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V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation

Deadline: September 14, 2016

The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation’s (VKRF’s) work is based on the premise that human activities lie at the core of most environmental problems, and human creativity and collaboration are at the heart of solving the problems these activities create. The environmental mission of VKRF is to support the transition to a more environmentally resilient, stable, and sustainable planet. It believes best practices for promoting sustainability will be most effectively developed through an integrated systems approach and one that furthers the involvement of an informed public in environmental decision making.

VKRF will evaluate projects that fall within one of the following categories:

Ecosystems Resilience, Protection and Restoration

  • Ecosystem services: research and tools of relevance to large scale geographic areas including many countries and continents
  • Natural greenhouse gas sequestration and storage with large-scale impact potential
  • Agro-biodiversity

Framework of Ecological Stability

  • Economic models of living within global limits and practical implementation of change to a stable global ecosystem
  • Sustainable consumption, production, and land use

Communication and Leadership

  • Communicating value-based living with sustainable use of water, energy, and food resources
  • New innovative initiatives to enhance international cooperation and knowledge-sharing
  • Next generation leadership

The Foundation favors projects that:

  • Take stock of the scale of the environmental problems
  • Use a systems approach to achieve change
  • Link policy, advocacy, and practical solution
  • Have international significance and perspective – even if US based
  • Are based on original thinking and creative ideas

All proposed projects should have a national or international scope.

Amount: $5,000-$200,000.

Eligibility: U.S. based nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Organizations must have audited financial statements.

Link: http://vkrf.org/

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