League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund operates on the premise that strengthening strategic participation in democracy is the key to environmental progress. Its mission is to fortify the capacity of the environmental movement to mobilize citizens as informed voters and advocates for sound environmental policies.

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2000.

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League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Photo gallery

Executive director Gene Karpinski with LCV's 2016 Scorecard. Photo courtesy of the League of Conservation Voters.

LCV staffers at a rally to stop offshore drilling. Photo courtesy of the League of Conservation Voters.

Citizens rally for action on climate change. Photo courtesy of the League of Conservation Voters.

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Grant history

2016

$120,000 - To bring established and emerging leaders together to develop a stronger conservation voter movement. Conservation capacity

2015

$100,000 - A two-year grant to build the capacity and effectiveness of state voter leagues and to strengthen the partnership between national and state efforts. Conservation capacity

2013

$100,000 - To build the capacity and effectiveness of state voter leagues and to strengthen the partnership between national and state organizations. Conservation capacity

2012

$60,000 - For voter education programming, including capacity building support for Northwest state voter education leagues. Conservation capacity

2010

$225,000 - A two-year grant to support LCVEF's voter education work including communications and capacity building for Northwest state voter education leagues. Conservation capacity

2008

$150,000 - A two-year grant for general support for voter participation efforts and capacity building of state voter leagues. Conservation capacity

2006

$50,000 - To deepen program integration between LCVEF and state conservation voter leagues, support core training and civic participation programs and launch a major new program to make global warming a top-tier priority for national political leadership. Conservation capacity

2006

$60,000 - For general support with an emphasis on strengthening a new program focused on the Federation of State Conservation Leagues. Conservation capacity

2005

$15,000 - For general support to strengthen the capacity of the environmental movement to mobiize citizens as informed voters and advocates for sound environmental policies. Conservation capacity

2003

$30,000 - For general support. Conservation capacity

2002

$25,000 - To support the Northwest Environmental Leadership Institute and to strengthen planning and coordination between the national and the state-based environmental leagues. Conservation capacity

2000

$25,000 - To strengthen rapid response electronic-mail networks in the Northwest, mobilizing a broad range of citizens to act on conservation concerns. Conservation capacity