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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

1 Grant

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New Orleans, LA

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Meridian Institute

1 Grant

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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

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

1 Grant

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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

Midwest Environmental Advocates

1 Grant

$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

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

Mighty Earth

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

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

1 Grant

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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

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$620,000
2018
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 Public Radio

1 Grant

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St. 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

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

1 Grant

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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

Missouri Coalition for the Environment Foundation

1 Grant

$500,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support

National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

1 Grant

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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

National Wildlife Federation

3 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

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

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

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

Prairie Rivers Network

1 Grant

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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

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

River Alliance of Wisconsin

1 Grant

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
to drive agricultural policy and practices that improve water quality across the Mississippi River basin in Wisconsin, and for general operating support

Rural Advantage

1 Grant

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Fairmont, MN

$90,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Sand County Foundation

2 Grants

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Madison, WI

$120,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support and expand the Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds professional network, and for general operating support
$90,000
2017
Mississippi River
for support of the Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds conferences

Sharing Our Roots

1 Grant

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Sierra Club Foundation

1 Grant

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Oakland, CA

$180,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build support for and foster implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Soil Health Institute

1 Grant

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Morrisville, NC

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

1 Grant

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Santa Barbara, CA

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funder's work catalyzing action and collaboration among members and partners, and for general operating support

Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$225,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Mississippi River
to educate conventional and sustainable producers about soil health for nutrient pollution reduction to the Mississippi and its tributaries

Sustainable Food Lab

1 Grant

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Hartland, VT

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to increase adoption of innovations in crop supply chains to build soil for productivity and improved water quality, and for general operating support

Taxpayers for Common Sense

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$240,000
2019
Mississippi River
to advocate for better use of federal tax dollars in the Upper Mississippi River basin, and for general operating support

Tennessee Clean Water Network

1 Grant

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Knoxville, TN

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to continue the Mississippi River Collaboartive's efforts to minimize nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River basin, and general operating support

The Clean Water Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$800,000
2019
Mississippi River
to use policy and market-focused strategies to reduce non-point source pollution from agricultural sources into the Mississippi River, and for Minnesota program activities

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

1 Grant

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Baton Rouge, LA

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

The Conservation Fund – A Nonprofit Corporation

1 Grant

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Arlington, VA

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the protection of fragile lands and rotational grazing on public grasslands, and for general operating support

The Delta Institute

2 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
to design and implement farmer-facing capital and risk mitigation products that support the adoption of agricultural conservation practices, and for general operating support
$75,000
2017
Mississippi River
to design an innovative risk mitigation program for small to midsize family farms that adopt conservation cropping systems emphasizing continuous living cover

The Iowa Policy Project

2 Grants

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Iowa City, IA

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$50,000
2018
Mississippi River
to write a series of reports on threats to Mississippi River water quality and to work collaboratively with McKnight grantees and policymakers in Iowa

The Land Institute

1 Grant

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Salina, KS

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

The National Fish Habitat Fund

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$120,000
2019
Mississippi River
to expand and build capacity for the Watershed Leaders Network that provides learning exchanges for better water quality outcomes in Midwestern watersheds
$80,000
2017
Mississippi River
to build Watershed Leaders Network that provides learning exchanges for better water quality outcomes in Midwestern watersheds

The Nature Conservancy

1 Grant

$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
for restoration and monitoring of floodplains in the Mississippi River Basin that will support large-scale nutrient reduction, and for general operating support
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