Links & Resources

This page is intended to help environmental and reproductive health and rights non-profit organizations identify potential funding sources, gather information about capacity building, and link to relevant online resources. If your organization provides important training or support services for environmental groups and reproductive health and rights groups and you would like to be included in the reference list below, please contact WestWind.

Alliance for Justice (AFJ)
The Nonprofit Advocacy Project of AFJ, a national association of advocacy organizations, was created to strengthen the voice of the nonprofit sector in important public policy debates by giving tax-exempt organizations a better understanding of the laws that govern their participation in the policy process. AFJ’s publications include Strategies for Creating and Operating 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, and PACs and Worry-Free Lobbying for Nonprofits: How to Use the 501(h) Election to Maximize Effectiveness.

Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides news about the nonprofit world to both grantmakers and grantseekers. The journal is available online and in print.

Council on Foundations
COF provides numerous online links to publications and resources that aid grantseekers.

Daily Climate
The Daily Climate provides a compilation of news stories related to the solutions, consequences, causes, and politics behind climate change. The Daily Climate is a project of Environmental Health News (see below).

Environmental Grantmaking Foundations Directory
The Environmental Grantmaking Foundations Directory is a comprehensive list of foundations that support environmental activities and programs. These foundations primarily give grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

Environmental Health News
EHN provides a daily compilation of news stories that relate to the effects of environmental contamination on human health.

Environmental Support Center (ESC)
ESC’s goal is to improve the environment by strengthening the capacity of nonprofit environmental organizations. In addition, ESC offers 25 grants per year for short-term training or consulting assistance. In conjunction with ICL, ESC has launched a three-year initiative to build sustainable nonprofits in the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.)

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center works to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the United States. The center conducts research on trends in the field, provides education and training on the grantseeking process, and disseminates information for grantseekers through its website.

Their mission is to publish environmental news and commentary, spiked with a sense of humor and designed to motivate readers to take action on behalf of the environment. Grist’s readers include the head of many environmental organizations, leading environmental scientists, congressional staffers, educators, students, journalists, grassroots activists, and people around the world who care about conservation but don’t necessarily identify themselves as environmentalists.

Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL)
The Institute for Conservation Leadership works to empower leaders with training to build stronger environmental organizations. In conjunction with ESC, ICL has launched a three-year initiative to build sustainable nonprofits in the Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.)

Managing in Hard Times
Published jointly by the Environmental Support Center and the Institute for Conservation Leadership, Managing in Hard Times details best practices and tools for managers of environmental and conservation nonprofits in a tight economic and shifting political situation. The publication explores how organizations can best track finances, recognize danger signals, assess options, and, if necessary, make tough decisions fairly with the best interests of the organization in mind.

Overpopulation Video
Paul Winn has created this video to educate individuals about the risks of overpopulation on the environment.

Rewire is an online community and publication serving individuals and organizations committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Spoil is a short film created by EP Films on the Tar Sands and the possible impact of the proposed pipelines and tanker traffic on nature and animals in the Great Bear Rainforest.  To view the film, click on EP Films “Portfolio” tab then on the Spirit Bear image.