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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

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

4 Grants

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Kansas City, MO

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue support for the Food and Farm Communications Fund
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to continue support for the Food and Farm Communications Fund
$100,000
2015
Mississippi River
to continue support for the Food and Farm Communication Fund
$75,000
2014
Mississippi River
to continue support for the Food and Farm Communications Fund

Green America

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$75,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Midwest Grains Initiative and encourage the production of soil- and water-protecting small grains
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to launch a Midwest cross-industry innovation network that designs agricultural supply chain solutions and reduces agricultural runoff

Gulf Restoration Network

3 Grants

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New Orleans, LA

$335,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$145,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, protect wetlands, and press for consistency between Louisiana’s coastal restoration and proposed development
$290,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the Gulf Restoration Network’s work with the Mississippi River Collaborative and its efforts to monitor and track Louisiana coastal restoration projects

Gustavus Adolphus College

1 Grant

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St. Peter, MN

$75,000
2016
Mississippi River
to monitor the effectiveness of land management practices for reducing agricultural pollution entering the Seven Mile Creek in the Minnesota River basin

HeartLands Conservancy

1 Grant

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Mascoutah, IL

$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
for continued support of the Middle Mississippi River Partnership and restoration of wetlands and floodplains in southwestern Illinois

Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund

2 Grants

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Springfield, IL

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build state leadership for reducing nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River
$70,000
2016
Mississippi River
to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in Illinois by facilitating stakeholder collaboration and policy development

Illinois Stewardship Alliance

3 Grants

$124,000
2018
Mississippi River
to promote continuous living cover in agriculture systems for improved water quality in Illinois
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support greater farmland conservation in Illinois
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to promote water quality protecting agricultural conservation practices in Illinois

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

1 Grant

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Missoula, MT

$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

2 Grants

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Ankeny, IA

$120,000
2018
Mississippi River
to identify and implement solutions to scaling up the agriculture conservation practices identified in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy
$120,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support outreach efforts that increase water quality conservation practices that will further the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

Iowa Association of Soil Conservation District Commission

2 Grants

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Des Moines, IA

$50,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$110,000
2017
Mississippi River
to provide leadership for Iowa conservation districts to implement source water protection measures on crop fields

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

3 Grants

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Des Moines, IA

$120,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce water pollution from Iowa’s animal agriculture
$120,000
2016
Mississippi River
to reduce water pollution from Iowa’s animal agriculture
$95,000
2014
Mississippi River
to protect Iowa’s water resources from agricultural pollution

Iowa Environmental Council

3 Grants

$250,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$129,000
2017
Mississippi River
to improve water quality in Iowa
$258,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support continued participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its efforts in Iowa to reduce water pollution from agriculture

Iowa Rivers Revival

3 Grants

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Des Moines, IA

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$130,000
2016
Mississippi River
to provide training and education on the benefits of river restoration and to support an Iowa river restoration program
$80,000
2014
Mississippi River
to promote ecological river and stream restoration in Iowa through educational efforts and advocacy

Iowa State University Foundation

3 Grants

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Ames, IA

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to accelerate the adoption of prairie strips on farms for better water quality
$140,000
2016
Mississippi River
to accelerate the adoption of prairie strips that can reduce nutrient pollution from farm fields
$70,000
2014
Mississippi River
to evaluate the soil and water quality benefits of integrating strips of prairie into corn and soybean fields

IPM Institute of North America

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to activate agricultural retailers as champions for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus runoff from farms in the Mississippi River basin

Izaak Walton League of America

1 Grant

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Gaithersburg, MD

$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to promote sound conservation on agricultural lands in the Upper River states

Izaak Walton League of America Minnesota Division

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to expand local, watershed-based citizen initiatives to clean up waters in the Upper Mississippi river basin
$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

Kentucky Waterways Alliance

2 Grants

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Louisville, KY

$119,000
2017
Mississippi River
to increase wetlands and reduce agricultural pollution in Kentucky in order to improve Mississippi River water quality
$238,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support continued participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and efforts to improve water quality and wetland protection in Kentucky

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance

3 Grants

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Red Wing, MN

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$40,000
2015
Mississippi River
to build organizational capacity and expand project reach

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

3 Grants

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New Orleans, LA

$125,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$220,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$220,000
2014
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Land Stewardship Project

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$256,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$250,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Lewis and Clark Community College

2 Grants

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Godfrey, IL

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to develop tracking and assessment tools that facilitate targeted investments in land and water conservation practices
$200,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center to integrate data and provide tools for monitoring and evaluating pollution reduction strategies in the Mississippi River basin

Lexicon of Sustainability

1 Grant

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Petaluma, CA

$190,000
2018
Mississippi River
to create a multi-stakeholder storytelling project about causes and solutions to pollution in the Crow River, a tributary to the Mississippi in Minnesota

Louisiana Environmental Action Network

4 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$250,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$140,000
2015
Mississippi River
to improve and expand the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper program
$150,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support the Louisiana Waterkeeper Collaborative

Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development

3 Grants

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New Orleans, LA

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$140,000
2016
Mississippi River
to build community support for coastal restoration programs in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward community
$90,000
2014
Mississippi River
to build community support for coastal restoration programs in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward

Main Street Project

2 Grants

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$150,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Meridian Institute

4 Grants

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Dillon, CO

$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Meridian Institute’s collaborative work to promote agricultural conservation practices in crop insurance and other federal agricultural policies
$27,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support a convening that explores the use of remote sensing for monitoring water quality
$300,000
2015
Mississippi River
to provide programmatic support for AGree, a collaboration that catalyzes action toward sound and sustainable agricultural policy
$40,000
2015
Mississippi River
to establish an AGree-led cooperative conservation project in Minnesota

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

3 Grants

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East Troy, WI

$175,000
2018
Mississippi River
for organizing to support conservation programming and policies that reduce agricultural pollution, and encouraging farmers’ nutrient reduction practices
$200,000
2016
Mississippi River
for organizing work to support federal and state funding for conservation programming and encourage farmers to adopt nutrient reduction practices
$160,000
2014
Mississippi River
for organizing work that supports federal and state conservation programming, incentives, and enforcement

Midwest Environmental Advocates

3 Grants

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution in Western Wisconsin through legal, technical, and social accountability to protect public health and clean water
$144,000
2017
Mississippi River
for work to reduce nutrient pollution, protect wetlands, and increase state accountability to the Clean Water Act
$288,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support its continued participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its efforts to improve water quality and wetland protect in Wisconsin

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services

2 Grants

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Spring Valley, WI

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$70,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Minneapolis Parks Foundation

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$20,000
2016
Mississippi River
to plan and manage implementation of Water Works, a cutting edge water reuse and filtering system to reduce pollution into the Mississippi River

Minnesota – State of

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$40,000
2017
Mississippi River
for outreach to enhance Mississippi River water quality by permanently protecting 60,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$250,000
2018
Mississippi River
to secure effective, long-term controls to reduce pollution from Minnesota agriculture and drainage systems
$400,000
2016
Mississippi River
to protect and restore the Mississippi River system in Minnesota by advancing protections from agricultural runoff of phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment
$550,000
2014
Mississippi River
to reduce water pollution from agriculture in Minnesota and other Mississippi River corridor states, and to support building out the Twin Cities’ regional transit system

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$310,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$310,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$310,000
2014
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Minnesota Humanities Center

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support We Are Water, a community engagement and partnership building program working in eight Minnesota communities
$20,000
2017
Mississippi River
to build relationships in and across Mississippi River communities through a series of community workshops and a related Water Bar at the Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota Land Trust

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
to maximize water quality and wildlife habitat outcomes in the Minnesota River basin
$120,000
2015
Mississippi River
to advance wetland protection in west-central Minnesota
$120,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support a pilot floodplain and wetland coalition in the Upper Mississippi River states

Minnesota Public Radio

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to raise awareness of and engagement in water challenges, solutions, and importance through reporting coverage and a project exploring water and equity
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support a dedicated water reporter at Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota State University, Mankato Water Resources Center

1 Grant

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Mankato, MN

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to create videos, a handbook, and a website that distills summary information about effective partnerships across the Minnesota River basin that have resulted in reduced agricultural pollution

Mississippi Park Connection

4 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$60,000
2019
Mississippi River
to create a healthy forest along the Mississippi River that is adapted to future climate conditions
$60,000
2017
Mississippi River
to catalyze a campaign to restore the Mississippi River's floodplain forests from the harmful impacts of the Emerald Ash Borer
$25,000
2015
Mississippi River
for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area to generate citizen awareness through the National Park Service's centennial celebration
$50,000
2014
Mississippi River
to develop an inventory and management plan for regenerating cottonwoods along the Mississippi River

Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative

2 Grants

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St. Louis, MO

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to work with decisionmakers in state and federal government and in the corporate sector to reduce nutrient pollution into the Mississippi River
$120,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support local government efforts to build partnerships and reduce nutrient loading into the Mississippi River

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

2 Grants

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La Crosse, WI

$150,000
2016
Mississippi River
to contact landowners with priority lands in the Kickapoo River and neighboring watersheds to recommend best management practices for native and working lands, financial incentives available, and protection of private lands with conservation easements
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to work with landowners in Wisconsin’s Kickapoo River watershed to convert fragile cropped land to permanent conservation practices

Missouri Coalition for the Environment Foundation

3 Grants

$250,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$115,000
2017
Mississippi River
to improve water quality by reducing nutrient pollution and protecting floodplains and wetlands
$230,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s work with the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its water quality and wetland protection efforts in Missouri

National Audubon Society

3 Grants

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New York, NY

$430,000
2016
Mississippi River
to preserve and restore vital natural systems in five Upper Mississippi River states, including a specific focus on floodplain forests
$50,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support Audubon's strategic planning process for 2016-2020
$400,000
2014
Mississippi River
to preserve and restore vital natural systems in five Upper Mississippi River states to support critical populations of bird species while improving river quality downstream

National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$150,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the Mississippi River Legislative Caucus, empowering legislators to take action on river health and resilience
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to empower Mississippi River state legislators to take action on river health and resilience and interface on these issues with allied mayors, members of Congress, and the business and advocacy communities

National Wildlife Federation

5 Grants

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Reston, VA

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to improve agricultural sustainability in the upper Mississippi River basin by increasing cover crop use, and reducing policy barriers inhibiting conservation practice adoption
$600,000
2017
Mississippi River
to restore the functional hydrology of the Mississippi River and its floodplain by building public support for more sustainable river management
$200,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce policy and information barriers inhibiting farmers’ adoption of cover crops and other conservation practices in the Upper Mississippi River basin
$600,000
2015
Mississippi River
to protect and restore the Mississippi River by modernizing federal laws and policies that guide the use of water resources
$150,000
2015
Mississippi River
to address policy, research, and information barriers to farmer adoption of cover crops

Natural Resources Defense Council

3 Grants

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New York, NY

$150,000
2019
Mississippi River
to build capacity for improving water quality, resiliency, and other benefits in the Mississippi River basin by progressing towards transformed agricultural systems and defending federal clean water provisions
$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
for federal defense of clean water policies and work to promote soil and water protection in the federal crop insurance program
$200,000
2015
Mississippi River
to reduce Mississippi River basin nitrogen and phosphorous pollution by advancing the Clean Water Act
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