GRANTS

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

Summary Of Commitments In 2005

In 2005 the Agua Fund made grant commitments totalling $1,952,000.  The pages below briefly describe these grant commitments by category.

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ARTS, CULTURE & EDUCATION

ADOPT-A-NATIVE ELDER
PO Box 3401
Park City, UT 84060
www.anelder.org
$5,000 for general support of work to support traditional elders on the Navajo reservation.

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
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
$15,000 to expand musical offerings to K-12 students of DC public and charter schools.

NATIONAL JAPANESE AMERICAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, #304
Washington, DC 20036
www.njamf.com
$10,000 to tell the story of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Total arts and education: $40,000

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
739 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
www.acorn.org
$15,000 for the Community Leader Action Network to provide training, research, and campaign assistance to community-based groups.

CENTER FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION
2105 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
http://centerforcivicparticipation.org
$45,000 for general support of work to increase civic activity by individuals and organizations.

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

WOMEN’S VOICES WOMEN VOTE
1325 Darnall Drive
McLean, VA  22101
www.wvwv.org
$40,000 for general support of work to increase the participation of single women, an underrepresented group, in the electorate.

Total civic engagement: $102,500

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
$5,000 for general support of work to cleanup and restore the Anacostia River.

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 (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
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
$17,500 for general support of work to protect the environment 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
$10,000 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 for general support of work to preserve and restore the watershed comprising West Bay, North Bay, and Cotuit Bay.

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: $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 (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
PO Box 2923
Honolulu, HI 96802
www.conserehi.org
$2,000 for general support of work to preserve biodiversity and restore Hawaii’s ecosystems.

Shenandoah watershed, Virginia

NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL COMMISSION
103 E. Sixth Street
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
www.lfpdc7.state.va.us
$25,000 to support continued development of the Shenandoah Valley Water Resources Strategic Plan on a 2:1 match from local taxpayers.

PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
P.O. Box 460
Warrenton, VA 22186
www.pecva.org
$55,000: $30,000 to support the Clarke County Field Office and $25,000 for general support to be matched by $20,000 from new or increased contributions.  At least half of the matching funds are to be raised from residents of Clarke County.
$110,000 for the work of the Coalition for Smarter Growth (www.smartergrowth.net) and the Shenandoah Valley Network (www.shenandoahvalleynetwork.org).

POTOMAC CONSERVANCY
8601 Georgia Avenue, #612
Silver Spring, MD 20910
www.potomacconservancy.org
$45,000 for work to protect the Shenandoah watershed with $20,000 on a 1:1 match from new or increased contributions.

POTOMAC RIVERKEEPER
1717 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C.  20036
 www.potomacriverkeeper.org
$45,000 to establish a Shenandoah Riverkeeper program.
 
SCENIC 340 PROJECT, INC. 
PO Box 340
Bentonville, VA 22610
$12,500 for general support of work to protect the environment of the Route 340 corridor in Warren and Page Counties.

SHENANDOAH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
P. O. Box 31
Woodstock, VA  22664
$10,000 for work to improve land use in Shenandoah County.

SHENANDOAH RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
USDA-NRCS
PO Box 60, 70 Dick Huff Lane
Verona, VA 24482
http://shenandoahrcd.org
$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 BATTLEFIELDS FOUNDATION
PO Box 897
New Market, VA 22844
www.shenandoahatwar.org/frame_mission.html
$25,000 for general support of work to protect the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District on a 1:1 match by funds from new or increased contributions. 

SHENANDOAH VALLEY PURE WATER FORUM
James Madison University-CISAT
701 Carrier Drive, #314
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
www.purewaterforum.org
$85,000 for Year 5 of the Shenandoah Basin Project, which seeks to improve water quality by building the capacity of local watershed organizations: $70,000 outright and $15,000 on a 1:1 match from other sources. 

SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER
201 W. Main Street, Suite 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$37,500 for the Roadless Protection Campaign and for the efforts of the Land and Community Project 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 contributions.

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
$42,500 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
$7,500 to support the work of Rail Solution (www.railsolution.org) to advocate for rail in transportation plans for Virginia.
$25,000 to support work to protect the George Washington National Forest.

Southwest Florida
 
CLEAN WATER FUND (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
4455 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite A-300-16.
Washington, DC 20008
www.cleanwaterfund.org
$23,000 for general operations of the Florida office.

CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
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 CERTIFIED ORGANIC GROWERS AND CONSUMERS, INC.
(through the Collier County Community Foundation)
POB 12311
Gainesville, FL 32604
www.foginfo.org
$15,000 for general support of work to encourage organic agriculture in Florida.

FLORIDA WILDLIFE FEDERATION (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
2590 Golden Gate Parkway Suite 105
Naples, Florida  34105
www.fwfonline.org
$12,500 for general operations of the Southwest Florida Office.
   
NATIONAL TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
3530 Papalina Road
Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii 96741
www.ntbg.org
$12,500 for general operations at the Kampong Garden in Florida.

SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
85 2nd St, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94105
www.sierraclub.org
$10,000 for the Everglades Restoration Campaign.

TIDES FOUNDATION (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
Presidio Main Post, Bldg #1014
POB 29903
San Francisco, CA 94129
$25,000 for the Clean Water Network of Florida (www.cwn-se.org).

 Western Colorado/eastern 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.

WESTERN COLORADO CONGRESS
P.O. Box 472
Montrose, CO 81402
www.wccongress.org
$15,000 for general support of work to protect public lands on Colorado’s West Slope.

Total local environment: $888,000

ENVIRONMENT: NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION (through the Collier County Community 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
$25,000 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 and promote 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 (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
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.

PUBLIC INTEREST PROJECTS
80 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
$10,000 for the Campaign for Environmental Literacy (www.fundee.org).

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
$15,000 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.westernresourceadvocates.org
$10,000 for the Rocky Mountain Energy Campaign, which promotes responsible energy policy for the Interior West and the nation.

Total national and international environment: $387,500

Total environment: $1,275,500

LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Hawai’i

COUNCIL FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
33 South King Street, Suite 513
Honolulu, HI 96813
www.hawaiiancouncil.org
$7,500 for the Hawaiian Way Fund (www.hawaiianwayfund.org) which supports social, economic, and cultural initiatives to help native Hawaiian communities.

MAUI ADULT DAY CARE CENTER (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
11 Mahaolu Street, Suite B
Kahului, HI 96732
www.mauiadultdaycare.com
$7,500 for Hale Hulu Mamo and its work to help the vulnerable elderly.

OHANA MAKAMAE, INC. (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
P.O. Box 914
Hana, HI 96713
$10,000 for general support of work to help low income families.

Shenandoah watershed, Virginia

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HARRISONBURG & ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
PO Box 1068
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
www.the-community-foundation.org
$6,000 for grants to: Habitat for Humanity Central Valley ($2,500) and the Community Resource Center ($3,500).

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE CENTRAL BLUE RIDGE
100 Lucy Lane
Waynesboro, VA  22980
www.communityfoundationcbr.org
$8,500 for grants to: the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network ($5,000) (www.brafb.org), Habitat for Humanity Staunton-Augusta ($2,500), and for general support of the Foundation ($1,000).

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
203 Salem Church Road
Stephens City, VA 22655
www.cfnsv.org
$37,000 for grants to: Response, Inc. ($7,500), Shelter for Abused Women ($7,500), Warren County on Domestic Violence ($7,500), Habitat for Humanity Winchester-Frederick ($2,500), Habitat for Humanity Page County ($2,500), Habitat for Humanity Warren County ($2,500), Habitat for Humanity Shenandoah County ($2,500), the Salvation Army-Front Royal ($3,000), and for general support of the Foundation ($1,500).

Southwest Florida

ABUSE COUNSELING TREATMENT (ACT) (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
POB 60401, Fort Myers, FL 33906
www.actabuse.org
$10,000 for general support of work on domestic violence.
 
CARE Club of Collier County (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
1800 Santa Barbara Blvd
Naples, FL 34116
$10,000 for general support of work to help the vulnerable elderly.
 
COLLIER COUNTY HUNGER AND HOMELESS COALITION, INC. (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
2001 Airport Pulling Road S
Naples, FL 33112
$12,500 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. (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
1771 Evans Avenue
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
$12,500 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 Collier County Community Foundation)
PO Box 29596
Washington, DC 20017
$12,500 for general support of work to provide high quality child care for low income residents of Immokalee.
 
IMMOKALEE FRIENDSHIP HOUSE, INC. (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
602 West Main Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
www.immokaleefriendshiphouse.com
$12,500 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.

ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
2001 Airport Road South
Naples, FL 34112
$10,000 for general support of work to help the homeless.

SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND CHILDREN (through the Collier County Community Foundation)
PO Box 10102
Naples, FL 34101
www.naplesshelter.org
$12,500 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
$12,500 for general support of work to provide shelter and comprehensive services to homeless and formerly homeless people in the metropolitan area.

DC DEVELOPING FAMILIES CENTER
801 – 17th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-7200
www.developingfamilies.org
$5,000 for general support of work to help low income families.

DC HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
PO Box 43565
Washington, DC 20011
www.dchabitat.org
$12,500 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
www.dphw.org
$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.

LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
www.aarp.org/states/dc/dc-lce
$15,000 for the Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court for the Elderly Project.

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.

MUSICARES FOUNDATION, INC.
3402 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
www.grammy.com/musicares
$10,000 to help musicians in need in Washington, DC.

MY SISTER’S PLACE
PO Box 29596
Washington, DC 20017
www.mysistersplacedc.org
$10,000 for general support of work to help victims and survivors of domestic violence.

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
$5,000 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.

Total local social services: $334,000

SOCIAL SERVICES: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

All but one of the grants in this category were committed through the Community Foundation of Collier County)

COLLIER COUNTY RED CROSS
2610 Northbrooke Plaza Drive
Naples, FL 34119
www.colliercountyredcross.org
$5,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief.

BATON ROUGE AREA FOUNDATION
402 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.braf.org
$10,000 for the Displaced Residents Fund.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
209 West Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-3443
www.crs.org
$10,000 for Kashmir earthquake relief.

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
$15,000 for Kashmir earthquake relief.

 FARM AID
11 Ward St, Suite 200
Somerville, MA 02143
www.farmaid.org
$10,000 for the Family Farm Disaster Fund: Hurricane Relief.

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

FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION
1401 Rockville Pike, Ste 600
Rockville, MD 20852
www.fisherhouse.org
$5,000 to support service people returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.
 
GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN
1375 Sutter St., Ste 400
San Francisco, CA 94109
www.globalfundforwomen.org
$10,000 for grantmaking in North Africa and the Middle East.

GRANT FOUNDATION
PO Box 81046
Pittsburg, PA 15216
www.hashaiti.org
$10,000 to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti for its work to provide medical care for the poor..

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE RED CROSS/RED CRESCENT
800 Second Avenue, Suite 355, 3rd fl.
NY, NY 10017
www.ifrc.org
$15,000 for Kashmir earthquake relief.

NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS (grant made directly from the Agua Fund)
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005-3451
www.nationalhomeless.org
$10,000 for work to end homelessness in the US.

OXFAM AMERICA, INC.
26 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
www.oxfamamerica.org
$15,000 for reconstruction of the Southeast Asian tsunami region.

ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS, INC.
37 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
www.rockpa.org
$15,000 to the Collaborative Fund for the Caribbean to help rebuild the nutmeg industry in Grenada. 
$10,000 for the Gulf Coast Ecological Health and Community Renewal Fund.

SAVE THE CHILDREN FEDERATION
54 Wilton Rd
Westport, CT 06880
www.savethechildren.org
$10,000 for Kashmir earthquake relief.

TIDES FOUNDATION
Presidio Main Post, Bldg #1014
POB 29903
San Francisco, CA 94129
www.tides.org
$10,000 for the Rapid Response Fund: Hurricane Katrina Relief and Rebuilding

TIPITINA’S FOUNDATION
c/o 800 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113-1103
www.tipitinasfoundation.org
$10,000 for the New Orleans Artist Relief Effort.

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.

Total national and international social services: $200,000

Total social services: $534,000