GRANTS

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

In 2018, the Agua Fund made the following grants totaling $2,578,464.  All grant commitments are for one year unless otherwise stated.

Download the PDF Summary of 2018 grants given by Aguafund.

ARTS, CULTURE, AND EDUCATION

DC ARTS & HUMANITIES EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
1001 G Street, NW, Suite 100W
Washington, DC 20001
www.dcahec.com

$15,000 to expand musical offerings to K-12 students of DC public schools.

Total arts, culture, and education: $15,000

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 general support to secure equal justice for all under the law.

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
1920 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036
www.lcvef.org
$40,000 for general support of work to turn environmental values into national priorities.

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICANS INDIANS
Embassy of Tribal Nations
1516 P St 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 the Native American Voting Rights Coalition.

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.
$10,000 to support outreach on the 2020 Census.

VIRGINIA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
100 West Franklin Street, Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23220
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 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
$30,000 for general support of work to increase the civic participation of unmarried women, people of color, and young people.

Total civic engagement: $260,000

ENVIRONMENT

Virginia, District of Columbia & Maryland

ALLEGHANY-BLUE RIDGE ALLIANCE
P.O. Box 685
Monterey, VA  24465
www.abralliance.org
$30,000 to stimulate and coordinate engagement of coalition members and affected persons in responding to the Atlantic Coast pipeline.

ALLIANCE FOR THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
P.O. Box 674
New Market, VA  22844
www.shenandoahalliance.org
$150,000 general support to ensure that the land, water and community resources in the Shenandoah Valley are protected over the long term.

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

CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST
60 West Street Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.cbtrust.org
$25,000 to support the Regional Capacity Building Initiative as it relates to the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley.

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.

FUTURE HARVEST-CASA
1114 Shawan Road Suite 1
Cockeysville, MD  21030
www.futureharvestcasa.org
$5,500 for Chesapeake Foodshed Network (CFN) for the Community Ownership, Empowerment, & Prosperity Action Team Pilot (COEP).

LAND TRUST ALLIANCE
1660 L Street, NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
www.landtrustalliance.org
$50,000 for the Chesapeake Bay Land & Water Initiative.

METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
777 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC  20002
www.mwcog.org
$25,000 to support value chain coordinator for Metro Washington and seven counties of the Shenandoah River Watershed.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center
706 Giddings Avenue, Suite 2C
Annapolis, MD 21401
www.nwf.org
$60,000 for the Choose Clean Water Coalition in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
www.choosecleanwater.org

NATIONAL YOUNG FARMERS COALITION
P.O. BOX 1074
Hudson, NY 12401
www.youngfarmers.org
$5,000 support for the NYFC 2018 convergence and to engage Virginia farmers.

PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
P.O. Box 460
Warrenton, VA 22186
www.pecva.org
$150,000 for general support to protect the Piedmont, restore its land and waters, and stimulate a vibrant agricultural economy.

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER NETWORK
1615 M Street, NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20035
www.potomacriverkeepernetwork.org
$75,000 for work to enforce and improve laws to reduce pollution in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers.

SHENANDOAH FORUM
POB 654
Woodstock, VA  22664
www.shenandoahforum.org
$10,000 for sunset support as it merges with the Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY BATTLEFIELDS FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 897
9386 S. Congress Street
New Market, VA 22844
www.shenandoahatwar.org
$40,000 to provide land use technical assistance and transportation planning to protect the land, waters, historic resources and rural character in and around six high priority battlefields.

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
201 W. Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5065
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$70,000 for leadership and advocacy for Virginia’s environment.
$35,000 to support ongoing litigation relating to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

VALLEY CONSERVATION COUNCIL
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401-4225
www.valleyconservation.org
$5,000 to promote land use that sustains farms, forests, open spaces, and the cultural heritage of the greater Shenandoah Valley region.

VIRGINIA CONSERVATION NETWORK
409 East Main Street, Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23219
www.vcnva.org
$25,000 to support the Common Agenda with a particular focus on clean water and land use programs.

VIRGINIA ORGANIZING
703 Concord Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903-5208
www.virginia-organizing.org
$50,000 to support work of Health and Environment Funders Network to for outreach and leadership building around fracking.

VIRGINIA TECH
1880 Tech Drive, Suite 410
Blacksburg, VA  24060
www.vt.edu
$30,000 to promote soil health in the food value chain to strengthen local farms and protect water resources in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Piedmont regions.

VIRGINIA’S UNITED LAND TRUST (VAULT)
4022-A Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
www.vaunitedlandtrusts.org
$25,000 for general support.

WILD VIRGINIA
PO Box 1065
108 Fifth Street, SE, Room 206
Charlottesville, VA  22902
www.wildvirginia.org
$12,000 for general support of work to protect natural resources through energy infrastructure activities, improving habitat connectivity, and providing outings and education; and to strengthen the organization’s membership base.

West

Colorado/Utah

COLORADO WEST LAND TRUST
1006 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO  81501
www.cowestlandtrust.org
$25,000 to protect and enhance agricultural land, wildlife habitat and scenic lands in six western Colorado counties.

TROUT UNLIMITED
321 Main Street Suite 411
Bozeman, MT 59715
www.tu.org
$45,000 for the Liquid Assets Project, a partnership that seeks to develop and scale environmentally sustainable, financially innovative solutions to water management and use in the American West, as well as in other parts of the United States.

WESTERN COLORADO ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY ACTION
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.

Subtotal local environment: $975,500

National & International

AMERICAN RIVERS
1101 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
www.americanrivers.org
$90,000 for work to advance sustainable infrastructure through coalition building including through the Clean Water for All Coalition.

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).

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.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA  20190
www.nwf.org
$180,000 for Clean Water for All Campaign.
www.protectcleanwater.org

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
40 W. 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
www.nrdc.org
$25,000 for the Community Fracking Defense Project that provides legal and policy assistance to communities seeking protection from industrial gas drilling.

ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Organic Farming Research Foundation
POB 440
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
www.ofrf.org
$25,000 for general support for work to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.

SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION
85 Second Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94105-3441
www.sierraclubfoundation.org
$25,000 for the Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign.

WINDWARD FUND
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
www.windwardfund.org
$12,500 to support the Chesapeake Bay Food Summit.

Subtotal national and international environment: $407,500

Total environment: $1,383,00

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

Local social services

Shenandoah Valley

BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK, INC.
PO Box 937
96 Laurel Hill Road
Verona, VA  24482
www.brafb.org
$20,000 for general support of work to address hunger in the Blue Ridge.

CHRIST CHURCH MILLWOOD
POB 153
843 Bishop Meade Road
Millwood, VA 22646
www.cunninghamchapel.org
$6,500 to support the food pantry.

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

THE LAUREL CENTER
P.O. Box 14
Winchester, VA  22604
www.thelaurelcenter@comcast.net
$20,000 to provide emergency housing, support services, education and awareness to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

District of Columbia

APPLESEED CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE, INC.( DC APPLESEED)
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 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.

IONA SENIOR SERVICES
4125 Albemarle Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
www.iona.org
$30,000 for Senior Advisory Coalition (SAC).
$25,000 for DC Long Term Care Coalition.

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.

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
www.nationalparks.org
$25,000 for the efforts of the National Park Service to enhance community engagement with the neighborhoods surrounding Anacostia Park along the east side of the Anacostia River.

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
6031 Kansas Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011
www.seaburyresources.org
$20,000 for the 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 homeless of downtown Washington, DC with nutritious meals and services.

MEDSTAR WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER FOUNDATION
100 Irving Street, NW EB-1001
Washington, DC  20010
www.WHCenter.org
$30,000 for the Medical House Call program that serves homebound elders who suffer from multiple chronic illnesses and disability as well as their caregivers.

Hawaii

MA KA HANA KA ‘IKE
P.O. Box 968
Hana, HI  96713
www.hanabuild.org
$10,000 for program in which at-risk youth address both the urgent building needs of Hana’s senior and problems contributing to their challenges in health and mobility.

subtotal local social services: $376,500

National & International

Native Americans

FIRST NATIONS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
2432 Main St. 2nd floor
Longmont, CO 80501
www.firstnations.org
$100,000 for the Nourishing Native Foods and Health Initiative.

International

SOLAR COOKERS INTERNATIONAL
1919 21st Street, Suite 203
Sacramento, CA  95811
www.solarcookers.org
$80,000 for general support to promote clean, sustainable solar cooking technologies in the world regions of greatest need to cook and make water safe to drink.

Veterans

EVERYMIND
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.

THE CENTER FOR MIND BODY MEDICINE
5225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
www.cmbm.org
$10,000 for “Healing Our Troops” program.

subtotal national and international social services: $205,000

Total social services: $581,500

GRANTS MADE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY (CFCC)

In 2018 the Agua Fund made deposits totaling $338,964 to a donor-advised fund at CFCC.  This fund reflects the priorities of Agua Fund, Inc. and grants of special interest to the Board of Directors.  They include grants in Florida and grants for disaster relief, solar cooking/sustainable design, health care in Haiti, services for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and women’s rights in the Middle East and Afghanistan.