The Next Door Inc. (Oregon, USA)
The Trust has supported The Next Door social services organization which works to strengthen the lives of families and children in the Columbia Gorge area of Oregon. Trust grants have helped The Next Door provide programs that focus on creating a supportive community where all children and families are safe, healthy and valued.
Hogar Sagrada Familia (Lima, Peru)
Under the stewardship of Olive Branch Ministries International, the Trust funded the creation of a sewing workshop which entailed the purchase of sewing equipment, supplies and remodeling of suitable work space. The program is providing job training and opportunities for women and their families and for income to the orphanage where the facility is housed.
Covenant House of New Jersey (New Jersey, USA)
This private agency serves homeless, runaway and at-risk youth across the globe. Thirty Covenant House locations in the USA, Canada and Latin America assist more than 51,000 homeless children each year. The Trust funded several mother-child programs at Raphael’s Life House; renovations to Atlantic City residence projects; and a complete computer upgrade of all CHNJ facilities.
Kidsworks (California, USA)
The Trust provided several grants to Kidworks to fund Environmental Education Projects in Santa Ana, California for youth (ages 4-18) promoting urban gardening, composting and active transportation. Additionally, weekly Environmental Education lessons in the preschool and after-school programs were also provided with these grants.
Raphael’s Life House (New Jersey, USA)
For several years the Trust has given in support of the work of the Raphael Life House in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Raphael’s Life House is a transitional residence for women who are homeless and pregnant. The Raphael Life House offers a continuum of services including classes on prenatal care and parent, education and vocational training and life skills programs from budgeting to building self-esteem.
San Diego Zoo Global (California, USA)
For many years the Trust has given in support of scholarships for low-income students to attend the San Diego Zoo’s overnight educational camps and biology workshops. Funding was also provided for panda research and breeding programs.
UW Marine Renewable Energy Research (Washington, USA)
Working in conjunction with the Mechanical Engineering Department on the University of Washington campus, support from the Trust is being used to upgrade an experimental flume for research on turbines that can produce renewable energy from water currents (river, ocean, or tidal). Work here will help ensure clean energy for generations to come.
Gorge Ecology Institute (Oregon, USA)
The Gorge Ecology Institute was established to create life-long learning opportunities that foster a sense of wonder and community stewardship in the natural systems of the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Trust grants have helped implement programs in local schools that provide an in-depth perspective on local landscapes while teaching scientific principles of ecology and supporting critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and local stewardship.
University of Oregon (Oregon, USA)
This facility supports the Trust’s long history of support for “Green” Chemistry. It is an open and collaborative “think tank” space where students and faculty from fields of chemistry, design and entrepreneurship can come together to accelerate the fusion of greener products into society.
The Trust provided grants to help establish this state of the art Nanotechnology Center on the University of Oregon campus.
The Trust helped produce the nation’s first Green Chemistry Undergraduate student course book intended to minimize hazardous waste byproducts from experiments in the study of organic chemistry; and helped build the nation’s first dedicated Green Chemistry undergraduate laboratory.
The Trust provided grants that helped remodel an old US Coast Guard building into classrooms and office space. Tyler grants were also provided to construct a salt water research aquarium which would allow for the isolation and study of the effects of known toxins on invertebrate sea life.
Catalina Fox Captive Breeding Program (California, USA)
Toward the end of the 1990s, the native Catalina Island Fox, found only on Catalina Island, was near extinction due to a virulent strain of canine distemper. As part of the effort to restore the fox population, the Trust funded a captive breeding program managed by scientists with the Catalina Island Conservancy. As a result, the fox population increased by 400% and was restored to a self-sufficient number.
CRAG Law Center (Oregon, USA)
The Trust has supported the work of the Crag Law Center, a non-profit public interest environmental law firm that provides professional legal services to clients for free, or as close to free as possible, implementing a unique model of “legal aid for the environment.” In addition to litigation, Crag helps clients with assistance on civic participation, campaign strategies, communications, organizing and media relations. Crag works to preserve clean air, clean water, and diverse ecosystems for the benefit of local communities, the fish and wildlife inhabiting these places and future generations.
The Xerces Society (Oregon, USA)
The Trust has supported the Bring Back the Pollinators Campaign, a program by the Xerces Society working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, to help farmers reduce negative impacts on pollinators and increase food security by helping farmers take full advantage of the native pollinators that are already present on and around farms across the county. Additionally the campaign used science, outreach, and advocacy to protect imperiled pollinators such as bumble bees.
Red Latinoamericana de Botanica (South America)
For many years the Trust has supported the work of the Red Latinoamericana de Botanica (RLB), a consortium of graduate education centers located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela that brings together Latin American botanists to promote scientific collaboration, sharing of ideas and research that affects the conservation of biodiversity. The Trust has focused on supporting RLB’s work to train graduate level scientists from countries with less scientific development and has contributed to RLB’s work to award scholarships for graduate study, support research of young scientists in their home countries, and the creation of new graduate programs.
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (Oregon, USA)
Since 2001 the Trust has provided multiple grants to support the work of ELAW. Based in Eugene, Oregon, ELAW is a global alliance of attorneys, scientists and other advocates collaborating across borders to promote grassroots efforts to build a sustainable, just future. ELAW supports its partners working in their home countries by giving them the legal and scientific support they need. ELAW helps challenge environmental abuses and builds a worldwide corps of skilled, committed advocates working to protect ecosystems and communities for generations to come.