Windward Fund

For The Water Funder Initiative

  • Amount
    $200,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    9/16/2019
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Windward Fund’s Water Funder Initiative seeks to advance sustainable water management in the American West by catalyzing philanthropy to confront the toughest problems at hand, with an eye toward building a field capable of delivering systemic change. This grant supports the activities of the Water Funder Initiative.
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Address
1201 Connecticut Ave Nw Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for Phase II to develop a natural and working lands strategy to reach carbon neutrality goals  
This project builds on findings that using forest slash to create biofuels with carbon capture is economical — and would expand California’s ability to mitigate wildfire risk. Specifically, this project will examine the institutional and regulatory barriers to using forest thinning to create lumber products and biofuel with carbon capture. In addition, the project will identify revenue streams that could speed up and expand wildfire mitigation efforts, and work with stakeholders to achieve social buy-in for sound forest management and carbon capture.
for Conservation 2.0 to advance California's carbon neutrality goals  
This project will build on findings that using forest slash to create biofuels with carbon capture is economical — and would expand California’s ability to mitigate wildfire risk. Specifically, this project would examine the institutional and regulatory barriers to using forest thinning to create lumber products and biofuel with carbon capture. In addition, the project would identify revenue streams that could speed up and expand wildfire mitigation efforts, and work with stakeholders to achieve social buy-in for sound forest management and carbon capture.
for the Mosaic Initiative  
The Mosaic Initiative is a project of the Windward Fund. This project grant supports the launch of Mosaic and its efforts to strengthen the infrastructure of the environmental community by investing in communications, leadership development, tools and training, field knowledge, and relationship-building between organizations and communities.

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