The Foundation's environmental grantmaking supports three areas: 1) science-based ocean conservation; 2) recycling and re-use; and 3) the Anacostia River watershed. The Foundation makes grants to organizations that engage in legal and political conservation advocacy on behalf of the oceans and the Anacostia River. Recycling and re-use grantmaking focuses on end-of-product life and extended producer responsibility and accountability.
EnvironmentBonobo Conservation Initiative
Bonobo Conservation Initiative is dedicated to ensuring the survival of the bonobo (Pan paniscus, a great ape species) and its tropical forest habitat in the Congo Basin.
Center for Environmental Health
The Center for Environmental Health protects people from toxic chemicals and promotes business products and practices that are safe for public health and the environment.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks to restore and sustain the Bay’s ecosystem by substantially improving the water quality and productivity of the watershed with respect to water clarity, resilience of the system, and diversity and abundance of living resources.
Coalition for Smarter Growth
Coalition for Smarter Growth addresses where and how the Washington region grows, partners with communities in planning for the future, and offers solutions to the interconnected challenges of housing, transportation, energy and the environment.
Community Forklift, a project of Sustainable Community Initiatives, reduces construction industry waste, keeps reusable materials out of the landfill, and reduces the mining and harvesting of dwindling natural resources. It promotes environmentally-friendly building materials and methods.
Environmental Law Institute
The Environmental Law Institute provides information services, advice, publications, training courses, seminars, research programs and policy recommendations to engage and empower environmental leaders.
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 500 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 80 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
Marine Conservation Institute
Marine Conservation Institute champions ocean conservation by advancing the science of marine conservation biology and securing protection for ocean ecosystems.
National Coalition for Marine Conservation
The mission of the National Coalition for Marine Conservation is to build public awareness of the threats to our marine fisheries, provide constructive solutions, and convince state, national and international fishery managers to take appropriate action to protect living marine resources for the long-term benefit of the public.
Product Policy Institute
The Product Policy Institute works to build a diverse network of key experts and innovative thinkers to develop a strong framework for effective product-focused environmental policies.
NNCF only makes grants to pre-selected organizations.
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