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Cottonwood Foundation awarded $9,500 in grants in 2023

Chicken Run Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to protect the chicken residents of your sanctuary from Avian Influenza, including enclosing areas to exclude wild birds and other creatures who could act as vectors as well as building a storage unit to house and disinfect yard tools - http://www.chickenrunrescue.org/

Compassionate Action for Animals (Minnesota): $500 - for sponsorship support of the 2023 Twin Cities Veg Fest, with these funds to help pay early deposit costs for this annual event which engages the public in taking action for animals and the well being of the Twin Cities community - https://www.exploreveg.org/

Friends of Animals (Connecticut): $500 - for legal fees and case work to help protect wild horses and the environment, and in particular to protect wild horses and burros from being removed from public lands to be placed in a large off-range coral in Nevada - http://www.friendsofanimals.org/

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (Minnesota): $1,000 - to support land acquisition in the Edge of the Wilderness campaign to help preserve the health of the ecosystem and expand public access to lands surrounding the Wilderness. - https://www.friends-bwca.org

Indian Land Tenure Foundation (Minnesota): $1,000 - to be placed in the Beyond Land Acknowledgment Fund to assist in the purchase and recovery of Indian Land - https://www.iltf.org/

Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council (California): $500 - toward the purchase of a new copy machine for the Council's office to replace their aging current machine - https://sinkyone.org

Land Loss Prevention Project (North Carolina): $500 - to create and distribute a children's activity booklet and an accompanying written resource for adults about the importance of wills and estate planning for multi-generational land preservation and asset building to help curtail epidemic losses of Black owned land in North Carolina- https://www.landloss.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/

Project Coyote (California): $500 - to develop and disseminate materials about the new Reconnecting and Rewilding the Heartland program and the importance of wild nature in the Midwest, which can inspire people to take positive action and can be shared at tabling as well as direct outreach activities - http://www.projectcoyote.org/

Red Lake Rosie's Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to purchase life-saving feline and canine vaccine for rabies, feline distemper, or canine distemper for community clinics for companion animals on the Red Lake or other Minnesota Indian reservations - http://www.redlakerosie.org/

Save the Chimps (Florida): $500 - to help support the cost and installation of two new forested areas with native trees on Air Force island to improve the habitat for the resident chimpanzees - http://www.savethechimps.org/

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

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Colorado): $1,000 - to continue purchasing additional acreage at The Wild Animal Refuge or near the Keenesburg location in Colorado - http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

Wakan Tipi Awayankapi (Minnesota): $500 - to support some of the expenses associated with community engagement events focusing on the cultural importance and healing aspects of water as related to the design process for the daylighting of a portion of St. Paul's Phalen Creek - https://www.wakantipi.org

WildEarth Guardians (New Mexico): $500 - to support wolf reintroduction into Colorado, with the grant helping to cover costs of a public outreach event in Boulder, including informational materials and contracted staff - 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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