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Social Activism

The battle to save our environment will never be won unless the public is informed and empowered to fight for a sustainable and just society. Until then, “Wise Use” groups will pursue their misinformation campaigns, and our environmental laws will continue to be threatened by short-sighted politicians and government officials who pander to special interests. We therefore support a wide variety of groups committed to bringing about long-term, ecologically conscious, social and political change by engaging citizens in environmental campaigns.

Total given in this category in fiscal year 2013: $406,328

San Diego River Park Foundation
4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 114
San Diego, California 92110-4026 United States
T: 6192977380

Grant Amount:$2,500.00

The San Diego River Park Foundation serves as the voice for the San Diego River, protecting and enhancing it as a place for recreation, habitat and nature discovery.

Save Mount Diablo
1901 Olympic Boulevard #320
Walnut Creek, California 94596-5076 United States
T: 9259473535

Grant Amount:$2,000.00

Save Mount Diablo preserves and restores Northern California�s Mount Diablo and its foothills through land acquisition and preservation and by providing information on the mountain�s ecosystems and outdoor recreational activities.

Save Our Shores
345 Lake Avenue, Suite #A
Santa Cruz, California 95062 United States
T: 8314625660

Grant Amount:$5,000.00

Save Our Shores seeks to safeguard the marine environment through advocacy campaigns on plastic pollution, clean boating and ocean awareness; educational events; cleanups; and citizen action initiatives.

Sierra Club
85 2nd Street, Floor 2
San Francisco, California 94105-3456 United States
T: 4159775500

Grant Amount:$26,000.00

The Sierra Club advances the exploration, enjoyment and protection of wild places, practicing and promoting the responsible use of the earth�s ecosystems and resources through a variety of educational and advocacy campaigns.

Search our environmental grants recipients database (which lists organizations that received supported between May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013) to learn about environmental actions in your area, find groups to volunteer with, or causes to donate money to.

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