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Cottonwood Foundation awarded $10,000 in grants in 2018:

Buffalo Field Campaign (Montana): $500 - for purchasing a new computer to support BFC's Habitat Coordinator's work on policy and outreach - http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/

Chicken Run Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to plant forage for the birds, mulch, and towards new fencing for this urban chicken rescue nonprofit - http://www.chickenrunrescue.org/

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (Pennsylvania): $500 - for translation of cases from Spanish to English as related to Ecuador's Rights of Nature constitutional provisions, which will help civil society and governments in other countries to advance the Rights of Nature - http://www.celdf.org/

Compassionate Action for Animals (Minnesota): $500 - to help cover the cost of Twin Cities Veg Fest 2018, which will help to better accommodate the growing interest in plant-based eating in the community - https://www.exploreveg.org/

Earth Law Center (New York): $500 - to support printing costs associated with the Living Rivers Forum held in Puebla, Mexico, with the purpose of helping community leaders and decision makers to advance the rights of 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/

Howling for Wolves (Minnesota): $500 - to support completing Howling for Wolves' analysis and reports about wolf population estimates and informing the public of the findings - http://www.howlingforwolves.org/

Indian Land Tenure Foundation (Minnesota): $500 - to assist in the purchase and recovery of Indian Land near Bear Butte, South Dakota, one of the most sacred sites for the Plains Indians from the United States and Canada - https://www.iltf.org/

Indigenous Environmental Network (Minnesota): $500 - to purchase a tiller for IEN's mini-ecovillage/learning garden in Bemidji, Minnesota - http://www.ienearth.org/

Monarch Butterfly Fund (Minnesota): $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 - http://www.monarchbutterflyfund.org/

Nonhuman Rights Project (Florida): $500 - to help support case filing fees, printing and production for NhRP's new habeas corpus cases on behalf of elephants - 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 legal expenses in a federal climate recovery lawsuit brought by 21 youth - http://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/

Project Coyote (California): $500 - to support production of a film trailer for Project Coyote's new documentary film focusing on a successful nonlethal predator management program for ranchers and farmers currently operating in Marin County, California - http://www.projectcoyote.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 White Earth or other Minnesota Indian reservations - http://www.redlakerosie.org/

Save the Chimps (Florida): $500 - to purchase materials to construct indoor enrichment items for chimpanzees at this Florida-based sanctuary - http://www.savethechimps.org/

Southern Plains Land Trust (Colorado): $500 - to help fund land acquisition for permanent protection of 1.5 acres for an expansion to Heartland Ranch, a 10,880 acre property which high biodiversity values in southeast Colorado that is home to a wide variety of wildlife- http://www.southernplains.org/

Transition US (California): $500 - for graphic and layout support for "10 Stories of Transition," a new digital and printable publication that will celebrate examples of transition-inspired community actions from around the US and stimulate readers into action to build resilience in their own locales - http://www.transitionus.org/

Trees, Water & People (Colorado): $500 - to purchase two solar-suitcases to help with TWP's "Give Native Youth Access to Solar Energy" project - http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Colorado): $500 - to support land acquisition which will expand the sanctuary which rescues and provides life-long homes for large exotic and endangered captive wild animals, and educates the public about the causes of and solutions to the world's captive wildlife crisis - http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

WildEarth Guardians (New Mexico): $500 - to support development of a dynamic presentation using key portions of WildEarth Guardians' "Creating Prairie Dog Management Plans: A Citizens' Guide to Grassland Ecosystem Conservation" and to develop packets for outreach to communities within the prairie dog range with the goal of improved protection for prairie dogs - 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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