EXAMPLES OF RESPONSIVE GRANTS

 

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy - $30,000 was granted to support the Academic Internship Program which provides professional development and career

MISSION STATEMENT

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation seeks to conserve the natural environment of Northern California and Hawaii by supporting efforts in the areas of habitat preservation, access to public lands, environmental education, and scientific research.  The Foundation supports projects that have realistic goals and benefits, and that are responsive to the needs of the local economy and community.

The Foundation prefers projects that demonstrate some of the following characteristics:

 

Tangible Results - The Foundation prefers capital projects and ones that result in permanent habitat protection, e.g., land acquisition, conservation easements, lasting habitat preservation, or scientific work product. 

 

Matching Funding - Projects that will leverage the Foundation's funding to obtain additional private or public support.

 

Innovation - Projects that are innovative in terms of goals, scientific approach, funding, or relationships among stakeholders. 

 

Catalysis - Projects that catalyze additional support and conservation-related activities ancillary to the project's primary focus, such as scientific research conducted on land acquired with the Foundation's support.
 

pathway opportunities for local college students, while serving real needs of the park.  Interns complete critical projects on behalf of park management while receiving academic credit, and bring energy and new ideas that reinvigorate park staff.  This program is creating passion for parks and open space, strengthening the community and diversifying the prospective work force.

Northern Sierra Partnership – The Foundation made a $130,000 capstone grant to support the acquisition and long-term conservation of Carpenter Valley.  Protection of this 1,320-acre valley, which includes one of the most highly functioning meadows in the Northern Sierra Nevada eco-region, builds directly on over two decades of strategic conservation work that has protected over 25,000 acres between Castle Peak and the Little Truckee Summit.  This

project, which was a collaboration with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy, will preserve Carpenter Valley as an ecological refuge where wildlife can thrive in natural abundance and people of all ages can find inspiration and peace.

RE-volv – This organization empowers citizens to take meaningful action on climate change by using its platform to crowdfund solar energy projects for non-profits and co-ops and reduce CO2 emissions.  The Solar Champion Program was launched in 2017 and the Foundation provided $25,000 to help build out the interactive online platform, provide necessary resources and trainings to motivated citizens and allow staff to assist them in vetting,

fundraising for, managing and implementing their solar projects.

The Trust for Public Land – The Foundation contributed $45,000 to complete the funding needed for the final acquisition of the Humboldt Community Forest Project.  This project, which includes the protection of 1,198 total acres of redwood forest, will protect habitat for rare animal and plant species including threatened and endangered Coho and Chinook salmon and steelhead trout.  By allowing for limited timber harvesting, the project will sustain local jobs

while channeling timber revenues into restoration, planning and management of the community forest.

 

 

 

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