The Libra Foundation


2011 Fall General Grants (A-I)

As You Sow
$25,000 San Francisco, CA
For support of the Reducing Coal’s Impact on Climate and Human Rights program, which seeks to alleviate social injustice and mitigate climate change impacts by specifically targeting the coal-fired utility industry.

Center for Biological Diversity
$20,000 Tucson ,AZ
To enable the Climate Law Institute to promote a national biodiversity strategy for global warming, implement existing environmental laws, support science-based climate policy and legislation, and promote an expansive vision for long-term climate solutions.

Center for Neighborhood Technology
$20,000 Chicago, IL
To move environmental sustainability in the Chicago region from the cutting edge to the mainstream by giving people more transportation options to lower their cost of living, making buildings more energy efficient, protecting our water by treating it as an asset rather than a waste product, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Ceres, Inc.
$25,000 Boston, MA
For continued support of the organization’s work to monitor implementation of SEC guidelines on climate risk and advance disclosure by leveraging the power of investors to advocate for stronger corporate responsibility on environmental, social and governance issues.

Children and Family Justice Center
$50,000 Chicago, IL
For continued support of the Illinois Coalition for Fair Sentencing of Children which seeks to end the practice of sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

EarthRights International
$50,000 Washington, DC
For support of the organization’s Legal Program which engages in high-impact litigation against multi-national corporations to hold them accountable for human rights and environmental harms while also working to strengthen
domestic and international corporate accountability laws.

Environmental Health Coalition
$25,000 National City, CA
For continued support of the Green Energy and Good Jobs Campaign which works to reduce carbon emissions, promote sustainable energy and foster a green economy in primarily low income communities of color in Southern California.

Environmental Law & Policy Center
$50,000 Chicago, IL
For support of the Global Warming Solutions Project through which the organization works to reduce Illinois’ and the Midwest’s greenhouse gas pollution through approaches that simultaneously advance environmental progress and economic development.

Global Greengrants Fund
$50,000 Boulder, CO
For continued general operating support to empower local environmental leaders to make small grants to grassroots groups in developing countries.

Grassroots International
$20,000 Boston, MA
To support movements of women, rural and indigenous people around the world in their struggle for resource rights—the human rights to a fair share of the earth’s land, water and food and the environmentally sustainable stewardship of these life-giving resources.

Green For All
$50,000 Oakland, CA
For continued general operating support to advance the organization’s goals of revitalizing the economy, promoting green solutions and lifting people out of poverty.

Indian Law Resource Center
$50,000 Helena, MT
For continued general operating support of the Center’s work using domestic and international legal and human rights mechanisms to protect the rights of Indian and Alaska Native tribes in the U.S. and throughout the Americas.

International Indian Treaty Council
$25,000 Palmer, AK
For general operating support of human rights advocacy training on behalf of Indigenous communities, with a special emphasis on the connection between Indigenous communities and the Human Rights at Home campaign.

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