GRANTS

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

Summary of Commitments in 2009

In 2009 the Agua Fund made grant commitments totalling $1,625,000.  The pages below briefly describe these grant 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 to individuals from the Ute tribes.

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

STATE VOICES (FORMERLY THE CENTER FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION)
719 Griswold Street, Suite 600
Detroit, MI 48226
www.statevoices.org
$50,000 for general support of work to foster multi-issue collaborative policy work at the state level. 
 
WOMEN’S VOICES WOMEN VOTE
1300 Connecticut Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20036
www.wvwv.org
$5,000 for general support of work to increase the participation of unmarried women.

Total civic engagement: $55,000

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

Anacostia Watershed in Washington, DC and Maryland

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

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
$7,250 for general support of work to protect the environment of Nantucket Island.

NANTUCKET SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION D/B/A SUSTAINABLE NANTUCKET
14 Federal Street, 2nd floor, PO Box 1244
Nantucket, MA 02554
www.sustainablenantucket.org
$7,250 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
$10,000 for general support of work to protect the island’s open spaces and natural heritage.

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 watershed, Virginia

CHESAPEAKE BAY TRUST
60 West Street, Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21403
www.cbtrust.org
$50,000 for the Chesapeake Bay Funders’ Network to support partnership projects that reduce excess nutrients from agriculture in the Bay watershed.

COMMUNITY ALLIANCE FOR PRESERVATION
2879 Rawley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA  22801
www.preserverockingham.org
$12,500 for general support
 
FRIENDS OF THE NORTH FORK OF THE SHENANDOAH RIVER
P.O. Box 746
Woodstock, VA  22664
www.fnfsr.org
$12,500 for general support to support additional administrative staff.

NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL COMMISSION
103 E. Sixth Street
Front Royal, VA  22630
www.nsvrc.virginia.gov
$8,000 for planning and mounting two water conservation workshops.

PAGE COUNTY
117 South Court Street
Luray, VA  22835
www.pagewaterquality.org
$8,000 to support the work of the Page County Water Quality Advisory Committee to further community education efforts regarding local water issues.

PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
P.O. Box 460
Warrenton, VA 22186
www.pecva.org
$100,000 to foster the Shenandoah Valley Network (www.svnva).
$30,000 to support the Clarke County Field Office and for general support.
$42,500 to develop and promote viable alternatives to the proposed transmission line which would transect parts of the Northern Piedmont and the Shenandoah Valley.

POTOMAC CONSERVANCY
8601 Georgia Avenue, #612
Silver Spring, MD 20910
www.potomacconservancy.org
$30,000 for work in the Shenandoah watershed—to seek water quality improvements in the Potomac River and its tributaries.

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER, INC.
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20036
www.potomacriverkeeper.org
$25,000 for three-year Sustainable Funding Campaign to build donor base: year 2 of 3—$12,500 to be matched from other sources
$25,000 for the Shenandoah Riverkeeper program.

PRESERVE FREDERICK, INC.
POB 562
Middletown, VA 22645
www.preservefrederick.org
$12,500 for general support of work to improve land use in Frederick County.

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

SHENANDOAH FORUM
P.O. Box 654
Woodstock, VA  22664

www.shenandoahforum.org
$12,500 for general support of work to improve land use and transportation policies in Shenandoah County.

SHENANDOAH RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
USDA-NRCS
PO Box 60, 70 Dick Huff Lane
Verona, VA  24482
www.shenandoahrcd.org
$30,000 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, $12,500 to be matched 1:1 by funds from new donors or through increased levels of giving from current donors. 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY PURE WATER FORUM
James Madison University
800 S. Main Street, MSC4903
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
www.purewaterforum.org
$12,500 for general support to protect water quality in the watershed.

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
201 W. Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5065
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$25,000 for the Roadless Protection Campaign and for the Land and Community Project to support work to develop better transportation options for the Shenandoah Valley.

VALLEY CONSERVATION COUNCIL
17 Barristers Row
Staunton, VA 24401-4225
www.valleyconservation.org
$25,000 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
$30,000 for general support of work to help Virginia citizens and organizations more effectively participate in government and policy development.

VIRGINIA ORGANIZING PROJECT
703 Concord Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
www.virginia-organizing.org
$2,500 for work to educate the public about rail alternatives in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

WILD VIRGINIA
PO Box 1065
Charlottesville, VA  22902
www.wildvirginia.org
$20,000 to protect the natural resources of the George Washington National Forest.
 
Southwest Florida
 
FLORIDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC GROWERS AND CONSUMERS, INC.
(through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
POB 12311
Gainesville, FL 32604
www.foginfo.org
$1,500 for general support of work to encourage organic agriculture in Florida.

TIDES CENTER (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
Presidio Main Post, Bldg #1014
POB 29903
San Francisco, CA 94129
$40,000 for general support the Clean Water Network of Florida (www.cwn-se.org).

Western Colorado/eastern 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

RED ROCK FORESTS
90 West Center Street
Moab, UT 84532
www.redrockforests.org
$7,500 for general support of work to protect the La Sal and Abajo Mountains of southeastern Utah and to develop a constituency for forest protection in Utah.

subtotal local environment: $657,500

Environment: national and 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.

CIVIL WAR PRESERVATION TRUST
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
www.civilwar.org
$5,000 to help match a $4.4 million grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia 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.

ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
PO Box 440
Santa Cruz, CA  95061-0440
www.ofrf.org
$5,000 for general support to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. 

RURAL ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL-USA
PO Box 640
Pittsboro, NC  27312
www.rafiusa.org
$10,000 for work on the National Organic Action Plan to articulate a vision for the future of organic agriculture.

 THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
 1615 M Street, NW
 Washington, DC 20036
 www.wilderness.org
 $10,000 for the grassroots and technical support funds of the Recreation Planning Program.

subtotal national and international environment: $290,500

Total environment: $948,000

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 watershed, Virginia

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

HARMONY PLACE (FORMERLY THE WARREN COUNTY COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)
PO Box 1831
Front Royal, VA  22630
www.harmonyplace.org
$10,000 for general support in assisting victims of violence

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL
121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA  31709-3498
www.habitat.org
$5,000 for the Habitat affiliates in the Shenandoah Valley.
 
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 (FORMERLY THE SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN)
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.
 
VIRGINIA ORGANIZING PROJECT
703 Concord Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
www.virginia-organizing.org
$25,000 for work to increase affordable housing in the northern Shenandoah Valley.

Southwest Florida

ABUSE COUNSELING TREATMENT (ACT) (through the Community Foundation of Collier County)
 POB 60401, Fort Myers, FL 33906
 www.actabuse.org
 $7,500 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
$7,500 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
$5,000 for year 4 of the Immokalee Initiative to build the capacity of nonprofits that serve the low income residents of the town of Immokalee.
$12,500 to survey the homebound elderly population in Immokalee and to provide needed services to this population.

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
$9,000 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
$7,500 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
$21,500 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
$25,000 for general support of work to help elderly men and women live independently.

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
$15,000 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 general support of work to feed and help the homeless.

THRIVE DC (FORMERLY THE DINNER PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS WOMEN)
309 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.thrivedc.org
$20,000 for general support of work to provide the homeless of downtown Washington, DC with nutritious meals and support services.

WASHINGTON REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GRANTMAKERS
1400 16TH Street; Suite 740
Washington, DC  20036
www.washingtongrantmakers.org
$10,000 for Grantmakers in Aging Engagement Initiative: 2 year grant

subtotal local social services: $448,000

Social services: national and 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, services for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and women’s rights in the Middle East.

Disaster relief

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
209 West Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-3443
www.crs.org
$7,500 for hurricane relief to Cuba.

CENTER FOR CUBAN STUDIES
231 W. 29th Street, #401
New York, NY 10001
www.cubaupdate.org
$7,500 for the Lifeline Fund for hurricane relief to Cuba.

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 its work to provide medical care for the poor.

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.

THE LAMBI FUND OF HAITI
PO Box 18955
Washington, DC 20036
www.lambifund.org
$9,000 for the microcredit fund.

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.

Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

DEEP DEMOCRACY
4192 East Boulder Springs Way
Tuscon, AZ 85712
www.vets4vets.org
$7,500 for the work of Vets4Vets to build peer support networks among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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
$10,000 for the Serving Those Who Serve program which provides free home modifications and repairs for injured veterans.

subtotal national and international social services: $141,500

Total social services: $589,500