Mountain Justice

$1,000 grant to support Mountain Justice Spring Break, which will bring together residents of frontline extraction communities, college students, environmentalists and concerned citizens to learn about mountaintop removal coal mining, fracking, and other forms of extreme energy extraction with a focus on cultivating the skills and vision needed to build a sustainable energy future in Appalachia.

Coal River Mountain Watch

$2,000 to support purchasing office space to be dedicated as the Judy Bonds Center, a permanent home for Coal River Mountain Watch to continue its work fighting mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and its devastating impacts on Appalachian forests, water, wildlife and human health. CRMW’s Judy Bonds, who won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2003 and died of MTR-related cancer in 2011, was a charismatic and tireless leader in the fight against MTR and is remembered and honored as one of the most important grassroots leaders speaking out against destructive mining practices.

Extreme Energy Extraction Coalition (E3C)

$2,000 to support the 4th Extreme Energy Extraction Summit in Biloxi, MS, bringing together a wide variety of leaders representing groups across the country who are resisting all forms of energy extraction, with a particular focus on strengthening regional organizing in the Gulf South.

East Michigan Environmental Action Council

$2,500 to support EMEAC’s community organizing and capacity building efforts to pressure the City of Detroit to implement a zero waste model to shut down and replace its municipal solid waste incineration, which emits significantly more CO2 per megawatt hour than coal in addition to dioxins and heavy metals causing serious health impacts.

Keeper of the Mountains Foundation

$2,500 to educate and inspire people to work for healthier, more sustainable mountain communities and an end to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia through education & organizing, direct actions and an innovative land easement program inspired Larry Gibson, the founder and inspirational leader of Keeper of the Mountains who passed away in 2012, whose family has been able to protect their ancestral home on Kayford Mountain amidst 7,500 acres of MTR sites.

Extreme Energy Extraction Coalition (E3C)

$2,000 to support the 4th Extreme Energy Extraction Summit in Biloxi, MS, bringing together a wide variety of leaders representing groups across the country who are resisting all forms of energy extraction, with a particular focus on strengthening regional organizing in the Gulf South.

Kanawha Forest Coalition

$2,000 to support a coalition of organizations and local residents working to stop a mountaintop removal strip mine located just outside Charleston, West Virginia city limits and adjacent to the 10,000 acre Kanawha State Forest through engaging in potentially long-term, consistent and community-based non-violent direct action. Stopping this strip mine would prevent seven million tons of coal from being extracted and burned.

Keepers of the Athabasca

$1,500 to support the Tar Sands Healing Walk, an event with participation from more than 500 individuals from tar sands impacted communities and their supporters and allies hosted in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where major tar sands expansion is causing irreversible damage to both the environment and human health.

RReNEW Collective

$1,500 to support RReNEW Collective and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, based in Appalachia, VA, in their campaign to hold accountable billionaire mountaintop removal mine operator Jim Justice for a long list of safety, environmental and financial transgressions and ultimately to secure a commitment from his subsidiary companies to abandon surface mining all together.