Projects

Grants awarded Fall 2016

 
Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition, Monterey, Virginia 
$50,000 to support monitoring the water impacts of pipeline development
 
Friends of Blackwater, Elkins, West Virginia  
$20,000 to support West Virginia Climate Change Science Education & Outreach Project
 
Ohio Valley Environmental CoalitionHuntington, West Virginia
$12,500 to support water quality elements of OVEC’s anti-fracking initiative
 
Wild Virginia , Charlottesville, Virginia
$11,000 to support water quality monitoring through the Stream Surveillance Program
 
West Virginia University, Davis College & WV Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , Morgantown, West Virginia
$10,000 to fund research relating demographic characteristics of an avian predator to its aquatic prey and to contaminants in watersheds impacted by shoe gas development.
 

Grants awarded Spring 2016

 
Community Power Network – West Virginia SUN, Washington, DC
$32,500 to fund solar co-op expansion and renewable energy deployment across West Virginia
 
Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, West Virginia
$25,000 to fund ecological restoration of former mining lands on Cheat Mountain
 
Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Lewisburg, West Virginia
$25,000 to fund Energy Accountability Project
 
West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Charleston, WV – in conjunction with Trout Unlimited
$25,000 to fund Monitoring WV and VA Streams for Impacts from Shale Gas and Pipeline Development
 
The Nature Conservancy, Elkins, West Virginia  
$15,000 to fund the Central Appalachian Red Spruce Forest Restoration Initiative
 
Downstream Strategies, Morgantown, West Virginia
$15,000 to fund A Strategic White Paper to Promote Utility Scale Solar in West Virginia
 
Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance, Monterey, Virginia
$12,000 to fund a coalition working to defeat the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
 
Stream Restoration Incorporated, Mars, Pennsylvania
$10,000 to fund Maiden Mine Passive Treatment Rehabilitation Project in the Dunkard Creek Watershed
 

Grants awarded Fall 2015

 
Solar Holler, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
$30,000 to fund solar innovative community funding projects for community solar installations
 
Highlanders for Responsible Development, Monterey, Virginia
$30,000 to fund the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition
 
Energy Efficient West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia
$18,000 to fund Energy Efficiency and City Wide Energy Use Reduction Competition
 
Friends of Deckers Creek, Morgantown, West Virginia  
$10,000 to fund Going Green, Saving Green Initiative
 
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Huntington, West Virginia
$10,000 to fund Anti-Fracking DEvelopment Initiative and Educational Work
 
Wild Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
$10,000 to fund Stream Surveillance Program
 
Potomac Valley Audobon Society, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
$10,000 to fund Power Up Power Down fifth grade energy education program 
 

Grants awarded Spring 2015

Downstream Strategies, Morgantown, West Virginia
$40,000 Assessing and Implementing Energy Saving Measures in Morgantown and to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Phase 3
 
Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Lewisburg, West Virginia
$30,000 to fund the Energy Accountability Project
 
WVU, Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Morgantown, West Virginia
 $25,000 to fund Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction Opportunities for the West Virginia Power Sector – Phase 2 
 
West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Charleston, West Virginia  - in conjunction with Trout Unlimited
$25,000 to fund Monitoring WV and VA Streams for Impacts from Shale Gas and Pipeline Development
 
West Virginia SUN - Community Power Network, Washington, D.C.
$15,000 to fund the development of solar co-operatives in West Virginia
 
Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, West Virginia
$10,000 to fund E3: The Eighth Grade Energy Experience 
 

Grants awarded Fall 2014

People Concerned About Chemical Safety, Charleston, West Virginia
$20,000 fo fund Spill Prevention and Mitigation Project
 
University of Virginia, Department of Environmental SciencesCharlottesville, Virginia
$17,863 to fund Vertical Profiling of Methane Concentration with Multi Router Copter
 
The Mountain Institute, Appalachian Program, Spruce Knob and State-wide, West Virginia
$12,000 to fund Energy Educational Programming 
 
University of Virginia, Department of Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, Virginia
$10,000 to fund research into Tree Rings as Chroniclers of Mercury Exposure
 
Energy Efficient West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia
$10,000 to fund Energy Efficient Statewide Programming
 
Friends of Blackwater, Charleston, West Virginia
$10,000 Commitment in matching funds to support Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts 2015 Conference
$5,000 to fund Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impact Inititative 
 
Highlanders for Responsible Development, Monterey, Virginia
$5,000 to fund the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition
 
Coal River Mountain Watch, Naoma, West Virginia
$5,000 to fund Citizens’ Enforcement Program – Water Monitoring
 
Shenandoah Valley NetworkLuray, Virginia
$5,000 to fund the Shenandoah Valley Network Energy Project
 
 

Grants awarded Spring 2014

Downstream Strategies, Morgantown, West Virginia
$50,000 to fund Assessing and Implementing Energy Saving Measures in Morgantown and to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Phase 2
 
Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Lewisburg, West Virginia
$50,000 to fund Energy Accountability Project
 
WVU Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Morgantown, West Virginia
$37,500 to fund Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction Opportunities for the West Virginia Power Sector
 
West Virginia Rivers CoalitionElkins, West Virginia
Collaborative Partnership with Trout Unlimited
$30,000 to fund Monitoring Water Quality Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development in WV’s and VA’s Coldwater Streams
 
People Concerned About Chemical Safety, Charleston, West Virginia
$20,000 fo fund Spill Prevention and Mitigation Project
 
Energy Efficient West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia
$15,000 to fund Energy Efficient Statewide Programming
 
Wild Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
$5,000 to fund Stream Surveillance Trainings 
 
 

Grants awarded Fall 2013 

Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, West Virginia
 $50,000 to fund Mower Tract Ecological Restoration Project, Phase II – Lambert Strip
 
University of Virginia, Department of Environmental SciencesCharlottesville, Virginia
$42,700 to fund Determination of Methane Concentration near Marcellus Hydrofracturing Sites in Appalachia
  
Canaan Valley InstituteSustainable Schools Program, Davis, West Virginia
$13,000 to fund Energy Efficiency Programming and Education
 
Shenandoah Valley NetworkLuray, Virginia
 $15,000 to fund Energy Campaign
  
Friends of Deckers CreekMorgantown, West Virginia
$10,600 to fund Mobile Pollution Reporting Application Development CreekDog 2.0
 
 

Grants awarded Spring 2013

Downstream Strategies, Morgantown, West Virginia
$50,000 to fund Assessing and Implementing Energy Saving Measures in Morgantown and to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
 
The Mountain Institute, Appalachian Program, Spruce Knob, West Virginia
$25,000 to fund Spruce Knob Solar Energy Installation
 
The Mountain Institute, Appalachian Program, Spruce Knob and State-wide, West Virginia
$21,000 to fund Appalachian Watershed and Stream Monitors and Energy educational programming 
 
New Vision Renewable Energy, Phillippi, West Virginia
$15,000 to fund Harnessing the Power of the Sun for Good on Bertha Hill, community solar Morgantown
 
Coal River Mountain Watch, Naoma, West Virginia
$12,500 to support the Tadpole Project, stream health and water quality monitoring
 
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Huntington, West Virginia
$8,000 to fund the Southern Mountain Communities’ Clean Water Project
 
Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Appalachia, Virginia
$5,000 to fund Powell Clinch and Big Sandy Headwater Project
 
 
 

Grants awarded Fall 2012

Energy Efficient West Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia
$50,000 to fund Energy Efficient Statewide Programming 
 
West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Elkins, West Virginia
Collaborative Partnership with Trout Unlimited
$27,500 to fund Monitoring Water Quality Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development in WV’s and VA’s Coldwater Streams
 
Evening Star Productions, Akron, Ohio
$20,000 to fund production of Coal Country 2
 
Southern Environmental Law Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
$20,000 to fund Leading Virginia and the Southeast to a Clean Energy Future
 
Keeper of the Mountains, Charleston, West Virginia
$9,500 to fund Kayford Mountain Sustainability Project  
 
WV Energy Savers, Terra Alta, West Virginia
$4,000 to fund CFL bulb replacement 

 

Grants awarded Spring 2012

Shenandoah Valley NetworkLuray, Virginia
$15,000 to fund the Shenandoah Valley Network Energy Project
 
Friends of BlackwaterCharleston, West Virginia
$36,000 to fund the Blackwater Trout Restoration Initiative
 
University of VirginiaCharlottesville, Virginia
$53,900 to fund work on Chemical Status and Trends in Fishery Streams
 
Friends of the CheatKingwood, West Virginia
$8,500 to fund the Evaluation of Collaborative AMD Remediation Methods in the Muddy Creek Watershed, WV
 
University of VirginiaCharlottesville, Virginia - Department of Environmental Sciences
$8,500 to fund research on Evaluating Carbon and Water Cycling in the Weimer Run Watershed, WV
 
Ohio Valley Environmental CouncilHuntington, West Virginia
$7,500 to fund the Southern Mountain Communities’ Clean Water Project
 
WV Energy Savers, Terra Alta, West Virginia
$3,000 to fund CFL Bulb Replacement