CLARK FORK COALITION

Missoula, Montana

www.clarkfork.org

$300,000 over three years

Support for the Recovery to Resiliency program focused on the restoration and protection of the Clark Fork watershed from the impacts of mining.

CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION

Durango, Colorado

www.conservationlands.org

$1,000,000 over three years

Continued support for efforts to raise the profile of the National Conservation Lands and protect these areas of ecological and cultural value.

DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE INTERNATIONAL

Falls Church, Virginia

www.ddiglobal.org

$200,000

Continued support for formalization and capacity building with artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a particular focus on gold and diamonds.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

London, England

www.iied.org

$300,000 over two years

Continued support of a multi-stakeholder forum to improve the artisanal mining sector globally, with a specific focus on gemstones and gold in Tanzania.

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Newark, Delaware

www.sustainablegemstones.org

$350,000 over two years

Support for the creation of the Colored Gemstone Knowledge Hub to advance responsible practices in the colored gemstone supply chain.

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CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION

Durango, Colorado

www.conservationlands.org

$500,000 over two years

Continued support for efforts to expand and raise the profile of the National Conservation Lands.

DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE INTERNATIONAL

Falls Church, Virginia

www.ddiglobal.org

$255,000 over three years

Continued support for scaling up and expanding the Development Diamond Standards system and promoting development solutions within the Kimberley Process.

DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE INTERNATIONAL

Falls Church, Virginia

www.ddiglobal.org

$150,000

Continued support for formalization and capacity building with artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a particular focus on gold.

EARTHWORKS

Washington, District of Columbia

www.earthworksaction.org

$200,000 over three years

Support for research and coalition building to address marine tailings disposal in the mining sector.

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE & NATURAL RESOURCES-UNITED STATES

Washington, District of Columbia

www.iucnus.org

$320,000 over two years

Support for the development of standards for mining in Key Biodiversity Areas.

TROUT UNLIMITED

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$725,000 over three years

Continued support for the Abandoned Hard Rock Mine Restoration Program in the American West.

TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

New York, New York

www.ccsi.columbia.edu

$65,000

Support for the creation of a model for multi-stakeholder human rights impact assessments and the empowerment of local communities in mining-affected regions.

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CLARK FORK COALITION

Missoula, Montana

www.clarkfork.org

$200,000 over two years

Support for the restoration and protection of the Clark Fork watershed from the impacts of mining.

DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE INTERNATIONAL

Falls Church, Virginia

www.ddiglobal.org

$150,000

Support for the registration of artisanal gold miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

London, England

www.iied.org

$250,000 over two years

Support for an international dialogue on improving relations between large-scale mining, artisanal-scale mining and government.

NATIONAL FOREST FOUNDATION

Missoula, Montana

www.nationalforests.org

$25,000

Support for a planning grant to examine the viability of abandoned mine reclamation in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley.

TROUT UNLIMITED

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$500,000 over two years

Support for the long-term protection of the Bristol Bay watershed.

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ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Anchorage, Alaska

www.alaskaconservation.org

$75,000

Continued support for the actualization of the Bristol Bay Vision Project and for scientific research and analysis on mining in Bristol Bay.

CLARK FORK COALITION

Missoula, Montana

www.clarkfork.org

$50,000

Support for restoration efforts in the Clark Fork watershed that integrate mine reclamation and community participation.

CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION

Durango, Colorado

www.conservationlands.org

$500,000 over two years

Continued support for efforts to expand and raise the profile of the National Conservation Lands.

DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE INTERNATIONAL

Falls Church, Virginia

www.ddiglobal.org

$165,000 over two years

Support for scaling up and expanding the Development Diamond Standards system and promoting development solutions within the Kimberley Process.

NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND

Boulder, Colorado

www.narf.org

$100,000

Support for the United Tribes of Bristol Bay to provide Native youth leadership training and educational opportunities for the protection of the Bristol Bay watershed.

NEW VENTURE FUND

Washington, District of Columbia

www.newventurefund.org

$100,000

Support for Bristol Bay United as it consolidates and strengthens a grassroots supporter base, including enhanced communications, to protect Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine.

THE SIERRA FUND

Nevada City, California

www.sierrafund.org

$35,000

Support of the second year of the project Promoting Green Solutions for Abandoned Mines in California’s Sierra Nevada.

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND IN AMERICA INC

Wilmington, Delaware

www.csrm.uq.edu.au

$250,000 over two years

Support for research on the effectiveness and outcomes of certification schemes in the mining sector.

TROUT UNLIMITED

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$120,000

Continued support for the Bristol Bay Protection Campaign.

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ACUMEN FUND INC

New York, New York

www.acumenfund.org

$100,000

Support to launch the West Africa Regional Fellows Program to promote social and economic development in mining communities.

EARTHWORKS

Washington, District of Columbia

www.earthworksaction.org

$300,000 over three years

Support for responsible mining standards initiatives and efforts to protect valuable ecosystems from destructive mining practices.

MINNESOTA ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP

Saint Paul, Minnesota

www.mepartnership.org

$50,000

Support to create and promote a model for responsible, non-polluting sulfide mining in Minnesota.

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CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION, INC.

Durango, Colorado

conservationlands.org

$350,000

Support of a communications effort to raise the profile of the National Conservation Lands to further protect environmentally and culturally significant places in the American West from irresponsible mining.

GIVE TO COLOMBIA INC

Coral Gables, Florida

www.givetocolombia.org

$165,000 over two years

Support of standards development for artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

RESOURCES FIRST FOUNDATION

Yarmouth, Maine

www.resourcesfirstfoundation.org

$50,000

Support of the Botswana Rhino Reintroduction Project.

SOUTHWEST CONSERVATION CORPS

Durango, Colorado

www.sccorps.org

$115,000

Support for environmental stewardship in the Hardrock Mining West program, supporting local communities as they reclaim abandoned mines.

TAIA PEACE FOUNDATION

New York, New York

www.taiapeace.org

$65,000

Support of a planning and feasibility study for abandoned mine land reclamation in Sierra Leone.

THE INTERNATIONAL RHINO FOUNDATION

Yulee, Florida

www.rhinos-irf.org

$300,000

Support of the Regional Rhino Conservation Program in southern Africa, specifically Botswana.

THE SIERRA FUND

Nevada City, California

www.sierrafund.org

$25,000

Support of the research and creation of green solutions to reclaim abandoned gold mines in California.

TROUT UNLIMITED

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$725,000 over three years

Support of the Hardrock Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program in the American West.

TROUT UNLIMITED

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$350,000

For support of Trout Unlimited’s Bristol Bay Protection Campaign.

TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

www.penn.edu

$250,000

General support for the Botswana-UPenn Partnership program, an initiative to build capacity in clinical care, health education and medical research in Botswana.

WESTERN ORGANIZATION OF RESOURCE COUNCILS EDUCATION PROJECT

Billings, Montana

www.wman-info.org

$25,000

For support for the Western Mining Action Network (WMAN) biennial conference.

WILD SALMON CENTER

Portland, Oregon

www.wildsalmoncenter.org

$100,000 over two years

Support of the organization’s education and outreach efforts in their work to protect salmon populations in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

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AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

Washington, District of Columbia

www.awf.org

$40,000

To support the planning and design phase of a new multi-purpose education center in Botswana’s Chobe National Park.

ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

Anchorage, Alaska

www.alaskaconservation.org

$100,000

In support of the Bristol Bay Native Association and its Bristol Bay Regional Vision Project, which seeks to demonstrate a collective view of the Native communities in Bristol Bay, Alaska on key issues affecting this region, including natural resource use and large-scale mining.

CLARK FORK COALITION

Missoula, Montana

www.clarkfork.org

$120,000

For the coalition’s Water Watch program focusing on the reparation of defunct mines and the prevention of potentially harmful mining projects in the Clark Fork watershed.

Diamond Development Initiative International

Falls Church, Virginia

www.ddiglobal.org

$270,000 over two years

To provide support for the creation and pilot of Development Diamond Standards for artisanal diamond mining and the Kimberley Process Development Focus Programme.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Cambridge, Massachusetts

www.theprex.net

$100,000

To support the Project for Reclamation Excellence (P-REX) to create a booklet series and website in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Group on the reclamation of abandoned mine sites.

NATURE CONSERVANCY

Arlington, Virginia

www.nature.org

$400,000 over two years

For support for its work in Bristol Bay, Alaska including the dissemination of its large-scale mining risk assessment, establishment of Salmon Reserves in native villages, hydrogeologic research and collection of hydrological data for the establishment of instream flow reservations.

TIDES CENTER

San Francisco, California

$10,000

General support of the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption.

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND INC

Washington, District of Columbia

www.worldwildlife.org

$300,000 over two years

To support a global study on the effects of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in protected areas and to pilot possible mitigation strategies.

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Trout Unlimited

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$250,000 over two years

For general support.

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African Wildlife Foundation

Washington, District of Columbia

www.awf.org

$100,000

For support for the protection of wildlife corridors in Botswana and the Kazungula Heartland.

Clark Fork Coalition

Missoula, Montana

www.clarkfork.org

$100,000 over two years

For support of its Water Watch program, to protect the Clark Fork River Basin and monitor the water quality of the Clark Fork River and the entire watershed.

EcoFlight

Aspen, Colorado

www.ecoflight.info

$30,000

For continued support of the Wild Lands, Energy and Mining Program, which seeks to educate the public and policy makers about mining and land in need of protection by providing them with an aerial perspective.

Foundation for Environmental Security And Sustainability

Falls Church, Virginia

www.fess-global.org

$400,000

For continued support of the organization’s efforts to help remediate social and environmental problems associated with artisanal mining in the alluvial fields of Sierra Leone.

Foundation for Environmental Security And Sustainability

Falls Church, Virginia

www.fess-global.org

$100,000

Continued support for maintenance of agricultural activities on recently reclaimed land in Sierra Leone, to meet the needs of the organization as it works with the agricultural and planting cycles.

Institute for Sustainable Mining

Portland, Oregon

www.artminers.org

$100,000

For the establishment of a scholarship program for students to attend the Institut Gemologie de Madagascar (IGM) to learn gemology and gem cutting.

RESOLVE

Washington, District of Columbia

www.resolv.org

$50,000

For support of the launch of the EARTH SOLUTIONS Center, a new initiative established to create a collaborative space to discuss and make advances towards responsible sourcing.

TransFair USA

Oakland, California

www.fairtradeusa.org

$25,000

For continued support of a feasibility study of Fair Trade standards for gem-quality diamonds.

Trout Unlimited

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$560,000 over three years

For support of its Abandoned Hard Rock Mine Restoration Program, which works with local partners on several abandoned mine sites in Idaho, Montana and Colorado to restore water and land quality.

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Diamond Development Initiative International

Washington, District of Columbia

www.ddiglobal.org

$325,000 over two years

In general support of the Diamond Development Initiative, which encourages improved work conditions and wages for artisanal diamond miners in Africa.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature
and Natural Resources

Gland, Switzerland

www.iucn.org

$100,000

In support of the Review of Mining and Biodiversity: the IUCN ICMM Dialogue 2007-2008 and a roundtable on the Restoration of Legacy Sites.

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, New York

$50,000

In support of its Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) program. IRMA is a voluntary, multi-sector effort to create a verification system in the mining industry to assure compliance with environmental, human rights and social standards.

TransFair USA

Oakland, California

www.fairtradeusa.org

$100,000

To fund a feasibility study of Fair Trade standards for gem-quality diamonds. The project will encompass assessment, deliberation and analysis among stakeholders, independent consultants, academics, NGOs and organizations working in the sector to determine labor, health, environmental and stakeholder impacts of Fair Trade certification for diamonds.

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

www.upenn.edu

$2,000,000 over three years

To fund the construction of The Tiffany Penn-Botswana Clinical and Research Facility, a proposed two-story HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment center in Gaborone, Botswana.

University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources

Burlington, Vermont

www.uvm.edu

$52,000

To develop and implement a survey designed to quantify and evaluate risks as they are perceived by people in the impacted gold mining communities.

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center for science in public participation

Bozeman, Montana

www.csp2.org

$100,000

In support of its work on developing standards, criteria and a process for mining certification.

Ecoflight

Aspen, Colorado

www.ecoflight.info

$30,000

In support of EcoFlight, which provides aerial tours to organizations in order to offer first-hand views of environmental issues in the West.

International bank for reconstruction and development

Washington, District of Columbia

www.worldbank.org

$100,000

In support of the Communities and Small-Scale Mining project, which works to better artisanal and small-scale mining in various communities.

Pacific environment

San Francisco, California

www.pacificenvironment.org

$100,000

In support of its efforts to encourage responsible mining by promoting dialogue and cooperation between mining companies and communities impacted by their activities in Eastern Russia.

Skytruth

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

www.skytruth.org

$175,000

In support of providing an easy and engaging way for the global public to learn about the environmental impacts associated with hardrock mining throughout the world.

Sustainable Markets Foundation

New York, New York

$170,250

In support of three projects relating to responsible mining:

  • NGO participation in Vancouver mine certification dialogue in June 2006;
  • Exploring pathways and processes to responsible sourcing; and
  • Trial mine certification.
To utilize the Framework for Responsible Mining as a basis for trial certification and to bring together a team of experts who will apply the framework to two sites.

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foundation for environmental security and sustainability

Falls Church, Virginia

www.fess-global.org

$200,000

To design and implement a program to help remediate social and environmental problems associated with artisanal mining in the alluvial fields of Sierra Leone.

Harvard University graduate school of design

Boston, Massachusetts

www.theprex.net

$60,000

To support the development of computer simulations for abandoned mine land reclamation in the U.S. and for its Project for Reclamation Excellence (P-REX), which promotes excellence in mine reclamation practices through better design solutions.

Support center for sustainable development (sucede)

Miami, Florida

www.sucede.org

$100,000

For its work with Fundacion Amigos Del Chocó on its Green Gold (Oro Verde) Program, which seeks to promote responsible mining practices and market access to underprivileged mining communities in the Chocó rainforests of Colombia.

Trout Unlimited

Arlington, Virginia

www.tu.org

$450,000

To build upon its successful abandoned mineland watershed restoration project that is currently located at Utah’s American Fork Canyon and to extend its model for implementing on-the-ground watershed restoration efforts to other sites in the western United States.

university of vermont, school of natural resources

Burlington, Vermont

www.uvm.edu

$43,500

To support research on the environmental and social benefits of artisanal gemstone mining in Burma/Myanmar, Brazil and Madagascar.

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND INC.

Washington, District of Columbia

www.worldwildlife.org

$100,000

In support of its work on developing a framework for socially and environmentally responsible mining practices.

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Skytruth

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

www.skytruth.org

$100,000 over two years

General support for the organization, which works to eliminate the information technology gap between environmental advocates and large corporate and governmental interests. Funding will underwrite administrative costs incurred while providing mining reform advocacy partners with maps, analyses and graphics obtained from satellite images and aerial photographs.

world resources institute

Washington, District of Columbia

www.wri.org

$50,000

To support the development of a pilot analysis for an environmental and social risk assessment tool, which was created with data from the Mining and Critical Ecosystems project.

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Clark Fork Coalition

Missoula, Montana

www.clarkfork.org

$50,000

To support research for the State of the Clark Fork Report, a document detailing the ecological, social and economic indicators of health in the mining-impacted Clark Fork River Basin.

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World Resources Institute

Washington, District of Columbia

www.wri.org

$50,000

To support the Mining and Critical Ecosystems Project, which will develop comprehensive international standards for environmentally sound mining by providing a framework for examining potential risks to ecosystems from mining.

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