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Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

3 Grants

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New Orleans, LA

$240,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy facilitate better water stewardship and community resilience in the Mississippi River basin
$480,000
2018
Mississippi River
for program support to provide legal services to Louisiana communities facing environmental challenges
$160,000
2017
Mississippi River
to protect and restore the Mississippi River delta in Louisiana through better water law and policies

Ag Technology and Environmental Stewardship Foundation

1 Grant

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Ankeny, IA

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support a drinking water pay-for-success feasibility study in three Iowa communities

America’s Watershed Initiative

2 Grants

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St. Louis, MO

$75,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to engage business, government, academic, and civic organizations toward advancing a more collaborative, integrated systems approach to managing the 31-state Mississippi River watershed

American Farmland Trust

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$300,000
2019
Mississippi River
to advance Conservation Cropping Systems and improve Illinois water quality, and for general operating support

American Rivers

2 Grants

$640,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support projects and policies that promote naturally functioning ecosystems in the Upper Mississippi River basin, and for general operating support
$360,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support projects and policies that promote river health and naturally functioning ecosystems in the Upper Mississippi River basin

American Sustainable Business Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
to engage businesses in identifying and advancing market and policy solutions that support clean water in the Mississippi River corridor

Association of State Wetland Managers

1 Grant

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Windham, ME

$160,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

1 Grant

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Plaquemine, LA

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Bancroft Arnesen Explore

1 Grant

Scandia, MN

$25,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support a Mississippi River expedition that brings awareness to and engages people with the critical issues facing the river

Cannon River Watershed Partnership

2 Grants

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support agricultural conservation in the Cannon River Watershed

Center for International Policy

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$1,000,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution by building a campaign to transform the private sector’s supply chain practices for sourcing Midwest row crops, and for general operating support

Center for Planning Excellence

2 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$300,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$200,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue providing expertise, support, and developing strategies towards a resilient Louisiana

Center for Rural Affairs

5 Grants

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Lyons, NE

$610,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and efforts to improve Midwest water quality and climate change mitigation through federal agriculture and conservation policies, and to support a Farm Bill education event in Minneapolis
$340,000
2019
Mississippi River
to advance a set of state and federal policy outcomes that improve water quality and reduce agricultural pollution in Iowa and surrounding states, and for general operating support
$722,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Mississippi River Network
$400,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the Center for Rural Affairs' policy outreach and education efforts through the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
$160,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution in the Mississippi River through federal farm policy development and targeted grassroots advocacy

Ceres

2 Grants

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Boston, MA

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
to leverage Ceres’ influence with institutional investors and food/agriculture companies to accelerate a transition toward improved corporate water stewardship, and for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
to leverage companies and investors to advance sustainable agriculture practices in the Mississippi River basin

Clean Up The River Environment

1 Grant

$410,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support CURE’s Water Program and Minnesota Water Ethic Charter Development, and for general operating support

Clean Wisconsin

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to address Wisconsin’s agricultural water pollution and protect water resources by defending existing rules and advancing new initiatives, and for general operating support

Current Innovation NFP

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to develop the Illinois Nutrient Trading Initiative

Earth Economics

1 Grant

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Tacoma, WA

$75,000
2017
Mississippi River
to inform Upper Mississippi River navigation management options using a benefit-cost analysis

Environment News Trust

1 Grant

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Antonito, CO

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support production of seven television news stories on important issues that impact the Mississippi River

Environmental Defense Fund, Incorporated

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$500,000
2018
Mississippi River
to improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin by increasing corporate demand and growers’ ability to supply more sustainable commodities, and for general operating support

Environmental Grantmakers Association

2 Grants

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New York, NY

$42,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support two fellows, one in 2019 and one in 2020, as part of Environmental Grantmakers Association's Environmental Fellows Program
$20,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support one fellow as part of the 2018 Environmental Grantmakers' Association Environmental Fellows Program focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion opportunities in the upper Mississippi River basin

Environmental Initiative

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$545,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support Environmental Initiative’s work between bringing unlikely partners together to ensure clean water for all Minnesota communities, and for general operating support
$200,000
2017
Mississippi River
to build and expand Field Stewards, a public-private partnership that links farmers, food companies, and consumers together in support of clean water

Environmental Law Institute

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to advance the implementation of existing innovative federal financing mechanisms to support agricultural nutrient reduction projects
$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural runoff by encouraging states and municipalities to utilize innovative financing mechanisms

Environmental Working Group

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$700,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce farm pollution in the Upper Mississippi River basin, and for general operating support

Food & Water Watch

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$75,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce livestock pollution in the Upper Midwest and defend important water protection rules and policies at the state and federal level

Food and Environment Reporting Network

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support a multiplatform investigation into the conflicts between large-scale animal production facilities and rural communities, examining the opposition to these facilities through a strong environmental justice lens, and for general operating support

Foundation for Louisiana

1 Grant

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New Orleans, LA

$1,000,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the full participation of Louisiana coastal community-based organizations in processes to address coastal challenges, and for general operating support

Freshwater Society

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$445,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build strong statewide collaborations to improve Mississippi River water quality and hydrology in Minnesota, and host a 10th anniversary celebration of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment, and for general operating support
$45,000
2017
Mississippi River
to develop a set of policy recommendations for Minnesota's Clean Water Fund

Friends of the Minnesota Valley

1 Grant

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Bloomington, MN

$25,000
2017
Mississippi River
to lead, facilitate, and develop action steps for the recently formed Minnesota River Congress

Friends of the Mississippi River

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$500,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$605,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Great River Greening

2 Grants

$300,000
2019
Mississippi River
to improve water quality in the Mississippi River watershed by expanding the geographic footprint and scope of Great River Greening’s community-led restoration efforts, and for general operating support
$140,000
2017
Mississippi River
to implement a community-led approach to reducing agricultural pollution in targeted watersheds

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

1 Grant

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Kansas City, MO

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue support for the Food and Farm Communications Fund

Green America

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$75,000
2019
Mississippi River
to convene a Midwest Regenerative Agriculture Community of Practice that expands support and guides a cross-market-sector collaboration
$75,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Midwest Grains Initiative and encourage the production of soil- and water-protecting small grains

Healthy Gulf

1 Grant

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New Orleans, LA

$635,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support, and to conduct an externally led self-assessment to understand staff perceptions and attitudes, as well as structural and other organizational barriers to change

Hmong American Farmers Association

1 Grant

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West Saint Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to build farmers’ capacity and leadership around the adoption and implementation of water-protecting, sustainable farming practices

Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund

1 Grant

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Springfield, IL

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build state leadership for reducing nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River, and general operating

Illinois Stewardship Alliance

1 Grant

$248,000
2018
Mississippi River
to promote continuous living cover in agriculture systems for improved water quality in Illinois, and for general operating support

Indigenous Peoples Task Force

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the creation of a floating lodge, an Ojibwe-style pontoon, that will be used as an artistic, cultural, and educational tool on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers

Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy

1 Grant

$40,000
2019
Mississippi River
to conduct research and outreach on the policies and economic drivers that impact Midwest soil and water, as well as global economies and ecology

Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources

2 Grants

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Missoula, MT

$75,000
2019
Mississippi River
to train up to 18 journalists and improve media coverage of the Mississippi Delta/Gulf Coast
$50,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support two Mississippi River Institutes - field-based training programs that will educate journalists about issues impacting the river and its communities

Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

1 Grant

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Ankeny, IA

$240,000
2018
Mississippi River
to identify and implement solutions to scaling up the agriculture conservation practices identified in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, and for general operating support

Iowa Association of Soil Conservation District Commission

1 Grant

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Des Moines, IA

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

1 Grant

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Des Moines, IA

$240,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce water pollution from Iowa’s animal agriculture, and for general operating support

Iowa Rivers Revival

1 Grant

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Des Moines, IA

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Iowa State University Foundation

1 Grant

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Ames, IA

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
to accelerate the adoption of prairie strips on farms for better water quality

IPM Institute of North America

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$450,000
2018
Mississippi River
to activate agricultural retailers as champions for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus runoff from farms in the Mississippi River basin, and for general operating support

Izaak Walton League of America Minnesota Division

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to expand local, watershed-based citizen initiatives to clean up waters in the Upper Mississippi river basin, and for general operating support
$50,000
2017
Mississippi River
to pilot and develop local, watershed-based citizen initiatives in the Upper Mississippi River basin

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation

2 Grants

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Elizabeth, IL

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to create a regional conservation plan in Northwest Illinois that targets the use of permanent land retirement in priority watersheds to reduce agricultural pollution
$50,000
2017
Mississippi River
to create a conservation plan for Northwest Illinois that targets permanent land conservation and other interventions to reduce agricultural pollution
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