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New Venture Fund

2 Grants

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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
$50,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support an annual policy briefing for funders on national farming and food issues

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

3 Grants

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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
$140,000
2015
Mississippi River
to strengthen policies that protect and restore the Mississippi River
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support the efforts of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative's efforts to improve the water quality of the river

Oregon Tilth

1 Grant

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Corvallis, OR

$70,000
2014
Mississippi River
to strengthen federal conservation and organic programs that reduce agricultural pollution

Partnership Project

1 Grant

Washington, DC

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

Pesticide Action Network

2 Grants

$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to address water pollution from Iowa and Minnesota farms by promoting state policies that support sustainable farming practices
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to build public and policymaker support for sustainable farming policies and practices that reduce the use of toxic pesticides

Pheasants Forever

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2015
Mississippi River
to collect and analyze farm profitability data from partnering farmers and encourage the creation of wildlife habitat on acreage not providing a return to farmers

Pillsbury United Communities

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$162,000
2018
Mississippi River
for the continuation of the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council in North Minneapolis

Practical Farmers of Iowa

3 Grants

$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$220,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$160,000
2014
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Prairie Rivers Network

3 Grants

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Champaign, IL

$340,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support floodplain restoration, adoption of conservation agriculture practices, and to explore market-based incentives for conservation
$144,000
2017
Mississippi River
to initiate and co-lead an Upper Mississippi River Basin-focused floodplain restoration network
$288,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support continued participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its efforts in Illinois to reduce polluted runoff from agriculture and protect and restore floodplains and wetlands

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

2 Grants

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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
$310,000
2015
Mississippi River
for providing technical assistance to member groups of the Mississippi River Collaborative, and to continue wetland protection work in Tennessee

Purdue University

1 Grant

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West Lafayette, IN

$160,000
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

Renewing the Countryside II

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$65,000
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
$75,000
2015
Mississippi River
to empower women farmland owners in Minnesota to incorporate conservation practices on their land
$25,000
2014
Mississippi River
to increase the adoption of conservation practices and ecological farming methods by women farmland owners in Minnesota

Resource Conservation and Development for Northeast Iowa

2 Grants

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Postville, IA

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to encourage farmers to transition to water-quality promoting multi-cropping systems
$90,000
2014
Mississippi River
to implement an action plan for reducing water pollution from agriculture in the Turkey River Watershed Project in northeastern Iowa

River Action

2 Grants

$15,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the Raising the Grade conference focused on improving the health and vitality of the Mississippi River
$20,000
2014
Mississippi River
to expand the scope and scale of its annual Upper Mississippi River Conference

River Alliance of Wisconsin

3 Grants

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to drive agricultural policy and practices that improve water quality across the Mississippi River basin in Wisconsin
$180,000
2017
Mississippi River
to drive supply-chain practices that improve water quality
$150,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support grassroots organizing and policy advocacy that promotes a clean Wisconsin River

River Network

2 Grants

$150,000
2015
Mississippi River
to facilitate and support the Mississippi River Collaborative in reducing pollution and protecting wetlands
$25,000
2014
Mississippi River
to assist Mississippi River advocates in support of rulemaking by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen Clean Water Act protections.

Rural Advantage

3 Grants

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Fairmont, MN

$90,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$180,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$20,000
2014
Mississippi River
to develop a public-private partnership that reduces the nitrate impacts of potato production in Central Minnesota

Sand County Foundation

3 Grants

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Madison, WI

$80,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support and expand the Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds professional network
$90,000
2017
Mississippi River
for support of the Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds conferences
$33,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support a series of meetings known as Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds

Science & Environmental Health Network

1 Grant

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Ames, IA

$20,000
2014
Mississippi River
for supporting activities that protect water in the Mississippi River basin and build upon a recent Women's Congress for Future Generations

Science Museum of Minnesota

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$80,000
2017
Mississippi River
to communicate scientific knowledge about water quality issues in the upper Mississippi River region
$40,000
2016
Mississippi River
to communicate scientific knowledge about water quality issues in the upper Mississippi River region

Soil Health Institute

1 Grant

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Morrisville, NC

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support

St. Croix River Association

1 Grant

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St. Croix Falls, WI

$150,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders

1 Grant

Santa Barbara, CA

$60,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funder's work catalyzing action and collaboration among members and partners

Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
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
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to expand farmer participation in the Sustainable Farming Association’s Soil Health educational opportunities

Sustainable Food Lab

2 Grants

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Hartland, VT

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to increase adoption of innovations in crop supply chains to build soil for productivity and improved water quality
$88,000
2016
Mississippi River
to advance small grains in rotation and soil health goals for improved water quality in the Upper Midwest

Taxpayers for Common Sense

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$120,000
2019
Mississippi River
to advocate for better use of federal tax dollars in the Upper Mississippi River basin
$180,000
2017
Mississippi River
to protect the Mississippi River by reducing incentives for unwise agricultural, floodplain, and navigation development
$150,000
2014
Mississippi River
to protect the Mississippi River by reducing policy incentives for unwise land and navigation development

Technical Service Providers Network

1 Grant

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Ames, IA

$25,000
2014
Mississippi River
to promote agricultural conservation in Iowa through a network of technical service providers

Tennessee Clean Water Network

3 Grants

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Knoxville, TN

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to continue the Mississippi River Collaboartive's efforts to minimize nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River basin
$187,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce nutrient pollution entering Tennessee’s waterways through Clean Water Act enforcement and the development of new agricultural strategies
$374,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the Tennessee Clean Water Network’s work with the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its wetland protection and mitigation improvement efforts in Tennessee

The Clean Water Fund

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
to use policy and market-focused strategies to reduce non-point source pollution from agricultural sources into the Mississippi River
$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution and protect drinking water
$75,000
2015
Mississippi River
to reduce Minnesota's agricultural pollution by strengthening the engagement of the public and drinking water providers

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

2 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$200,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support

The Conservation Fund – A Nonprofit Corporation

3 Grants

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Arlington, VA

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the protection of fragile lands and rotational grazing on public grasslands
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to provide real estate expertise that facilitates the protections of fragile lands throughout the Upper Mississippi River
$160,000
2015
Mississippi River
to generate lasting conservation benefits in native grasslands of the Minnesota River basin as well as throughout the Mississippi River basin

The Iowa Policy Project

3 Grants

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Iowa City, IA

$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
$60,000
2016
Mississippi River
to write, distribute, and promote three reports that will drive water quality improvements in Iowa
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
to write, distribute, and promote three major reports over the next two years that will examine water quality in Iowa

The Land Institute

2 Grants

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Salina, KS

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$200,000
2017
Mississippi River
to deploy a strategic, coordinated communications plan in support of the commercialization of perennial crops grown in the Upper Mississippi River basin

The National Fish Habitat Fund

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$80,000
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

3 Grants

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
for restoration and monitoring of floodplains in the Mississippi River Basin that will support large-scale nutrient reduction
$300,000
2016
Mississippi River
to address challenges identified in the America’s Watershed Initiative 2015 report card and reduce nutrient pollution across the Mississippi River basin
$300,000
2014
Mississippi River
to demonstrate and promote the ecologically sound management of the Mississippi River and tributaries

The Sierra Club Foundation

3 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$90,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build support for and foster implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
$60,000
2016
Mississippi River
to build broad support for the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
$40,000
2014
Mississippi River
to build public support for statewide legal limits for nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to waters in Illinois

The Wetlands Initiative

2 Grants

$110,000
2018
Mississippi River
to partner with farmers and farm organizations in order to implement and replicate nutrient-capturing constructed wetlands in Illinois
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to partner with farmers and farm organizations in order to implement and replicate nutrient-capturing constructed wetlands in Illinois

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$190,000
2016
Mississippi River
to educate and engage sportsmen, lawmakers, and other stakeholders about ways to incentivize conservation and restoration of private lands throughout the Mississippi River Basin
$70,000
2015
Mississippi River
to educate and engage sportsmen, landowners, agricultural producers, commodity groups, and other stakeholders about the crucial role of federal programs that incentivize voluntary conservation of working lands
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
to engage in the implementation of federal farm bill provisions that restore and expand Mississippi River corridor wetlands

Trout Unlimited

3 Grants

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Arlington, VA

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support efforts to reduce agricultural pollution in the Upper Mississippi River Driftless area
$75,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support efforts to reduce agricultural pollution in the Upper Mississippi River Driftless area

U.S. Water Alliance

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to grow agriculture-municipal partnerships in the Mississippi River basin, and support a delegation to One Water Summit 2019
$120,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the One Water Summit 2018, and specifically support the engagement of Mississippi River equity leaders, Midwest agricultural leaders, and Minnesotan and Native artists

United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$25,000
2017
Mississippi River
to engage and organize non-traditional audiences in the Upper Mississippi River Basin around federal conservation policy

University of Minnesota Foundation

13 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the Forever Green Initiative, a public-private partnership that advances clean water, soil health, and rural economic vitality through the commercialization of new perennial and sustainable crops
$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support strategic collective action promoting continuous living cover on the landscape
$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support continued research and engagement by the Humphrey School and the Natural Capital Project related to equitable water futures
$23,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the February 2017 Governor's Water Summit at the University of Minnesota, Morris
$180,000
2016
Mississippi River
for supporting expanded vegetative cover on Midwest agricultural land through the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$25,000
2016
Mississippi River
to develop a project that promotes land management changes on farms in the Minnesota River basin
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
for driving decisionmakers to consider the economic value of clean water
$30,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the Governor's Water Summit
$30,000
2015
Mississippi River
to commercialize Minnesota crops that build the health of the soil and improve water quality
$25,000
2015
Mississippi River
to test and provide outreach on new software tools that enable better siting of conservation projects in agricultural landscapes
$180,000
2014
Mississippi River
for supporting expanded vegetative cover on Midwest agricultural land through the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$25,000
2014
Mississippi River
to develop and publicize a guidebook and website for agricultural professionals on proven methods for working with farmers to advance conservation practices
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
for the development of educational materials that inform Minnesota farmers on practices that reduce downstream streambank erosion

Vermont Law School

1 Grant

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South Royalton, VT

$15,000
2016
Mississippi River
to prepare a friend of the court brief that supports protections on the St. Croix River

Washington University

2 Grants

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St. Louis, MO

$144,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue protecting and enhancing wetlands and floodplains, and protecting and improving water quality in Missouri and Illinois
$288,000
2015
Mississippi River
for its continued participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its work to protect and improve water quality in Missouri and southern Illinois.

West Wisconsin Land Trust

1 Grant

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Menomonie, WI

$50,000
2014
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution to targeted streams in western Wisconsin by establishing permanent vegetation on stream banks

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

1 Grant

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White Earth, MN

$20,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the development of an interdisciplinary indigenous research and cultural center focusing on water issues threatening the harvest of wild rice

Wilderness Inquiry

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$20,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support Wilderness Inquiry's annual Great River Race and convene a work group focused on engaging underserved youth in outdoor experiences including river awareness

Windward Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the launch of the Food Systems Leadership Fellowship and one fellow focused on innovative solutions for addressing Midwest agricultural water issues
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