The Libra Foundation

2013 Fall General Grants (A-G)

As You Sow
$40,000  San Francisco, CA
For general support of the organization’s work in energy, environmental health, waste and human rights to alleviate social injustice and mitigate climate change impacts.

Center for Biological Diversity
$40,000 Tucson, AZ
For support of the Climate Law Institute to implement existing environmental laws, support science-based climate policy and legislation, and promote an expansive vision for long-term climate solutions and for support of the Organizing Initiative to create an aggressive national political network of people willing to take public action to stop climate change, protect America's public lands, and save endangered species.

Center for Neighborhood Technology
$30,000 Chicago, IL
For general support to move environmental sustainability in the Chicago region from the cutting edge to the mainstream by giving people more transportation options to lower their cost of living, making buildings more energy efficient, protecting water by treating it as an asset rather than a waste product, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Ceres, Inc.
$40,000  Boston, MA
For support of the Sustainable Stock Exchange and Climate Risk Disclosure Program to more consistently implement the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Guidance, improve investor access to climate and ESG disclosure information, and work with NASDAQ OMX and other stock exchanges to promote a global Sustainability Disclosure Listing Standard.

Children and Family Justice Center
$75,000  Chicago, IL
For continued support of the Illinois Coalition for Fair Sentencing of Children which seeks to end the practice of sentencing juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Environmental Health Coalition
$30,000  National City, CA
For continued support of the Green Energy and Good Jobs Campaign which works to reduce carbon emissions, promote sustainable energy and foster a green economy in primarily low income communities of color in Southern California.

Environmental Law & Policy Center
$60,000  Chicago, IL
For general support to reduce Illinois’ and the Midwest’s greenhouse gas pollution through approaches that simultaneously advance environmental progress and economic development.

EarthRights International
$60,000 Washington, DC
For support of the Legal Program to engage in high-impact litigation against multi-national corporations to hold them accountable for human rights and environmental harms while also working to strengthen domestic and international corporate accountability laws.

Facing History and Ourselves
$60,000 Brookline, MA
To support the Educating Adolescents about Human Rights Program which promotes teaching in secondary schools across the country about human rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by modeling how to use a human rights framework.

Global Greengrants Fund
$100,000  Boulder, CO
For continued general operating support to the Campaign to Seed Change which empowers local environmental leaders to make small grants to grassroots groups in developing countries.

Grassroots International
$30,000  Boston, MA
To support movements of women, rural and indigenous people around the world in their struggle for resource rights—the human rights to a fair share of the earth’s land, water and food and the environmentally sustainable stewardship of these life-giving resources.

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