Nuclear-Issue Foundations

Agape Foundation
1095 Market St., Ste. 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-1624
Telephone: (415) 701-8707
Fax: (415) 701-8706
E-mail: gro.nfepaga|ofni#gro.nfepaga|ofni
URL: www.agapefn.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Fiscal sponsor
Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $574,967
Total giving: $1,111,716
EIN
237054694
990
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Background
Established in 1969 in CA.

Limitations
Giving primarily in CA.
No support for organizations with annual budgets exceeding $100,000 or groups that have been established for more than five years.

Purpose and Activities
The foundation offers support primarily for nonviolent social change, focusing on anti-military and anti-nuclear issues, the environment, human rights, gay and lesbian rights, and women's rights.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Alice Hamburg Emergency Grants
Grants are available to help groups respond to unforeseen military, corporate, or environmental events. The event must be unforeseen and must have no funds allocated to it. Grants will provide a maximum of $500 per event.
Board of Trustees Grants
Grants are made in the following areas: peace (promotion of alternatives to violence, militarism, and war, and alternatives to nuclear power, weapons and waste); human rights (defense of civil rights, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender rights, women's rights, or racial justice) environmental protection (defense of the environment, ecological restoration, and environmental justice); economic justice (promotion of solutions to economic inequality); grassroots organizing (support for campaigns that help local residents to call for peaceful solutions to injustice and inequity); and progressive arts and media (distribution of media projects that support grassroots organizing and promote peace and justice)
David R. Stern Memorial Fund
The fund provides short-term (three month) low-interest loans (with a two percent flat rate) to organizations that promote the use of nonviolence in their work, demonstrate a commitment to grassroots participation, integrate peace and social justice issues, are unable to secure funding from traditional sources, and are located in the western U.S. or the Pacific Basin. Each loan provides a maximum of $3,000.
Fiscal Sponsorship
The foundation can act as a fiscal sponsor to organizations and film or video projects promoting peace and social justice. Issue areas include: peace (both anti-military and anti-nuclear); environmental justice and protection; community building; human rights; and economic justice.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Civil/human rights, LGBTQ
Civil/human rights, women
Civil liberties, advocacy
Environment
International affairs, arms control

Geographic Focus
California

Types of Support
Continuing support
Emergency funds
General/operating support
Program-related investments/loans
Seed money

Publications
Annual report
Application guidelines
Grants list

Application Information
The foundation offers an open granting session; potential recipients are invited to observe deliberations of the foundation's board of trustees. Application form not required. Initial approach: Complete letter of intent form for Board of Trustees Grants; proposal for all others
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): Monthly
Deadline(s): Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 for Board of Trustees Grants; last business day of each month for David R. Stern Memorial Fund Loans and for fiscal sponsorship; none for Emergency Grants
Final notification: Apr. and Oct.

Officer
Karen Topakian, Executive Director

Trustees
Victor Chavez
May Cheng
Winnie Chu
Susan Fang
Serena Huang
Ian McLeod
Alex Momtchiloff
Scott Ullman
Ali Vogt

Number of Staff
2 part-time professional

Memberships
Affinity Groups
Peace and Security Funders Group

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Revenue: $1,352,135
Assets: $574,967 (market value)
Gifts received: $1,339,606
Expenditures: $1,330,467
Total giving: $1,111,716
Program services expenses: $1,204,041
Giving activities include:
$1,111,716 for grants

Additional Location Information
County: San Francisco
Metropolitan area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Congressional district: California District 8

Becker Family Foundation
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Becker Family Foundation
c/o Fifth Third Bank
P.O. Box 630858
Cincinnati, OH 45263-0858
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/08)
Assets: $2,078,401
Total giving: $293,515
EIN
306006912
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Additional Contact Information
Application address: c/o Fifth Third Bank, 401 S. 4th Ave., Louisville, KY 40202-3426, tel.: (502) 562-5254

Donor(s)
Gary Becker
Mary Becker
Gary E. Becker Unitrust

Background
Established in 2001 in KY.

Limitations
Giving primarily in Louisville, KY and NY.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Christian agencies & churches
Education
Foundations (public)
Human services
International development

Geographic Focus
Kentucky
New York

Application Information
Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Initial approach: Letter with prior 2 years financial statements
Deadline(s): None

Trustee
Fifth Third Bank

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/08:
Assets: $2,078,401 (market value)
Expenditures: $338,590
Total giving: $293,515
Qualifying distributions: $293,515
Giving activities include:
$293,515 for 32 grants (high: $200,000; low: $100)

Additional Location Information
County: Hamilton
Metropolitan area: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Congressional district: Ohio District 1

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2007:
$11,000 to Beatitudes Society, Santa Barbara, CA, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Day Spring, Louisville, KY, payable over 1 year.
$1,100 to Catholic Charities, Santa Barbara, CA, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Nonviolent Peaceforce, Minneapolis, MN, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA, payable over 1 year.
$100 to CARE, Merrifield, VA, payable over 1 year.
$100 to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll, NY, payable over 1 year.
$100 to Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA, payable over 1 year.
$100 to National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company, Kansas City, MO, payable over 1 year.
$100 to Oxfam America, Boston, MA, payable over 1 year.

Ben & Jerry's Foundation, Inc.
30 Community Dr.
South Burlington, VT 05403-6828
Telephone: (802) 846-1500
Contact: Debby Kessler, Admin. Asst.
URL: www.benjerry.com/foundation/in…
Type of Grantmaker
Company-sponsored foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $4,875,883
Total giving: $1,769,189
EIN
030300865
990-PF
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc.
Ben & Jerry's Corp.
Bennett Cohen

Background
Established in 1985 in NY.

Limitations
Giving on a national basis, with emphasis on St. Albans, South Burlington, and Waterbury, VT.
No support for colleges or universities or state agencies.
No grants to individuals, or for scholarship programs, discretionary or emergency funds, research projects, capital campaigns, religious programs, international or foreign-based programs, or social service programs.

Purpose and Activities
The foundation supports organizations involved with the environment, employment, health, agriculture, housing, youth citizenship, civil rights, community development, civic affairs, minorities, women, immigrants, economically disadvantaged people, and the homeless. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to facilitate progressive social change and environmental work.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Employee Matching Gifts
The foundation matches contributions made by employees of Ben & Jerry's to nonprofit organizations on a one-for-one basis up to $2,000 per employee, per year.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Agriculture
Civil/human rights
Civil rights, race/intergroup relations
Community/economic development
Employment
Employment, labor unions/organizations
Environment
Environment, natural resources
Health care
Housing/shelter
Public affairs
Public affairs, citizen participation
Youth development, citizenship
Population Groups
Economically disadvantaged
Homeless
Immigrants/refugees
Minorities
Women

Geographic Focus
National
Vermont

Types of Support
Continuing support
Employee matching gifts
General/operating support
Program development

Publications
Annual report
Application guidelines
Grants list

Application Information
Additional information may be requested at a later date. Video submissions are not encouraged. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
Results expected from proposed grant
Statement of problem project will address
Population served
Brief history of organization and description of its mission
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Initial approach: Download application form and mail letter of inquiry and application form to foundation
Copies of proposal: 2
Board meeting date(s): Monthly
Deadline(s): None
Final notification: Within 8 weeks
Additional information: Visit Web site for detailed application guidelines.

Officers and Trustees
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Jerry Greenfield,* President
Elizabeth Bankowski,* Secretary
Jeffrey Furman,* Treasurer

Number of Staff
2 part-time professional
1 part-time support

Memberships
Affinity Groups
Association of Small Foundations
Environmental Grantmakers Association

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Assets: $4,875,883 (market value)
Gifts received: $1,749,934
Expenditures: $1,971,145
Total giving: $1,769,189
Qualifying distributions: $1,945,872
Giving activities include:
$1,769,189 for grants

Additional Location Information
County: Chittenden
Metropolitan area: Burlington-South Burlington, VT
Congressional district: Vermont District At-large

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2007:
$15,000 to Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Pittsboro, NC. To develop farm incubators by organizing farm incubator committees, and to develop How to Start an Organic Farm publication to clearly outline resources available to new farmers, payable over 1 year.
$12,500 to Making our Milk Safe, Alameda, CA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Anti-Displacement Project, Springfield, MA. For Immigrant Rights are Worker Rights campaign, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, Columbus, OH. For Youth Empowerment Program, statewide youth-led organization that empowers homeless and low-income youth to create systemic and institutional changes that impact their lives, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Green House Network, Portland, OR. For Focus the Nation, major educational initiative coordinating teams of faculty and students to collaboratively engage in nationwide, interdisciplinary discussion centered around theme of Global Warming Solutions for America, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. For new campaign to encourage Utah to develop energy policy promoting clean, renewable energy sources as alternatives to nuclear power, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, Pine Bush, NY. For grassroots organizer to help build vocal support required to pass new ideas into law via Farm Bill, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, DC. For You Dont Need a Home to Vote voting rights campaign and Best Practices manual, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Worcester Homeless Action Committee, Worcester, MA. For initial outreach and organizing efforts to enable low-income, ex-offender, addict, and homeless people to draft new strategy to combat NIMBY groups in Worcester, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Vermont Association of Professional Care Providers, Montpelier, VT. To expand capacity to organize and insure quality jobs for direct-care and support workers and ensure quality care for Vermonts elders, individuals with chronic illness, and individuals with disabilities, payable over 1 year.

At A Glance
Connect US Fund
c/o Tides Center
P.O. Box 29907
San Francisco, CA 94129
E-mail: gro.sedit|sutcennoc#gro.sedit|sutcennoc
URL: www.connectusfund.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
Additional Descriptor
Component fund
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/06)
Total giving: $463,261

Background
Established in 2004; component fund of the Tides Center.

Purpose and Activities
The fund seeks to advance a vision for responsible U.S. global engagement in an increasingly interdependent world.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Bridge-Building Grants
These grants will support projects that foster connections between regional and local advocacy efforts, on the one hand, and work being done in the traditional foreign policy corridor of Washington and New York. These grants may also be for one or two years, funded at between $25,000 and $100,000 per year, per organization.
Policy Action Grants
These are large grants designed to support advocacy, broadly defined, in specific policy areas that include climate change and energy policy, nuclear and space weapons policy, human rights, civil-military relations, and international trade and development. These grants may be for one or two years, funded at between $100,000 and $200,000 per year, per organization.
Rapid Response Grants
These grants, of up to $25,000, are designed to enable organizations to respond and act on unique, time-sensitive, and unforeseen opportunities for policy change. Grant requests are therefore considered promptly.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Environment, energy
Environment, global warming
International affairs
International affairs, arms control
International affairs, public policy
International economics/trade policy
International exchange
International human rights
International peace/security

Publications
Application guidelines
Grants list

Application Information
The fund is no longer accepting letters of inquiry for their 2009-2010 Global Security and Cooperation Initiative. See website for further information. Initial approach: Complete online letter of inquiry for Bridge-Building and Policy Action Grants; Complete online application for Rapid Response Grants
Deadline(s): Rolling basis for Rapid Response Grants
Final notification: Within 45 days for Rapid Response Grants

Officer
Nancy Soderberg, President
Heather Hamilton, Executive Director

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/06:
Total giving: $463,261
Giving activities include:
$463,261 for 18 grants (high: $40,000; low: $10,000)

Additional Location Information
County: San Francisco
Metropolitan area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Congressional district: California District 8

The Diandra De Morrell Douglas Foundation
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The Diandra De Morrell Douglas Foundation
c/o Starr & Co., LLC
850 3rd Ave., 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10022-7263
Telephone: (212) 759-6556
Contact: Diandra De Morrell Douglas, Pres.
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $1,995,963
Total giving: $55,141
EIN
954688616
990-PF
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
The Diandra and Michael Douglas Foundation

Background
Established in 2000 in CA.

Limitations
Giving primarily in CA and New York, NY.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Arts
Children/youth, services
Human services
Media, film/video

Geographic Focus
California
New York

Application Information
Application form not required. Initial approach: Letter
Deadline(s): None

Officers
Diandra De Morrell Douglas, President
Cameron Douglas, Secretary
Stuart Sundlund, Chief Financial Officer

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Assets: $1,995,963 (market value)
Expenditures: $55,625
Total giving: $55,141
Qualifying distributions: $55,141
Giving activities include:
$55,141 for grants

Additional Location Information
County: New York
Metropolitan area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Congressional district: New York District 14

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2004:
$31,295 to Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, CA, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Muse Film and Television, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$750 to International Campaign for Tibet, Oxon Hill, MD, payable over 1 year.
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Dynamic Strategies Research Foundation, Inc.
c/o Landau Arnold Laufer & Company LLP
85 E. Hoffman Ave.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757-5010
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 8/31/08)
Assets: $188
Total giving: $3,520,256
EIN
116103324
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
Ethel R. Wells
Marion Rose Wells

Background
Established in 1967 in NY.

Limitations
Applications not accepted.
Giving primarily in Santa Barbara, CA, and Washington, DC.
No grants to individuals.

Purpose and Activities
Giving primarily for public health and to peace foundations focused on nuclear policy.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
International peace/security
Mental health, smoking
Public health

Geographic Focus
California
District of Columbia

Publications
Annual report
Financial statement

Application Information
Contributes only to pre-selected organizations.

Trustee
Marion Rose Wells

Financial Data
Year ended 8/31/08:
Assets: $188 (market value)
Expenditures: $3,520,313
Total giving: $3,520,256
Qualifying distributions: $3,520,256
Giving activities include:
$3,520,256 for 2 grants (high: $2,397,456; low: $1,122,800)

Additional Location Information
County: Suffolk
Metropolitan area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Congressional district: New York District 3

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2007:
$600,000 to Action on Smoking and Health, Washington, DC, payable over 1 year.
$420,000 to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA, payable over 1 year.
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At A Glance
Global Security Institute
GSB Bldg., Ste. 400
1 Belmont Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-1607
Telephone: (610) 668-5488
Fax: (610) 668-5489
E-mail: general@gsinstitute….
URL: www.gsinstitute.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $144,363
EIN
943347331
990
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Background
Established in 1999.
Founded by U.S. senator Alan MacGregor Cranston. Mr. Cranston served as California State Controller from 1959 to 1967, and represented California in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1993.

Limitations
Giving on a worldwide basis.

Purpose and Activities
The institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
International affairs
International affairs, arms control
International conflict resolution
International peace/security

Geographic Focus
National; international

Publications
Newsletter
Occasional report

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Kim Cranston,* Chairperson
Jonathan Granoff,* President
Zachary Allen,* Secretary-Treasurer
Christie Brinkley
Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr.
Robert Klein, II
Fred Matser
Berniece Patterson
C.E. "Pat" Patterson
Kim Polese
Christina Sidoti
Tyler Wigg Stevenson
Lynne Twist
Dolf Zantinge

Memberships
Associations and Other Philanthropic Organizations
Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Revenue: $815,365
Assets: $144,363 (market value)
Gifts received: $760,659
Expenditures: $921,189
Program services expenses: $808,081

Additional Location Information
County: Montgomery
Metropolitan area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Congressional district: Pennsylvania District 6

At A Glance
Janelia Foundation
c/o Betsy Taylor
7322 Willow Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912-4321
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/08)
Assets: $1,583,327
Total giving: $100,000
EIN
541446162
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.
Mrs. Vinton Liddell Pickens‡

Background
Established in 1988 in VA.

Limitations
Applications not accepted.
Giving primarily in Washington, DC, MD, and VA.
No grants to individuals, or for research, capital campaigns, or endowments.

Purpose and Activities
Giving to nuclear disarmament and environmental conservation.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Environment, natural resources
International peace/security

Geographic Focus
District of Columbia
Maryland
Virginia

Types of Support
General/operating support
Matching/challenge support
Program development
Seed money

Application Information
Unsolicited requests for funds not accepted. Board meeting date(s): Oct. and Apr.

Officers
Suzanne Ehlers, President
Diane Curran, Vice President

Trustees
Tom Collina
Tracey Fisher
Randall Tidd
Emira Wood

Number of Staff
1 part-time professional
1 shared staff

Memberships
Affinity Groups
Peace and Security Funders Group

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/08:
Assets: $1,583,327 (market value)
Expenditures: $124,111
Total giving: $100,000
Qualifying distributions: $100,000
Giving activities include:
$100,000 for grants

Additional Location Information
County: Montgomery
Metropolitan area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Congressional district: Maryland District 8

At A Glance
The Lifebridge Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 327
High Falls, NY 12440-0327
Contact: Barbara L. Valocore, Exec. Dir.
Fax: (845) 657-6849
E-mail: gro.egdirbefil|ofni#gro.egdirbefil|ofni
URL: www.lifebridge.org
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Family foundation
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $6,025,730
Total giving: $23,450
EIN
061356766
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.
Paul M. Hancock‡

Background
Established in 1992 in CT.

Limitations
Applications not accepted.
Giving on a national and international basis.
No support for religious organizations.
No grants for scholarships, education or living expenses.

Purpose and Activities
Giving to cutting edge approaches to the arts, education, scientific research, and the environment; also giving for world goodwill, and to promote the interconnectedness of all life. The foundation also operates Lifebridge Sanctuary, a retreat center for non-profit groups to hold meetings, workshops and retreats.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Arts
Environment
International affairs, goodwill promotion
Paranormal/mystic studies

Geographic Focus
National; international

Types of Support
Conferences/seminars
General/operating support
Grants to individuals
Matching/challenge support
Program development
Research
Seed money

Publications
Informational brochure
Newsletter
Occasional report

Application Information
The foundation will not be considering requests for funding at the present time. Board meeting date(s): Varies

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Evelyn W. Hancock,* Chairperson
Barbara L. Valocore,* President and Executive Director
Steve Nation,* Vice President
Nancy Roof,* Secretary
Kevin Kraft, Manager, Lifebridge Sanctuary

Number of Staff
2 full-time professional

Memberships
Affinity Groups
Association of Small Foundations

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Assets: $6,025,730 (market value)
Gifts received: $7,626
Expenditures: $370,653
Total giving: $23,450
Qualifying distributions: $212,665
Giving activities include:
$23,450 for grants
$155,995 for 1 foundation-administered program

Additional Location Information
County: Ulster
Metropolitan area: Kingston, NY
Congressional district: New York District 22

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2004:
$5,000 to Findhorn Eco Village Training, Scotland. For scholarships, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Friends of the United Nations, Santa Monica, CA. For Public Universal Declaration of Human Rights Booklet for schools in Los Angeles, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Global Kids, New York, NY. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition, New York, NY. For Talking with Angels project, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Spirit in Action, Belchertown, MA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$4,000 to Center for a New American Dream, Takoma Park, MD. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$4,000 to Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, Chambersburg, PA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$3,500 to Otesha Project, Ontario, Canada. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Challenge Day, Concord, CA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.

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McKenzie River Gathering Foundation
(also known as MRG)
2705 E. Burnside, Ste. 210
Portland, OR 97214-1768
Telephone: (503) 289-1517
Contact: Marjory Hamann, Exec. Dir.
Fax: (503) 232-1731
URL: www.mrgfoundation.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Financial Data
(yr. ended 6/30/08)
Assets: $7,509,961
Total giving: $792,163
EIN
930691187
990
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Additional Contact Information
Toll-free tel.: (800) 489-6743

Background
Established in 1976 in OR.

Limitations
Giving limited to OR.
No support for schools, co-ops, or social services.
No grants to individuals.

Purpose and Activities
The foundation funds Oregon-based organizations that organize people to work for progressive social change. It aims to champion groups that challenge the vast social, economic, and political inequities that exist in society, with the goal of creating a peaceful, just, and environmentally sound world. The foundation's grantmaking focuses on efforts within communities that bring people together to address issues in the following areas: human and civil rights, racial justice, economic justice, environmental protection, peace, and international solidarity.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Critical Response Grants
The purpose of this fund is to support projects responding to an unanticipated event, opportunity, or crisis that involves organizing people to address an immediate social change issue. These projects must be completed before the next foundation funding cycle. Critical Response Grants will not be awarded to groups that are having financial problems or projects that could be supported through a General Funding Cycle grant application The maximum single grant award is $1,000.
General Funding Cycle Grants
This is the primary emphasis for the foundation's grantmaking. Groups receive funding to support their organizing efforts. The foundation awards grants for both general operating expenses and special projects. The average grant size is $5,000. Grants vary between the $2,000 minimum and $10,000 maximum.
Lilla Jewel Award
The award is open to women artists residing in Oregon. It is the only foundation grant available to individuals and the only funding offered specifically for the arts.
Peace Fund
The fund is dedicated to funding projects related to peace, disarmament and nuclear waste clean-up work in Oregon. The fund will last for 10-15 years and is prioritizing funding to foster the deep thinking, the infrastructure development, the broad-based leadership development and the cross-organizational collaboration that is necessary for strategic movement building. Groups may apply for up to $10,000.
Travel Grants
The purpose of the program is to provide funding to smaller Oregon social change groups to enable their representatives to participate in conferences or training opportunities. Groups must have an overall organizational budget of $300,000 or less. Travel Grant proposals should assist in the group's organizational development and/or further the social change organizing of the applicant organization. The maximum grant award is $500.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Civil/human rights
Environment
Environment, natural resources
International affairs
International peace/security

Geographic Focus
Oregon

Types of Support
Equipment
General/operating support
Program development
Publication
Seed money
Technical assistance

Publications
Annual report
Application guidelines
Grants list
Informational brochure
Newsletter

Application Information
The foundation requires all new applicants to speak with the foundation staff before submitting an application. Application form not required. Initial approach: Telephone
Copies of proposal: 17
Board meeting date(s): Bimonthly
Deadline(s): Feb. 24 and Sept. 5 for General Funding Cycle Grants; Mar. 21 for Peace Fund; May 18 for Lilla Jewel Award; None for Critical Response or Travel Grants
Final notification: June 15 and Dec. 15 for General Funding Cycle Grants; June 7 for Peace Fund

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Kayse Jama,* Chairperson
Chris Winter,* Vice-Chairperson
Marcy Middleton,* Secretary
Marjory Hamann, Executive Director
Gil Avery
Arbrella Luvert
Rich Rohde
Olga Turner
Carole Zoom

Number of Staff
4 full-time professional
2 full-time support

Memberships
Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Grantmakers of Oregon & Southwest Washington
Affinity Groups
The Funding Exchange

Financial Data
Year ended 6/30/08:
Revenue: $3,879,346
Assets: $7,509,961 (market value)
Gifts received: $3,705,261
Expenditures: $1,349,851
Total giving: $792,163
Program services expenses: $1,068,951
Giving activities include:
$792,163 for grants
$276,788 for foundation-administered programs

Additional Location Information
County: Multnomah
Metropolitan area: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA
Congressional district: Oregon District 3

At A Glance
A. J. Muste Memorial Institute, Inc.
339 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012-2725
Telephone: (212) 533-4335
Contact: Murray Rosenblith, Exec. Dir.
Fax: (212) 228-6193
E-mail: gro.etsumja|ofni#gro.etsumja|ofni
URL: www.ajmuste.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Fiscal sponsor
Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Financial Data
(yr. ended 6/30/07)
Assets: $1,017,201
Total giving: $1,511,834
EIN
237379088
990
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Background
Established in 1974 in NY.

Limitations
Giving on a national and international basis.
No support for academic projects, direct social services, organizations with annual budgets exceeding $500,000, projects with budgets exceeding $50,000, or organizations previously funded by the institute within last 2 years.
No grants to individuals, or for capital projects, general support of ongoing operations, research, or litigation.

Purpose and Activities
The institute makes a limited number of grants to international, national, and local projects, giving priority to those with small budgets and little chance of funding from more traditional sources. Preference is given to new projects or groups over those already in operation for some time. In addition, the institute administers an internship program. The institute has, as one of its programs, the funding and fiscal sponsorship of projects which promote the principles and practice of nonviolent social change. They must be concerned with one or more of the issues to which A.J. Muste dedicated his life: peace and disarmament, social economic justice, racial and sexual equality, and the labor movement.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Counter-Recruitment Fund
Grants of up to $1,500 are available to support grassroots efforts to inform young people about the realities of military services, help them find other options for educational funding and employment, and provide alternative points of view to those presented by military recruiters. Projects should directly address the efforts of the U.S. military to recruit high-school age and other youth into the armed forces; particular attention will be paid to projects that are aimed at heavily recruited and under-served geographic and demographic segments of the population. Eligible organizations do not need to have 501(c)(3) status in order to apply for a grant, buy they must have a bank account set up in the organization's name.
Fiscal Sponsorship
The institute can act as a fiscal sponsor for organizations or projects that do not have 501(c)(3) status, and which promote the principles and practice of nonviolent social change. The sponsored organization must be concerned with one or more aspects of the institute's mission: pacifism, peace and disarmamant, social and economic justice, racial and sexual inequality, and the labor movement, and must have a bank account in the organization's name. A five-percent administrative fee will be deducted from all grant monies received.
General Grants
Between 25 and 35 grants of up to $2,000 are available for grassroots activist projects in the United States and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets ($50,000 or less, or grassroots organizations with budgets of $500,000 or less) and little access to more mainstream funding sources. Special interest will be given to funding efforts towards stopping war and militarism, abolishing the death penalty, supporting labor organization, defending immigrant rights, opposing prison injustice, and exposing the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear power. Organizations do not have to have 501(c)(3) status to be considered for a grant; eligible organizations must, however, have a bank account set up in the organization's name.
International Nonviolence Training Fund
These grants of up to $3,000 are offered to groups carrying out nonviolence trainings around the world, with the goal of seeking to help people develop and improve the skills they need to confront systemic injustices through organized, principled, nonviolent action. Preference will be given to projects which involve trainers from the local area or region, where such trainers are available; and groups which are small, community-based, and have less access to funding from other sources. Eligible proposals must be located outside of the U.S., or within Native nations in the U.S., and have annual budgets under $500,000.
NOVA Fund
The fund supports active non-violence work in Latin America. The fund does not accept unsolicited proposals.
NOVA Travel Fund
This program makes grants of up to $1,500 to help base-level activists from Latin America and the Caribbean attend regional conferences and meetings. Grant recommendations are made by a committee of advisors representing different regions of Latin America.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
International affairs, arms control
International conflict resolution
International human rights
International peace/security

Geographic Focus
National; international

Types of Support
Program development
Publication
Seed money

Publications
Application guidelines
Financial statement
Grants list
Informational brochure
Newsletter

Application Information
Accepts National Network of Grantmakers common application form. Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
Qualifications of key personnel
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Contact person
Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
Initial approach: Letter, telephone or e-mail
Copies of proposal: 2
Board meeting date(s): Varies
Deadline(s): Varies; Feb., Apr., July, and Oct. for General Grants
Final notification: 8 to 10 weeks after deadline
Applications accepted in the following language(s): Spanish

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Peter Muste,* Chairperson
Martha Thomases,* Vice-Chairperson
Bernice Lanning,* Secretary
John Zirinsky,* Treasurer
Murray Rosenblith, Executive Director
Karl Bissinger
Susan Kent Cakars
James A. Cole
Christine Halvorson
Melissa Jameson
Carol Kalafatic
David McReynolds
Jill Sternberg
Nina Streich
Robert T. Taylor
Diane Tosh

Number of Staff
2 full-time professional
1 part-time professional
1 part-time support

Memberships
Affinity Groups
Grantmakers Without Borders
Peace and Justice Studies Association
Peace and Security Funders Group
Social Investment Forum

Financial Data
Year ended 6/30/07:
Revenue: $1,699,439
Assets: $1,017,201 (market value)
Gifts received: $1,664,305
Expenditures: $1,701,677
Total giving: $1,511,834
Program services expenses: $1,587,256
Giving activities include:
$1,511,834 for grants
$75,422 for foundation-administered programs

Additional Location Information
County: New York
Metropolitan area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Congressional district: New York District 8

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2006:
$10,000 to Service for Peace and Justice of Latin America, Asuncion, Paraguay. For building awareness of and expanding opposition to military intervention, militarization, repression, and violations of human, social, economic, and cultural rights in Paraguay; and to promote nonviolent action and education for peace and justice, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Red Juvenil, Medellin, Colombia. For efforts to educate and mobilize for rights of conscientious objectors in Columbia, and to promote use of active nonviolence in social struggles, payable over 1 year.
$3,000 to Center for Environment, Human Rights, and Development, Ogale-Nchia, Nigeria. For training to help women in Otuasega community develop successful strategies in struggle against Shell oil company, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall and the Settlements, Bil'in, West Bank/Gaza. For nonviolent actions, building awareness of and opposition to Israeli government's "separation barrier," illegal Israeli settlement and illegal occupation of Palestinian land, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to STITCH: Organizers for Labor Justice, Washington, DC. For Women, Labor, and Leadership Curriculum Project, supporting efforts by women workers in Central America to build skills and strategies for organizing, payable over 1 year.
$2,000 to War Resisters League, New York, NY. For Youth & Counter Recruitment Program's DMZ Network, providng resources, training, and other assistance to build capacity of local youth organizers around US to effectively challenge military recruitment, payable over 1 year.
$1,850 to Oklahoma Center for Conscience, Oklahoma City, OK. For regional workshop to train volunteers as counselors to inform active-duty soldiers of their rights and provide information and assistance to those who wish to leave the military, payable over 1 year.
$1,500 to Deep Dish T.V. Network, New York, NY. For college campus outreach program using video series, "Shocking and Awful- A Grassroots Response to War and Occupation," to inform students about impact of war and mobilize them to take part in anti-war organizing efforts, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Truth 2 Youth, Volcano, HI. For Give Peace a Dance, counter-recruitment outreach by veterans and high school students at dances and other events, payable over 1 year.
$500 to NC Choices for Youth, Carrboro, NC. For counter-recruitment work in North Carolina, payable over 1 year.

At A Glance
New Visions Foundation
485 E. Half Day Rd., Ste. 200
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-8806
Contact: Elizabeth Versten
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/08)
Assets: $1,310,514
Total giving: $365,000
EIN
364291720
990-PF
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Additional Contact Information
Online application process URL: http://tinyurl.com/NewVisions

Donor(s)
Ronald J. Miller
Harvey L. Miller

Background
Established in 1999 in IL.

Limitations
Giving on a national and international basis, with some emphasis on VT.
No support for non public charities.
No grants to individuals.

Purpose and Activities
The New Visions Foundation (NVF) is dedicated to building a more just, peaceful, compassionate and ecologically balanced culture. The foundation strives to promote a holistic worldview as an antidote to the fragmentation that dominates modern society. NVF's grantmaking is based on a belief that the problems of contemporary society can best be solved with "new visions"-significant innovations and alternatives to the materialist and violent culture of the modern world. Therefore, the foundation is committed to supporting organizations that educate people and communities about innovative cultural possibilities or actively engage people and communities in the task of creating a nonviolent and life-affirming society.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Diversity and Inclusiveness
The foundation promotes understanding and collaboration across the boundaries that divide the human family. Therefore, they support organizations that demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the context of humanity's ultimate unity.
Ecological Literacy
The foundation supports efforts to educate the public about ecological principles and sustainable economic practices. The foundation hopes to cultivate a more respectful, even reverential, attitude toward the planet's life-sustaining processes and its diversity of living beings.
Economic Justice
The foundation believes that a society in which wealth and power are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a small minority cannot remain democratic or fair. Therefore, the foundation supports organizations that promote a social ideal of the common good and equitable distribution of resources and opportunities.
Experiments in Alternative Culture
The foundation is dedicated to the exploration of inclusive, life-affirming models for living in the world. Therefore, the foundation supports innovative ways of living and working outside the cultural mainstream that offer viable models for a more compassionate, nonviolent, and sustainable society.
Peace
NVF is committed to a nonviolent worldview as an alternative to militarism. Therefore, the foundation supports organizations that work proactively through education, spirituality, and the arts to cultivate nonviolent values and ideals.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Arts
Civil/human rights
Education
Environment
Human services
Human services, mind/body enrichment
International peace/security
Social entrepreneurship
Spirituality

Geographic Focus
National; international
Vermont

Application Information
Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. Application form not required. Initial approach: Letter of inquiry (not exceeding 2 pages) via online process
Board meeting date(s): Oct.
Deadline(s): Sept. for invited proposals only
Final notification: Approximately two months after deadline

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Ronald J. Miller,* President
Jennie Kristel,* Secretary
Eric F. Achepohl,* Treasurer

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/08:
Assets: $1,310,514 (market value)
Gifts received: $365,322
Expenditures: $415,681
Total giving: $365,000
Qualifying distributions: $365,000
Giving activities include:
$365,000 for grants
Estimated financial data for year ending 5/1/09:
Assets: $1,032,840

Additional Location Information
County: Lake
Metropolitan area: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
Congressional district: Illinois District 10

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2007:
$15,000 to Grand Boulevard Federation, Chicago, IL. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Center for Partnership Studies, Pacific Grove, CA. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to PassageWorks Institute, Boulder, CO. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Veterans Education Project, Amherst, MA. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$8,000 to Peace Development Fund, Amherst, MA. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$8,000 to Positive Futures Network, Bainbridge Island, WA. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$8,000 to Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee, WI. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$6,000 to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Cambridge, MA. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Global Peace Initiative of Women, New York, NY. For program support, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, VT. For program support, payable over 1 year.

Nuclear Information & Resource Service
6930 Caroll Ave., Ste. 340
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Telephone: (301) 270-6477
Fax: (301) 270-4291
URL: www.nirs.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Financial Data
(yr. ended 1/31/08)
Assets: $78,583
Total giving: $60,931
EIN
521119677
990
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Purpose and Activities
The organization seeks to be the national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Environment, energy
Environment, radiation control
Environment, toxics
Environment, waste management

Directors
Susan Alzner
Paxus Calta
Louis Clark
Rick Hind
Timothea Howard
Michel Lee
Elizabeth May
Vladimir Sliviak
Frank Van Shaik
Chris Williams
Daphne Wysham

Financial Data
Year ended 1/31/08:
Revenue: $586,508
Assets: $78,583 (market value)
Gifts received: $577,377
Expenditures: $637,491
Total giving: $60,931
Program services expenses: $550,406
Giving activities include:
$60,931 for grants
$489,475 for foundation-administered programs

Additional Location Information
County: Montgomery
Metropolitan area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

At A Glance
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc.
(also known as NTI)
1747 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., 7th Fl.
Washington, DC 20006-4602
Telephone: (202) 296-4810
Fax: (202) 296-4811
E-mail: gro.itn|tcatnoc#gro.itn|tcatnoc
URL: www.nti.org/
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 6/30/08)
Assets: $17,953,667
Total giving: $2,230,429
EIN
522289435
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.
Better World Fund
Susan Thompson Buffett‡
Buffett Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
J.B. Fuqua
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Google Foundation
Fred Isemon
MacArthur Foundation
Russell Family Foundation
R.E. "Ted" Turner
R.E. Turner Charitable Remainder Unitrust No. 3
World Bank
Martin Zonnenberg

Background
Established in 2001 in DC.
Founded by businessman and activist R.E. "Ted" Turner III and senator Sam Nunn. Mr. Turner founded cable television network CNN in 1980, which became the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. Turner also founded the cable channels TNT (in 1998), and Turner Classic Movies (in 1994). In 1986 he established Turner Entertainment Co. to oversee film properties that he owned, and also started Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) which is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties he started in the mid-1970's. In addition, Mr. Turner is the founder of The Goodwill Games, and in 1991 he was named Time Magazine's Man of the Year. In 1998 he made headlines by announcing a $1 billion donation to the United Nations. Mr. Nunn served as a U.S. senator, representing Georgia, from 1972 to 1997, and as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee from 1986 to 1995.

Limitations
Applications not accepted.
Giving on a worldwide basis.

Purpose and Activities
The organization works to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons; and to work to build the trust, transparency, and security that are preconditions to the ultimate fulfillment of the goals and ambitions of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Creating Regional Disease Surveillance Networks to Detect and Respond to Infectious Diseases
In this area, the organization's Global Health and Security Initiative is working in some of the most complicated regions in the world to build disease surveillance networks to spur the cooperation and capacity building that will enable an effective response to infectious diseases.
Preventing the Spread of Technology to Make Nuclear Weapons Materials
In this area, the organization believes that ensuring that states have confidence in choosing to rely on imported fuel is a security imperative.
Promoting the Safe and Secure Practice of the Biomedical Sciences to Help Prevent Bioterrorism
In this area, the organization's Global Health and Security Initiative has developed innovative partnerships worldwide to address the threat of natural pandemics, accidental outbreaks from laboratories, and use of biological agents as a weapon. The initiative's efforts seek to improve disease detection and response, and promote safe practices in biomedical science, to secure dangerous pathogens and prevent the misuse of biotechnology information.
Securing Nuclear Materials Around the Globe
In this area, the initiative is helping nations move away from routine use of the raw material of nuclear terrorism through a range of projects.
Securing, Reducing and Eliminating the Use of Highly Enriched Uranium
In this area, the organization, through analysis, advocacy, and action, is drawing attention to and spurring more effective action to address the danger of unsecured nuclear bomb making materials, the need to prevent the spread of the technology to make that material, and the urgent imperative to reduce the use of weapons-usable nuclear material in civil commerce. The organization believes that the most effective way to prevent nuclear terrorism is to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear weapons materials.
Strengthening Security for Nuclear Materials Through the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS)
In this area, the initiative is working to develop a role and sense of responsibility within the private sector to ensure that dangerous nuclear materials do not fall into terrorist hands. The initiative has started an effort, in partnership with the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), to improve the security of nuclear materials through the establishment of a new organization for the exchange of information on and promulgation of 'best practices' for nuclear materials security in nuclear facilities and during transportation. The INMM has been working to advance the creation of an organization to help improve the security of nuclear materials around the world.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
International affairs, arms control
International peace/security

Geographic Focus
National; international

Publications
Annual report

Application Information
Contributes only to pre-selected organizations. Board meeting date(s): Up to four times per year

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Sam Nunn,* Co-Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer
R.E. "Ted" Turner, III,* Co-Chairperson
Charles B. Curtis,* President and Chief Operating Officer
Joan Rohlfing, Sr. Vice President, Programs and Operations
Brooke D. Anderson, Vice President, Communications
Kraig M. Butrum, Vice President, Development
Laura S.H. Holgate, Vice President, Russia/NIS Program
Terence Taylor, Vice President, Global Health and Security
Charlotte S. Atkinson, Treasurer
Dr. Alexei Arbatov
HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal
Sen. Pete V. Domenici
Susan Eisenhower
Amb. Rolf Ekeus
Genl. Eugene E. Habiger
Hon. Pierre Lellouche
Sen. Richard G. Lugar
Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Ph.D.
Hon. Hisashi Owada
Dr. William J. Perry
Nafis Sadik, M.D.
Amartya Sen
Rt. Hon. Shirley Williams
Fujia Yang

Advisors
Warren E. Buffett
Dr. David A. Hamburg
Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker
Frederick Iseman
George F. Russell, Jr.

Number of Staff
20 full-time professional
1 part-time professional
11 full-time support

Financial Data
Year ended 6/30/08:
Revenue: $11,207,748
Assets: $17,953,667 (market value)
Gifts received: $10,277,659
Expenditures: $13,280,454
Total giving: $2,230,429
Program services expenses: $10,774,263
Giving activities include:
$2,230,429 for grants

Additional Location Information
County: District of Columbia
Metropolitan area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Congressional district: District of Columbia District At-large

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2004:
$1,062,330 to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. To work with many communities, including scientific, on project that examines what can be done to constrain harmful use of biological research and development without unduly encumbering pursuit of science for scholarly or beneficent ends, payable over 1 year.
$747,835 to American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. To support biomedical and public health experts who work on national security issues in U.S. government through fellowship programs, payable over 1 year.
$371,997 to Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. To solicit participation of U.S. and Western pharmaceutical companies as research collaboratives with former Soviet weapons scientists, and enhance understanding necessary to underpin continuing governmental support of brain drain prevention programs, payable over 1 year.
$240,000 to Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute, Washington, DC. For collaboration with International Institute for Strategic Studies for work to engage biotechnology industry leaders in development of normative standards to reduce potential proliferation of dangerous pathogens, techniques, and knowledge and possible establishment new bioindustry organization for monitoring these standards, payable over 1 year.
$150,400 to Delhi Policy Group, New Delhi, India. To promote responsible government policies and practices related to safety and security of nuclear weapons and materials in India, by developing educational materials for policy makers and by facilitating meetings between nuclear experts in India and other nations, payable over 1 year.
$120,243 to Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. To facilitate input of specialists from U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to develop strategies that might improve biological weapons monitoring and inspection protocols, including those concerning Biological Weapons Convention, payable over 1 year.
$92,000 to Health Canada, Ontario, Canada. To develop and integrate Russian, Spanish, Arabic, French and Chinese language translation software into Global Public Health Intelligence Network, which gathers reports of public health significance from global electronic media and uses human review and computerized text mining to filter, organize and classify this information, payable over 1 year.
$52,185 to National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan. To define program of work to convert WWR-K reactor located at Alatau to use LEU fuel and create fuel design documents suitable for manufacture of low-enriched assemblies needed for core conversion. Project will also generate business plan for economic operation of reactor after conversion, payable over 1 year.
$38,819 to Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. To develop joint arms control curriculum to be taught at Russian and American institutes of higher education, payable over 1 year.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
1187 Coast Village Rd., Ste. 1
PMB 121
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2761
Telephone: (805) 965-3443
Fax: (805) 568-0466
URL: www.wagingpeace.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Organization that normally receives more than 33 1/3% of its support from contributions, etc.
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/06)
Assets: $3,626,143
Total giving: $203,410
EIN
953825265
990
2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Additional Contact Information
Additional address: 322 Fourth Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-5824; tel: (202) 543-4100 ext. 105; fax:(202) 546-5142

Background
Established in 1982.

Limitations
Giving on a national and international basis.

Purpose and Activities
The foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, strengthen international law and institutions, and inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Dispute resolution
International affairs, arms control
International conflict resolution
International peace/security

Geographic Focus
National; international

Publications
Informational brochure
Newsletter

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Richard Falk, J.S.D.,* Chairperson
Mark Hamilton,* Vice-Chairperson
David Krieger, J.D., Ph.D.,* President
Frank K. Kelly,* Sr. Vice President
Robert Laney, J.D.,* Vice President
Lessie Nixon Schontzler, J.D.,* Secretary
Peter R. Macdougall, Ed.D.,* Treasurer
Leni Fe Bland
Jill Dexter
Diandra M. Douglas
Anna Grotenhuis, J.D.
Peter O. Haslund, Ph.D.
Sue Hawes, J.D.
Marc Kielburger, J.D.
John Randolph Parten, J.D.
Chris Pizzinat
Selma Rubin
Imagene Spence
Ethel Wells

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/06:
Revenue: $1,087,874
Assets: $3,626,143 (market value)
Gifts received: $923,064
Expenditures: $1,000,042
Total giving: $203,410
Program services expenses: $869,913
Giving activities include:
$203,410 for 6 grants (high: $179,520)
$666,503 for foundation-administered programs

Additional Location Information
County: Santa Barbara
Metropolitan area: Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA
Congressional district: California District 23

Peter G. Peterson Foundation
712 5th Ave., 48th Fl.
New York, NY 10019-4108
Telephone: (212) 542-9200
URL: www.pgpf.org/
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 3/31/08)
Assets: $116,780,194
Total giving: $0
EIN
260316905
990-PF
2008

Online Communications
PGPF Blog
Facebook

Donor(s)
Peter G. Peterson
David M. Walker
Warren E. Buffett

Economic Crisis Information
Teamed up with mtvU to create InDebtEd, a new campaign for college students that raises awareness about the dangers of personal and government debt and promotes action.

Background
Established in 2008.
Founded by Peter G. Peterson, a businessman, investment banker, author, and politician. He served in the Nixon administration as United States Secretary of Commerce from 1972 to 1973. He served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004. He is the co-founder and Sr. Chairman of The Blackstone Group, an alternative asset management and financial services company. He is the author of "The Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond." Using his personal fortune, he endowed the foundation with $1billion.

Limitations
Giving limited to the U.S. to nonprofits that are regional or national in scope and have the ability to implement programming nationwide.
No support for other private grantmaking foundations, foreign organizations, or for political, social or fraternal organizations.
No grants to individuals, or for general operating support, unrestricted purposes, indirect expenses, ongoing funding, capital campaigns, annual appeals, ongoing sponsorships, fundraising events, or to underwrite chairs, endowments or scholarships sponsored by academic or nonprofit institutions.

Purpose and Activities
The mission of the foundation is to enhance the public understanding of the nature and urgency of selected key sustainability challenges that threaten America's future, to propose sensible and workable solutions to address these challenges and to build public will to do something about them. The foundation will focus on: 1) Unsustainable entitlement benefits; 2) Unsustainable deficits; 3) Unsustainable healthcare costs; 4) Unsustainable energy consumption; 5) Unsustainable competitive gaps in the educational system; and 6) the threat of nuclear proliferation.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Economics
International affairs
Public affairs, finance
Public affairs, information services

Geographic Focus
National

Application Information
The foundation does not distribute requests for proposals, but invites organizations wishing to submit unsolicited grant concepts to complete an Initial Inquiry Form and submit it online. Application form required. Initial approach: Submit online Initial Inquiry Form. If invited by the foundation to submit a Full Grant Application Form, a username and password will be provided for access to the application form
Deadline(s): Initial inquiries are accepted throughout the year

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Peter G. Peterson, Chairperson
Michael Peterson, Vice-Chairperson
David M. Walker, Chief Executive Officer and President
C. Eugene Steuerle, Vice President
Joan Ganz Cooney

Memberships
Associations and Other Philanthropic Organizations
Independent Sector

Financial Data
Year ended 3/31/08:
Assets: $116,780,194 (market value)
Gifts received: $116,000,000
Expenditures: $277,422
Total giving: $0
Qualifying distributions: $256,655
Estimated financial data for year ending 12/31/08:
Grants: $5,300,000

Additional Location Information
County: New York
Metropolitan area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Congressional district: New York District 14

Physicians for Social Responsibility
1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 1012
Washington, DC 20009-5747
Telephone: (202) 667-4260
Fax: (202) 667-4201
E-mail: gro.rsp|ltanrsp#gro.rsp|ltanrsp
URL: www.psr.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $1,612,855
Total giving: $88,099
EIN
237059731
990
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Background
Established in 1961 in DC.

Limitations
Applications not accepted.
Giving on a national basis.

Purpose and Activities
The organization seeks to be the medical and public health voice working to prevent the use or spread of nuclear weapons, and to slow, stop, and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Environment, global warming
International affairs, arms control

Geographic Focus
National

Publications
Financial statement
Newsletter
Occasional report

Application Information
Contributes only to pre-selected organizations.

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Catherine Thomasson,* President
Mike McCally, Executive Director
Karen Abrashkin
Sid Alexander, M.D.
Kent Bransford, M.D.
Lucy Boulanger
Lisa Doggett, M.D., M.P.H.
John Fogarty, M.D., M.P.H.
Lee Francis, M.D., M.P.H.
Erica Frank, M.D., M.P.H.
Tova Fuller
Robert Gould, M.D.
Dave Hall, M.D.
Andy Kanter, M.D., M.P.H.
David Reynolds, M.D.
And 15 additional directors

Number of Staff
11 full-time professional
1 part-time professional
1 full-time support

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Revenue: $2,624,510
Assets: $1,612,855 (market value)
Gifts received: $1,700,370
Expenditures: $2,193,025
Total giving: $88,099
Program services expenses: $1,651,215
Giving activities include:
$88,099 for grants
$1,563,116 for foundation-administered programs

Additional Location Information
County: District of Columbia
Metropolitan area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Congressional district: District of Columbia District At-large

Ploughshares Fund
Fort Mason Ctr., Bldg. B, Ste. 330
San Francisco, CA 94123-1380
Telephone: (415) 775-2244
Contact: Naila Bolus, Exec. Dir.
Fax: (415) 775-4529
E-mail: ploughshares@ploughs…
URL: www.ploughshares.org
Type of Grantmaker
Public charity
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public
Financial Data
(yr. ended 6/30/08)
Assets: $40,120,196
Total giving: $5,562,138
EIN
942764520
990
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Background
Established in 1981.

Limitations
Giving on a national and international basis.
No grants for research, film, video, or book production, or writing academic dissertations.

Purpose and Activities
The fund is dedicated to stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction, controlling the sale of conventional weapons, addressing the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production, promoting new approaches to conflict prevention, and building global and regional security.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Grants Program
The fund makes grants to support initiatives aimed at preventing the spread and use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and other weapons of war; and to prevent conflicts that could lead to the use of weapons of mass destruction. Funding categories include nuclear weapons, nuclear materials, biological and chemical weapons, missiles and space, and conflict and regional security. Funding is available to individuals and organizations, both nationally and domestically, with no minimum or maximum grant limits.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
International affairs, arms control
International conflict resolution
International peace/security
International Interests
Africa
Asia
Europe
Japan
Middle East
North Korea
Russia
Southeast Asia

Geographic Focus
National; international

Types of Support
Conferences/seminars
Continuing support
Emergency funds
General/operating support
Grants to individuals
Program development
Seed money
Technical assistance

Publications
Annual report (including application guidelines)
Grants list
Informational brochure (including application guidelines)
Newsletter

Application Information
Application e-mails should be sent to gro.serahshguolp|slasoporp#gro.serahshguolp|slasoporp. Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
Qualifications of key personnel
Statement of problem project will address
Principal source of support for project in the past
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
How project's results will be evaluated or measured
Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Initial approach: Letter or e-mail
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): Three times per year
Deadline(s): Feb. 27

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Roger Hale,* Chairperson
Joseph Cirincione,* President
Brooks Walker, III,* Secretary
Patricia F. Sullivan,* Treasurer
Naila Bolus, Executive Director
Edie Allen
Reza Aslan
Doug Carlston
Michael Douglas
Gloria Duffy
Mary Lloyd Estrin
Angela Foster
Chuck Hagel
David Holloway
John Hoyt
Richard Pritzlaff
Robert A. Rubinstein
Cynthia Ryan
Gail Seneca
Robert E. Sims
Philip Yun

Number of Staff
5 full-time professional
1 part-time professional
2 full-time support

Memberships
Affinity Groups
International Human Rights Funders Group
Peace and Security Funders Group

Financial Data
Year ended 6/30/08:
Revenue: $13,479,526
Assets: $40,120,196 (market value)
Gifts received: $9,172,602
Expenditures: $7,926,821
Total giving: $5,562,138
Program services expenses: $6,650,244
Giving activities include:
$5,562,138 for grants
$1,088,106 for foundation-administered programs

Additional Location Information
County: San Francisco
Metropolitan area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Congressional district: California District 8

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2006:
$75,000 to Institute for Science and International Security, Washington, DC. For independent technical analyses that track and expose development of weapons of mass destruction programs in proliferant states, payable over 1 year.
$75,000 to Partnership for Global Security, Washington, DC. For general support, payable over 1 year.
$65,000 to Churches Center for Theology and Public Policy, Washington, DC. For interfaith effort between Muslims and Christians to engage religious leaders and their congregants in study and action on nuclear weapons concerns, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to American Public Media Group, Saint Paul, MN. For production of one-hour radio program and accompanying materials on the history and scope of the A.Q. Khan nuclear network, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to International Crisis Group, London, England. For U.S. advocacy program to draw attention of policy officials and media to conflicts around the world and to advocate appropriate prevention and resolution measures, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to National Public Radio, Washington, DC. For coverage on non-proliferation and conflict, including exploration of cultural factors affecting the global security environment, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to Student Pugwash U.S.A., Washington, DC, payable over 1 year.
$40,000 to Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Santa Fe, NM, payable over 1 year.
$25,000 to Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, New York, NY. For targeted outreach to media, policymakers, and key NGO's in conjunction with release of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission report, payable over 1 year.
$14,730 to Baku Center for Foreign Trade Security, Baku, Azerbaijan. For training and education to Azeri businesses on the topic of export controls, payable over 1 year.

Prajna Foundation
411 St. Michaels Dr., Ste. 8
Santa Fe, NM 87505-7655
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $3,968,507
Total giving: $192,360
EIN
860876616
990-PF
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000

Donor(s)
Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.
Frances Harwood‡

Background
Established in 1997 in NM.

Limitations
Applications not accepted.
Giving primarily in NM.
No grants to individuals.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Animals/wildlife
Arts
Environment
Philanthropy/voluntarism
Youth development

Geographic Focus
New Mexico

Application Information
Contributes only to pre-selected organizations.

Officers
Jeff Harbour, President and Treasurer
Joan Clark, Vice President
Colleen Kelley, Secretary

Memberships
Regional Associations of Grantmakers
New Mexico Association of Grantmakers

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Assets: $3,968,507 (market value)
Gifts received: $770,000
Expenditures: $532,611
Total giving: $192,360
Qualifying distributions: $192,360
Giving activities include:
$192,360 for grants

Additional Location Information
County: Santa Fe
Metropolitan area: Santa Fe, NM
Congressional district: New Mexico District 3

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2006:
$9,500 to Friends of Tibetan Womens Association, Santa Fe, NM, payable over 1 year.
$7,000 to Permacultura America Latina, Santa Fe, NM, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Collective Heritage Institute, Lamy, NM, payable over 1 year.
$3,000 to Tibetan Association of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, payable over 1 year.
$2,500 to Los Alamos Study Group, Albuquerque, NM, payable over 1 year.
$1,500 to Society for Art Publications of the Americas, San Francisco, CA, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Academy for the Love of Learning, Santa Fe, NM, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Bridges Project for Education, Taos, NM, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Nuclear Watch of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM, payable over 1 year.
$1,000 to Ojai Foundation, Ojai, CA, payable over 1 year.

The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.
99 Park Ave., Ste. 2220
New York, NY 10016-1601
Telephone: (212) 370-1165
Fax: (212) 599-6282
E-mail: grants@prospect-hill…
URL: foundationcenter.org/grantmake…
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Family foundation
Financial Data
(yr. ended 6/30/08)
Assets: $70,859,995
Total giving: $4,161,318
EIN
136075567
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
William S. Beinecke

Background
Incorporated in 1960 in NY; absorbed The Frederick W. Beinecke Fund in 1983.
The Prospect Hill Foundation is a private foundation established by Elizabeth G.Beninecke, William S. Beinecke, the retired chairman of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company.

Limitations
Giving primarily on a national basis with emphasis on MA, NJ, NY, and RI; limited support is directed towards environmental conservation and reproductive health projects in the Mayan Region of Latin America.
No support for sectarian religious activities, political organizations or non-tax exempted organizations.
No grants to individuals, or for basic scientific research.

Purpose and Activities
The foundation's mission is to advance the human experience while ensuring the well being of the earth. The foundation pursues this mission by making grants in four main program areas: 1) environmental conservation - to support conservation strategies that protect natural systems and to improve air quality for the benefit of human and ecological health; 2) nuclear nonproliferation - to limit the spread of nuclear weapons by providing reliable information to U.S. policy makers, the media, and the public; 3) reproductive health and rights - to support the right of women and men to be informed of and have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice; and 4) criminal justice - to promote a fair and humane criminal justice system. In addition, the foundation makes a number of core grants that support the general philanthropic interests and goals of the foundation's directors and their family.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Criminal Justice
This program promotes a fair and humane criminal justice system.
Environmental and Conservation
This program supports conservation strategies that protect natural systems and improve air quality for the benefit of human and ecological health.
Nuclear Nonproliferation
This program's goal is to limit the spread of nuclear weapons by providing reliable information to U.S. policy makers, the media and the public.
Reproductive Health and Rights
This program supports the right of women and men to be informed of and have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Arts
Courts/judicial administration
Education
Environment, natural resources
International affairs, arms control
Reproductive health, family planning
International Interests
Latin America

Geographic Focus
National; international

Types of Support
Capital campaigns
Employee matching gifts
General/operating support
Land acquisition
Matching/challenge support

Publications
Grants list
Informational brochure

Application Information
Unsolicited proposals are not normally considered. Invited applicants should see the foundation Web site for specific guidelines. Applicants should submit the following:
Timetable for implementation and evaluation of project
Qualifications of key personnel
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Brief history of organization and description of its mission
Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
How project's results will be evaluated or measured
Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Board meeting date(s): 3 times annually

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
William S. Beinecke,* Chairperson
John B. Beinecke,* President
Frederick W. Beinecke, Vice President and Secretary
Elizabeth G. Beinecke,* Vice President
Robert J. Barletta, Treasurer
Penny Fujiko Willgerodt, Executive Director
Frances Beinecke Elston
Sarah Beinecke Richardson

Number of Staff
1 full-time professional
1 part-time support
1 shared staff (shared with The Sperry Fund)

Memberships
Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Philanthropy New York
Affinity Groups
Association of Small Foundations
Environmental Grantmakers Association
Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights
International Human Rights Funders Group
Peace and Security Funders Group

Financial Data
Year ended 6/30/08:
Assets: $70,859,995 (market value)
Expenditures: $4,951,807
Total giving: $4,161,318
Qualifying distributions: $4,594,282
Giving activities include:
$3,841,500 for 104 grants (high: $100,000; low: $5,000)
$319,818 for 212 employee matching gifts

Additional Location Information
County: New York
Metropolitan area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Congressional district: New York District 14

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2006:
$200,000 to American Red Cross in Greater New York, New York, NY. For Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.
$75,000 to Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY. For Landscape Ecology and Geographic Analysis Program.
$50,000 to American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. For endowment.
$50,000 to Arms Control Association, Washington, DC. For general support.
$50,000 to New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY. For Director Graduate Studies Program Chair.
$50,000 to Planned Parenthood of New York City, New York, NY. For general support.
$35,000 to World Neighbors, Oklahoma City, OK. For activities in Guatemala.
$25,000 to Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA. For capital support.
$25,000 to Pronatura Mexico, San Clemente, Mexico. For activities in Chiapas.
$25,000 to Teach for America, New York, NY. For Sponsor A Teacher program.

The Roderick Foundation
(formerly Hilliard Roderick Foundation for the Prevention of Inadvertent Nuclear War)
11 N. Washington St., Ste. 600
Rockville, MD 20850-4277
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/08)
Assets: $431,148
Total giving: $10,000
EIN
521424803
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Background
Established in 1985 in DC.

Limitations
Applications not accepted.
Giving primarily in New York, NY.
No grants to individuals.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
AIDS
International relief

Geographic Focus
New York

Application Information
Contributes only to pre-selected organizations.

Officers and Directors
Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.
Ulla S. Magnusson,* President and Treasurer
Gunilla M. Alford,* Vice President
William L. Alford,* Secretary

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/08:
Assets: $431,148 (market value)
Expenditures: $22,860
Total giving: $10,000
Qualifying distributions: $17,074
Giving activities include:
$10,000 for 1 grant

Additional Location Information
County: Montgomery
Metropolitan area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Congressional district: Maryland District 8

Samuel Rubin Foundation, Inc.
777 United Nations Plz.
New York, NY 10017-3521
Telephone: (212) 697-8945
Contact: Lauranne Jones, Grants Admin.
Fax: (212) 682-0886
E-mail: gro.cgi|ennarual#gro.cgi|ennarual
URL: www.samuelrubinfoundation.org
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Family foundation
Financial Data
(yr. ended 6/30/08)
Assets: $12,226,875
Total giving: $620,747
EIN
136164671
990-PF
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)
Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.
Samuel Rubin‡
Samuel Rubin Foundation, Inc.

Background
Established in 1958 in NY.

Limitations
Giving on a national and international basis.
No grants to individuals, or for endowments, scholarships, or building funds.

Purpose and Activities
Grants for the pursuit of peace and justice; for an equitable reallocation of the world's resources; and to promote social, economic, political, civil, and cultural rights.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Civil/human rights
Higher education
International affairs, arms control
International affairs, foreign policy
International human rights
International peace/security
Population Groups
Women

Geographic Focus
National; international

Types of Support
Film/video/radio
General/operating support
Seed money

Publications
Grants list
Program policy statement

Application Information
Applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted, nor will telephone solicitations. Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
Initial approach: Proposal (not to exceed 5 pages)
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): 3 times per year; generally at the end of Feb., June, and Oct.
Deadline(s): First Fri. in Jan., May, and Sept.
Final notification: 2 weeks following board meetings

Officers
Cora Weiss, President
Daniel Weiss, Vice President
Judy Weiss, Vice President
Tamara Weiss, Vice President
Peter Weiss, Treasurer

Director
Alison R. Bernstein

Number of Staff
2 full-time professional

Memberships
Affinity Groups
Association of Small Foundations
Peace and Security Funders Group

Financial Data
Year ended 6/30/08:
Assets: $12,226,875 (market value)
Expenditures: $1,078,118
Total giving: $620,747
Qualifying distributions: $620,747
Giving activities include:
$620,747 for grants

Additional Location Information
County: New York
Metropolitan area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Congressional district: New York District 14

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2007:
$100,000 to Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, payable over 1 year.
$65,000 to Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to Downtown Community Television Center, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$40,000 to Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$35,000 to Peace Boat US, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$30,000 to Americans for Peace Now, Washington, DC, payable over 1 year.
$25,000 to Global Kids, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$25,000 to Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Washington, DC, payable over 1 year.
$20,000 to Interfaith Families Project, Takoma Park, MD, payable over 1 year.

At A Glance
The Russell Family Foundation
P.O. Box 2567
Gig Harbor, WA 98335-4567
Telephone: (253) 858-5050
Contact: Stephanie Anderson, Grants Mgr.
Fax: (253) 851-0460
E-mail: gro.ffrt|ofni#gro.ffrt|ofni
URL: www.trff.org
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
IRS Exemption Status
501(c)(3)
Additional Descriptor
Family foundation
Financial Data
(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $159,350,047
Total giving: $10,331,042
EIN
911663336
990-PF
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Additional Contact Information
Toll Free tel.: (888) 252-4331

Online Communications
Grants Database

Donor(s)
Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.
George F. Russell, Jr.
Jane T. Russell‡

Background
Established in 1994 in WA.
Founded by George and Jane Russell. George Russell served as Chairman, C.E.O. and President of Frank Russell Company, an investment management and advisory firm. George pioneered the business of pension fund consulting and Jane was the company's architect of corporate culture. In 1999, the Russells sold Frank Russell Company to Northwestern Mutual Life and the company was renamed the Russell Investment Group.

Limitations
Giving primarily in the Puget Sound region of WA.
No support for lobbying, city or county government programs, work on water quantity or water rights, watershed planning, or corporate development of new products or services, energy-related programs or for land use planning.
No grants for capital construction or purchases of land.

Purpose and Activities
The foundation seeks to contribute to innovative community impact, build quality relationships with partners and have an outstanding work culture.

Program Area(s)
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Environmental Sustainability
The foundation is committed to improving protection of the environment in western Washington, with an emphasis on the waters of Puget Sound. The foundation focuses its grantmaking in this program on Puget Sound, Environmental Education and Green Business. For each topic of interest, the foundation has identified goals for the next five years; 1) Puget Sound: a) Broaden and deepen citizen support for individual, corporate and societal practices that will sustain a healthy ecosystem in Puget Sound. b) Preserve, restore and improve protection of the Sound's nearshore and estuarin habitat. c) Create a coherent and well-managed system of marine protected areas. d) Eliminate and reduce sources of pollution, especially toxic pollution. e) Ensure that comprehensive plans and critical areas ordinances for cities and counties in the Puget Sound basin will protect the environment, especially the Sound's habitat and water quality, 2) Environmental Education: a) Improve and broaden education about sustainability. b) Improve and broaden education about Puget Sound—especially nearshore and estuarine habitat; sources of and prevention of pollution; and marine protected areas. c) Make lasting, systemic and positive change in the provision of education about the environment and sustainability, kindergarten through graduate school. d) Better educate the public about sustainability, environmental protection, and Puget Sound. 3) Green Business: Accelerate demand for products, services and processes that protect the environment, especially water quality, habitat and threatened marine species. Application information available on foundation web site.
George F. Russell, Jr. Fund
The fund supports nonprofits working globally to address critical issues that threaten peace, security and the quality of life in the world. George Russell takes a particular interest in the affairs of Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia Pacific. In the past, grants from this fund have supported a range of projects including: democracy and competitiveness in Russia; neutralizing toxic nuclear waste; and public policy in the countries of Asia Pacific. The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for this fund.
Jane's Fund
Jane's Fund is designed to reflect Jane Russell's lifelong commitment to community development and philanthropy, particularly in the place she called "home"-Tacoma/Pierce County. The Fund has two components:1) Jane's Fellowship Program. Jane's style of leadership was understated, humble and quiet. In that tradition, in 2004 the foundation launched Jane's Fellowship Program to support grassroots leaders in Tacoma and Pierce County. Each fellow serves for two years and receives: a financial stipend totaling $10,000, and extensive training and support on leadership development and community building. Visit the foundation's Web site for application information. 2) Sustaining Grants. In honor of Jane Russell, the foundation makes grants a selected number of nonprofits working primarily in the South Sound area of the Puget Sound. These modest sized grants support work in the arts, education and human services and support organizations that have been pres-selected by the foundation. The foundation does not accept letters of inquiry for Jane's Fund sustaining grants.

Fields of Interest
Subjects
Environment

Geographic Focus
Washington

Types of Support
Employee matching gifts
Fellowships
General/operating support
Grants to individuals
Program-related investments/loans
Program development

Publications
Application guidelines
Financial statement
Newsletter

Application Information
All letters of inquiry are acknowledged within three weeks of receipt at the foundation. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Initial approach: Letter of inquiry (e-mails not accepted)
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): Quarterly; grants awarded in May and Nov/Dec.
Deadline(s): Jan. 7 and July 7
Final notification: Following board meeting

Officers
Richard Woo, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Russell, President
George Russell, Jr., Vice President and Chairperson Emeritus
Dion Rurik, Secretary

Directors
Sarah Cavanaugh
Tim Cavanaugh
Gun Denhart
Phyllis Gill
Hubert Locke
Jileen Russell

Number of Staff
5 full-time professional
1 part-time professional

Memberships
Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Philanthropy Northwest
Affinity Groups
Environmental Grantmakers Association
PRI Makers Network
Associations and Other Philanthropic Organizations
Council on Foundations

Financial Data
Year ended 12/31/07:
Assets: $159,350,047 (market value)
Gifts received: $205,000
Expenditures: $12,956,074
Total giving: $10,331,042
Qualifying distributions: $11,676,863
Giving activities include:
$10,233,584 for 138 grants (high: $1,500,000; low: $1,250; average: $5,000-$100,000)
$89,000 for 9 grants to individuals
$8,458 for 24 employee matching gifts
$144,085 for 2 loans/program-related investments (high: $129,729; low: $14,356)

Additional Location Information
County: Pierce
Metropolitan area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Congressional district: Washington District 6

Selected Grants
The following grants were reported in 2007:
$1,500,000 to Trust for Public Land, Seattle, WA. For Alliance for Puget Sound shorelines, payable over 1 year.
$1,000,000 to National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, WA. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$1,000,000 to Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, DC. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.
$799,951 to Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Boston, MA. For Jane contribution to MG fund, payable over 1 year.
$725,000 to Business Humanitarian Forum, Geneva, Switzerland. For support for reconstruction and development programs, payable over 1 year.
$250,000 to Cascadia Region Green Building Council, Portland, OR. For Living Building Challenge, payable over 1 year.
$150,000 to Evergreen State College Foundation, Olympia, WA. For curriculum for the bioregion initiative - sustainability across the curriculum, payable over 1 year.
$133,000 to Crisis Management Initiative, Helsinki, Finland. For Crisis Reaction Capability project, payable over 1 year.
$100,000 to University of Washington Foundation, Seattle, WA. For endowment for the Herbert J. Ellison professorship in Russian and Eurasian studies, payable over 1 year.
$35,000 to Environmental Science Center, Burien, WA. For environmental education - Nearshore environment, payable
over 1 year.

At A Glance

Saga Foundation

(formerly W.P. Laughlin Foundation)
979 Arlington Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94062-1848
Telephone: (650) 619-3373
Fax: (650) 365-7444
E-mail: saga@sagafoundation….
URL: sagafoundation.org/
Type of Grantmaker

Operating foundation
IRS Exemption Status

501(c)(3)
Financial Data

(yr. ended 12/31/08)
Assets: $64,666
Total giving: $110,000
EIN

383097160
990-PF

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Additional Contact Information

Mailing address: c/o David S. Kruis, 136 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1201, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3936

Online Communications

YouTube

Donor(s)

Wilbur P. Laughlin

Background

Established in 1993 in MI as successor to W.P. Laughlin Charitable Foundation Trust.

Saga Foundation was started by William P. Laughlin, a founder of the food and restaurant company Saga Corporation. He became involved with an organization of former heads of state in the 1980s when U.S. President Gerald Ford asked him to attend a meeting. Laughlin believes that global problems require bold actions brought about through collaboration among individuals from the highest level of government. Fostering these associations became his personal calling, and now it is the cornerstone of how Saga Foundation goes about accomplishing its mission.

Limitations

Applications not accepted.

Giving primarily to national organizations in CA and Washington, DC.

No grants to individuals.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is dedicated to engaging former heads of state and other world leaders to take action to eliminate weapons of mass destruction - nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that threaten the safety and very future of our world. The foundation supports attempts to maximize the effectiveness of world leaders and organizations involved in practical, innovative, and ethical solutions to global problems concerning the security and safety of nations and individuals.

Fields of Interest

Subjects

Higher education
International affairs
International peace/security
Public affairs, research
Research

Geographic Focus

California
District of Columbia

Types of Support

General/operating support
Program development

Application Information

Contributes only to pre-selected organizations.

Officers and Trustees

Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.

Wilbur P. Laughlin,* Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer
David J. Bartoshuk,* President
Melissa Schoeb, Executive Vice President and Director of Communications
James S. Hilboldt,* Vice President
James C. Melvin,* Secretary
David S. Kruis, Treasurer
Julie A. Johnson

Memberships

Affinity Groups

Peace and Security Funders Group

Associations and Other Philanthropic Organizations

Council on Foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 12/31/08:

Assets: $64,666 (market value)
Gifts received: $572,739
Expenditures: $750,672
Total giving: $110,000
Qualifying distributions: $745,219
Giving activities include:
$110,000 for 3 grants (high: $50,000; low: $10,000)
$635,219 for foundation-administered programs

Additional Location Information

County: San Mateo
Metropolitan area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Congressional district: California District 12

Selected Grants

The following grants were reported in 2007:

$100,000 to Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington, DC, payable over 1 year.

721 Don Diego Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87505-1622

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

IRS Exemption Status

501(c)(3)

Additional Descriptor

Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 6/30/08)
Assets: $4,228,698
Total giving: $212,000

EIN

216016107

990-PF

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Donor(s)

Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.

Lydia B. Stokes‡

Background

Established in 1959 in NJ.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lydia Stokes was the granddaughter of Charles Pratt, founder of the Pratt Institute, and a tireless worker himself for the betterment of working class men and women, and his community. After graduating from Vassar College, Lydia married S. Emlen Stokes, a fifth generation Quaker physician in Moorestown, New Jersey. In this small Quaker town, she became active in many ways, including helping to establish the Visiting Nurse Association and working for home health care. Later in life, she became active in the World Council of Churches and Church Women United. After years as an individual philanthropist, Lydia founded the Lydia B. Stokes Foundation in 1959, which she ran until her death in 1988.

Limitations

Applications not accepted.

Giving primarily in FL, MA, NH, and NM; giving also to certain organizations that are national or international in scope.

No grants to individuals.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for women's issues, the environment, children, education, peace, and social and economic justice.

Fields of Interest

Subjects

Children/youth, services
Community/economic development
Education
Environment
Environment, natural resources
Family services
Human services
Women, centers/services

Population Groups

Children/youth
Economically disadvantaged
Women
Youth

Geographic Focus

Florida
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Mexico

Types of Support

Curriculum development
Film/video/radio
General/operating support
Land acquisition
Matching/challenge support
Program-related investments/loans
Program development
Seed money

Publications

Grants list

Application Information

Unsolicited requests for funds not accepted. Board meeting date(s): May and Nov.

Trustees

Nancy V. Deren
Ann R. Stokes
Thalia Venerable
Thomas R. Willits

Number of Staff

None

Memberships

Affinity Groups

Peace and Security Funders Group

Associations and Other Philanthropic Organizations

Council on Foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 6/30/08:

Assets: $4,228,698 (market value)
Expenditures: $304,874
Total giving: $212,000
Qualifying distributions: $259,054
Giving activities include:
$212,000 for 19 grants (high: $20,000; low: $1,000)
$10,000 for 1 loan/program-related investment

Additional Location Information

County: Santa Fe
Metropolitan area: Santa Fe, NM
Congressional district: New Mexico District 3

Selected Grants

The following grants were reported in 2008:

$20,000 to American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA. For educating youth in alternatives to militarism, payable over 1 year.

$20,000 to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, NY. For general support for education and reproductive health for women and men, payable over 1 year.

$20,000 to Post Carbon Institute, Sebastopol, CA. For network serving as resource to facilitate community efforts in relocalization and to adapt to energy constrained world, payable over 1 year.

$15,000 to Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington, DC. For general support to advance diplomacy, peace, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants, payable over 1 year.

$10,000 to American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA. For Middle East Youth Program- develops creative capacity of youth and encourages their participation in civic life in projects that will have local impact, payable over 1 year.

$7,500 to Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Greenfield, MA. For marketing outreach to expand use of energy efficiency and renewable energy science curriculum into school curriculums nationwide, payable over 1 year.

$6,000 to Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL. For Displaced Homemaker Program, general operating support to assist women over 35 years old who are in life transitions that impact their economic well-being, payable over 1 year.

$6,000 to Womens Economic Development Center, Gainesville, FL. For general operating support, payable over 1 year.

$5,000 to Community Music School of Springfield, Springfield, MA. For Hip-Hop Rhyming and Recording, a prison music program for 12-18 year olds to develop music and recording skills and to provide creative outlets that promote non-violence, payable over 1 year.

$2,500 to Youth Action Coalition, Amherst, MA. For Get Up, Get Down- supports youth activism through public art, payable over 1 year.

Town Creek Foundation, Inc.

121 N. West St.
Easton, MD 21601-2709
Telephone: (410) 763-8171
Contact: Stuart A. Clarke, Exec. Dir.
Fax: (410) 763-8172
E-mail: ro.ndfkeercnwot|ofni#ro.ndfkeercnwot|ofni
URL: www.towncreekfdn.org
Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

IRS Exemption Status

501(c)(3)

Financial Data

(yr. ended 12/31/08)
Assets: $37,926,902
Total giving: $4,630,000

EIN

521227030

990-PF

2008 2002 2001

Donor(s)

Edmund A. Stanley, Jr.

Background

Established in 1981 in MD.

Limitations

Giving primarily in the Mid Atlantic region, and the southern Appalachian National Forests.

No support for primary or secondary schools, hospitals, healthcare institutions, or religious organizations. No support for colleges or universities except when some aspect of their work is an integral part of a program supported by the foundation, or for government organizations.

No grants to individuals, or for endowment, capital, or building fund campaigns, purchase of land or buildings, research, scholarship programs, conferences, the publication of books or periodicals, or visual or performing arts projects.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Environment

The foundation supports programs that engage citizens in challenging and reversing the unsustainable use of natural resources and in protecting biological diversity. Strategies supported are grassroots activism, monitoring the enforcement of environmental laws, public policy advocacy, collaborative opportunities, media outreach, and model or demonstration projects fostering sustainable policies and practices. Environmental issues of interest to the foundation include: 1) preserving the ecological richness of natural heritage, with a focus on federal public lands; 2) promoting policies and practices to protect the land, estuaries and coastal bays of the mid-Atlantic region; 3) modifying patterns of consumption and degradation of natural resources, addressing the environmental impacts of personal, institutional and community choices and building public interest in conservation; and 4) building the effectiveness of the environmental movement by strengthening the advocacy, outreach and institutional development of environmental organizations.

Fields of Interest

Subjects

Environment
Environment, global warming
Environment, natural resources

Types of Support

Continuing support
General/operating support
Matching/challenge support
Program development
Seed money

Publications

Application guidelines
Grants list

Application Information

Full proposals accepted by invitation only. Application guidelines available on foundation Web site. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:

Qualifications of key personnel
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
How project's results will be evaluated or measured
Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Initial approach: Letters of inquiry
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): Mar. and Nov.
Deadline(s): Nov. 20, 2009 (for Spring 2010) and Mar. 12, 2010 (for Summer 2010)

Officers and Trustees

Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.

Jennifer Stanley,* President
Lisa A. Stanley, Vice President
Philip E.L. Dietz, Jr.,* Secretary-Treasurer
Stuart A. Clark, Executive Director
Donald Boesch
Wayne Gilchrest
Betsy Taylor

Number of Staff

2 full-time professional
1 part-time support

Memberships

Affinity Groups

Association of Small Foundations
Environmental Grantmakers Association
Peace and Security Funders Group

Financial Data

Year ended 12/31/08:

Assets: $37,926,902 (market value)
Expenditures: $5,243,460
Total giving: $4,630,000
Qualifying distributions: $4,893,291
Giving activities include:
$4,630,000 for 77 grants (high: $200,000; low: $2,500)
Estimated financial data for year ending 12/31/09:

Assets: $37,926,902
Grants: $4,630,000

Additional Location Information

County: Talbot
Congressional district: Maryland District 1

Selected Grants

The following grants were reported in 2007:

$200,000 to Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY. For 1Sky Campaign, payable over 1 year.

$100,000 to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, MD. For agricultural and land preservation initiatives on Eastern Shore of Maryland under the Heart of Chesapeake Program, payable over 1 year.

$100,000 to Wilderness Society, Washington, DC. For comprehensive Eastern Forest Program, which seeks to protect wildest remaining forests in the East, payable over 1 year.

$75,000 to World Media Foundation, Somerville, MA. For Washington-based reporting on environmental politics, with particular focus on climate change, payable over 1 year.

$50,000 to Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, Santa Fe, NM. For general support for work to coordinate and strengthen national network of nuclear watchdog organizations, payable over 1 year.

$50,000 to Wild South, Asheville, NC. For work to defend National Forests from destructive management projects in five southeastern states, protect imperiled species and their habitats, and preserve the integrity of environmental laws through grassroots organizing and public education, payable over 1 year.

$30,000 to Lower Eastern Shore Sustainable Organic Network, Quantico, MD. For work to develop network of farmers using sustainable and organic farming practices to supply growing regional (Delmarva Peninsula) market with safe, nutritious, and complete diet, payable over 1 year.

$25,000 to American Rivers, Washington, DC. For project support to improve water quality of Chesapeake Bay by reducing polluted storm water runoff and restoring rivers, payable over 1 year.

$10,000 to Sustainable Markets Foundation, New York, NY. For Step It Up 2007, payable over 1 year.

$7,000 to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Saint Michaels, MD. Toward defraying expenses for 2007 Bay Day celebration and to help support educational programming associated with Marshes: The Disappearing Edens exhibit, payable over 1 year.

Wallace Global Fund

1990 M St. N.W., Ste. 250
Washington, DC 20036-3430
Telephone: (202) 452-1530
Contact: Ellen Dorsey, Secy. and Exec. Dir.
Fax: (202) 452-0922
E-mail: gro.fgw|llorkt#gro.fgw|llorkt
URL: www.wgf.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

IRS Exemption Status

501(c)(3)

Additional Descriptor

Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 12/31/07)
Assets: $289,024,360
Total giving: $13,607,427

EIN

521918002

990-PF

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Donor(s)

Note: If a donor is deceased, the symbol (‡) follows the name.

Robert B. Wallace‡
Gordon G. Wallace‡
Henry A. Wallace‡
Ilo B. Wallace‡

Background

Established in 1995.

Founded by Robert B. Wallace with the idea of this foundation being guided by the vision of his father, the late Henry A. Wallace, a businessman who developed the first and largest commercial company in the world. Henry A. Wallace's life exemplified farsightedness, global vision, and receptivity to new ideas. He was keenly interested in scientific innovation as a force to enhance human well-being and had an abiding faith in the individual's spirit and capacity to bring about sound and just social change. In 1995, the fund grew out of the Wallace Genetic Foundation, founded in 1965 by Henry A. Wallace. With the recent addition of the estate of Robert Wallace, the foundation's assets are currently about $280 million.

Limitations

Giving on an international basis.

No grants to individuals, or for scholarships, purchase of land, capital construction, profit-making businesses, debt reduction, endowment campaigns, fundraising drives/events, or tuition, assistance or other forms of personal financial aid.

Purpose and Activities

To promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends. The fund seeks to further its mission generally through fundamental public policy and systemic change.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Civic Engagement

The fund believes that progressive public policy change requires a citizenry that is not only fully informed, but motivated and mobilized to participate in the democratic processes by which their policy-making leaders are selected. Public cynicism about government serving the interests of corporations and the privileged must be replaced with hope and confidence that government can be a positive force for helping ordinary people and advancing the common good. The fund seeks initiatives to promote greater voter participation in the U.S., particularly at the national level, and to develop and advance new public policy solutions. Unsolicited proposals in this area are not accepted.

Justice

The fund believes that, by its example and through its foreign policies, the United States plays a leadership role in addressing human rights abuses globally. However, the foundation believes that its credibility and moral authority is undermined when human rights abuses continue in its own backyard. The U.S. criminal justice system violates basic tenets of international human rights law and the U.S. Constitution by widely discriminating on the basis of race and income, failing to provide adequate legal representation to low-income people, dispensing one-size-fits-all mandatory prison sentences rather than individualized justice, routinely imprisoning the mentally ill and the drug addicted without providing rehabilitative services, and imposing the death penalty against juveniles and people who are overwhelmingly poor, minorities or suffering from deficits of education, mental disease or severe childhood abuse. The fund supports public policy reform in these areas. Unsolicited proposals in this area are not accepted.

Media and Leadership

To promote its public policy goals, the fund promotes public forums that offer accurate information and open debate. The fund seeks initiatives that will: 1) Increase the independence and integrity of mainstream media; 2) Empower and build independent, public or alternative media; 3) Support independent watchdog initiatives to expose bias, inaccuracy or incompleteness in the news; 4) Oppose the aggregation of corporate control over media markets; and 5) Provide the nation's leaders with truthful and unbiased information about policy options and their consequences for real people, their communities, and the natural world.

Natural Resources

The fund believes that current patterns of unsustainable consumption and production are irreversibly harming the natural systems that sustain life, exacerbating economic inequalities and threatening human health and the survival of indigenous peoples. The fund seeks initiatives which minimize the risks that current levels of production and consumption pose to the health of people and ecosystems around the world; integrate environmental objectives into public and private economic and policy decisions; strengthen civil society participation in economic and environmental governance; and improve or enforce protection of key environmental resources and biodiversity. Program areas include: 1) Strengthening efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; 2) Promoting environmentally sound renewable energy sources versus fossil fuels and nuclear power; 3) Reducing harmful institutional consumption and procurement; 4) Harnessing consumer pressure for environmentally sound products; 5) Shifting public and private financial flows out of environmentally harmful investments and into environmentally sustainable ones, by influencing multilateral lending and credit institutions and global trade mechanisms, and changing U.S. tax policies and corporate subsidies; 6) Opposing global trade and investment policies that deprive vulnerable peoples of access to vital natural resources such as water and native seed varieties; and 7) Promoting environmental justice, for the low-income and dispossessed communities where environmentally destructive projects are disproportionately sited.

Population, Reproductive Health, and Women's Empowerment

The fund believes that population pressures exacerbate many of the fundamental obstacles to sustainable development degradation of natural resources, income disparity, gender inequality, and poor maternal and child health. The fund believes that population stabilization can be achieved by expanding reproductive health choices for women, thereby reducing unwanted childbearing and improving the lives of women and their families. The fund seeks policy initiatives which promote globally: 1) Increased access to safe and affordable contraception; 2) Eradication of the practice of female genital mutilation; 3) Access to emergency contraception; 4) Improvements in adolescents' ability to make informed reproductive choices and obtain quality reproductive health services and information; 5) Access to safe abortion services; 6) Increase resource mobilization from the U.S. and other donor nations for population and reproductive health programs; and 7) Empowering low-income women to seize control of their financial destinies, through access to microenterprise loans.

Reconnecting People and Places (RPP)

Hyper-consumption, peak oil/resource, global warming, sprawl and mounting frustration over our alienation from each other and our environment is fueling a societal shift toward sustainable localization and decentralization. The RPP program is designed to catalyze the success of this emerging movement. The program focuses on three target areas: consumption, land use and sprawl, and local sustainable communities and economies. Within these three areas, the goals of the program include: 1) Establishing sufficiency as a major, operative individual and societal principle and behavioral norm, through significantly reducing the U. S. over-consumption footprint and increasing local self-reliance through strengthened advocacy networks and initiatives; 2) Establishing stewardship as a major, operative individual and societal principle and behavioral norm, through doubling the annual acreage of permanently preserved farm, forested, wilderness and open land, and working to achieve a 1 to 1 relationship between U.S. population growth and land consumption and then cutting that usage further to a sustainable level; and 3) Establishing sustainability as a major, operative individual and societal principle and behavioral norm, through creating healthy, self-sufficient and locally reliant communities, and establishing comprehensive, sustainable scalable and local energy, food, shelter, culture, health care and transportation systems that are directed by an engaged, empowered diverse citizenry.

Fields of Interest

Subjects

Civil/human rights, women
Civil liberties, advocacy
Civil liberties, death penalty issues
Civil liberties, due process
Civil liberties, reproductive rights
Civil rights, voter education
Environment, energy
Environment, forests
Environment, global warming
Environment, land resources
International economic development
International economics/trade policy
International human rights
Media/communications
Reproductive health, abortion clinics/services
Reproductive health, family planning
Reproductive health, sexuality education
Youth, pregnancy prevention

International Interests

Africa
Europe

Population Groups

Adults, women
Girls
Indigenous peoples
Young adults, female
Youth

Geographic Focus

National; international

Types of Support

Continuing support
General/operating support
Matching/challenge support
Program development

Publications

Application guidelines
Financial statement
Grants list
Occasional report

Application Information

Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:

Statement of problem project will address
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
How project's results will be evaluated or measured
Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
Copy of current year's organizational budget and/or project budget
Listing of additional sources and amount of support
Initial approach: Letter of inquiry with 3 page concept paper (E-mail preferred) prior to submission of full proposal
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): 3 times a year
Deadline(s): None

Officers and Trustees

Note: An asterisk (*) following an individual's name indicates an officer who is also a trustee or director.

R. Bruce Wallace,* Co-Chairperson
Randall C. Wallace,* Co-Chairperson
H. Scott Wallace,* Co-Chairperson
Ellen Dorsey, Secretary and Executive Director
Christy A. Wallace,* Treasurer
Scott Fitzmorris
Susan Wallace

Number of Staff

2 full-time professional
3 part-time professional
1 full-time support
1 shared staff (shared with The Munson Family Foundation)

Memberships

Affinity Groups

Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
Center for Nonprofit Advancement
Consultative Group on Biodiversity
Environmental Grantmakers Association
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation
Funders Network on Population, Reproductive Health and Rights
International Human Rights Funders Group

Financial Data

Year ended 12/31/07:

Assets: $289,024,360 (market value)
Gifts received: $13,027
Expenditures: $16,640,317
Total giving: $13,607,427
Qualifying distributions: $15,367,691
Giving activities include:
$13,607,427 for grants (high: $300,000; low: $1,000; average: $10,000-$10,000)
Estimated financial data for year ending 12/31/08:

Assets: $300,000,000
Grants: $15,300,000

Additional Location Information

County: District of Columbia
Metropolitan area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Congressional district: District of Columbia District At-large

Selected Grants

The following grants were reported in 2007:

$150,000 to Brennan Center for Justice, New York, NY. For Criminal Justice, Liberty and National Security, Democracy, and Voter Fraud Campaign programs, payable over 1 year.

$100,000 to American Institute for Social Justice, Washington, DC. For general support for ACORN, payable over 2 years.

$100,000 to Green for All, Oakland, CA. For general support, payable over 1 year.

$100,000 to Land Trust Alliance, Washington, DC. For Creating Innovative Incentives to Allow Sustainable Communities to Protect their Land Base, payable over 1 year.

$100,000 to Oil Change International, Washington, DC. For general support, payable over 2 years.

$75,000 to Institute for Public Accuracy, San Francisco, CA. For general support, payable over 2 years.

$75,000 to International Center for Research on Women, Washington, DC. For Strategic Communications and Advocacy on Child Marriage, payable over 2 years.

$65,000 to Forest Ethics, San Francisco, CA. For general support, payable over 2 years.

$50,000 to Population Action International, Washington, DC. For Policy Outreach and Advocacy on the Linkages Between Population, Reproductive Health, and Other Emerging Global Issues, payable over 1 year.

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