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Our grants database features organizations from the past five years. It is updated on a quarterly basis about a month after board approval.

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Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

7 Grants

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New Orleans, LA

$240,000
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
$141,000
2017
Mississippi River
to provide legal services to the Mississippi River Collaborative and to Louisiana communities facing environmental challenges
$160,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the development of a Louisiana Water Code that sustains the coast and the Mississippi River
$282,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support Tulane University’s Environmental Law Clinic’s participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and to support the Clinic’s Community Outreach program
$160,000
2013
Mississippi River
to analyze and clarify legal issues surrounding Mississippi River and coastal restoration in Louisiana
$242,000
2013
Mississippi River
to provide legal support to statewide member groups of the Mississippi River Collaborative in their efforts to improve water quality and resilience of Mississippi River, and support Tulane's Environmental Law Clinic's community outreach director position

Ag Innovations

1 Grant

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Sebastopol, CA

$40,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support its Sustainable Food Laboratory in generating a leadership group and strategies that increase environmentally beneficial small grain production in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

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

American Farmland Trust

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$225,000
2017
Mississippi River
to advance agricultural conservation in order to address nutrient losses and improve water quality both in Illinois and at the federal level
$175,000
2015
Mississippi River
to improve Illinois water quality through conservation cropping systems

American Rivers

4 Grants

$360,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support projects and policies that promote river health and naturally functioning ecosystems in the Upper Mississippi River basin
$320,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support projects and policies that encourage resilient and naturally functioning ecosystems in the Mississippi River Basin
$73,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support improved Mississippi River management by providing leadership to the Nicollet Island Coalition
$120,000
2013
Mississippi River
to support natural floodplain management in the Mississippi River Basin and nationwide

American Sustainable Business Institute

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to engage businesses in identifying and advancing market and policy solutions that support clean water in the Mississippi River corridor
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to ensure that key decisionmakers understand business support for protecting our nation's water
$30,000
2014
Mississippi River
to mobilize businesses in key Mississippi River corridor states in support of clean water issues and strategies

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

3 Grants

$105,000
2017
Mississippi River
to educate and galvanize the public and build capacity to protect water quality in Arkansas and the Mississippi River
$210,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support continued participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its efforts in Arkansas to protect water quality
$190,000
2013
Mississippi River
to support the work of the Mississippi River Collaborative, and to work with allies to develop and build public support for a comprehensive state water protection plan

Association of State Wetland Managers

3 Grants

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Windham, ME

$80,000
2017
Mississippi River
to protect and restore wetlands and floodplains along the Mississippi River and elsewhere through changes in state and federal programs
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to strengthen protection and restoration of wetlands and floodplains in the Mississippi River corridor states by advancing improvements in state and federal programs
$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
to protect and restore wetlands and floodplains along the Mississippi River through changes in state and federal programs

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper

2 Grants

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Plaquemine, LA

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$90,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support Atchafalaya Basinkeeper's monitoring and enforcement activities that protect the basin

Bancroft Arnesen Explore | BAE Institute

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

Bayou Grace Community Services

1 Grant

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Chauvin, LA

$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Bluestem Communications

2 Grants

$360,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the Mississippi River Network’s education and outreach efforts that contribute to reduced pollution and flooding impacts in the Mississippi River basin
$320,000
2014
Mississippi River
to strengthen the Mississippi River Network's impact on policies and actions that improve the health of the Mississippi River

Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

1 Grant

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Champaign, IL

$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to build technological capacity to help reduce agricultural pollution

Cannon River Watershed Partnership

3 Grants

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support agricultural conservation in the Cannon River Watershed
$100,000
2015
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution within the Cannon River watershed, a tributary of the Mississippi River
$100,000
2013
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Center for International Policy

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$500,000
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

Center for Planning Excellence

2 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$200,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue providing expertise, support, and developing strategies towards a resilient Louisiana
$75,000
2016
Mississippi River
to align and enhance disaster response efforts with the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan's nonstructural measures

Center for Rural Affairs

8 Grants

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Lyons, NE

$335,000
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
$430,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s efforts to reduce farm pollution in the Upper Mississippi River basin through farm policy reform and strengthening the voice of sustainable agriculture organizations
$140,000
2015
Mississippi River
to strengthen farm policies that reduce agriculture pollution in the Mississippi River
$20,000
2014
Mississippi River
for National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's work to make USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program a more effective program for generating environmental benefits from active farmland
$475,000
2013
Mississippi River
for National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s work to reduce agricultural pollution and increase conservation practices among farmers in the Mississippi River Basin
$120,000
2013
Mississippi River
to support work to reduce agriculture pollution in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois

Ceres

2 Grants

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Boston, MA

$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
to leverage companies and investors to advance sustainable agriculture practices in the Mississippi River basin
$150,000
2015
Mississippi River
to leverage capital markets to reduce agricultural water pollution and consumption in the Mississippi River basin

Clean Lakes Alliance, Inc

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$50,000
2014
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural runoff entering the Yahara watershed and harming Madison's lakes

Clean Up The River Environment

2 Grants

$140,000
2014
Mississippi River
to build a network of Minnesota River basin citizens committed to a healthy Minnesota River
$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
for developing an effective network that supports the integrity of the Minnesota River watershed

Clean Wisconsin

3 Grants

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Madison, WI

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to address Wisconsin’s agricultural water pollution and protect water resources by defending existing rules and advancing new initiatives
$120,000
2016
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution by working with agencies, point-source pollution sources, and agricultural partners to implement Wisconsin’s innovative phosphorus rule
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to advance Wisconsin’s innovative strategy to reduce agricultural pollution of the state’s rivers and lakes

Conservation Minnesota

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2015
Mississippi River
to build capacity in greater Minnesota
$45,000
2014
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$50,000
2013
Mississippi River
to build capacity for Conservation Minnesota and its partners to activate citizens in support of policies to reduce agricultural pollution to Minnesota waters

Cornell University

1 Grant

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Ithaca, NY

$55,000
2013
Mississippi River
to conduct a corn nitrogen use reduction project using the Adapt-N tool

Current Innovation NFP

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

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

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

1 Grant

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Medford, WI

$125,000
2015
Mississippi River
to train a new generation of farmers on dairy grazing in Minnesota, thereby increasing the acreage in pasture and providing dramatic water quality benefits

Dovetail Partners

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2016
Mississippi River
to create a document that builds awareness about the relationship between agriculture and drinking water in the Minnesota River basin

Dubuque County Historical Society

1 Grant

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Dubuque, IA

$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to create a peer-to-peer learning network that strengthens landowner-led watershed projects and reduces agricultural pollution

Ducks Unlimited

2 Grants

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Memphis, TN

$250,000
2015
Mississippi River
to improve waterfowl habitat and water quality in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri
$300,000
2013
Mississippi River
to advance conservation and wetland restoration in the upper Mississippi River

Earth Economics

2 Grants

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Tacoma, WA

$50,000
2017
Mississippi River
to inform Upper Mississippi River navigation management options using a benefit-cost analysis
$100,000
2013
Mississippi River
to utilize ecosystem service analysis to enhance water quality and flood management in the Upper Mississippi River corridor

Environment America Research and Policy Center

2 Grants

$25,000
2016
Mississippi River
to engage regional support for implementation of the 2015 Clean Water Rule
$70,000
2014
Mississippi River
for citizen education and engagement to build support for reducing agricultural pollution in the upper Mississippi River basin

Environment Illinois Research & Education Center

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$50,000
2014
Mississippi River
to protect Illinois's rivers and streams from polluted runoff from Illinois factory farms

Environmental Defense Fund, Incorporated

3 Grants

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New York, NY

$250,000
2018
Mississippi River
to improve water quality in the Mississippi River Basin by increasing corporate demand and growers’ ability to supply more sustainable commodities
$250,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support both corporate supply chain work to improve Upper Mississippi River water quality and ecosystem restoration in the Mississippi River Delta
$200,000
2013
Mississippi River
to continue efforts to reduce nitrogen pollution from farms in the upper Mississippi River states and restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands

Environmental Grantmakers Association

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$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

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to build the Field Stewards market system that provides farmers with an economic incentive to protect soil and water
$100,000
2015
Mississippi River
to further develop the Field Stewards program and expand farmer and company participation in this newly formed environmental credit trading marketplace
$100,000
2013
Mississippi River
to develop a pilot market-based program in Minnesota to reduce polluted runoff from agriculture

Environmental Integrity Project

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$40,000
2015
Mississippi River
to improve EPA's regulation of water and air pollution
$150,000
2013
Mississippi River
to strengthen enforcement of existing laws to reduce factory farm pollution to the Mississippi River

Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest

3 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$185,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue ELPC’s legal and policy advocacy to reduce harmful agricultural pollution impacts to the Mississippi River basin, and restore and protect wetlands and floodplains
$370,000
2015
Mississippi River
to continue to provide legal and policy advice to the Mississippi River Collaborative to protect wetlands, and to support its unique work to protect water quality and wetlands in the Upper River
$450,000
2013
Mississippi River
to provide legal advice and support to the statewide member groups of the Mississippi River Collaborative in their efforts to improve the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River

Environmental Law Institute

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural runoff by encouraging states and municipalities to utilize innovative financing mechanisms
$100,000
2013
Mississippi River
to promote interagency collaboration to protect wetlands and floodplains and strengthen resilience to floods within the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Environmental Working Group

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$350,000
2016
Mississippi River
to implement mandatory standards to cut polluted runoff from farm operations, and in doing so protect public health and the Mississippi River
$300,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support the organization’s communications and advocacy efforts to improve government agricultural conservation policies

Farm Foundation, NFP

1 Grant

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Oak Brook, IL

$100,000
2015
Mississippi River
for a producer education program, Soil Renaissance, that builds support for improving soil health and reducing Midwest agricultural water pollution

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the development and deployment of a water quality metric for measuring and reporting on the sustainability of commodity crop production

Food & Water Watch

3 Grants

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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
$200,000
2015
Mississippi River
to reduce livestock pollution in the Upper Mississippi River basin by enforcing the Clean Water Act
$75,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support efforts to reduce pollution from factory farms in the Upper Mississippi River basin

Food and Environment Reporting Network

2 Grants

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New York, NY

$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the production of explanatory news articles focused on the Mississippi River region and water quality
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Foundation for Louisiana

1 Grant

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New Orleans, LA

$500,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the full participation of Louisiana coastal community-based organizations in processes to address coastal challenges

Freshwater Society

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build strong statewide collaborations to improve Mississippi River water quality and hydrology in Minnesota
$45,000
2017
Mississippi River
to develop a set of policy recommendations for Minnesota's Clean Water Fund
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
to engage Minnesota agricultural leaders, policymakers, and the public to support greater adoption of farming practices and policies that reduce pollution

Friends of the Minnesota Valley

3 Grants

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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
$25,000
2016
Mississippi River
to continue the development of the Minnesota River Congress, an entity that will support a cleaner Minnesota River
$45,000
2014
Mississippi River
to engage partners and stakeholders to develop a new action plan for activities to improve the water quality of the Minnesota River

Friends of the Mississippi River

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$605,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$365,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support focused on agricultural pollution, and program support promoting sustainable, equitable regional development throughout the metro’s river corridor

GrassWorks

1 Grant

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Medford, WI

$40,000
2014
Mississippi River
to train beginning farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin on dairy grazing, a practice that provides dramatic water quality benefits for the Upper Mississippi River

Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

1 Grant

$80,000
2016
Mississippi River
to achieve a new market-based approach for perennial crops in targeted watersheds

Great River Greening

3 Grants

$140,000
2017
Mississippi River
to implement a community-led approach to reducing agricultural pollution in targeted watersheds
$140,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$140,000
2013
Mississippi River
to expand on-the-ground conservation measures to reduce agricultural pollution in targeted watersheds

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

1 Grant

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St. Louis, MO

$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to improve implementation of laws that protect wetlands within the Mississippi River corridor