Richard King Mellon Foundation Grants Approved in 2011

CONSERVATION
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA
toward two-year support for Creek Connections' science and education program in the Pittsburgh region
$150,000
Allegheny Land Trust
Sewickley, PA
toward general support for land protection in Allegheny County
$90,000
American Rivers
Washington, DC
toward three-year support to remove dams and restore free flowing rivers in Western Pennsylvania and to protect the Flint River in Georgia
$1,000,000
The Conservation Fund
Arlington, VA
toward protection of property in Texas
$5,000,000
The Conservation Fund
Arlington, VA
toward protection of property in the East Grand Lake region of Maine
$10,000,000
The Conservation Fund
Arlington, VA
to protect and preserve the Rocky Mountain Front ecosystem
$2,500,000
Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds
Alexandria, PA
to conduct an assessment of the capacity building project for watershed groups in western Pennsylvania
$39,000
Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds
Alexandria, PA
toward two-year support of watershed restoration work in southwestern Pennsylvania and the Ohio basin and to secure additional funding streams for future work
$675,000
Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of general operations, to expand programming, to develop a master plan, and to purchase equipment
$310,000
Friends of the Riverfront
Pittsburgh, PA
toward development of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Three Rivers Water Trail, and stewardship
$50,000
Friends of the Riverfront
Pittsburgh, PA
toward continued development and stewardship of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Three Rivers Water Trail
$50,000
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Greensburg, PA
to implement Keep America Beautiful programming in Pennsylvania
$200,000
Land Trust Alliance, Inc.
Washington, DC
toward two-year support to assess and train land trusts in western Pennsylvania, to move them toward accreditation, and to develop a national conservation defense program to protect easements
$150,000
Looking Glass Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
to create a collaborative model that will provide four environmental organizations with high-level strategic and operational financial expertise
$160,000
Loyalhanna Watershed Association, Inc.
Ligonier, PA
to address water pollution from streamside erosion in the upper Loyalhanna Creek watershed and increase recreational tourism in the Ligonier Valley
$190,000
Loyalhanna Watershed Association, Inc.
Ligonier, PA
a challenge grant toward construction of the Mill Creek Bridge
$20,000
Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Topsham, ME
to support conservation efforts of Maine's coastal properties and wetlands
$725,000
Mountain Watershed Association, Inc.
Melcroft, PA
toward two-year support to implement the Comprehensive Restoration Plan of Indian Creek Watershed and address conservation needs in Jacob's Creek Watershed
$250,000
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Washington, DC
toward two-year support to survey unassessed coldwater streams in Pennsylvania and to identify those streams that support wild and other trout populations
$225,000
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission
Cincinnati, OH
to build capacity to engage in water resources management in the Ohio River basin with a focus on the upper Ohio River watershed
$60,000
Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education
Elysburg, PA
to support hiring a professional consultant to conduct a fund raising analysis and development plan
$16,000
Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education
Elysburg, PA
toward two-year support of the Wildlife Leadership Academy and to increase fundraising capacity
$125,000
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation
Harrisburg, PA
to build capacity in western Pennsylvania friends groups and link community colleges to state parks through concession management
$55,000
Pennsylvania Resources Council, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA
toward support of the Scenic Pittsburgh project
$100,000
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
toward radio programming covering Marcellus Shale drilling, the Future of Pennsylvania's Forests, and a 20th Anniversary Retrospective on conservation efforts in the Pittsburgh area
$75,000
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of maintenance of the Mellon Park Walled Garden
$40,000
Regional Trail Corporation
West Newton, PA
to complete the final link in the Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. bike trail system
$600,000
Ruffed Grouse Society of America
Coraopolis, PA
toward a search process for a new executive director and partial salary for one year
$100,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc.
Charlestown, NH
to support high school youth and college intern programs and to implement an outcomes tracking system for these students
$350,000
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA
toward two-year support of a multi-organizational/public partnership to further land and water conservation in the French Creek watershed
$500,000
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Pittsburgh, PA
toward acquisition of property along Route 30 near Ligonier, PA
$235,000
Total Conservation Grants $24,040,000
 

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