Recent Grants: Environment Program

2013 Grants |  2012 Grants | 2011 Grants | 2010 Grants

The WestWind Foundation awarded more than $1.7 million in Environment Program grants in 2013. Most of the funding targeted two thematic areas – advocacy to curtail the development and use of dirty fuels and efforts to combat climate change in the Southeast United States.   For a complete list of WestWind’s grants in this program, please see below.

2013 Environment Program Grants
Please note that the list does not include small grants that are less than $5,000.

Alabama Rivers Alliance
2027 2nd Avenue North  Birmingham, AL 35203
http://www.alabamarivers.org/
$15,000 to support efforts to address climate change

Alaska Center for the Environment
807 G St # 100  Anchorage, AK 99501
http://akcenter.org/
$30,000 to support anti-coal efforts

Alaska Conservation Foundation
441 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 402, Anchorage, AK 99501-2340
www.akcf.org 
$10,000 to support the work of Alaskans for Energy Freedom

Alaska Wildlife Alliance
P.O. Box 202022, Anchorage, AK 99520
www.akwildlife.org
$5,000 for general support

American Chesnut Foundation
1600 Zillicoa Street, Ashville, NC 28801
http://www.acf.org/
$5,000 for general support

Appalachian Voices
703 West King Street, Suite 105, Boone, NC 28607
www.appvoices.org
$95,000 in general support

ARISE
http://www.arisecitizens.org/
$20,000 to support efforts to address climate change.

Center for International Environmental Law
1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036
www.ciel.org 
$65,000, $50,000 to be used for general support and $15,000 utilized to support the climate change and human rights project.

Ceres
99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
www.ceres.org 
$50,000 in program support for anti-tar sands effort

Chesapeake Climate Action Network
P.O. Box 11138, Takoma Park, MD 20912
www.chesapeakeclimate.org 
$75,000, $60,000 in general support and $15,000 be used for VA Coal Coalition activities

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
101 Mt. Battie Street Camden, Maine 04843
www.coastalmountains.org
$6,000 in general support

Conservation Law Foundation
62 Summer Street Boston, MA 02110
http://www.clf.org/
$15,000 to support anti-tar sands development

Cook InletKeeper
3734 Ben Walters Lane, Homer, AK 99603
http://inletkeeper.org/
$25,000 to support anti-coal efforts in Alaska

Dogwood Initiative
1842 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R, Canada
http://dogwoodinitiative.org/
$60,000 in general support

Earthjustice
426 17th Street, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2820
www.earthjustice.org
$35,000 for TVA coal coalition work

Environmental Integrity Project
1 Thomas Circle, Suite 900, Washington DC 20005
http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/
$20,000 in support of TVA advocacy

ForestEthics
One Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94707
www.forestethics.org
$75,000 in general support and Tar Sands focused work

GASP
732 Montgomery Hwy, PMB 405 Birmingham, AL 35216
http://www.gaspgroup.org/
$25,000 to address climate change

Global Greengrants Fund
2840 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301
www.greengrants.org
$50,000 for general support and the Climate Fund

Greenpeace
702 H St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001
www.greenpeace.org 
$25,000 in support of Greenpeace’s Anti-Coal campaign in SouthEast

Grist
811 First Ave Ste 466, Seattle, WA 98104-1418
www.grist.org 
$10,000 in general support

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101-4618
www.gma.org
$5,000 in general support

Land Trust Alliance
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 20036
www.lta.org 
$65,000 in general support

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Bowdoin Mill, 1 Main Street, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086
www.mcht.org
$20,000 in support of stewardship efforts

Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011
www.nrdc.org
$50,000 for the collaborative project with the Pembina Institute targeting Tar Sands policy

New Venture Fund
1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
http://www.newventurefund.org/
$110,000 for support to stop Tar Sands development

Ocean Conservancy
1300 19th St NW 8th Floor, Washington DC 20036
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/
$280,000 in general support

Renewable Energy Alaska Project
800 H Street, Suite 106, Anchorage, AK 99501
www.alaskarenewableenergy.org
$10,000 to advance production of renewable energy in Alaska

Scarborough Land Conservation Trust
7 Oak Hill Terrace, Scarborough, ME 04074
http://www.scarboroughlandtrust.org/
$5,000 in general support

Shenandoah National Park Trust
414 East Market Street, Suite D, Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.snptrust.org
$6,000 in general support

SkyTruth
P.O. Box 3283, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3283
www.skytruth.org
$40,000 in general support

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
328 East Bay Street, Post Office Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402
www.coastalconservationleague.org
$25,000 in general support

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
117 South Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902
www.cleanenergy.org 
$100,000, $70,000 be used for SACE general support, $30,000 for TVA coal coalition efforts

Southern Environmental Law Center
201 West Main Street, Suite 14 , Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$250,000 in general support

Tennessee Clean Water Network
325 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37901
http://www.tcwn.org/
$25,000 in support of Clean Water Act advocacy

Trustees for Alaska
1026 W 4th Ave #201, Anchorage, AK 99501
http://www.trustees.org/
$20,000 in support of anti-coal work in Alaska

West Coast Environmental Law
2006 W 10th Ave #200, Vancouver, BC V6J 2B3, Canada
http://wcel.org/
$65,000 in general support

Virginia Conservation Network
422 East Franklin Street- Suite 303
www.vcnva.org
$15,000 to strengthen the work and outputs of the VCN workgroups

Virginia Organizing Project
703 Concord Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
www.virginia-organizing.org
$15,000 in general support

Wetlands Watch
PO Box 9335, Norfolk, VA 23505
www.wetlandswatch.org
$25,000 in general support

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2012 Environment Program Grants
Please note that the list does not include small grants that are less than $5,000.

Alabama Rivers Alliance
2027 2nd Avenue North  Birmingham, AL 35203
http://www.alabamarivers.org/
$10,000 to support efforts to address climate change

Alaska Center for the Environment
807 G St # 100  Anchorage, AK 99501
http://akcenter.org/
$10,000 to support anti-coal efforts

Alaska Conservation Foundation
441 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 402, Anchorage, AK 99501-2340
www.akcf.org 
$10,000 to support the work of Alaskans for Energy Freedom

Alaska Wildlife Alliance
P.O. Box 202022, Anchorage, AK 99520
www.akwildlife.org
$5,000 for general support

American Chesnut Foundation
1600 Zillicoa Street, Ashville, NC 28801
http://www.acf.org/
$5,000 for general support

Alliance for Appalachia (Kentucky Coalition)
http://www.theallianceforappalachia.org/
$15,000 in general support

Appalachian Voices
703 West King Street, Suite 105, Boone, NC 28607
www.appvoices.org
$95,000; $70,000 in general support and $25,000 for VA Beyond Coal coordinator position.

Center for International Environmental Law
1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036
www.ciel.org 
$65,000, $50,000 to be used for general support and $15,000 utilized to support the climate change and human rights project.

Ceres
99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
www.ceres.org 
$50,000 in program support for anti-tar sands effort

Chesapeake Climate Action Network
P.O. Box 11138, Takoma Park, MD 20912
www.chesapeakeclimate.org 
$85,000, $60,000 in general support and $25,000 be used for VA Coal Coalition activities

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
101 Mt. Battie Street Camden, Maine 04843
www.coastalmountains.org
$6,000 in general support

Earthjustice
426 17th Street, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2820
www.earthjustice.org
$35,000 for TVA coal coalition work

Environmental Grantmakers Association
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 960, New York, NY 10115
http://ega.org/
$6,325 in general support

Environmental Integrity Project
1 Thomas Circle, Suite 900, Washington DC 20005
http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/
$20,000 in support of TVA advocacy

ForestEthics
One Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94707
www.forestethics.org
$75,000 in general support and Tar Sands focused work

Global Greengrants Fund
2840 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301
www.greengrants.org
$75,000 for general support and the Climate Fund

Greenpeace
702 H St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001
www.greenpeace.org 
$25,000 in support of Greenpeace’s Anti-Coal campaign in SouthEast

Grist
811 First Ave Ste 466, Seattle, WA 98104-1418
www.grist.org 
$10,000 in general support

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101-4618
www.gma.org
$5,000 in general support

Land Trust Alliance
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 20036
www.lta.org 
$65,000 in general support

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Bowdoin Mill, 1 Main Street, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086
www.mcht.org
$20,000 in support of stewardship efforts

Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011
www.nrdc.org
$75,000, $25,000 for China climate work and $50,000 for the collaborative project with the Pembina Institute targeting Tar Sands policy

New Venture Fund
1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
http://www.newventurefund.org/
$120,000 for support to stop Tar Sands development

Ocean Conservancy
1300 19th St NW 8th Floor, Washington DC 20036
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/
$325,000 in general support

Renewable Energy Alaska Project
800 H Street, Suite 106, Anchorage, AK 99501
www.alaskarenewableenergy.org
$20,000 to advance production of renewable energy in Alaska

Scarborough Land Conservation Trust
7 Oak Hill Terrace, Scarborough, ME 04074
http://www.scarboroughlandtrust.org/
$5,000 in general support

Shenandoah National Park Trust
414 East Market Street, Suite D, Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.snptrust.org
$6,000 in general support

SkyTruth
P.O. Box 3283, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3283
www.skytruth.org
$40,000 in general support

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
328 East Bay Street, Post Office Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402
www.coastalconservationleague.org
$25,000 in general support

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
117 South Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902
www.cleanenergy.org 
$100,000, $60,000 be used for SACE general support, $30,000 for TVA coal coalition efforts and $10,000 utilized for Southern Energy Network (SEN) activities

Southern Environmental Law Center
201 West Main Street, Suite 14 , Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$260,000; $250,000 in general support and $10,000 for Wise Coalition

Tennessee Clean Water Network
325 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37901
http://www.tcwn.org/
$25,000 in support of Clean Water Act advocacy

Virginia Conservation Network
422 East Franklin Street- Suite 303
www.vcnva.org
$15,000 to strengthen the work and outputs of the VCN workgroups

Virginia Organizing Project
703 Concord Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
www.virginia-organizing.org
$15,000 in general support

Wetlands Watch
PO Box 9335, Norfolk, VA 23505
www.wetlandswatch.org
$25,000 in general support

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2011 Environment Program Grants

Alaska Conservation Foundation
441 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 402, Anchorage, AK 99501-2340
www.akcf.org
$15,000 to support the work of Alaskans for Energy Freedom

Alaska Wildlife Alliance
P.O. Box 202022, Anchorage, AK 99520
www.akwildlife.org
$7,500 for general support

American Chesnut Foundation
1600 Zillicoa Street, Ashville, NC 28801
http://www.acf.org/
$5,000 for general support

Alliance for Appalachia (Kentucky Coalition)
http://www.theallianceforappalachia.org/
$15,000 in general support

Appalachian Voices
703 West King Street, Suite 105, Boone, NC 28607
www.appvoices.org
$95,000; $70,000 in general support and $25,000 for VA Beyond Coal coordinator position.

Center for Climate Strategies
130 Locust St., Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17017
www.climatestrategies.us
$20,000 for general support with an emphasis on work in the Southeast

Center for International Environmental Law
1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036
www.ciel.org
$65,000, $50,000 to be used for general support and $15,000 utilized to support the climate change and human rights project.

Ceres
99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
www.ceres.org
$50,000 in program support for climate policy work in FL

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Capitol Place, 1108 E. Main Street, #1600, Richmond, VA 23219
www.cbf.org
$15,000 in support for the Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards program (VOICES)

Chesapeake Climate Action Network
P.O. Box 11138, Takoma Park, MD 20912
www.chesapeakeclimate.org
$85,000, $60,000 in general support and $25,000 be used for VA Coal Coalition activities

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
101 Mt. Battie Street Camden, Maine 04843
www.coastalmountains.org
$6,000 in general support

Earthjustice
426 17th Street, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2820
www.earthjustice.org
$35,000 for TVA coal coalition work

Environmental Grantmakers Association
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 960, New York, NY 10115
http://ega.org/
$5,000 in general support

Environmental Integrity Project
1 Thomas Circle, Suite 900, Washington DC 20005
http://www.environmentalintegrity.org/
$20,000 in support of TVA advocacy

ForestEthics
One Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94707
www.forestethics.org
$100,000 in general support and Tar Sands focused work

Friends of Mat-Su
P.O. Box 116, Palmer, AK 99645
http://foms.net/
$20,000 in support of Alaska anti-coal work

Global Greengrants Fund
2840 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301
www.greengrants.org
$75,000 for general support and the Climate Fund

Greenpeace
702 H St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001
www.greenpeace.org
$25,000 in support of Greenpeace’s Anti-Coal campaign in SouthEast

Grist
811 First Ave Ste 466, Seattle, WA 98104-1418
www.grist.org
$15,000 in general support

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101-4618
www.gma.org
$5,000 in general support

Land Trust Alliance
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 20036
www.lta.org
$65,000 in general support

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Bowdoin Mill, 1 Main Street, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086
www.mcht.org
$20,000 in support of stewardship efforts

Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011
www.nrdc.org
$100,000, $50,000 for China climate work and $50,000 for the collaborative project with the Pembina Institute targeting Tar Sands policy

Northern Alaska Environmental Center
830 College Rd Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-1535
www.northern.org
$20,000 to lead coalition to prevent the restart of the Healy Coal Plant

Ocean Conservancy
1300 19th St NW 8th Floor, Washington DC 20036
http://www.oceanconservancy.org/
$60,000 in general support

Pacific Environment
311 California Street, Suite 650 , San Francisco, CA 94104-2608
www.pacificenvironment.org
$60,000 to support Alaska & Russia focused work, including regranting to local NGOs

Pound Ridge Land Conservancy
PO Box 173, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
http://www.prlc.net/
$7,000 in general support

Renewable Energy Alaska Project
800 H Street, Suite 106, Anchorage, AK 99501
www.alaskarenewableenergy.org
$20,000 to advance production of renewable energy in Alaska

Shenandoah National Park Trust
414 East Market Street, Suite D, Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.snptrust.org
$6,000 in general support

Sierra Club Foundation
85 2nd St., suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94105-3465
www.tscf.org
$25,000 in support of Virginia Beyond Coal Campaign

SkyTruth
P.O. Box 3283, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3283
www.skytruth.org
$40,000 in general support

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
328 East Bay Street, Post Office Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402
www.coastalconservationleague.org
$25,000 in general support

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
117 South Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902
www.cleanenergy.org
$100,000, $60,000 be used for SACE general support, $30,000 for TVA coal coalition efforts and $10,000 utilized for Southern Energy Network (SEN) activities

Southern Environmental Law Center
201 West Main Street, Suite 14 , Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$250,000 in general support

Tennessee Clean Water Network
325 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37901
http://www.tcwn.org/
$20,000 in support of Clean Water Act advocacy

Virginia Conservation Network
422 East Franklin Street- Suite 303
www.vcnva.org
$15,000 to strengthen the work and outputs of the VCN workgroups

Virginia Organizing Project
703 Concord Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
www.virginia-organizing.org
$40,000; $15,000 in general support and $25,000 to be utilized by SAMS for work on the VA Coal Coalition

West Coast Environmental Law
200-2006 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada, V6J 2B3
www.wcel.org/
$45,000 to fund Tar Sands related work

Wetlands Watch
PO Box 9335, Norfolk, VA 23505
www.wetlandswatch.org
$25,000 in general support

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2010 Environment Program Grants
Please note that the list does not include small grants that are less than $5,000.

Alaska Conservation Alliance
810 N Street, #203 Anchorage, Alaska 99501
www.akvoice.org
$15,000 to move forward a state bill to improve energy efficiency for businesses

Alaska Conservation Foundation
441 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 402, Anchorage, AK 99501-2340
www.akcf.org
$15,000 to support the work of Alaskans for Energy

Alaska Wildlife Alliance
P.O. Box 202022, Anchorage, AK 99520
www.akwildlife.org
$7,500 for general support

Appalachian Voices
703 West King Street, Suite 105, Boone, NC 28607
www.appvoices.org
$60,000 in general support

Center for Climate Strategies
130 Locust St., Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17017
www.climatestrategies.us
$40,000 for general support with an emphasis on work in the Southeast

Center for International Environmental Law
1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036
www.ciel.org
$65,000, $50,000 to be used for general support and $15,000 utilized to support the climate change and human rights project.

Ceres
99 Chauncy Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
www.ceres.org
$50,000 in program support for climate policy work in FL

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Capitol Place, 1108 E. Main Street, #1600, Richmond, VA 23219
www.cbf.org
$15,000 in support for the Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards program (VOICES)

Chesapeake Climate Action Network
P.O. Box 11138, Takoma Park, MD 20912
www.chesapeakeclimate.org
$90,000, $60,000 to be utilized for general support for CCAN’s work in Virginia and the Gulf, $30,000 be used for VA Coal Coalition activities and $50,000 for cap and dividend work.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust
101 Mt. Battie Street Camden, Maine 04843
www.coastalmountains.org
$6,000 in general support

Earthjustice
426 17th Street, 6th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-2820
www.earthjustice.org
$35,000 in for general support and TVA coal coalition work.

ForestEthics
One Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94707
www.forestethics.org
$95,500 in general support and Tar Sands focused work

Global Greengrants Fund
2840 Wilderness Place, Boulder, CO 80301
www.greengrants.org
$75,000 for general support and the Climate Fund

Greenpeace
702 H St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001
www.greenpeace.org
$50,000 in support of Greenpeace’s Climate Change program in China and work on the Gulf Coast

Grist
811 First Ave Ste 466, Seattle, WA 98104-1418
www.grist.org
$10,000 in general support

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
350 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101-4618
www.gma.org
$5,000 in general support

Land Trust Alliance
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 20036
www.lta.org
$65,000 in general support and program support for land trusts in the Southeast US

Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Bowdoin Mill, 1 Main Street, Suite 201, Topsham, Maine 04086
www.mcht.org
$20,000 in general support

Natural Resources Defense Council
40 West 20th Street, NY, NY 10011
www.nrdc.org
$100,000, $50,000 for China climate work and $50,000 for the collaborative project with the Pembina Institute targeting Tar Sands policy

Northern Alaska Environmental Center
830 College Rd Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-1535
www.northern.org
$20,000 to support an analysis of projected coal plant expansion in Alaska and related legal and advocacy strategies

Pacific Environment
311 California Street, Suite 650 , San Francisco, CA 94104-2608
www.pacificenvironment.org
$60,000 to support Alaska climate work

Pound Ridge Land Conservancy
PO Box 173, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
http://www.prlc.net/
$5,000 in general support

Renewable Energy Alaska Project
800 H Street, Suite 106, Anchorage, AK 99501
www.alaskarenewableenergy.org
$25,000 to advance a state Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

Scarborough Land Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 1237, Scarborough, ME 04070-1237
www.scarboroughcrossroads.org
$5,000 in general support

Shenandoah National Park Trust
414 East Market Street, Suite D, Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.snptrust.org
$6,000 in general support

Sierra Club Foundation
85 2nd St., suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94105-3465
www.tscf.org
$20,000 in program support to stop the construction of new coal-fired power plants

SkyTruth
P.O. Box 3283, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3283
www.skytruth.org
$40,000 in general support

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League
328 East Bay Street, Post Office Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402
www.coastalconservationleague.org
$25,000 in general support

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
117 South Gay St., Knoxville, TN 37902
www.cleanenergy.org
$95,000, $60,000 be used for SACE general support, $20,000 for TVA coal coalition efforts and $15,000 utilized for Southern Energy Network (SEN) activities

Southern Environmental Law Center
201 West Main Street, Suite 14 , Charlottesville, VA 22902
www.SouthernEnvironment.org
$305,000, $40,000 to be used for the Virginia Transportation and Climate Change program; $60,000 be utilized for the Forest initiative; $45,000 be used for general support; $20,000 fund SELC’s VA Coal Coalition work; and a contribution of $140,000 to the capital campaign

Virginia Conservation Network
422 East Franklin Street- Suite 303
www.vcnva.org
$10,000 to strengthen the work and outputs of the VCN workgroups

Virginia Organizing Project
703 Concord Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
www.virginia-organizing.org
$39,500 $9500 be used to support VO’s civic engagement activities and $30,000 be utilized by SAMS for work on the VA Coal Coalition

West Coast Environmental Law
200-2006 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada, V6J 2B3
www.wcel.org/
$45,000 to fund Tar Sands related work

Wetlands Watch
PO Box 9335, Norfolk, VA 23505
www.wetlandswatch.org
$25,000 in general support

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