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2021 HPF Grants

  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $150,000
    Boreal Forest Project    Covering more than one billion acres, Canada’s Boreal Forest is the world’s largest intact forest and most important land-based carbon sink, stretching from Labrador to the western coast of British Columbia. Specifically, NRDC is advocating for concrete actions that Canada can advance to help protect these areas, including: accelerate progress towards both Canada’s 30 x 30 tar-get and the larger goal NRDC is advocating for as part of the United Nations 30 x 30 movement—to protect 30 percent of the whole world’s lands and oceans by 2030; NRDC will also support the creation of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) to secure intact boreal forests and the unique ways of life that they enable for Indigenous Peoples; the project will help advance federal climate and biodiversity policies that secure additional protection for the Canadian boreal forest and incentivize the creation of IPCAs; as well as influencing the international marketplace increasing the demand for forest products made with recycled fiber and other environmentally preferable alternatives to virgin fiber from boreal forest trees.
  • Rainforest Partnership - $173,255
    This grant will assist Rainforest partnership in protecting the Cordillera de Colán (Colan Mountain Range) encompasses approximately 360,000 hectares (900,000 acres) of the Tropical Andes in northeastern Peru. This landscape includes a diverse set of ecosystems made up of cloud forests, dry tropical forests, paramo , among others. The region is home to endemic and endangered species, such as the yellow-tailed woolly monkey ( Lagothrix flavicauda ), the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus , the moustached owl ( Xenoglaux loweryi ), and threatened frogs like Gastrotheca abdita , among others. 68,188 people live within the Colán Mountain Range and will be directly or indirectly impacted by this project. This project aims to achieve the functional conservation of this landscape through the involvement and empowerment of local communities and decision makers. The project will be implemented by our team in Peru over a period of 12 months.
  • Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council for Climate Initiatives /ecoRise - $75,000
    The Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council for Climate Initiatives (MYECCI) Project is a partnership between EcoRise, the City of San Antonio, and the Hollomon Price Foundation that engages San Antonio youth in promoting the city’s ambitious Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). Additional funding from the Hollomon Price Foundation will allow us to continue this exciting program for a second year. Given the remarkable interest and enthusiasm of the first annual cadre of San Antonio youth in promoting the CAAP, we are excited to continue the MYECCI program with a new group of around 35 students from grades 9–12 representing all council districts within the San Antonio area for a second year. In Year 2 (Sept. 2021–June 2022), we will apply valuable knowledge gained during the first implementation of the program and continue to work with committed partners, local networks, leading-edge resources, and the vast experience of the community to support and engage a second group of students to engage San Antonio youth in the climate conversation.
  • Mayor’s Youth Council - Student Internships /ecoRise - $30,000
    This funding is to help Ecorise to expand the MYECCI to include a paid internship opportunity for six Youth Council members from the MYECCI Year 1 cadre. These students will receive a competitive hourly wage to gain real-world work experience related to climate justice civic action, the long-term health and resilience of San Antonio, and their own professional college and career preparedness. EcoRise will base this model on a successful Green Building Internship Program initiated in Austin in 2019. That program helps historically underrepresented students realize their power and potential to thrive in the green jobs market. Students have access to real-life experiences that are well compensated, setting them on the path to life-transforming career opportunities in the environmental field.
  • 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.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network - $35,000
    $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.
    $15,000: Save the Elephants Project: Funds are being granted to assist in implementing 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.
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital - $20,000
    Funds are being granted to support the festival presentation through: Programming (film presentation, panels); technological improvements/ increased capacity; marketing (to increase participation/viewership). The primary goal for this event is to accelerate the conversation on the climate revolution. The festival aims to show not only the devastating effects of climate change but also the massive scale and viability of the climate change movement.
  • Climate Central - $15,000
    Funds are being granted to assist Climate Central with Scientists, engineers, and other researchers are charting how to move the U.S. to net zero over the next few decades. Specifically, funds will be used to initiate the integration of net-zero content into communications, the dissemination of solutions-focused content through established and the effective Climate Matters program, and integration of it into the Realtime Climate system. Content will be distributed nationally, including through our extensive network in Texas.
  • Seatuck - $5,000
    Funds are being granted to assist in establishing a long-term monitoring site (and protection) for Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata) at Napeague State Park, Amagansett, NY. Once considered the most common turtle in the New York City – Long Island area, the Spotted Turtle is now listed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a “Species of Special Concern.
  • Riverkeeper - $30,000
    Funds are being granted to support the activities of Riverkeeper’s water quality lab in Kingston, NY, the coordination of the community samplers, and testing the water quality of the upper Hudson and its tributaries in the 2021 sampling season (May – October 2021). Utilizing the findings, Riverkeeper will address cleaning up the concerns and ensuring that the public has vital information about safe swimming, boating and fishing locations, and pinpointing sources of pollution in the Hudson River and its tributaries.
  • Texas Conservation Alliance - $5,000
    The funds are being granted to assist TCA in the continued 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.
  • Sea Turtle Inc. - $25,000
    The funds are being contributed to the $1.881 million dollar renovation of the existing Rehabilitation facility will provide: An improved visitor experience with a new entrance, added parking (22 additional spaces); restrooms, better ADA compliant public access to the facility, and window viewing of the medical treatments and critical patients; better medical facilities to treat our injured sea turtles with increased space (over 1,000 sqft.), a lead lined x-ray and CT room, better climate control and improved filtration systems. Sea Turtle, Inc. will be the only sea turtle organization in the world with our own CT scan machine; additional capacity to treat and house more turtles with additional tank space both inside and outside the clinic. (an increase of 5 tanks inside and 6 tanks outside); facilities to manage larger volume of cold stunned turtles onsite; housing for our seasonal interns with a capacity of 8 students. It is noted that government funding was cut to this agency in 2020.
  • Elequa: Education Through Water Innovation - $5,000
    Elequa, Inc. believes today’s K-12 students and educators can “play the hero” in solving the world’s water crises. With a mission “to empower students who want to make a difference in the world by giving them the tools and education to tackle real-world water issues collaboratively,” Elequa equips students and educators to actively participate in the preservation, protection, and improvement of water sources locally and abroad. Funds from this request will support Make Water’s operational costs, including, but not limited to, coagulator kit supplies, shipping, video production costs, and e-learning expansion costs (e.g. video conferencing services, web hosting fees, etc.).
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden - $30,000
    Funds are being granted to assist with the expansion of a “Rare and Endangered Plan and Education Program”. The program for preserving imperiled plant species focuses on the rarest and most endangered Texas natives, helping recovery efforts through ongoing research by maintaining populations that will be reintroduced back into the wild. Research involves collection of plant materials, storing seeds, and establishing germination and growing protocols. The grant also helps fund the 3-5 plant conservation classes – taught by Michael Eason (Texas Botanist and rare plant expert), who oversees the project.
  • 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. The goal for this year is to save 1,500 dogs and cats through our Public Intake Program. For each animal, it costs approximately $117 to cover the basic needs of alteration surgeries, vaccines, and preventatives. $5,000 in funding will provide basic medical treatment and alteration surgeries for 42 dogs and cats.