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Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

2 Grants

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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
$120,000
2016
Mississippi River
to reduce water pollution from Iowa’s animal agriculture

Iowa Environmental Council

2 Grants

$500,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$129,000
2017
Mississippi River
to improve water quality in Iowa

Iowa Rivers Revival

2 Grants

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Des Moines, IA

$200,000
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

Iowa State University Foundation

2 Grants

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Ames, IA

$400,000
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

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

Kentucky Waterways Alliance

1 Grant

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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

Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance

2 Grants

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Red Wing, MN

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

2 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

Land Stewardship Project

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$256,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Lewis and Clark Community College

1 Grant

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Godfrey, IL

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to develop tracking and assessment tools that facilitate targeted investments in land and water conservation practices

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

2 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$375,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development

2 Grants

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New Orleans, LA

$300,000
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

Main Street Project

1 Grant

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Meridian Institute

2 Grants

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Dillon, CO

$550,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Meridian Institute’s collaborative work to promote agricultural conservation practices in crop insurance and other federal agricultural policies, and for general operating support
$27,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support a convening that explores the use of remote sensing for monitoring water quality

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

2 Grants

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East Troy, WI

$350,000
2018
Mississippi River
for organizing to support conservation programming and policies that reduce agricultural pollution, and encouraging farmers’ nutrient reduction practices, and for general operating support
$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

Midwest Environmental Advocates

2 Grants

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution in Western Wisconsin through legal, technical, and social accountability to protect public health and clean water, and for general operating support
$144,000
2017
Mississippi River
for work to reduce nutrient pollution, protect wetlands, and increase state accountability to the Clean Water Act

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services

2 Grants

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Spring Valley, WI

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
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

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$500,000
2018
Mississippi River
to secure effective, long-term controls to reduce pollution from Minnesota agriculture and drainage systems, and for general operating support
$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

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$620,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$310,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Minnesota Humanities Center

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support We Are Water, a community engagement and partnership building program working in eight Minnesota communities, and for general operating support
$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

1 Grant

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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

Minnesota Public Radio

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$300,000
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

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$120,000
2019
Mississippi River
to create a healthy forest along the Mississippi River that is adapted to future climate conditions, and for general operating support
$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

Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative

2 Grants

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St. Louis, MO

$400,000
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, and for general operating support
$120,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support local government efforts to build partnerships and reduce nutrient loading into the Mississippi River

Mississippi Valley Conservancy

1 Grant

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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

Missouri Coalition for the Environment Foundation

2 Grants

$500,000
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

National Audubon Society

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$630,000
2016
Mississippi River
to preserve and restore vital natural systems in five Upper Mississippi River states, including a specific focus on floodplain forests, and for general operating support

National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$300,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the Mississippi River Legislative Caucus, empowering legislators to take action on river health and resilience, and for general operating support
$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

4 Grants

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Reston, VA

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$400,000
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, and for general operating support
$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

Natural Resources Defense Council

2 Grants

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New York, NY

$225,000
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, and for general operating support
$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

New Venture Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$30,000
2016
Mississippi River
to promote greater understanding among grantmakers of agriculture policy, and to increase the coordination and impact of philanthropic investments

Noble Research Institute, LLC

1 Grant

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Ardmore, OK

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the development of the Economic Assessment for the Noble Research Institute's Ecosystem Services Market Program

Northeast-Midwest Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$60,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support Northeast-Midwest Institute's education and outreach efforts pertaining to Mississippi River-impacting federal policies

Partnership Project

1 Grant

Washington, DC

$550,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support federal clean water defense

Pesticide Action Network

1 Grant

$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to address water pollution from Iowa and Minnesota farms by promoting state policies that support sustainable farming practices

Pillsbury United Communities

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$312,000
2018
Mississippi River
for the continuation of the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council in North Minneapolis

Practical Farmers of Iowa

2 Grants

$800,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$220,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Prairie Rivers Network

2 Grants

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Champaign, IL

$680,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support floodplain restoration, adoption of conservation agriculture practices, and to explore market-based incentives for conservation, and for general operating support
$144,000
2017
Mississippi River
to initiate and co-lead an Upper Mississippi River Basin-focused floodplain restoration network

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

1 Grant

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Silver Spring, MD

$155,000
2017
Mississippi River
to provide technical support to the Mississippi River Collaborative and protect wetlands and other waterways in Tennessee

Purdue University

1 Grant

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West Lafayette, IN

$320,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Midwest Cover Crops Council work to restore year-round living cover on Midwest landscapes

Quantified Ventures

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$175,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support efforts to bring Environmental Impact Bond structuring services to two cities along the Mississippi River

Regeneration International

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to build supply chain infrastructure that supports regenerative farming in the Midwest

Renewing the Countryside II

1 Grant

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Zumbro Falls, MN

$130,000
2019
Mississippi River
to develop robust Minnesota participation and leadership in the Artisan Grain Collaborative in order to advance soil health and water quality improvement, and for general operating support

Resource Conservation and Development for Northeast Iowa

1 Grant

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Postville, IA

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to encourage farmers to transition to water-quality promoting multi-cropping systems, and for general operating support
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