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Cottonwood Foundation awarded $7,000 in grants in 2016:

Buffalo Field Campaign (Montana): $500 - to help cover the costs of renting BFC’s Gardiner, Montana facilities to allow for monitoring and protecting bison along the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park - http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/

Chicken Run Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to re-sod, re-surface and plant the outdoor areas for the chickens, including delivery and maintenance throughout the growing season - http://www.chickenrunrescue.org/

Howling for Wolves (Minnesota): $500 - for printing and maintaining a supply of educational and informational materials used in public events about wolves and the importance of protecting them - http://www.howlingforwolves.org/

Indian Land Tenure Foundation (Minnesota): $500 - to support ILTF’s Treaty Signers Project to help conduct research into the role of non-Native signers of treaties between American Indian nations and the United States government, thereby providing a more complete history of the State of Minnesota - https://www.iltf.org/

Indigenous Environmental Network (Minnesota): $500 - to purchase an Epson travel projector, which will increase IEN’s efficacy in community organizing, alliance building, strategy planning, and informational sharing - http://www.ienearth.org/

Monarch Butterfly Fund (Minnesota): $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 - http://www.monarchbutterflyfund.org/

Nonhuman Rights Project (Florida): $500 - to help support case filing fees for one of NhRP’s upcoming habeas corpus lawsuits on behalf of captive elephants - http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/

Our Children's Trust (Oregon): $500 - towards court costs and legal fees for cases working to enforce the Public Trust duty of government to protect natural resources, including the atmosphere in the context of global climate change, for the benefit of all present and future generations - http://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/

Project Coyote (California): $500 - to help produce a film focused on wildlife killing contests, their prevalence in the United States, and what can be done to stop them - http://www.projectcoyote.org/

Red Lake Rosie's Rescue (Minnesota): $500 - to purchase vaccines for rabies, feline distemper, or canine parvo distemper to be used at neuter/spay clinics for companion animals on the White Earth or other Minnesota Indian reservations - http://www.redlakerosie.org/

Southern Plains Land Trust (Colorado): $500 - to help fund land acquisition for permanent protection of 1.5 acres of Heartland Ranch, a 10,880 acre property which high biodiversity values in southeast Colorado that is home to a wide variety of wildlife- http://www.southernplains.org/

Trees, Water & People (Colorado): $500 - to help renovate the solar water pump at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center’s Solar Warrior Farm on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, including purchase of necessary supplies such as concrete, rebar, and vapor barrier - http://www.treeswaterpeople.org/

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (Colorado): $500 - to support land acquisition which will expand the sanctuary which rescues and provides life-long homes for large exotic and endangered captive wild animals, and educates the public about the causes of and solutions to the world’s captive wildlife crisis - http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

Wild Earth Guardians (New Mexico): $500 - to help fund WildEarth Guardian’s Endangered Species Advocate to complete “Creating Prairie Dog Management Plans: A Citizens’ Guide to Grassland Ecosystem Conservation” which will be distributed to partners and through social media- 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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