GRANTS

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

Summary of Commitments in 2017

In 2017 the Agua Fund made grant commitments totaling $2,731,500.  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
$20,000: $15,000 for general support of work to support traditional elders and $5,000 to distribute more solar cookers 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 tribal scholarships.

DC ARTS & HUMANITIES EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
975 F Street, NW, #303Washington, DC 20004
www.dcahec.org
$15,000 to expand musical offerings to K-12 students of DC public and charter schools.

Total arts, culture, and education: $45,000

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005
www.lawyerscommittee.org
$40,000 for the work of the Election Protection Coalition to protect and enable full access to voting.

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
1920 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036
www.lcvef.org
$40,000 for work on the Clean Water for All campaign.

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS
Embassy of Tribal Nations
1516 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
www.ncai.org
$25,000 for Native Vote.

NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND
1506 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302
www.narf.org

$35,000 for civic engagement

PENNFUTURE (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
610 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
www.pennfuture.org
$10,000 for the civic engagement program

VIRGINIA CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TABLE
PO Box 8586
Richmond, VA 20106
www.engageva.org
$30,000 for general support of work to increase civic participation in Virginia

VIRGINIA ORGANIZING
703 Concord Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903-5208
www.virginia-organizing.org
$30,000 for support of work to increase civic participation in Virginia.

VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER
1707 L Street, NW, #300
Washington, DC 20036
www.voterparticipation.org
$40,000 for general support of work to increase the civic participation of unmarried women.

Total civic engagement: $240,000

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

Anacostia Watershed

ANACOSTIA RIVERKEEPER
515 M Street SE, Suite 218
Washington, DC 20003
www.anacostiariverkeeper.or
$5,000 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.or
$3,000 for general support of work to cleanup and restore the Anacostia River.

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
https://www.nationalparks.org
$25,000 for the Anacostia Park Project

Colorado/Utah

MESA LAND TRUST
1006 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO  81501
www.mesalandtrust.org
$25,000 for regional expansion and collaboration with the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust

WESTERN COLORADO CONGRESS
PO Box 1931
Grand Junction, CO 81502
www.wccongress.org

$10,000 for general support of work on oil and gas development, local food and agriculture, public lands, and uranium mining.

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 21401-2400
www.cbtrust.org
$35,000 for the Shenandoah Futures project

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 enhance the beauty, purity, and natural flow of the North Fork.

HIGHLANDERS FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT
PO Box 685
Monterey, VA 24465
www.protecthighland.org
$30,000 for the Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance and the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CONSERVATION TRUST
4022-A Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
www.nvct.org
$25,000 for the professionalization of Virginia United Land Trust (VaULT)

PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
P.O. Box 460
Warrenton, VA 22186
www.pecva.org
$150,000 for general support.
$95,000 to foster the Shenandoah Valley Network and support its media work (www.svnva.org).

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK
1615 M Street, NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC  20035
www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org

$105,000 for the Shenandoah Riverkeeper program and for general support of the Network.

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 VALLEY BATTLEFIELDS FOUNDATION
PO Box 897
New Market, VA 22844
www.shenandoahatwar.org

$40,000 for technical assistance to conservation partners in the Shenandoah River watershed and for  work on VDOT reform.

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
201 W. Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5060
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$70,000 for leadership and advocacy to protect Virginia’s environment.

VIRGINIA CONSERVATION NETWORK
103 East Main Street, Suite 1
Richmond, VA 23219
www.vcnva.org

$25,000 for general support and work on water issues.

VIRGINIA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
530 East Main, Suite 410
Richmond, VA 23219
www.valcvef.org

$20,000 for general support of work to help Virginia citizens and organizations more effectively participate in government and policy development.

VIRGINIA TECH
101 Hutcheson Hall (0402)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
www.buylocalshenvalley.org
$30,000 for Shenandoah Buy Fresh Buy Local.

WILD VIRGINIA
PO Box 1065
Charlottesville, VA  22902
www.wildvirginia.org
$10,000 for general support of work to protect the natural resources of the George Washington National Forest.

subtotal local environment: $724,500

ENVIRONMENT NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

AMERICAN RIVERS
101 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
www.americanrivers.org
$50,000 for development support to the Clean Water for All campaign.

ASSOCIATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS  (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128-6804
www.aspca.org
$3,000 for general support.

CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS
145 Main Street
P.O. Box 136
Lyons, NE  68038
www.cfra.org
$25,000 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
$11,000: $5,000 in general support of work to protect Civil War battlefields and $6,000 to protect the Goose Creek Battlefield.

LAND TRUST ALLIANCE
1660 L St NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
www.landtrustalliance.org
$25,000 for the work of the Conservation Defense Center to uphold the permanence of conservation easements.
$50,000 for the Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
20 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 203
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.nwf.org

$380,000 over two years for the Clean Water for All campaign (www.protectcleanwater.org)
$60,000 for the Choose Clean Water Coalition in the Chesapeake Bay watershed (www.choosecleanwater.org) .

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
40 W. 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
www.nrdc.org
$25,000 for the Community Fracking Defense Project.

NEW WORLD FOUNDATION
666 West End Avenue, Apt. 1B
New York, NY 10025
www.newwf.org
$50,000 to support the Fracking Fund.

ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
POB 440
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
www.ofrf.org
$25,000 for general support.

SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION
2101 Webster Avenue, Suite 1250
Oakland, CA 94612
www.sierraclubfoundation.org
$25,000 for the Keep Dirty Fuels in the Ground campaign.

THE TURTLE HOSPITAL (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
2396 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
www.turtlehospital.org
$1,000 for general support

VIRGINIA ORGANIZING
703 Concord Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903-5208
www.virginia-organizing.org
$25,000 for the Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) to support funders focused on environment, health and other community concerns related to natural gas extraction. (www.hefn.org).

WINDWARD FUND
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
www.windwardfund.org
$45,000 for the Liquid Assets Project.

subtotal national and international environment: $800,000

Total environment: $1,534,500

LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Hawai’i

COUNCIL FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
2149 Lauwiliwili Street, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96707
www.hawaiiancouncil.org
$10,000 for the Hawaiian Way Fund (www.hawaiianwayfund.org) which supports social, economic, and cultural initiatives to help native Hawaiian communities.

MA KA HANA KA ‘IKE
PO Box 968
Hana, HI 96713
https://hanabuild.org
$10,000 for the Malama Na Kupuna (Caring for the Elders) program.

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

Shenandoah

BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK, INC.
PO Box 93796
Laurel Hill Road
Verona, VA  24482
www.brafb.org
$20,000 for general support of work to address hunger in the Blue Ridge region.

CHRIST CHURCH MILLWOOD
POB 153
843 Bishop Meade Road
Millwood, VA 22646
$5,000 to support the food pantry.

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.

PHOENIX PROJECT
PO Box 1747
Front Royal, VA
www.phoenix-project.org
$10,000 for general support of work to reduce domestic violence.

Washington, DC Vulnerable Elderly

APPLESEED CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE, INC.
1111 14th Street, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC  20005
www.dcappleseed.org

$20,000 for work to strengthen the long-term care workforce.

BREAD FOR THE CITY
1525 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
www.breadforthecity.org

$17,500 for general support of its efforts to help the vulnerable elderly.

DC CENTRAL KITCHEN
425 Second Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001
www.dccentralkitchen.org

$17,500 for general support of its efforts to help feed the vulnerable elderly.

DC HUNGER SOLUTIONS
1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
www.dchunger.org
$20,000 for work with the low income 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.

GRANTMAKERS IN AGING
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 504
Arlington, VA 22202
www.giaging.org

$5,000 to support the 2017 conference.

IONA SENIOR SERVICES
4125 Albemarle Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
www.iona.org
$25,000 for the work of the DC Coalition on Long Term Care.
$30,000 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
$35,000 for work to help the low income elderly age in place
$40,000 for communications and media outreach.

MEDSTAR WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER FOUNDATION
100 Irving Street, NW EB-1001
Washington, DC  20010
www.WHCenter.org

$30,000 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.

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 east of the Anacostia River maintain a healthy, independent life in their own homes as long as they can.

SEABURY RESOURCES FOR THE AGING
2501 18th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018
www.seaburyresources.org
$20,000 for its Age-In-Place Program through which volunteers provide District seniors with help to maintain their homes in safety and comfort.

THRIVE DC
309 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.thrivedc.org

$15,000 for support of work to provide the elderly homeless of downtown Washington, DC with nutritious meals and services.

subtotal local social services: $406,500

SOCIAL SERVICES NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

All of the grants in this category were committed through the Community Foundation of Collier County, except for those supporting Native Americans and health.

Disaster Relief

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY
1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 300
Naples, FL 34108
www.cfcollier.org
$10,000 for the Collier County Relief Fund for relief to undocumented workers in Immokalee.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA, INC.
333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
www.doctorswithoutborders.org
$55,000 for general support.

FARM-AID
501 Cambridge Street, 3rd floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
www.farmaid.org
$30,000 for direct assistance to farmers through the Family Farm Disaster Fund for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

FRIENDS OF TELECOMS WITHOUT BORDERS
c/o Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP
1200 18th Street, NW, 12th floor
Washington, DC 20036-2506
www.friendsoftsf.org
$45,000 for general support.

GRANT FOUNDATION
PO Box 81046
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
www.hashaiti.org

$25,000 to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti for general support.

HAITI FRIENDS
6739 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
www.haitifriends.org

$5,000 for the Hait Timber Reintroduction Program

LAMBI FUND OF HAITI
PO Box 18955
Washington, DC 20036
www.lambifund.org
$10,000 for general support.

TEXAS ORGANIZING PROJECT EDUCATION FUND
2404 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
www.organizetexas.org
$10,000 for the Harvey Community Relief Fund.

Native Americans and health (Grants in this category were made directly from the Agua Fund)

FIRST NATIONS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
2432 Main Street, 2nd floor
Longmont, CO 80501
www.firstnations.org

$100,000 for the Nourishing Native Foods and Health Initiative

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS LAW SCHOOL
1045 West Maple
Fayetteville, AR 72701
www.law.uark.edu
$50,000 to support public rollout and implementation of the model food and agriculture code for food systems in Indian Country.

Solar Cooking/Sustainable Design

GRANT FOUNDATION
PO Box 81046
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
www.hashaiti.org
$20,000 to Hopital Albert Schweitzer for programs to protect water quality in the surrounding community.

SOLAR COOKERS INTERNATIONAL
1919 21st Street, Suite 203
Sacramento, CA 95811
www.solarcookers.org
$80,000 to support the SCInet wiki and a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

Veterans

IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN VETERANS ASSOCIATION
770 Broadway, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003
www.iava.org

$5,000 for general support of work to ensure the enactment of policies that properly provide for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.

EVERYMIND (formerly the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County)
1000 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20851
www.mhamc.org

$15,000 for Serving Together to create a coordinated system of care for veterans and their families.

REBUILDING TOGETHER
1536 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.rebuildingtogether.org
$10,000 for the Veterans Housing program which provides free home modifications and repairs for injured veterans.

THE CENTER FOR MIND BODY MEDICINE
5225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
https://cmbm.org
$10,000 for work with veterans.

UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATION
PO Box 96860
Washington, DC 20077-7677
www.uso.org
$3,000 for general support.

Women’s Rights in the Middle East

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION
433 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
www.feminist.org

$7,500 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

$7,500 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

$7,500 for work to help women in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Other

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.med.upenn.edu/idom
$10,000 for the Institute for Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism

subtotal national and international social services: $515,500

Total social services: $922,000