be flown to Georgia from Puerto Rico. Prior to her arrival, the government has mandated that the fencing be repaired prior to her arrival. These funds will be used to help with fencing repairs.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network - $35,000.00 (Wayne Bellett)
    Funds (- $20,000) are being granted to conserve and protect Peru’s Spectacled Bear population (5000 remaining), which is under threat from extreme weather fluctuations due to climate change. The grant will specifically be used to support Spectacled Bear Conservation’s main community engagement initiatives. Funds are also being granted for the Niassa Lion Project/Niassa Reserve in Mozambique. The Niassa Reserve is important in conserving and protecting the remaining lions (800-1000). The funds will be used to support anti-poaching efforts which is active in an intensive study area of 58,000 hectares. The overall goal of the anti-poaching program is to reduce the illegal killing of lions and their prey.
  • League of Conservation Voters Education Fund - $22,500.00 (Jack Murray)
    Funds are being granted to assist with coordination, education, and growth of LCVEF's work in Washington, D.C., and across the nation with our 29 state leagues, to create a politically and racial diverse movement ready to stand up for our public lands. Specifically, the funds will be used for increasing social media & online advertisement, earned media, conservation voter movement and engagement. Specifically, the funds will help to fund the coordination, education, and growth of LCVEF's work in Washington, D.C., and across the nation with our 32 state leagues, to create a politically and racially diverse movement ready to stand up for our public lands.
  • Bonneville Environmental Foundation - $12,500.00 (Jack Murray)
    Funds from the Holloman Price Foundation will enable BEF to close a - $12,500 funding gap to support a Confluence Environmental Center AmeriCorps Fellow, beginning in late summer/early fall 2019. The Confluence Environmental Center's AmeriCorps Program catalyzes environmental justice in the Portland area by working with community partners to develop 11-month long AmeriCorps positions that address critical environmental needs in low-income communities and communities of color. The overarching aim is to develop environmental leaders to address the issues of today and prepare for the concerns of tomorrow. Confluence AmeriCorps Members commit to a 1700-hour Service project (approx. 11 months, full-time).
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital - $20,000.00 (Jacob Scherr)
    Funds are being granted to support the presentation of James Balog’s Human Element at the DC Environmental Film Festival in March. The grant will enable the festival to present the film with a high level panel and a reception to prepare and distribute a program guide. The grant will help assure that the film is seen by a broad and influential audience in the Nation’s capital.
  • Climate Central - $15,000.00 (Jacob Scherr)
    Funds are being granted to assist Climate Central with growing the Climate Matters Program, which will enable a greater number of TV broadcasters across America to demonstrate the link between local weather and climate change. The program advances Climate Central’s overall efforts to align public perception with the clear and present danger of climate change. This will be an operations grant to support the work Climate Central.
  • Young Voices on Climate Change  - $35,000.00 (Blake Werner)
    Funds are being granted to assist Young Voices in achieving their goal of empowering youth and help them develop the self-efficacy necessary to become change-makers and a force to motivate and encourage parents, communities, and politicians to make the necessary changes to address climate change, reduce carbon emissions, explore carbon drawdown, demand a functional democracy and protect our planet so that it can continue to support the survival of future generations. Young Voices uses a variety of means of educating and reaching youth, including: film; advocacy; educational materials; etc.
  • Yellowstone Forever - $20,000.00 (John Bauer)
    The funds are being granted to continue the support of Yellowstone wolf research and monitoring. Work with the wolves will include looking at habituation techniques (training/conditioning the wolves to avoid humans and thus early death (by vehicle or gunshot); continue addressing mange (Sarcoptes scabiei, as well as other diseases) that are affecting the Yellowstone wolf population and their prey, as well as other animals in the park; as well as funding ongoing research and studies of the park’s wolf population dynamics, wolf predation impacts on elk and bison, genetic diversity of park rules – and disseminate these findings to the public.
  • Dallas Arboretum - $15,000.00 (John Bauer)
    The funds are being granted to continue assisting with the cost of 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.
  • Flora and Fauna International - $35,000.00 (Gloria Arecchi)
    - $17,500 is being granted to with FFI’s work with both Mountain Gorilla’s in Africa (in a collaboration with the International Gorilla Conservation Program). The collaboration works to ensure effective, coordinated conservation of the mountain gorilla population that ranges across the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda. Specifically, funds will be used to assist with monitoring and analysis, advocacy, parks support, transboundary monitoring for illegal activities, and habitat planning. Additionally, - $17,500 is being granted to support FFI’s work with the threatened jaguar population within the southern Belize biological corridor. The overall goal of the project is to promote the conservation of jaguar populations and habitats through the reduction of conflicts between humans and jaguars. Specifically, the funds are for supporting human/jaguar conflict resolution activities, fuel for far visits, conflict mitigation (radio advertisements), patrol equipment, and office/financial administration.
  • Rainforest Partnership - $30,000.00 (Nancy Bellett)
    The amount requested of - $30,000 encompasses funding the following needs in 2019 as a part of Rainforest Partnership’s long-term project plan working on establishing a Regional Protected Area and unveil the biodiversity in the Colibri Cloudforest Region: - $20,000 to initiate and receive approval of the final three phases for the designation of the Regional Protected Area Bosque de Nubes de Toldopampa (partial expenses of total cost). - $10,000 to implement second phase of mammal survey field work (partial expenses of total cost). Rainforest Partnership as part of a process initiated three years ago in the Junín region, has been working in collaboration with the Regional Government of Junín and the National System of Protected Areas of Peru (SERNANP) in the creation of the Regional Conservation Area (ACR) Bosque de Nubes de Toldopampa to protect 130,000 acres. The findings from the mammal studies has provided an urgency for creating this regional protected area which will serve as a nucleus for providing a habitat large enough for the large populations of mammals and their vast ranges to remain healthy.
  • Last Chance Forever - $5,000.00 (Nancy Bellett)
    The funds are being granted to the general operating budget for medicines, surgical care, physical therapy, transportation of injured animals and some of the costs involved in the intense rehabilitative care of raptors.
  • The River Pierce Foundation - $35,000.00 (Mike Casey)
    The funds are being granted to assist San Ygnacio Bird Sanctuary Habitat Restoration and Public Enhancement. The sanctuary was founded in 1999 and it serves as a natural habitat for migrating bird populations – since then few enhancements have made. The foundation seeks to address three components with this grant: the conservation of the natural habitat; public enhancements to direct public access; and educating the local public about local birding in San Ygnacio. Specifically the funds will be used for habitat restoration; a handicap accessible ramp; and an entry way redesign.
  • Yellowstone Forever - $20,000.00 (Ann Edwards)
    The funds are being granted to assist with protecting cougars in greater Yellowstone. Funding will support seasonal cougar research, which coincides with ongoing wolf and elk research. Specifically, funds are used to support winter non-invasive snow tracking surveys for DNA sample collection, seasonal predation studies, winter capture efforts for GPS collar deployment, staff, equipment, and genetic analyses for population estimation. A - $132,000 National Science Foundation grant, which funds graduate student data collection, has significantly reduced Yellowstone Forever’s annual contribution amount to - $60,000. Collaborators including U.C. Santa Cruz and Sinopah Wildlife Research Associates have provided telemetry collars, remote cameras, and logistical and analytical support to help defray costs.
  • The Perigrin Fund - $15,000.00 (Ann Edwards)
    The funds are being granted to assist with keeping the Puerto Rico Sharp-shinned Hawk. Hurricane Maria significantly impacted the already small population of these hawks. The Perigrin Fund, along with several partners, hatched, reared, and released juvenile hawks during the 2018 hawk breeding season.