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Bay.org

Posted by on Sep 19 2016 | 2015, 2016, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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Bay.org
2016 – $10,000 Golden State Waters Action Summit
2015 – $10,000 EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park

Golden State Waters Action Summit
Golden State Waters: San Francisco Bay and the World Ocean
is the first Action Summit dedicated specifically to the protection of the waters where the San Francisco Bay (the largest estuary on the Pacific coast) meets the Ocean.  The Summit convened top-level policy makers, government agencies, scientists, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to participate in the development of actions to address important questions regarding the health of ecosystems in these waters and created an Action Agenda to address current and future issues.  Key topics addressed were Climate Change Adaptation, Marine Debris, Marine Protected Areas, and Ocean Exploration and Technology.  The Bay Institute is working with its partners to implement the Action Agenda.

EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
bay.org’s mission is to change the relationship that people have with the Bay by protecting, restoring and inspiring conservation through its five unique divisions. One division is the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park, which is a certified LEED-Platinum building and living classroom that demonstrates how we can better use the Earth’s resources to sustain healthy people, economies and ecosystems in our local communities and beyond. Located in Bayview-Hunter’s Point, the EcoCenter provides elementary school through college programming, tours, seminars, workshops, and other events that are offered free of charge.

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Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Posted by on Jan 31 2016 | 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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Urban Sustainability Directors Network
2018 – $10,000 Climate Equity Leaders Program
2017 – $10,000 General Support
2016 – $10,000 General Support
2015 – $10,000 General Support

The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a peer-to-peer network of local government professionals from more than 130 cities across the United States and Canada dedicated to creating a healthier environment, economic prosperity, and increased social equity. Priorities of the USDN are member driven through open discussion among sustainability directors and staff who share ideas and practices on relevant topics. The USDN is currently constructing an alumni network to extend the breadth and reach of the sustainability community.

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Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association

Posted by on Jan 31 2016 | 2015, 2016, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association
2016 – $20,000 Climate Smart Conservation Project
2015 – $20,000 Climate Smart Conservation Project

The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (FMSA) supports and assists the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in outreach, education and stewardship. The Farallon Islands are considered the Galapagos of California, making the islands an important resource for scientists to test the effects of climate change.

FMSA, through the Climate Smart Conservation Project, assessed 3,293 square miles from Point Ano Nuevo in the southernmost part of San Mateo County to Point Arena in Mendocino County for vulnerabilities and developed an implementation plan for the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS). The plan included approved adaptation actions, as well as recommended adaptation actions for additional coastal management agencies to effectively deal with plausible future climate scenarios. The GFNMS will also spearhead at least two pilot projects in partnership with the Bolinas Lagoon Restoration Project to create substantive adaptation efforts for coastal land management agencies to emulate.

farallones.org

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Climate Ride

Posted by on Jan 31 2016 | 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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Climate Ride
2020 – $4,000 General Support
2019 – $3,000 General Support
2019 – $3,000 General Support
2018 – $3,000 General Support
2017 – $3,000 General Support
2017 – $3,000 General Support
2016 – $3,000 General Support
2015 – $3,000 General Support

The Climate Ride is a 340 mile bike ride along different routes in the US.  Participants in Climate Ride’s numerous charitable events raise money and awareness for the 100 local and national beneficiaries. The organizations are selected for their work on the environment, conservation, sustainability, clean energy and climate education and advocacy. During the journey, riders meet and network with passionate individuals, as well as leaders in environmental causes.

climateride.org

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City Parks Alliance

Posted by on Jan 29 2016 | 2015, Architecture, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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City Parks Alliance

2015 – $8,000 International Urban Parks Conference

Established in fall 2000, City Parks Alliance is the only national membership organization devoted to urban parks. The Alliance unites hundreds of community leaders, parks and recreation authorities, government agencies and others committed to the sustainability, creation and revitalization of parks and green spaces in urban communities. City Parks Alliance believes urban parks are an under-utilized tool in combatting climate change and seeks to educate its members on the public park’s role in the the social, economic and physical well-being of urban residents.

International Urban Parks Conference
City Parks Alliance presented the Greater & Greener International Urban Parks Conference in San Francisco during April 2015. The conference works to strengthen the park and open space communities by educating international participants from over 200 cities on systems and models that advance the connection between urban parks and climate change resiliency planning. Throughout the conference there will be over 75 workshops, presentations and tours pertaining to innovative spaces and “green proofing” strategies increasingly used in city parks around the world.

cityparksalliance.org

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Climate One

Posted by on Jan 29 2016 | 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

Climate One
2019 – $15,000 General Support
2018 – $15,000 Resilience Program
2017 – $15,000 General Support
2017 – $15,000 General Support
2015 – $15,000 Resilience Program

Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future. Climate One‘s programs are open to the public and then widely disseminated through podcasts and broadcast on public radio state-wide.

Climate One produced Resilience, a two-part program series addressing the Bay Area’s preparations for a harsh climate future. The first program, “Resilient Cities,” brought together professionals and community leaders to discuss green infrastructure and planning, and the costs of protecting property and individuals from the impacts of severe weather. The upcoming “Climate Equity” program will discuss inclusively the growing green economy, and whether underserved communities will benefit from green jobs and cleaner communities.

climateone.org

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Luggage Store/509 Cultural Center

Posted by on Jan 29 2016 | 2012, 2015, Art, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Type, Grantees by Year

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Luggage Store/509 Cultural Center
2015 – $10,000 Market Street Prototyping Festival
2012 – $5,000 Tenderloin National Forest

The 509 Cultural Center was founded in 1987 and has created community-based arts programs at the Luggage Store Gallery since the 1990s. Both Institutions have promoted many Bay Area artists of color, and provide the low-income Central Market and Tenderloin residents the opportunity to participate in the neighborhood’s cultural life.

Tenderloin National Forest
The Tenderloin National Forest (TNF) is an unexpected oasis of 3,400 square feet of  beautifully landscaped community commons and green space gardens. The TNF provides needed respite in the San Francisco Tenderloin’s dense urban landscape and offers a striking contrast to much of the neighborhood. The TNF is available for use by the general public  for community gatherings/celebrations; reflection and respite; as a creative space for innovative public art projects; and as an educational resource.

The TNF was a former dead end alley, known as Cohen Place (off Ellis Street, between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets), enclosed by mutli-story buildings and was formerly used as dumping grounds and space for illicit activities. The Luggage Store, also known as The 509 Cultural Center, transformed and maintains the alley.

Market Street Prototyping Festival
The Luggage Store continued to support the residents and culture of the Central Market and Tenderloin districts by creating installations and programming for the
2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival. Projects included the PPlanter, an ecologically friendly public restroom prototype, equipped with light and sound installations by Lighthouse Studio, as well as performances and community engagement activities by artists Paul Benney, Amara Tabor-Smith and Michael Swaine.

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After Infrastructure

Posted by on Jan 29 2016 | 2015, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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After Infrastructure
2015 – $8,000 After Infrastructure 

Adi Shamir is an advisor, historical researcher and writer focused on historic conservation, land reclamation, ecology restoration and the re-purposing of urban infrastructure. She has served as a Dean at California College of the Arts and the Executive Director of the Van Alen Institute.

After Infrastructure, by Adi Shamir, is an ongoing project that researches the history of sewer and storm-water managements through case studies from ancient Rome’s public works to Germany’s reclamation of the Ruhr Valley brownfields. The research and subsequent book, After Infrastructure: The City as Frontier, is a reaction to Adi Shamir’s work in the post-industrial city of Detroit, where she helped develop the Bloody Run Creek Greenway project. This project will redesign the Bloody Run Creek and provide better water quality-  through natural filtration of air pollutants, wetlands, and retention-  as well as better air quality, restored wildlife habitats and economic benefits, such as increased property values.

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Trust for Public Land

Posted by on Jan 21 2016 | 2015, 2016, 2017, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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Trust for Public Land
2018 – $20,000 India Basin Waterfront Park
2017 – $20,000 Parks for People Project: India Basin, San Francisco
2017 – $20,000 Innes Avenue Project
2016 – $20,000 Innes Avenue Project
2015 – $20,000 Innes Avenue Project

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is dedicated to helping local communities with their conservation needs by raising funds, conducting research, designing and renovating parks, playgrounds, trails and gardens, as well as acquiring and protecting land. With over 30 offices across the nation, TPL works to provide access to nature for everyone and has completed over 5,000 conservation projects nationwide.

Locally, TPL is developing a plan to transform the 900 Innes Avenue property from an industrial brownfield into a vibrant community park featuring climate-smart infrastructure. Redeveloping the property is an important step in creating a more resilient shoreline that is adapted for sea level rise. 900 Innes will create green space and alternative transportation options for the under-served residents of Bayview/Hunters Point.

tpl.org

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TransForm

Posted by on Jan 21 2016 | 2015, 2016, 2019, Ecology, Grantees, Grantees by Category, Grantees by Year

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TransForm
2019 – $15,000 General Support
2016 – $10,000 General Support
2015 – $10,000 General Support 

For nearly eighteen years TransForm has helped envision and advocate for affordable, walkable neighborhoods with a wide variety of transportation choices to connect residents to health care, schools, shopping and work. The Innovative Cities project plans to integrate new mobility options, such as car-sharing and bike sharing, into community development, with special consideration given to Oakland and San Jose. The GreenTRIP Connect program is developing a web-based interactive map that documents the economic, health and environmental benefits of on-site car sharing and bike sharing with free memberships, and free transit passes for residents.  

transformca.org

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