The Trust is fortunate to have the Henry Phillip Kraft Family Memorial Fund, whose purpose is to support environmental projects of national and international significance and supplements our local environmental grantmaking.
Grants from the Kraft Fund are made to:
Minimize climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through local, state, and regional commitments; through efforts by private businesses and institutions to increase sustainable practices; and through development of alternative energy sources and energy conservation. Our focus in 2009 has shifted to getting a national commitment to reduce greenhouse gases.
Preserve biological diversity through habitat conservation by supporting the preservation and restoration of ocean, estuarine, coastal, and wetlands habitat; promoting land conservation and smart growth strategies; and altering destructive agricultural and industrial practices.
Reduce or eliminate toxins that are hazardous to human health by implementing clean production practices; adopting the precautionary principle; protecting drinking water quality; and conducting research to establish links between hazards and public health. In 2009, we are focused on getting stronger federal protections from toxic chemicals.
Internationally, we will support only U.S.-based organizations that are building the capacity of government, institutions, and nonprofits to protect biodiversity, improve environmental health, and reduce greenhouse gases around the world.
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