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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

3 Grants

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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
$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

3 Grants

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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
$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
$90,000
2010
Mississippi River
to complete an analysis and develop an action plan for water pollution reduction in the Turkey River Watershed Project in Northeast Iowa

River Action

5 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
$275,000
2010
Mississippi River
for general operations in support of work to improve water quality
$400,000
2008
Mississippi River
for river advocacy in the Quad Cities region
$600,000
2005
Mississippi River
to implement RiverWay - A National Treasure

River Alliance of Wisconsin

8 Grants

$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
$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
$150,000
2013
Mississippi River
to reduce polluted runoff to the Wisconsin River, the state’s largest tributary to the Mississippi River
$140,000
2011
Mississippi River
to support efforts to protect and restore the Wisconsin River
$100,000
2009
Mississippi River
to advocate for improved water quality in the Mississippi River watershed in Wisconsin
$120,000
2007
Mississippi River
for Wisconsin River restoration
$105,000
2004
Mississippi River
To advocate for improved water quality in the Mississippi River basin in Wisconsin

Rural Advantage

9 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
$200,000
2013
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$15,000
2012
Mississippi River
for developing and assessing educational materials for pilot agricultural water quality workshops in Minnesota
$75,000
2010
Mississippi River
for a communications initiative to advance perennial crops
$300,000
2010
Mississippi River
to advance the 3rd crop initiative
$270,000
2007
Mississippi River
to advance alternative agricultural crops in southern Minnesota
$100,000
2004
Mississippi River
To advance alternative agricultural crops in southern Minnesota

Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$10,000
2008
Mississippi River
to engage officials from the ten-state Mississippi River corridor
$75,000
2007
Mississippi River
to promote land uses that improve water quality of the Mississippi River

Sand County Foundation

4 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
$33,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support a series of meetings known as Leadership for Midwestern Watersheds
$41,000
2005
Mississippi River
to convene stakeholders working to reduce pollution from farm land in the Mississippi River Basin

Science Museum of Minnesota

3 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
$32,000
2008
Mississippi River
to educate local government officials about urban stormwater issues

Sierra Club Foundation

5 Grants

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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
$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
$39,352
2011
Mississippi River
to support development of statewide agricultural pollution standards in Illinois
$40,000
2006
Mississippi River
for efforts to improve water quality in Illinois

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

5 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
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to expand farmer participation in the Sustainable Farming Association’s Soil Health educational opportunities
$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
to strengthen and enhance the Farmer-to-Farmer Network
$30,000
2011
Mississippi River
for strategic planning and capacity building

Sustainable Food Lab

2 Grants

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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
$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

8 Grants

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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
$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
$150,000
2012
Mississippi River
to assess and publicize wasteful federal water projects and farm policies
$230,000
2010
Mississippi River
to assess and publicize wasteful federal water projects and farm policies
$230,000
2008
Mississippi River
to assess and publicize wasteful federal water projects and farm policies
$230,000
2006
Mississippi River
to assess and publicize wasteful federal water projects and farm policies
$200,000
2004
Mississippi River
To assess and publicize wasteful federal water projects and farm policies

Tennessee Clean Water Network

8 Grants

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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
$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
$374,000
2013
Mississippi River
to support participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and to strengthen efforts to improve water quality and wetland protection in Tennessee
$364,000
2011
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River
$436,000
2008
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River
$279,000
2005
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River
$57,000
2004
Mississippi River
For advocacy efforts to implement the Clean Water Act

The Clean Water Fund

6 Grants

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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
$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
$75,000
2013
Mississippi River
to foster the development and strengthen the enforcement of state policies to reduce polluted runoff from agriculture
$80,000
2011
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution by strengthening non-point source management efforts
$40,000
2010
Mississippi River
to develop a strategic plan for work to improve rural water quality in the Minnesota portion of the Mississippi River basin

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

8 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
$200,000
2013
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$200,000
2011
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$230,000
2009
Mississippi River
for an organization that promotes restoration of the Mississippi River's coastal delta
$250,000
2006
Mississippi River
to promote restoration of the Mississippi River's coastal delta
$75,000
2005
Mississippi River
to promote restoration of the Mississippi River's coastal delta
$120,000
2004
Mississippi River
To promote restoration of the Mississippi River's coastal delta

The Conservation Fund – A Nonprofit Corporation

9 Grants

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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
$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
$160,000
2013
Mississippi River
to support permanent land conservation efforts in the Mississippi River corridor
$160,000
2011
Mississippi River
to support land conservation efforts in the Mississippi River corridor
$225,000
2008
Mississippi River
to support land conservation efforts in the Mississippi River corridor
$50,000
2007
Mississippi River
to support land conservation efforts in the Mississippi River corridor
$75,000
2006
Mississippi River
to support land conservation efforts in the Mississippi River corridor
$750,000
2004
Mississippi River
For outreach to increase land protection along the Mississippi River, and to expand the Mississippi River Revolving Fund

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 Funders Network Inc.

5 Grants

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Coral Gables, FL

$180,000
2011
Mississippi River
to support the River Partnership of Community Foundations
$200,000
2009
Mississippi River
for the River Partnership of Community Foundations
$600,000
2006
Mississippi River
for the Mississippi River Corridor Community Foundation Partnership
$25,000
2005
Mississippi River
to support the Mississippi River Corridor Community Foundations Initiative
$25,000
2005
Mississippi River
to support an Emerging Mississippi River Community Foundations Partnership

The Iowa Policy Project

8 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
$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
$75,000
2012
Mississippi River
for operating support to produce five reports on policies affecting water quality in the Mississippi River, with a focus on Iowa
$180,000
2010
Mississippi River
for research and reports on water quality issues in Iowa
$180,000
2008
Mississippi River
for research and reports on water quality issues in Iowa
$75,000
2006
Mississippi River
for research and reports on water quality issues in Iowa

The Land Institute

2 Grants

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Salina, KS

$400,000
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

$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

8 Grants

$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
$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
$550,000
2012
Mississippi River
to restore water quality and increase resiliency of the Mississippi River
$80,000
2012
Mississippi River
to evaluate an online suite of farm conservation planning tools in the Root River watershed
$650,000
2010
Mississippi River
to protect and restore the Mississippi River
$800,000
2007
Mississippi River
for projects to protect and restore the Mississippi River
$75,000
2006
Mississippi River
to establish a land trust for coastal restoration in Louisiana

The Trust for Public Land

1 Grant

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San Francisco, CA

$100,000
2013
Mississippi River
to launch a bottomlands restoration partnership in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley

The Wetlands Initiative

4 Grants

$220,000
2018
Mississippi River
to partner with farmers and farm organizations in order to implement and replicate nutrient-capturing constructed wetlands in Illinois, and for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to partner with farmers and farm organizations in order to implement and replicate nutrient-capturing constructed wetlands in Illinois
$60,000
2012
Mississippi River
to increase the implementation of conservation practices by farmers in north-central Illinois
$56,000
2010
Mississippi River
to increase the use of conservation practices in the Big Bureau Creek watershed in north-central Illinois

Trout Unlimited

5 Grants

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Arlington, VA

$200,000
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
$75,000
2012
Mississippi River
to support efforts to reduce agricultural pollution in the upper Mississippi River driftless area
$100,000
2010
Mississippi River
to support the Driftless Area Restoration Effort

U.S. Water Alliance

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to grow agriculture-municipal partnerships in the Mississippi River basin, and support a delegation to One Water Summit 2019, and for general operating support
$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
$100,000
2012
Mississippi River
to support activities to explore and promote agricultural pollution-reduction policies and practices in the Mississippi River corridor states

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

25 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Mississippi River
to test, refine, and improve voluntary policy solutions in Minnesota to achieve Mississippi River Basin water quality goals
$600,000
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
$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support strategic collective action promoting continuous living cover on the landscape
$200,000
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
$25,000
2016
Mississippi River
to develop a project that promotes land management changes on farms in the Minnesota River basin
$180,000
2016
Mississippi River
for supporting expanded vegetative cover on Midwest agricultural land through the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$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
$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
$180,000
2014
Mississippi River
for supporting expanded vegetative cover on Midwest agricultural land through the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
for the development of educational materials that inform Minnesota farmers on practices that reduce downstream streambank erosion
$143,000
2012
Mississippi River
to support the Green Lands, Blue Waters program
$25,000
2011
Mississippi River
for a scoping study to design a Minnesota Water Congress
$75,000
2010
Mississippi River
to develop a comprehensive basin-wide approach for reducing streambank erosion in the Minnesota River Basin
$125,000
2010
Mississippi River
to build capacity of a program to develop and promote perennial crops and continuous living crop systems
$99,000
2010
Mississippi River
to reduce polluted runoff from livestock operations in Minnesota
$23,000
2010
Mississippi River
to examine alternative models for the coordinated management of natural resources of the Mississippi River
$44,000
2008
Mississippi River
to support an assessment of restoration options for the Mississippi River Gorge
$130,000
2008
Mississippi River
for an educational video documentary about the Mississippi River in Minnesota
$70,000
2006
Mississippi River
to support the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$80,000
2004
Mississippi River
For the project, "Fostering the Farm-School Connection"
$90,000
2004
Mississippi River
To support the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative

Washington University

7 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.
$278,000
2013
Mississippi River
to provide legal and scientific support to statewide member groups of the Mississippi River Collaborative in their efforts to improve water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River, and support efforts to protect Missouri wetlands and flood plains
$268,000
2011
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River
$302,000
2008
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River
$35,000
2005
Mississippi River
to support the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic's water quality project
$340,000
2005
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River

West Central Initiative

1 Grant

$75,000
2007
Mississippi River
to explore communities' drinking water, waste water, and stormwater challenges and possible solutions

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

$200,000
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

Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development

4 Grants

$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build a leadership network, practitioner base, and statewide strategy for advancing regenerative grazing in Illinois aimed at improving water quality
$200,000
2016
Mississippi River
to expand the Pasture Project’s impact in the Upper Mississippi River Basin by building the regional base for best grazing and conservation practices
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
for the Pasture Project’s efforts to improve Upper Mississippi River basin water quality by attracting more farmers to grass-based agriculture
$40,000
2004
Mississippi River
To support the Performance-based Environmental Policies for Agriculture initiative

Wisconsin Conservation Voices

4 Grants

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Madison, WI

$360,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce the amount of agriculture pollution flowing into the Mississippi River, its tributaries, lakes, groundwater, and drinking water by impacting state runoff regulations
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to advocate for better administration and enforcement of Wisconsin’s water protection programs
$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
to educate and engage citizens about clean water laws

Wisconsin Minnesota Farmers Union

4 Grants

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Chippewa Falls, WI

$500,000
2019
Mississippi River
to build the capacity of farmer-led watershed councils to monitor water quality, implement best practices, and coordinate with stakeholders, and for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the implementation of conservation practices through farmer-led watershed councils in western Wisconsin
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support a pilot program to reduce phosphorus pollution from farms in Wisconsin’s St. Croix and Red Cedar River basins
$100,000
2012
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution in Wisconsin's St. Croix and Red Cedar River basins

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

8 Grants

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$70,000
2011
Mississippi River
for general operating support to protect and expand floodplains and wetlands in Wisconsin
$60,000
2009
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2007
Mississippi River
to protect and restore Wisconsin's wetlands in the Mississippi River basin
$40,000
2006
Mississippi River
for an organization working to protect and restore Wisconsin's wetlands in the Mississippi River basin

Yahara Pride Farms

1 Grant

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Brooklyn, WI

$50,000
2016
Mississippi River
to trademark and significantly expand the Yahara Pride Farms Certification Program throughout the upper Mississippi region
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