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Cottonwood Foundation awarded $11,000 in grants in 2020

Buffalo Field Campaign (Montana): $500 - to support updating radio equipment for BFC's field patrols to help protect the Yellowstone wild bison - http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/

Chicken Run Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to plant native grasses and other foliage in the bird area for this chicken rescue nonprofit - http://www.chickenrunrescue.org/

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (Pennsylvania): $500 - to help produce a publication featuring CELDF's groundbreaking Rights of Nature efforts - http://www.celdf.org/

Compassionate Action for Animals (Minnesota): $500 - for general operating support for this organization's efforts to encourage people to embrace their empathy for farmed animals and move toward a plant-based diet - https://www.exploreveg.org/

Earth Law Center (New York): $500 - to support expenses associated with ELC's work on behalf of the rights of Mexican rivers - https://www.earthlawcenter.org

Friends of Animals (Connecticut): $500 - to support Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program's advocacy and legal efforts to help protect prairie dog populations in Utah - http://www.friendsofanimals.org/

Global Earth Repair Foundation (Washington): $500 - to help purchase of equipment for making videos and podcasts in support of GERF's working with nature to regenerate the planet - https://globalearthrepairfoundation.org

Howling for Wolves (Minnesota): $500 - to help support Howling for Wolves' sponsorship of the pro-wolf and pro-all wild animals "Native Roots Radio" weekly radio program - http://www.howlingforwolves.org/

Indian Land Tenure Foundation (Minnesota): $500 - to be placed in the National Indian Carbon Coalition fund, as part of an aggregate funding pool designated to assist in the purchase of carbon credits from tribal carbon credit projects currently under development - https://www.iltf.org/

Monarch Butterfly Fund (Wisconsin): $500 - to purchase 5,000 seedlings from local community and school nurseries in Mexico, including pines and oyamels, to help reforest the buffer zones around the monarch butterfly reserve in Mexico in collaboration with local community members- http://www.monarchbutterflyfund.org/

Nonhuman Rights Project (Florida): $500 - to help support expenses associated with NhRP's ongoing habeas corpus case in New York on behalf of Happy the elephant - http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

Our Children's Trust (Oregon): $500 - to support Our Children's Trust's work to enforce the Public Trust duty of government to protect natural resources, including the atmosphere in the context of global climate change, for the benefit of all present and future generations, with this grant supporting expenses in a federal climate recovery lawsuit brought by 21 youth - http://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/

Project Coyote (California): $500 - to augment the website of the National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests and to help provide additional resources for the coalition members - http://www.projectcoyote.org/

Red Cloud Renewable (Colorado): $500 - to support the Tribal Train the Trainer program, which provides professional level technical solar training that leads to national NABCEP certification - https://www.redcloudrenewable.org

Red Lake Rosie's Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to purchase vaccines for rabies, feline distemper, or canine distemper to be used at neuter/spay clinics for companion animals on the Red Lake or other Minnesota Indian reservations - http://www.redlakerosie.org/

Save the Chimps (Florida): $500 - to purchase video equipment to help Save the Chimps, a Florida-based chimpanzee sanctuary, in its digital outreach program - http://www.savethechimps.org/

Southern Plains Land Trust (Colorado): $1,000 - to help fund land acquisition for permanent protection of 2 acres of the 18,160 acre Heartland Ranch, a property with high biodiversity values in southeast Colorado that is home to a wide variety of wildlife- http://www.southernplains.org/

Transition US (California): $500 - to provide scholarships for the Transition Launch Online Training to be held in Fall 2020 which helps participants to set up and run a Transition or other community resilience-building initiative where they live - http://www.transitionus.org/

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Colorado): $1,000 - to support land acquisition for the new 9,694 acre Wild Animal Refuge in southeast Colorado which will provide life-long homes for large exotic and endangered captive wild animals - http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

WildEarth Guardians (New Mexico): $500 - to create engagement materials and print toolkits for activists working to reform the USDA's Wildlife Services program - http://www.wildearthguardians.org/

Cottonwood Foundation is now a private foundation

As of January 1, 2013, Cottonwood Foundation has become a private foundation. This transition was made to decrease the time and energy required for fundraising and extensive communication activities.

Cottonwood Foundation's current focus giving areas include community development, environmental protection, empowering indigenous people, and respect and care for animals. We are currently only awarding grants to United States-based organizations.

To research other potential funders, please visit http://cottonwoodfdn.org/howapply.html

From 1992 through 2012, Cottonwood Foundation was a public grantmaking charity. See the final annual report at http://cottonwoodfdn.org/annualrpt.html and newsletters at http://cottonwoodfdn.org/newsletter.html for an archive of the foundation's activities during those years.

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