We are delighted to announce our 2016 Grantees

It is a privilege to partner with such hard-working, innovative organizations! African People & Wildlife Fund Akili Dada Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network Front & Centered Front Line Defenders Global Greengrants Fund Global Press Institute Honor the Earth KUOW – EarthFix Puget Sound Sage & Got...

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A Native American Leader’s Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is being renamed in honor of late Nisqually tribal leader Billy...

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What They See Matters

Visual communication takeaways from audience research and tips for testing images Hang a picture on the wall and three different people may give you three different opinions — “terrifying” or “inspiring” or “so what?” How then to ever pick effective images for the viewers of your websites, social media posts,...

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Global Press Institute Diversity Report

For decades, the news business has been talking about diversifying its newsrooms. While some gains have been tallied, the overall picture of mainstream newsrooms remains predominantly white and male. In its annual census the American Society of News Editors reported that newsroom diversity in 2015 remained stable at 12.76 percent. Specialty...

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From KUOW-EarthFix: Wildlife Detectives

The phrase “wildlife trafficking” usually evokes visions of elephant tusks, tiger pelts and mounted trophy heads of animals killed in faraway places, then smuggled into the United States, Asia or Europe. But traffickers and poachers are also robbing the United States of its own native fauna. Our investigation found that’s...

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From GPI: Determined to Help Clean Up Her City, Goma Woman Plows Through Government Inaction

GOMA, DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Goma is filthy. The lack of refuse bins and collection services is evident everywhere in Goma, the capital of DRC’s North Kivu province. Downtown, people eat on the roadsides and throw food waste and wrappers into the streets. At Virunga Market, one of the...

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Tectonic Migration Shift: Quake Survivors Flee Once-Magnetic Kathmandu for Safety, Connection in Hometowns

The deadly 7.8-magnitude quake that struck the sprawling capital, long the great urban magnet of a largely rural country, destroyed and destabilized homes and workplaces. Now hundreds of thousands of Nepalese who had started new lives in Kathmandu – many of them nursing serious wounds – are packing buses to...

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