The Ag-Auto-Ethanol Work Group (AAE) is an alliance of collaborating biofuel feedstock and producer groups, agribusiness partners, automobile manufacturers, infrastructure providers, and technical and academic experts who are working together to develop strategies and action plans to accelerate the transition of transportation fuels to higher octane/lower carbon blends for use in the North American light duty vehicle fleet. Natural Resource Solutions has helped to facilitate the efforts of this work group and its dedicated action teams.
Chesapeake Bay Commission
The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a tri-state legislative body representing Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Since its establishment, the Commission has worked to promote policy in several areas that are vital to Chesapeake Bay restoration, including nutrient reduction, fisheries management, toxics remediation, pollution prevention, habitat restoration and land management
The Energy Foundation is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world’s energy problems. Their mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy — new technologies that are essential components of a clean energy future.
Farm Foundation, NFP
The Farm Foundation, NFP serves as a catalyst for sound public policy by providing objective information to foster deeper understanding of issues shaping the future for agriculture, food systems and rural regions.
George B. Storer Foundation
The mission of the George B. Storer Foundation is to promote an ecologically rich and economically prosperous future for current and future generations.We believe in protecting vital natural resources that support healthy economies, and in equipping and empowering future generations to be strong leaders, engaged citizens and good stewards of those resources.We pursue our mission by focusing our grantmaking in three strategic areas:
- Early Childhood Education
- Wyoming Communities & Landscapes
- Conservation Economics
National Association of State Conservation Agencies
The National Association of State Conservation Agencies exists to serve and represent its members, fifty-five state and territory conservation agencies of the United States. Members agencies administer soil, water, and related natural resource conservation programs. NASCA works to facilitate communication and information sharing among its members, as well as provide needed training, forums for policy development, and representation.
National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations and individuals to secure resources for the future of education, agriculture and student leader development. Providing opportunities to help FFA members grow and succeed is the work of the National FFA Foundation, which supports the National FFA Organization and education-related organizations associated with the National Council for Agricultural Education.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.The RBF’s grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding, and Sustainable Development.
Solutions from the Land is a national dialogue led by agriculture, forestry and conservation thought leaders to help landowners and managers make the most of the land’s potential. Through this project participants explore integrated solutions from the land for addressing food and energy production, economic development, biological diversity and climate change challenges. The primary sponsors of this project are the Farm Foundation, NFP and The Nature Conservancy.
The Campbell Foundation
The Campbell Foundation for the Environment was established in 1998 to improve the conditions of America’s largest and most ecologically diverse and productive estuary systems: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. In 2003, the geographic focus of The Campbell Foundation was expanded to include Northern California and the San Francisco Bay watershed. A family foundation that believes in strategic infusions of funding, they dedicate nearly 100% of their grant dollars to the environment
Turner Foundation, Inc.
Turner Foundation, Inc. is committed to preventing damage to the natural systems – water, air, and land – on which all life depends. TFI supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect our climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates.
United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. The Foundation builds partnerships, grows constituencies, mobilizes resources and advocates policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation through its special project the Energy Future Coalition sponsors and provides strategic support for clean energy initiatives.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians by preventing harm to, ensuring access to and enhancing the resilience of the natural systems that sustain life. The Foundation is committed to strong and sensible environmental protection. ZSR has a particular interest in broadening the base of citizens acting on behalf of the environment and supporting organizations that empower people at the grassroots to effect state and regional policy decisions. ZSR funds a wide variety of strategies to meet its environmental goals, including but not limited to: policy development, advocacy, civic engagement, communications, and litigation.
Contact NRS to learn more about our work and to explore collaborative opportunities for your group.