GRANTS

This page provides a list of Agua Fund grants since its first full year of funding in 2004.

Summary of Commitments in 2011

In 2011 the Agua Fund made grant commitments totaling $1,713,000.  The pages below briefly describe these commitments by category.

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ARTS, CULTURE, AND EDUCATION

ADOPT-A-NATIVE ELDER
(through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
PO Box 3401 Park City, UT 84060
www.anelder.org
$12,500 for general support of work to support traditional elders on the Navajo reservation.

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
(through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
8333 Greenwood Blvd Denver, CO 80221
www.collegefund.org
$10,000 for scholarships.

DC ARTS & HUMANITIES EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
2020 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, # 264 Washington, DC 20006-1846
www.dccollaborative.org
$10,000 to expand musical offerings to K-12 students of DC public and charter schools.

Total arts, culture, and education: $32,500

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
1920 L Street, NW, Suite 800  Washington, DC  20036
www.lcvef.org
$30,000 for general support.

VIRGINIA ORGANIZING
703 Concord Avenue. Charlottesville, VA 22903-5208
www.virginia-organizing.org
$60,000 for support of work to increase civic participation by individuals and organizations.

WOMEN’S VOICES WOMEN VOTE/VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, #825. Washington, DC 20036
www.wvwv.org
$30,000 for general support of work to increase the participation of unmarried women.

Total civic engagement: $120,000

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

Anacostia Watershed

ANACOSTIA RIVERKEEPER
515 M Street SE Suite 218 Washington, DC 20003
www.anacostiariverkeeper.org
$8,000 for general support of work to protect and restore the Anacostia River.

ANACOSTIA WATERSHED SOCIETY
The George Washington House
4302 Baltimore Avenue
Bladensburg, MD 20710
www.anacostiaws.org
$3,000 for general support of work to cleanup and restore the Anacostia River.

Cape Cod and Nantucket

MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON SOCIETY
(through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
8 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
www.massaudubon.org
$1,000 for general support of work to protect the environment on Cape Cod and Nantucket.

NANTUCKET LAND COUNCIL
6 Ash Lane
PO Box 502
Nantucket, MA 02554
www.nantucketlandcouncil.org
$3,000 for general support of work to protect the environment of Nantucket Island.

NANTUCKET SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION D/B/A SUSTAINABLE NANTUCKET
PO Box 1244
Nantucket, MA 02554
www.sustainablenantucket.org
$3,000 for general support of work to sustain Nantucket’s economic vitality while preserving and restoring community character.

TUCKERNUCK LAND TRUST
P.O. Box 2943
Nantucket, MA 02554
www.tuckernucklandtrust.org
$8,000 for general support of work to protect the island’s open spaces and natural heritage.

 

Colorado/Utah

MESA LAND TRUST
1006 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO  81501
www.mesalandtrust.org
$20,000 for general support of work to preserve agricultural land, wildlife habitat, and open space in Mesa County.

Florida

CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
1450 Merrihue Drive
Naples, FL  34102
www.conservancy.org
$10,000 for general support of to protect land, water and wildlife in southwest Florida.

TIDES CENTER (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
The Presidio Bldg #1014
P.O. Box 29907
San Francisco, CA  94129
www.tidesnet.org
$35,000 for the Clean Water Network of Florida (www.cwn-se.org)

Hawai’i

CONSERVATION COUNCIL FOR HAWAI’I (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
250 Ward Ave, #212
Honolulu, HI 968014
www.conservehi.org
$1,500 for general support of work to preserve biodiversity and restore Hawaii’s ecosystems.

Shenandoah Valley

CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST
60 West Street, Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21403
www.cbtrust.org
$65,000 for the Chesapeake Bay Funders’ Network (www.chesbayfunders.org) to support partnership projects that reduce excess nutrients from agriculture in the Bay watershed.

COMMUNITY ALLIANCE FOR PRESERVATION
2879 Rawley Pike
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
www.PreserveRockingham.org
$10,000 for general support of work to retain the rural heritage of Rockingham County and to build and sustain livable communities there.

FRIENDS OF THE NORTH FORK OF THE SHENANDOAH RIVER
P.O. Box 746
Woodstock, VA  22664
www.fnfsr.org
$10,000 for general support of work to protect the watershed.

PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
P.O. Box 460
Warrenton, VA 22186
www.pecva.org
$55,000 for work to promote safe and responsible energy policies, including public education about the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale formation.
$30,000 to support the Clarke County Field Office and for general support.
$25,000 for work to extend the Greenway Court Rural Historic District.
$80,000 to foster the Shenandoah Valley Network (www.svnva.org).

RIVER NETWORK
520 SW 6th  Avenue; Suite 1130
Portland, OR  97204
www.rivernetwork.org
$15,000 to provide targeted assistance to watershed protection groups in the Shenandoah Valley.

SHENANDOAH FORUM
4689 Wissler Road
Mt. Jackson, VA  22842
www.shenandoahforum.org
$10,000 for general support of work to improve land use and transportation policies in Shenandoah County.

SHENANDOAH RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
c/o Valley Conservation Council
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401-4225
www.shenandoahrcd.org
$32,500 for projects in the Shenandoah River watershed that supports its rural economic base, with a special emphasis on organic and sustainable agriculture.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY BATTLEFIELDS FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 897
New Market, VA 22844
www.shenandoahatwar.org
$25,000 for general support of work to protect the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, $12,500 to be matched 1:1 by funds from new donors or through increased levels of giving from current donors.

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
201 W. Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5065
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$25,000 for general support of efforts to protect Virginia’s natural environment.

THE POTOMAC CONSERVANCY
8601 Georgia Avenue, #612
Silver Spring, MD 20910
www.potomacconservancy.org
$20,000 for work in the Shenandoah watershed to seek water quality improvements.

THE POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER, INC.
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20036
www.potomacriverkeeper.org
$25,000 for the Shenandoah Riverkeeper program.

VALLEY CONSERVATION COUNCIL
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401-4225
www.valleyconservation.org
$15,000 for general support of work to promote land use that sustains the farm, forests, open spaces, and cultural heritage of the Shenandoah Valley region.

VIRGINIA CONSERVATION NETWORK
422 East Franklin Street, Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23219
www.vcnva.org
$5,000 for general support of work to strengthen the conservation community and to advocate for stronger natural resource protection in Virginia.

VIRGINIA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
530 East Main, Suite 410
Richmond, VA 23219
www.valcvef.org
$25,000 for general support of work to help Virginia citizens and organizations more effectively participate in government and policy development.

WILD VIRGINIA
PO Box 1065
Charlottesville, VA  22902
www.wildvirginia.org
$15,000 for general support of work to protect the natural resources of the George Washington National Forest.

subtotal local environment: $572,500

ENVIRONMENT NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
PO Box 249
The Plains, VA 20198
www.abcbirds.org
$5,000 for general support of work to protect wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.

CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS
145 Main Street
P.O. Box 136
Lyons, NE  68038
www.cfra.org
$10,000 to support the National Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture (www.sustainableagriculture.net).

CIVIL WAR PRESERVATION TRUST (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
www.civilwar.org
$5,000 in general support of work to protect Civil War battlefields.

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
1228 ½ 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org
$3,000 for general support.

ISLAND PRESS
1718 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC  20009
www.islandpress.org
$250,000: $200,000 for general support of work to supply the environmental community with innovative ideas and multidisciplinary approaches and $50,000 for the major donor program.

NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
www.audubon.org
$2,500 for general support of work to conserve and restore natural ecosystems.

NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND
1506 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302-6296
www.narf.org
$2,000 for general support.

ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
PO Box 440
Santa Cruz, CA  95061-0440
www.ofrf.org
$10,000 for general support to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.

SEAWEB
8401 Colesville Road, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD  20910
www.seaweb.org
$2,000 for general support to change behaviors and increase understanding of the need to protect and restore ocean health.

SOLAR COOKERS INTERNATIONAL
1919 21st Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
www.solarcooking.org
$25,000 for a research and development to improve the lowest cost solar cooker.

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
1615 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.wilderness.org
$10,000 for the National Forest Action Center and its efforts to restore wildness to National Forests in the Rocky Mountain West.

VIRGINIA ORGANIZING
703 Concord Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903-5208
www.virginia-organizing.org
$10,000 for the Health and Environment Funders Network to coordinate funders working on shale mining.

subtotal national and international environment: $349,500

Total environment: $922,000

LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Hawai’i

COUNCIL FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
1050 Queen Street, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96814
www.hawaiiancouncil.org
$8,750 for the Hawaiian Way Fund (www.hawaiianwayfund.org) which supports social, economic, and cultural initiatives to help native Hawaiian communities.

MAUI ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
11 Mahaolu Street, Suite B
Kahului, HI 96732
www.madcc.org
$10,750 for Hale Hulu Mamo and its work to help the vulnerable elderly.

OHANA MAKAMAE, INC. (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
P.O. Box 914
Hana, HI 96713
www.ohanamakamae.org
$10,750 for general support of work to help low income families. Shenandoah Valley

BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK, INC.
PO Box 937
96 Laurel Hill Road
Verona, VA  24482
www.brafb.org
$12,500 for general support.

CHRIST CHURCH MILLWOOD
POB 153
843 Bishop Meade Road
Millwood, VA 22646
$3,500 to support the food pantry.

HARMONY PLACE
PO Box 1831
Front Royal, VA  22630
www.harmonyplace.org
$10,000 for general support in assisting victims of violence.

SHENANDOAH AREA AGENCY ON AGING
207 Mosby Lane
Front Royal, VA  22630
www.shenandoahaaa.com
$10,000 for general support of work to help the vulnerable elderly.

THE LAUREL CENTER
PO Box 14
Winchester, Virginia  22604
www.thelaurelcenter.org
$10,000 for general support of the Center’s domestic and sexual violence program.

VALLEY PROGRAM FOR AGING SERVICES, INC.
PO Box 817
325 Pine Avenue
Waynesboro, VA  22980
www.vpas.info
$10,000 for general support of work to help the vulnerable elderly.

Southwest Florida

ABUSE, COUNSELING & TREATMENT (ACT) (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
POB 60401
Fort Myers, FL 33906
www.actabuse.org
$5,500 for general support of work on domestic violence.

CARE CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
1800 Santa Barbara Blvd
Naples, FL 34116
www.colliercareclub.org
$17,500 for general support of work to help the vulnerable elderly.

COLLIER COUNTY HUNGER AND HOMELESS COALITION, INC. (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
2001 Airport Pulling Road S
Naples, FL 33112
www.collierhomelesscoalition.org
$5,500 for general support of work to plan, coordinate, and deliver high quality services to the hungry and homeless of Collier County.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY
2400 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 300
Naples, FL 34103
www.cfcollier.org
$25,000 to develop an information program for low income seniors in Immokalee on available services and how to access them.

DR. PIPER CENTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, INC. (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
1771 Evans Avenue
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
www.drpipercenter.org
$17,500 for general support of work to enrich the daily lives of elders and enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged youths.

IMMOKALEE CHILD CARE CENTER (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
3775 Airport Pulling Road N-Unit B
Naples, FL 34105
www.immokaleechildcarecenter.org
$7,000 for general support of work to provide high quality child care for low income residents of Immokalee.

SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
PO Box 10102
Naples, FL 34101
www.naplesshelter.org
$5,500 for general support of work to help victims and survivors of domestic violence.

ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
2001 Airport Road South
Naples, FL 34112
www.stmatthewshouse.org
$19,500 for general support of work to help the homeless in the Naples and Immokalee area.

Washington, DC

CARPENTER’S SHELTER
930 N. Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.carpentersshelter.org
$7,500 for general support of work to provide shelter and comprehensive services to homeless and formerly homeless people in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

DC HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
PO Box 43565
843 Upshur Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
www.dchabitat.org
$7,500 for general support of work to build affordable, energy efficient homes for low-income families.

HOUSE OF RUTH
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
www.houseofruth.org
$6,250 for general support of work to move women and their children from lives of homelessness, abuse and extreme poverty to independence and stability.

MARY HOUSE, INC.
4303 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20017
www.maryhouse.org
$6,250 for general support of work to provide transitional housing services, shelter and support programs to homeless and struggling families.

MIRIAM’S HOUSE
P.O. Box 73618
1300 Florida Avenue Washington, DC  20056
www.miriamshouse.org
$6,250 for general support of work to help homeless women living with AIDS.

MUSICARES FOUNDATION, INC.
3402 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA  90405
www.musicares.com
$6,250 to provide emergency help to musicians in need in Washington, DC.

NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
2201 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20037-1033
www.nationalhomeless.org
$7,500 for work to end homelessness.

OUR PLACE DC
801 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 460
Washington, DC 20003
www.ourplacedc.org
$6,250 for general support of work to help incarcerated mothers return and reconnect to community and family.

Washington, DC Vulnerable Elderly

BREAD FOR THE CITY
1525 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
www.breadforthecity.org
$15,500 for general support of its efforts to help the vulnerable elderly.

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES GROUP HOMES
PO Box 29643
2501 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018
www.ccghdc.org
$20,000 for its efforts to help the elderly age-in-place.

DC CENTRAL KITCHEN
425 Second Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
www.dccentralkitchen.org
$15,500 for general support of its efforts to help feed the vulnerable elderly.

EMMAUS SERVICES FOR THE AGING
1426 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.EmmausServices.org
$30,000 for general support of work to help elderly men and women live independently.

IONA SENIOR SERVICES
4125 Albemarle Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
www.iona.org
$20,000 for the work of the DC Coalition on Long Term Care to develop and help implement initiatives to help the chronically ill to remain in their homes and communities.
$10,000 for the efforts of the Senior Advisory Coalition to improve the quality of life for DC’s seniors.

LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
www.aarp.org/states/dc/dc-lce
$25,000 for the Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court for the Elderly Project.

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE VILLAGE EAST
PO Box 6846
Washington, DC  20020
www.pavillageeast.org
$15,000 general support of work to help the low income elderly age-in-place.

REBUILDING TOGETHER OF WASHINGTON, DC
P.O. Box 40026
Washington, DC 20016-0026
www.rebuildingtogetherdc.org
$20,000 for its efforts to help the vulnerable elderly.

SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT (SOME)
71 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.some.org
$25,000 for support of work to help the vulnerable elderly.

THRIVE DC
309 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.thrivedc.org
$20,000 for support of work to provide the homeless of downtown Washington, DC with nutritious meals and services.

WASHINGTON GRANTMAKERS
1400 16th Street, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20036
www.washingtongrantmakers.org
10,000 over two years to support the efforts of the Working Group on Aging to raise awareness of the needs of the vulnerable elderly in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER FOUNDATION
100 Irving Street, NW EB-1001
Washington, DC  20010
www.WHCenter.org
$20,000 for general support for Medical House Call program which serves homebound elders who suffer from multiple chronic illnesses and disability as well as their caregivers.

subtotal local social services: $489,000

SOCIAL SERVICES NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

All the grants in this category were committed through the Community Foundation of Collier County.  These grants support: certain local social services, disaster relief, solar cooking, services for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and women’s rights in the Middle East.

Disaster Relief

AMERICAN RED CROSS
2025 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
www.redcross.org
$5,000 for New Zealand earthquake relief.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA, INC.
333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
www.doctorswithoutborders.org
$15,000 for general support.

GRANT FOUNDATION
PO Box 81046
Pittsburg, PA 15216
www.hashaiti.org
$20,000 to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti for general support.

LAMBI FUND OF HAITI
PO Box 18955
Washington, DC 20036
www.lambifund.org
$4,000 for the microcredit fund.

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ASSOCIATES
6 West 48th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY  10035
www.rockpa.org
$13,000 for the Gulf Coast Ecological Health & Community Renewal Fund (http://gulfcoastfund.org)

Solar Cooking/Sustainable Design

GRANT FOUNDATION
PO Box 81046
Pittsburg, PA 15216
www.hashaiti.org
$10,000 to Hopital Albert Schweitzer for programs to protect water quality in the surrounding community.

JEWISH WORLD WATCH
17514 Ventura Blvd. Suite 206
Encino, CA 91316
www.jewishworldwatch.org
$10,000 for the Solar Cooker project which protects women in Darfur refugee camps from crime and reduces their dependency on wood for fuel.

WHITEHORSE HIGH SCHOOL (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
100 N. 300 W. HWY 163
Montezuma Creek, UT  84534
www.sanjuanschools.org
$5,000 for the Native Sun Team to create a solar-powered stove replacement that is inexpensive to build, easy to use, and affordable.

Veterans

IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION
770 Broadway, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003
www.iava.org
$7,500 for general support of work to ensure the enactment of policies that properly provide for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.

NATIONAL VETERANS LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM
POB 65762
Washington, DC 20035
www.nvlsp.org
$7,500 for general support to help veterans receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

REBUILDING TOGETHER
1536 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.rebuildingtogether.org
$7,500 for the Veterans Housing program which provides free home modifications and repairs for injured veterans.

VETS4VETS
596 N. Arizona Estates Loop
Tucson, AZ 85748
www.vets4vets.org
$5,000 for the work of Vets4Vets to build peer support networks among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Women’s Rights in the Middle East

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION
433 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
www.feminist.org
$20,000 for the Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls.

GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN, INC.
1375 Sutter St., Ste 400
San Francisco, CA 94109
www.globalfundforwomen.org
$10,000 for grantmaking in North Africa and the Middle East.

WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
1850 M Street, NW, Suite 1090
Washington, DC 20036
www.womenforwomen.org
$10,000 for work to help women in Afghanistan and Iraq.

subtotal national and international social services: $149,500

Total social services: $671,000