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Cottonwood Foundation awarded $11,000 in grants in 2024

Chicken Run Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to replace and replenish the substrate mulch at this sanctuary for chickens as a biosecurity measure against Avian Influenza as well as for flood mitigation for the sanctuary - http://www.chickenrunrescue.org/

Coming to the Table (California): $500 - to support planning for the Coming to the Table National Gathering in 2025 which is working to heal racism, including for deposits for the event - https://comingtothetable.org

Compassionate Action for Animals (Minnesota): $500 - for sponsorship support of the 2024 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 in the southwestern region of Wyoming - 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

Hawaii Land Trust (Hawaii): $1,000 - to support efforts to grow Hawaii's food sustainability through protecting farms on Hawaii Island through conservation easements - https://www.hilt.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 new camp supplies for its cultural gatherings and restoration work crews, including new heavy duty cooking gear - https://sinkyone.org

Land Loss Prevention Project (North Carolina): $500 - to create, print, and distribute a written resource as part of in-person community education activities geared to underserved North Carolinians about opportunities and supportive services available to save one's home and land - 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/

Ofrenda A'bunna (California): $1,000 - to purchase Arhuaco ancestral land in Colombia, with the land to be owned and managed communally by this Indigenous community - https://www.ofrendaabunna.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 add a land feeder to Alice's Island to provide shade, enrichment, food puzzles, and a place to gather for the resident chimpanzees - http://www.savethechimps.org/

Southern Plains Land Trust (Colorado): $1,000 - for land acquisition costs related to permanent protection of approximately 2 acres which is part of an inholding within 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 purchase land for The Wild Horse Refuge in Colorado which will be a dedicated sanctuary for Colorado-born wild horses - http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

WildEarth Guardians (New Mexico): $500 - to support the New Mexico Beaver Project which has a vision of encouraging the state to create a beaver restoration plan, including supporting costs of a public event to build public and coalition support for this effort - 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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