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2022 HPF Grants

  • Natural Resource Defense Council  (NRDC) - $150,000.00
    Boreal Forest Project Year 2 (final) of funding: The worldwide environmental and cultural significance of Canada’s boreal forest that stretches around the globe’s northern reaches from Labrador to Alaska is hard to overstate. Covering more than one billion acres, it is the world’s largest intact forest and most important land-based carbon sink. Over the next year, NRDC will: continue to work with Indigenous allies to support the creation of Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) to preserve intact boreal forests and support Indigenous self-determination and land rights; AND continue to leverage Canadian and U.S. bilateral negotiations to secure enhanced forest carbon monitoring and accounting processes. NRDC will continue to build on successful efforts to elevate forest carbon accounting in the High-Level Ministerial negotiations between the U.S. and Canada to advance policies that will accurately account for the climate impacts of logging and create incentives for the permanent protection of carbon-rich ecosystems.
  • Rainforest Partnership - $100,000.00
    This project is a continuation of last year’s grant and will continue the work to ensure the long-term protection of six conservation units in Amazonas within the Cordillera de Colán encompassing about 900,000 acres of the Tropical Andes in northeastern Peru. In the second year of this project, the RFP team will continue the biodiversity assessments for better conservation management and planning of this highly biodiverse and threatened area. They will expand collaborations to develop participatory, inclusive, and strategic tools to equip local stakeholders with the skills and resources they need to implement conservation and sustainable management of the landscape, during and beyond the scope of this project, to ensure long-term conservation of this area. The total projected budget is $123,000, and we are requesting $100,000 from Hollomon Price Foundation.
  • Sea Turtle Inc. - $235,000.00
    The mission of Sea Turtle Inc. is to rehabilitate injured sea turtles for return to the wild, educate the public about sea turtles and their marine environment, and assist with sea turtle conservation projects for all marine turtle species. Over the last 10 years Sea Turtle Inc has taken in more than 2000 sea turtles into its hospital. Sea Turtle, Inc. has protected 655 nesting females, preserved more than 61,000 eggs and released more than 49,000 hatchlings. This is in addition to treating more than 7400 cold stunned sea turtles. Sea Turtle Inc. was responsible for responding to the single largest cold stun event in recorded history in February 2021, rescuing more than 5500 sea turtles in the span of 8 days. The new hospital facility will include a research center which will be a fully dedicated 400 sq ft facility on the 2nd floor of the new Sea Turtle Inc. Rehabilitation and Research Center. The new facility provides an indoor rehabilitation and research center with enclosed space for more comprehensive treatment and research. The hospital and research center will provide improved care for our patients and advanced research ability, but also public viewing of our holding tanks, xray and CT scan room. The hospital/research facility will be named: Wayne Hollomon Price Research Center.
  • Mayor’s Youth Council - $75,000.00
    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). Continued funding from the Hollomon Price Foundation allows this program to continue for a third year. Given the remarkable interest and enthusiasm of the first and second annual cadre of San Antonio youth in promoting the CAAP, Ecorise is 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 3 (Sept. 2022–June 2023), we will apply valuable knowledge gained during the first and second 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 - $25,000.00 (HPF)
    Funding from the Hollomon Price Foundation will fund a second year of the MYECCI paid internship opportunities for five Youth Council members from the MYECCI Year 2 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. 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. Through problem-based lessons and real-world practice, students in that program participate in diverse experiences within green building. Selected interns will be San Antonio students.
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital - $20,000.00
    Funds are being granted to support the festival presentation through:1) support of all-virtual public presentation of a programming block highlighting the connection between visual storytelling and climate action. To ensure active engagement of diverse audiences for a virtual Festival, the funds will be applied as follows: PROGRAMMING: Films and panels to be presented during the 30th Anniversary Festival (March 17-27, 2022) and year-round programming period (April-December 2022); an environmental justice forum, presented as part of the 30th Anniversary Festival; CAPACITY-BUILDING: Information technology (IT) enhancements and dedicated staff to improve the infrastructure and user experience of our online programming; MARKETING: Strategic ad campaigns and targeted social media to raise the profile of Foundation-supported programming and the Festival more generally.
  • Climate Central - $15,000.00
    Funds are being granted to assist Climate Central with supporting the global movement to reduce methane emissions (coming out of COP26’s Global Methane Pledge), an effort led by the U.S. and European Union, in which 110 countries committed to cut methane emissions 30 percent by 2030. As a part of this effort, more than 20 leading philanthropic organizations announced their plan to commit significant funding to help drastically reduce methane. Climate Central is going to use the $15,000 from the Hollomon Price Foundation to initiate a new communication effort on methane. This grant will provide seed funding to launch a longer-term project that will advance media and public understanding of methane pollution, why it matters, and what can be done about it. Specifically support from the Hollomon Price Foundation will enable Climate Central to develop and publish our first research brief, providing an overview of the methane issue and its solutions. This brief will embody the three hallmarks of Climate Central’s approach: rigorous science, high-quality visuals, and localized information.
  • Seatuck - $5,000.00
    This funding proposal is to continue work at the long-term monitoring site for Spotted Turtles (Clemmys guttata) at Napeague State Park, Amagansett, NY that was established in the spring of 2021. 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.” The goal of the long-term monitoring sites is to complete standardized population assessments which will enable us to (1) establish population baselines, (2) inform a comprehensive adaptive management strategy, and (3) identify priority habitat and population management actions at the regional, state, and local levels.
  • Regional Plan Association - $30,000.00
    Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent non-profit civic organization that develops and promotes ideas to improve the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region through research in transportation, housing, climate change, open space, economic development, and more. In order to conduct the research and planning necessary to develop the green infrastructure toolbox and typology, RPA will use HPF funding to cover research staff and intern time allocated to this work. This grant will allow RPA to lay the critical groundwork for a new approach to planning that re-imagines how the public realm can reduce risk and provide more benefits to communities; creates more complete communities with higher quality of life, investments in green infrastructure, and reduced risk from flooding, even as the climate crisis worsens; establishes a coordinated and replicable city effort at planning and making wise investments that return even more than what a spreadsheet alpine could indicate; and advances a new, citywide approach to managing cloudburst flooding that can serve as a model for other cities across the region and country.
  • The River Pierce Foundation - $35,000.00
    The River Pierce Foundation works to preserve and make known the natural and built environment of San Ygnacio, Texas, with special emphasis on the Treviño-Uribe Rancho, one of six National Historic Landmarks on the Texas/Mexico border. San Ygnacio houses the only collection of Mexican ranch vernacular buildings in the United States of this style and period. Educational programs and special projects examine the history of the region by using historical documentation and anthropological analysis to understand the encounter between Mexican colonial settlers and the indigenous natives. It is also one of two sites where the Morelet’s Seedeater has been spotted in the United States. Botanical gardens spread over nine locations cultivate flowering specimens – native trees, cacti, succulents, vines, grasses, pollinator plants, vegetables, herbs, and medicinal plants – to decorate the landscape and to enrich the habitat for birds and other species. As protective stewards of this environment, the upkeep of River Pierce properties is considered a major part of programming. The request for $35,000 is to plan and implement a restoration approach for the county and River Pierce Foundation staff to use in the maintenance of the natural environment. This aspect of our program helps to illustrate the principles of sustainability and how it relates to climate change for students of our annual heritage camp.
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden - $20,000.00 (Gloria Arecchi)
    Funds are being granted to assist with the second year of expansion of the “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.
  • Headwaters Sanctuary - $15,000.00 (Gloria Arecchi)
    The mission of the Headwaters at Incarnate Word (university) is to preserve, restore, and celebrate the rich natural, cultural, historical, spiritual, and educational values of the headwaters of the San Antonio River, especially within the 53-acre Headwaters Sanctuary. Headwaters offers a natural and spiritual retreat, restores meaningful connection to the natural world, and brings health and healing to an urban landscape. From dawn to dusk throughout the year, the Sanctuary offers numerous walking trails and opportunities for spiritual reflection and recreation appropriate to a sanctuary, including walking, jogging, photography, and birdwatching. It’s estimated that more than 8,000 individuals accessed this natural area last year to seek the peace and healing that communion with nature brings and cultivates an ecological ethic and practice and teach environmentally responsible behavior and actions through our year-round environmental education programs. The funds are being granted to assist with support of program expenses for Headwaters’ land stewardship projects that encourage biodiversity and promote sustainable living. The primary initiative is the Invasive Plant Management Program, a multi-year project to encourage the return of a healthy, native habitat to the Sanctuary and undo the harm that has been caused by the presence of invasive plant species. Other initiatives include maintenance of the Circle of the Springs Garden, an 80 ft. diameter native pollinating garden, and pollinating gardens on adjacent Congregational property. The location of these gardens on the Central Flyway provide food for migratory birds and insects, particularly the Monarch butterfly.
  • San Antonio River Foundation - $60,000.00 (John and Nancy Bellett)
    Community environmentally themed art project on the San Antonio River by Ansen Seale Glass Cubes (working title) is planned as a public art piece near the lock and dam on the San Antonio River. Using discarded glass bottles found near the site of the former Lone Star Brewery (now the San Antonio Museum of Art) and the former Pearl Brewery (now The Pearl live/work development), we will construct a contemporary sculpture that will function as a memorial to three environmental leaders in San Antonio. The sculpture will be made of glass and marble using a novel terrazzo method. The sculpture will contain coded information about three environmental leaders from San Antonio’s past: Wayne Price, Lila Cockrell and one other to be decided. Using QR codes and smart phone technology, the viewer will be able to access information about the lives, missions and legacy these three leaders. The story of the bottles is crucial to an understanding of this piece. During prohibition, and perhaps at others times, the breweries needed to dispose of tons of inventory. The water for making beer came from underground springs and so the San Antonio River was used as a dump. By bringing to light the environmental misdeeds of the past, we can work toward a more sustainable future. This piece is meant to inspire and inform generations to come by reclaiming the refuse of the past and repurposing it, as well as to honor local women environmental leaders.
  • Wildlife Conservation Network - $35,000.00 (Ann Edwards)
    $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.
    $15,000 Cheetah Conservation Botswana Funds are being granted to help conserve Botswana’s cheetah population through scientific research, reducing human wildlife conflict, developing conservation-compatible livelihoods and awareness raising, working in collaboration with communities, government and relevant stakeholders to promote coexistence with Botswana’s rich diversity of carnivore species. CCB works together with other NGOs, researchers and government departments in order to achieve this vision. The world has lost half of its cheetahs since the year 2000. Southern Africa hosts the world’s last continuous population of cheetahs and Botswana sits in the middle of that distribution, with 25% of the remaining 7100 individuals and the world’s largest population. Objectives include: to provide support and training to the farming community in effective farm management to minimize depredation, improve productivity and maintain sustainable range resources and to build capacity within focal communities to foster alternative livelihood options and to increase engagement in conservation-compatible livelihood activities.
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation - $35,000.00
    Funds are being granted to support the Al Henry Natural Resource Conservation Internship Program, which allows underrepresented groups of students the opportunity to gain experience in the fields of range management, conservation biology, natural resource conservation, and outdoor recreation. Today, more Texans are growing up in urban areas, thus reducing the opportunity to gain experience in fields like range management, conservation biology, natural resource conservation, and outdoor recreation. Furthermore, research from the University of Michigan shows that these fields are struggling to attract ethnic minorities; despite a 30-year growth of ethnic minorities in the total work force, from 18% to nearly 37%, they only represent about 15% of workers in natural resource fields. The management of our state’s rich natural and cultural heritage is dependent on inclusiveness in the field of conservation. The Internship Program provides college students from underrepresented backgrounds with opportunities for job training in the field of natural resource conservation. The goal of the internship program is to increase inclusiveness and diversity in professional conservation work by providing opportunities to gain paid experience in the field.
  • San Antonio Pets Alive - $5,000.00
    The funds are being granted to assist with rescuing dogs from euthanasia at SA Animal Care services. Funds are used for medication/vaccinations, 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.