Tides Foundation

For Reducing The Environmental Impacts Of Oil And Gas Development In Northern Canada

  • Amount
    $2,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/15/2010
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Tar Sands Group is a coalition of Canadian and US organizations fiscally sponsored by the Tides Foundation. Their work is focused on slowing and ultimately stopping the growth of tar sands development in Alberta Canada. The organization’s strategy is to block refinery and pipeline expansions needed for tar sands development through public approval processes, reduce demand for tar sands oil in the US through adoption of state and national standards preventing the sale of high carbon fuels, and requirements that tar sands developers pay the full cost of water, air, and habitat impacts. This renewal grant would allow the Tar Sands Group to continue its multi-year campaign to constrain the growth of infrastructure needed for additional tar sands development while seeking natural resource protection and carbon emission reduction policies in the US and Canada as a durable, long-term mechanism for preventing tar sands development. Extraction and processing of tar sands petroleum devastates large swaths of boreal forestland – an area the size of Florida. In addition, tar sands oil extraction and refining has 3-4 times the carbon footprint of conventional oil. Despite these impacts, Canada’s proximity and political stability have led tar sands proponents to characterize them as the solution to U.S. energy security, and to push for "deep integration" of government and market structures to advance their development .
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.tides.org 
Address
1012 Torney Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94129, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for Bay Area Cultural Funders for Equity CAF  
Fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation, the Bay Area Cultural Funders for Equity Collective Action Fund is a funder collaborative committed to amplifying the voices, power, arts, and cultures of people of color and other vulnerable communities in the Bay Area, particularly those living at or near poverty. Focused on advancing equitable community well-being, the collaborative members include public funders; independent, community, and family foundations; philanthropic advisors; and donors. In its first year, its activities will include member coordination, convening, and collaborative grantmaking. Support for the collaborative advances the Performing Arts Program’s overall strategic framework.
for the NAACP Local Action Fund’s Cleaner Energy, Healthy Air, and Economic Opportunity Project  
The Tides Foundation is the fiscal sponsor for a project in Michigan to garner support from African Americans for policies to reduce global warming pollution from electricity sources. Tides will work with the state conference of the NAACP to produce a new study on the health and economic benefits in African American communities of implementing recent federal Clean Air Act rules, increased renewable energy, and decreased coal-fired electricity in Michigan. The state NAACP will work with its local chapters and other allies to distribute and publicize the study's findings. This supplemental grant will add $30,000 to the existing 2012 grant of $110,000 to cover unforseen expenses and allow NAACP to take advantage of expanded outreach opportunities.
for the NAACP Local Action Fund’s Cleaner Energy, Healthy Air, and Economic Opportunity Project  
The Tides Foundation is the fiscal sponsor for a project in Michigan to garner support from African Americans for policies to reduce global warming pollution from electricity sources. Tides will work with the state conference of the NAACP to produce a new study on the health and economic benefits in African American communities of implementing recent federal Clean Air Act rules as well as a proposed clean energy standard in Michigan. The state NAACP will work with its local chapters to distribute and publicize the study's findings.

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