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2020 HPF Grants

  • San Antonio Mayor’s Youth Council - $100,000
    The funds are being granted to NRDC for the purpose of assisting the San Antonio Mayor’s office in creating a Youth Climate Advocacy Council in San Antonio under the newly adopted San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $150,000
    High Seas:     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 is a final UN session March 23-April 3, 2019. They are expecting another final session to be added for later in 2020. At this juncture NRDC is working full-time between now and these sessions to help our “country allies” prepare for the meetings. In our final year of support for this project, we are all hopeful that a solid treaty will be agreed upon and the High Seas, and its inhabitants, will ultimately be better protected from exploitation moving forward.
  • Big Bend Conservancy - $150,000
    The funds are being granted to fund the entire development and implementation of a recycling and composting program for the entire Big Bend National Park (801,000 acres). The park is working with very limited landfill space (Big Bend is one of the last national parks still operating with a landfill). Part of the problem is the isolation of the park and the very sparse population/lack of urban infrastructure anywhere within 150 miles of the park. Currently the park dumps 500 tons into the landfill. HPF will fund the purchase and placement of Bearsaver recycling stations – in addition to new and improved signage educating guests about the importance of recycling/composting (user friendly). Regarding composting specifically, a pilot program will be developed and implemented to reduce food, vegetation, and organic waste from pack animals in the park. This is a unique opportunity for HPF to exclusively fund a project, in Texas’s only National Park, that has the potential to significantly improve the environment for years to come.
  • Oceana - $100,000
    The funds are being granted to help Oceana further address the problem of plastics in the ocean. Specifically, Oceana is pursuing national level policies in Peru, Chile, Belize, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, the Philippines, and the European Union. In the US, due to the “current political environment not being conducive to securing national legislation, focus is being placed on working with local and state governments, as well as corporations to create a groundswell of support for national action. The ultimate focus is to reduce single use plastic at its source. Oceana believes that government policies, driven and supported by widespread grassroots support, are necessary to counteract existing marketing forces that encourage this rapid, destructive, and unsustainable growth in plastic pollution.
  • Ocean Conservancy - $65,000
    The funds are being granted to pay for the development of best practices around aquaculture (fish farming) on a global level. Various countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, etc. (15 countries/100+ leaders)) are asking for and saying they will voluntarily adopt these practices once they are developed. The Ghost Gear Initiative is working to establish a best practice framework for the management of Aquaculture gear to complement the existing best practices for wild captured fisheries, with the goal and intent of the participating countries voluntarily adopting these best practices. This is a unique opportunity for HPF to spear head and fully fund a project start to finish – a project that has potential for exponential environmental good going forward.
  • San Antonio Pets Alive - $5,000
    The funds are being granted to assist with rescuing dogs from euthanasia at SA Animal Care services. Funds are used for vet care, adoption efforts, and fostering.
  • Rainforest Partnership - $10,000
    This $10,000.00 grant will pay for part of the salary and insurance for Peruvian RP staff member who is working in the Amazon with various indigenous communities helping them to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle, one that protects and conserves the rainforest and its inhabitants (people ,plants, and animals. This team member has been working in this capacity since May 2019. In 2020, his tasks are to lead and organize: community led nature-tourism/eco-tourism strategizing with local communities; conservation education; support for the development of local conservation related public policies; etc.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network - $20,000
    Niassa Lion Project: Funds are 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. The funds will specifically support the salary, equipment, and incentives for one anti-poaching scout for one year.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network - $10,000
    Save the Elephants Project: Funds are being granted to assist in finding innovative and non-lethal ways to mitigate conflict between small-scale subsistence farmers and elephants. The goal of the program is to help these farmers realize that sharing space with the elephants peacefully is possible. The flagship method of the program uses elephant’s instinctive fear of honeybees to deter them from crop raiding. Specifically, the funds will be used to assist with maintaining and monitoring over 35 beehive fences and to study the impact of the fences on elephant crop-raiding behavior (by improving the capacity for science and GIS field teams with updated data analysis equipment and partial support for field compensation and logistics).
  • Ohio Environmental Council - $16,500
    Funds are being granted to assist with working with local leaders, businesses, and partner organizations to create a plan for Ohio cities to act together to reduce carbon and attract clean energy businesses. The work is focused on a local level. Funding will support clean energy progress in Ohio at a time when state level decision makers have stalled it. The funds will specifically be used for: communications/PR, policy development, stakeholder outreach, and clean energy education. This grant will blend with/contribute to a larger budget of $105,000.
  • Regional Plan Association - $18,500
    Funds from the Holloman Price Foundation will assist with the ”New City Parks” initiative – whose mission is to create new urban park systems in neighborhoods that are currently underserved by green spaces in Northeastern and Rust Belt cities which will then serve as models for underserved cities across the country. Specifically, funds will be used to help fund the initial first year’s work, including: researching and analyzing land use opportunities, engage stakeholders and local residents, identify partners, and design and identify funding to develop new parks.
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital - $20,000
    Funds are being granted to support the festival presentation of two films focusing on successful efforts to address environmental changes: The Great Green Wall – an ambitious initiative to combat climate change in Africa; and a short film that celebrates two decades of cooperation between Mexican and US groups and citizens to preserve Laguna San Ignocio, the last pristine breeding grounds and nursery for pacific grey whales.
  • Climate Central - $15,000
    Funds are being granted to assist Climate Central with launching a sequel to Mapping Choices using new and improved technology. Specifically, the mapping will improve the accuracy of simulated imaging around long-term sea-level consequences of different emissions pathways across the globe. The goal is to better inform the international climate conversation and help journalists, different national publics, leaders and negotiators better understand the true stakes of national climate choices.
  • Texas Conservation Alliance - $15,000
    The funds are being granted to assist TCA in the opposition of the intentional flooding of Lake Ringgold, to create a 16,000 acre reservoir to supply fresh water to Wichita Falls, Texas. Methods of opposition include: education of the public, providing input into the regional plan assessing the project, providing detailed input at various stages in the state and federal permitting processes, organizing grassroots opposition to the project, and possibly participating in a contested case hearing before the state regulatory agency. Funds are specifically granted to pay for expenses relating to these efforts.
  • Dallas Arboretum - $20,000
    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.
  • BEE Informed Partnership Inc. - $35,000
    Funds are being granted to assist with addressing the unsustainably high bee colony mortality rates (with some US beekeepers losing half or more of their colonies). BIP is a consortium of researchers, from leading research labs and universities) dedicated to improving the health and sustainability of honeybees. Methods used include an educational outreach and research; annual survey of beekeepers; engagement of citizen beekeepers; and field and laboratory honeybee health support services to commercial bee keepers. HFP funds will be used to expand emerging disease response efforts by investigating disease outbreaks in queen honeybees. Methods will include viral diagnostics, sequencing, in-field tech teams, data analysis, and field testing for pesticide residue/viral/bacterial infections.
  • San Antonio River Foundation - $30,000
    Funds are being granted to assist with providing annual “Nature of Art” summer camps for low-income students (from the surrounding area 84% Hispanic/45% below poverty line) at Confluence Park in collaboration with Southwest School of Art. The focal point of these annual summer camps is the line where nature and art meet. The curriculum incorporates the various ecosystems, landscapes, and geographic location of Confluence Park and the San Antonio River as a framework for learning. The camp will host 75 students (15 students per camp/ages 7-9; 9-11; and 11-13). Three sessions of 2-week (Monday-Friday 9-5PM) camps and two sessions of 1-week camps.
  • Coral Restoration Foundation - $35,000
    CSF is dedicated to developing and implementing effective strategies to protect and restore coral reefs in and around the Florida Keys. The project focuses on long-term restoration of several Endangered Species Act species, by growing large numbers of healthy corals in offshore nurseries and out planting them to degraded reefs to enhance wild populations. The funds are being granted to outplant 73,000 corals from four threatened species on three reefs across the Florida Reef Tract. Funds will specifically be used to pay for personnel expenses (restoration/science/project management), supplies, and boat operations.
  • Concordia University - Friesenhahn Cave and Preserve - $5,000
    Funds are being granted to support conservation efforts for the Friesenhahn Cave and Preserve in northern Bexar County. The cave is an internationally known Ice Age paleontological site that geologists consider to be one of the most important fossil sites in North America. Funds will be blended with a larger pool of donations to assist in mitigating risks to the site, research and education, and community engagement. The public will have access to the site by appointment/through school field trips, etc.