Richard King Mellon Foundation Grants Approved in 2010

CONSERVATION
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
toward development of a strategic plan
$10,000
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA
toward funding for teachers and students to attend a global water conference on June 3, 2010 presented by the Pittsburgh World Environment Day Partnership
$7,500
Allegheny County Parks Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward design of a trail around the perimeter of North Park Lake ($350,000) and to build community capacity ($25,000)
$375,000
American Chestnut Foundation
Asheville, NC
to develop and conduct a training program for western Pennsylvania's volunteers who will assist in a regional restoration effort
$50,000
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc.
Annapolis, MD
toward two-year support to improve the water quality of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams by implementing agricultural best management practices
$750,000
The Conservation Fund
Arlington, VA
toward purchase of property located in McKean, Elk and Potter counties
$4,100,000
The Conservation Fund
Arlington, VA
toward three-year support of operations
$900,000
The Conservation Fund
Arlington, VA
to help implement a strategy to protect and preserve the Rocky Mountain Front ecosystem
$2,500,000
Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds
Alexandria, PA
to strengthen the scientific approach of watershed groups in western Pennsylvania and to build their organizational capacity
$350,000
Friends of Blackwater, Inc.
Charleston, WV
to support an educational outreach campaign to promote the concept of creating a new national park in West Virginia
$100,000
Keystone Elk Country Alliance
Weedville, PA
toward two-year support of operations of the Pennsylvania Elk Visitor's Center
$650,000
Ligonier Township Municipal Authority
Ligonier, PA
toward costs associated with Ligonier Township's sewage project
$1,000,000
Looking Glass Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
to assist eight Pittsburgh-based environmental and conservation organizations with shared services
$10,000
Loyalhanna Watershed Association, Inc.
Ligonier, PA
toward two-year support of operations
$80,000
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
to sustainably restore the view and habitat on the Grand View Scenic Byway Park's steep northern face
$200,000
National Park Foundation
Washington, DC
toward the Flight 93 Memorial Campaign
$4,000
The Nature Conservancy, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
toward the purchase of a conservation easement in Elk County, PA
$2,000,000
The Nature Conservancy, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
toward the development of best management practices that protect conservation values for public and private landowners who are considering energy projects
$150,000
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
to develop a business plan that will help identify a long-term funding strategy for the organization
$20,000
Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two year support of education and outreach as well as for development of a storm water management service to mitigate storm water flows in the Nine Mile Run Watershed
$260,000
PA Cleanways
Greensburg, PA
to support the cost of a merger of PA CleanWays and Keep PA Beautiful
$100,000
PA Cleanways of Allegheny County, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of operations with a goal to clean at least 20 dumpsites in Allegheny County with an emphasis on Homewood
$70,000
Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
toward scholarships associated with the Marcellus Shale symposium to be held on May 3 and 4, 2010 at Duquesne University
$25,000
Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Inc.
Harrisburg, PA
toward two-year support of land and water conservation efforts in western Pennsylvania
$700,000
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Harrisburg, PA
toward the 2010 Conservation Leaders Summit to take place in Valley Forge on June 17th through 18th
$10,000
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Harrisburg, PA
to support a documentary and symposium honoring the legacy of Maurice K. Goddard and to create a summary of the impact of the recently published Pennsylvania Conservation Landscape Initiative
$21,500
Pennsylvania Resources Council, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
to establish the Scenic Pittsburgh office as an affiliate of Scenic America
$75,000
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA
toward three-years of support for the management and maintenance of the parks as well as for the creation of a watershed management plan for Panther Hollow
$1,000,000
Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation
San Angelo, TX
a dollar to dollar match toward endowment support
$1,000,000
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
to study the feasibility of a green roof conducted by the University of Pittsburgh
$10,000
Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative, Inc.
Hollsopple, PA
toward three-year support of operations
$225,000
Trout Unlimited
Arlington, VA
toward two-year support of Phase IV to restore the West Branch Susquehanna River
$600,000
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA
toward costs associated with the National Conference on Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh on November 19, 2010
$10,000
West Virginia University Foundation
Morgantown, WV
toward three-year support of the efforts of Dr. John Edwards to preserve hunting heritage and promote the future of recreational hunting
$60,000
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA
toward acquisition of agricultural easements in Westmoreland County
$254,000
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of land and watershed conservation operations and to identify strategic partnerships among regional leaders in southwestern Pennsylvania
$700,000
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA
toward purchase of property in Bedford County (Evitts Creek), Fayette County (Rush) and toward purchase of agricultural easements in the Ligonier Valley
$5,116,862
Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation Citizens Advisory Board
Greensburg, PA
toward support of the Phase II development at Twin Lakes Park serving Westmoreland County
$500,000
Total Conservation Grants $23,993,862
 

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