GRANTS

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

Summary of Commitments in 2004

In 2004 the Agua Fund made grant commitments totalling $1,772,750. The pages below briefly describe these grant commitments by category.

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ARTS, CULTURE & EDUCATION

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
Denver, CO. www.collegefund.org
$9,000 for scholarships to individuals from the Ute tribes.

NATIONAL JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #304
Washington, DC 20036
www.njamf.com

$9,000 for its work to tell the story of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Subtotal arts and education: $18,000

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
739 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
www.acorn.org
$14,000 for the work of Florida ACORN to achieve economic and social justice for low- and moderate-income people.

BALLOT INITIATIVE STRATEGY CENTER FOUNDATION
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 216
Washington, D.C. 20036
www.ballot.org
$7,500 for general support of work to advance progressive ballot measures.

CENTER FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION
2105 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
$15,000 for general support of work to increase civic activity by individuals and organizations.

CLEAN WATER FUND
4455 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite A-300-16.
Washington, DC 20008
www.cleanwaterfund.org
$14,000 for general support of work to develop grassroots coalitions and citizen leadership.

COMMON CAUSE EDUCATION FUND
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
www.commoncause.org
$2,500 for activities to reform the electoral system.

MINNESOTA COUNCIL OF NONPROFITS
2314 University Avenue West, Suite 20
St. Paul, MN 55114
www.mncn.org
$7,500 for general support of work to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector in Minnesota.

PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY FOUNDATION
2000 M Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
www.pfaw.org
$7,500 for general support of civic education and participation programs.

TIDES CENTER
PO Box 29907
San Francisco, CA 94129-0907
www.tidescenter.org
$14,000 for National Voice for general support of work to increase civic participation.

TIDES CENTER
PO Box 29907
San Francisco, CA 94129-0907
www.tidescenter.org
$14,000 for Women’s Voices. Women Vote. for general support of work to increase the participation of single women, an underrepresented group, in the electorate.

VIRGINIA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS EDUCATION FUND
530 East Main Street, Suite 820
Richmond, VA 23219
www.valcvef.org
$5,000 for general support of work to increase citizen participation in government and the democratic process.

WISCONSIN CITIZEN ACTION FUND
912 N. Hawley Road, 2nd floor south
Milwaukee, WI 53213
www.wi-citizenaction.org
$7,500 for general support of work to increase the power of the progressive movement in Wisconsin.

Total civic engagement: $108,500

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
$10,000 for general support of work to cleanup and restore the Anacostia River.

CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
www.cbf.org
$20,000 for the Anacostia River Initiative, a campaign to restore the river and its watershed.

Cape Cod and Nantucket, Massachusetts

ASSOCIATION TO PRESERVE CAPE COD
P.O. Box 398
Barnstable, MA 02630
www.apcc.org
$15,000 for general support of work to protect freshwater resources on Cape Cod.

MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON SOCIETY
8 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
www.massaudubon.org
$3,000 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
$15,000 for general support of work to protect the natural resources of Nantucket Island.

NANTUCKET SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
PO Box 1244
Nantucket, MA 02554
www.sustainablenantucket.org
$15,000 for general support of work to sustain Nantucket’s economic vitality while preserving and restoring community character.

SILENT SPRING INSTITUTE
29 Crafts Street
Newton, MA 02458
www.silentspring.org
$15,000 to track estrogens and other hormonally active pollutants in Cape Cod groundwater and drinking water.

THREE BAYS PRESERVATION, INC.
PO Box 215
Osterville, MA 02655-0215
www.3bays.org
$7,500 to evaluate the effectiveness of restoring natural wetlands systems on Cape Cod to act as nutrient removal areas.

TUCKERNUCK LAND TRUST
P.O. Box 2943
Nantucket, MA 02554
$10,000 for general support of work to preserve and protect the island’s open spaces and natural heritage: $5,000 outright and $5,000 on a 1:1 match from new or increased contributions from members.

Hawai’i

CONSERVATION COUNCIL FOR HAWAI’I
PO Box 2923
Honolulu, HI 96802
www.conservehi.org
$1,500 for general support of work to preserve biodiversity and restore native ecosystems in Hawai’i.

Shenandoah watershed, Virginia

PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
P.O. Box 460
Warrenton, VA 22186
www.pecva.org
$110,000 to the Coalition for Smarter Growth (www.smartergrowth.net) for its work in the Shenandoah watershed.
$25,000 to Ag Prospects for support of work to promote farming and farmland protection in the Shenandoah watershed.
$50,000: $30,000 to support the Clarke County Field Office and $20,000 for general support.

POTOMAC CONSERVANCY
8601 Georgia Avenue, #612
Silver Spring, MD 20910
www.potomacconservancy.org
$45,000 for the Shenandoah Conservation Project’s Working Lands Initiative and $5,000 for the Cedar Creek Assessment.

SCENIC 340 PROJECT, INC.
PO Box 340
Bentonville, VA 22610
$10,000 for general support of work to protect the environment of the Route 340 corridor in Warren and Page Counties.

SHENANDOAH RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
USDA-NRCS

PO Box 60, 70 Dick Huff Lane
Verona, VA 24482
$55,000: $5,000 for operating support and $50,000 for projects in the Shenandoah River watershed that support its rural economic base, with a special emphasis on sustainable agriculture.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY PURE WATER 2000 FORUM
James Madison University-CISAT
701 Carrier Drive, #314
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
www.purewaterforum.org
$75,000 for Year 4 of the Shenandoah Basin Project, which seeks to improve water quality by building the capacity of local watershed organizations: $67,500 outright and $7,500 on a 1:1 match from other sources.

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
201 W. Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$35,000 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
$50,000 for general support of work to promote land use that sustains the farm, forests, open spaces, and cultural heritage of the Shenandoah Valley region: $30,000 outright and $20,000 on a 1:1 match from new or increased donations from members.

VIRGINIA CONSERVATION NETWORK
1101 East Broad Street, Suite LL35-C
Richmond, VA 23219
www.vcnva.org
$7,500 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 820
Richmond, VA 23219
www.valcvef.org
$35,000 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
$5,000 for Rail Solution, which advocates including rail in transportation plans for Virginia.
$22,500 for Wild Virginia (http://www.wildvirginia.org which aims to protect the George Washington National Forest in the Shenandoah watershed.

VIRGINIA OUTDOORS FOUNDATION
203 Governor Street, Suite 316
Richmond, VA 23219
www.virginiaoutdoorsfoundation.org
$40,000 to support the easement program staff in the Northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley offices.

Southwest Florida

CARIBBEAN CONSERVATION CORPORATION
4424 NW 13th Street, Suite A-1
Gainesville, FL 32609
http://www.ccturtle.org
$9,000 for general support and support of volunteer turtle conservation groups on the west coast of Florida.

CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
1450 Merrihue Drive
Naples, FL 34102
www.conservancy.org
$12,500 for work to protect the natural environment and water quality of southwest Florida.

FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION
2590 Golden Gate Parkway Suite 105
Naples, Florida 34105
www.fwfonline.org
$12,500 to support the Southwest Florida Office.

NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
3530 Papalina Road
Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii 96741
www.ntbg.org
$12,500 to support operations at the Kampong Garden in Florida.

Western Colorado/eastern Utah

COLORADO ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION
1536 Wynkoop #5C
Denver, CO 80202
www.ourcolorado.org
$15,000 for general support of work to protect public lands on Colorado’s West Slope.

GRAND CANYON TRUST
2601 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
www.grandcanyontrust.org
$15,000 for the Trust’s Moab office to implement a comprehensive conservation strategy for the Arches/Canyonlands landscape of southeastern Utah.

MESA LAND TRUST
305 ½ Main, P.O. Box 1246
Palisade, CO 81526
www.mesalandtrust.org
$25,000 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
$15,000 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.

SOUTHERN UTAH WILDERNESS ALLIANCE
1471 South 1100, East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2423
www.suwa.org
$15,000 for general support of work to protect public lands in southeastern Utah.

WESTERN COLORADO CONGRESS
P.O. Box 472
Montrose, CO 81402
www.wccongress.org
$30,000 for general support of work to protect public lands on Colorado’s West Slope.
October 2004

subtotal local environment: $843,500

ENVIRONMENT: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
1919 M Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
www.conservation.org
$2,500 for general support of work to conserve global biodiversity.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE
257 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
www.edf.org
$50,000 for the Keep Antibiotics Working Campaign (www.keepantibioticsworking.com),
which aims to eliminate the inappropriate use of antibiotics in food animals.

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
1436 U Street NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009-3987
www.ewg.org
$25,000 for general support of work to expose threats to the environment and public health and to find solutions.

FARMERS’ LEGAL ACTION GROUP, INC.
360 N. Robert Street, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
www.flaginc.org
$20,000 for work to maintain the integrity of the National Organic Program.

ISLAND PRESS
1718 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
www.islandpress.org
$250,000 for general support of work to stimulate, shape, and communicate ideas essential to solving local and global environmental problems.

NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
www.audubon.org
$5,000 for general support of work to conserve and restore natural ecosystems.

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
PO Box 396
Pine Bush, NY 12566
www.sustainableagriculture.net
$10,000 for work to maintain the integrity of the National Organic Program.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST
1200 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.envirotrust.org
$25,000 for the Heritage Forests Campaign (www.ourforests.org), which seeks to uphold the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY PROJECT
1100 17th Street, NW, 10th floor
Washington, DC 20036
www.transact.org
$15,000 for general support of work to improve federal, state, and local transportation policy.

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
1615 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
www.wilderness.org
$25,000 for the Natural Trails and Waters Coalition (www.naturaltrails.org), which seeks to protect and restore all public lands and waters from the damage caused by dirt bikes, jetskis, and other off-road vehicles.

WESTERN RESOURCE ADVOCATES
2260 Baseline Road, Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80302
www.lawfund.org
$20,000 for the Rocky Mountain Energy Campaign, which seeks to promote responsible energy policy for the Interior West and the nation.

subtotal national and international environment: $447,500
Total environment: $1,291,000

LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Hawai’i

COUNCIL FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT
33 South King Street, Suite 513
Honolulu, HI 96813
www.hawaiiancouncil.org
$5,000 for the Hawaiian Way Fund which supports social, economic, and cultural initiatives to help native Hawaiian communities.

MAUI ADULT DAY CARE CENTER
11 Mahaolu Street, Suite B
Kahului, HI 96732
www.mauiadultdaycare.com
$5,000 for Hale Hulu Mamo and its work to help the vulnerable elderly.

OHANA MAKAMAE, INC.
P.O. Box 914
Hana, HI 96713
$9,000 for general support of work to help low income families.

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK, INC.
PO Box 937, Route 612
Verona, VA 24482
www.brafb.org
$3,000 for general support of the work of the Shenandoah Valley branch to feed the hungry.

CLARKE COUNTY HUMANE FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 713
Berryville, VA 22611
$3,500 to support construction of a new animal shelter.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL
121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA 31709-3498
www.habitat.org
$10,000 for the five local affiliates in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

RESPONSE, INC.
P.O. Box 287
Woodstock, VA 22664
$5,000 for general support of work to help abused women and their families.

SALVATION ARMY FRONT ROYAL
356 Cloud Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
$3,000 for general support of work to help the hungry and homeless.

SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN
P.O. Box 14
Winchester, VA 22604
$5,000 for general support of work to help abused women and their families.

WARREN COUNTY COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
P.O. Box 1831
Front Royal, VA 22630
$5,000 for general support of work to help abused women and their families.

Southwest Florida

CHARLOTTE COUNTY CHAPTER, AMERICAN RED CROSS
1300 D Enterprise Drive
Port Charlotte, FL 33953
$9,000 to help victims of the hurricane.

COLLIER COUNTY HUNGER AND HOMELESS COALITION, INC.
2001 Airport Pulling Road S
Naples, FL 33112
$9,000 for general support of work to plan, coordinate, and deliver high quality services to the hungry and homeless of Collier County.

DR. PIPER CENTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, INC.
1771 Evans Avenue
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
$9,000 for general support of work to provide services which enrich the daily lives of elders and enhance the educational opportunities for disadvantaged youths in need.

IMMOKALEE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE, INC.
602 West Main Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
$9,000 for general support of work to provide emergency meals, temporary shelter, and services to the homeless to enable them to locate and maintain permanent housing.

SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN
PO Box 10102
Naples, FL 34101
www.naplesshelter.org
$9,000 for general support of work to help victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Washington, DC

CARPENTER’S SHELTER
930 N. Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.carpentersshelter.org
$10,000 for general support of work to provide shelter and comprehensive services to homeless and formerly homeless people in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

THE CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, INC.
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., SE, Suite 307
Washington, DC 20020
$5,000 for general support of work to provide integrated mental health services to low-income families.

DC HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
PO Box 43565
Washington, DC 20011
www.dchabitat.org
$10,000 for general support of work to build affordable, energy-efficient homes for low-income families.

DINNER PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS WOMEN
945 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
$10,000 for general support of work to provide the homeless of downtown Washington, DC with nutritious meals and support services.

EMMAUS SERVICES FOR THE AGING
1426 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
www.EmmausServices.org
$10,000 for general support of work to help elderly men and women live independently.

HANNAH HOUSE, INC.
612 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.hannahhouse.org
$5,000 for general support of work to provide transitional housing and services to homeless women and their families to help them rebuild their lives.

HOUSE OF RUTH
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
www.houseofruth.org
$10,000 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, NE
Washington, DC 20017
www.maryhouse.org
$10,000 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
Washington, DC 20056
www.miriamshouse.org
$10,000 for general support of work to help homeless women living with AIDS.

NATIONAL PACE ASSOCIATION
801 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 309
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.npaonline.org
$25,000 to assess the feasibility of establishing a PACE program (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in Washington, DC.

OUR PLACE DC
1236 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
www.ourplacedc.org
$10,000 for general support of work to help incarcerated mothers return and reconnect to community and family.

REBECCA PROJECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
1752 Columbia Road, NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20009
www.rebeccaproject.org
$10,000 for general support of work to help single mothers recover from addiction and to advocate for access to family-oriented treatment.

SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT (SOME)
71 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
www.some.org
$10,000 for general support of work to feed and help the homeless.

SUITED FOR CHANGE
1712 I Street, NW, Suite B-100
Washington, DC 20006
www.suitedforchange.org
$4,000 for general support of work to provide professional clothing and career education to low-income women to increase their employment potential and contribute to their economic independence.

subtotal local social services: $241,500

SOCIAL SERVICES: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

AMERICAN RED CROSS
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307
www.redcross.org
$5,000 for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to help service men and women returning from duty in Iraq and their families.

CARE
151 Ellis Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.careusa.org
$4,500 for hurricane relief in Haiti.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHARITABLE SERVICE TRUST
3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41076
www.dav.org
$5,000 for general support of work to provide services to disabled veterans and their families.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA, INC.
333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001-5004
www.doctorswithoutborders.org
$9,000 for general support of work to deliver emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters.

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION
433 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
www.feminist.org
$25,000 for the Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls.

FINCA INTERNATIONAL
1101 Fourteenth Street NW Suite 1100
Washington DC 20005
www.villagebanking.org
$4,500 for a microfinance program in Haiti.

GRANT FOUNDATION
PO Box 81046
Pittsburg, PA 15216
$18,000 to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer for medical care to hurricane victims in Haiti.

NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-3451
www.nationalhomeless.org
$4,000 for work to end homelessness in the United States.

OXFAM AMERICA, INC.
26 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
www.oxfamamerica.org
$15,750 for the Asia Earthquake Fund.

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC.
37 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
www.rockpa.org
$18,000 to the Collaborative Fund for the Caribbean for hurricane relief in Jamaica and Grenada.

WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
1850 M Street, NW, Suite 1090
Washington, DC 20036
www.womenforwomen.org
$9,000 for work to help women in Afghanistan and Iraq.

subtotal national and international social services: $113,750

Total social services: $355,250