Following is a summary of grants made under the environmental programs of The Curtis & Edith Munson Foundation in 1999 and 2000. Those programs include (in declining order of size) Marine/Fisheries Conservation, South Florida Environment, Alabama Environment, Population & Environment, Business & Environment, and District of Columbia Environment. Some grants are made for projects that cover both Alabama and Florida. Please know that except where noted, all grants carry a 1:1 match requirement. The second year of a two-year grant is subject to approval of progress on goals and objectives by the Board prior to the release of second-year funds.

Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. 2000: $40,000
Montgomery, Alabama
Support for the 52-week public television series entitled Outdoor Alabama.
Alabama Environmental Council 1999: $10,000
Birmingham, Alabama 2000: $12,500
Funding for partnership with Wild Alabama and the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition to work on national forest management issues in Alabama
Alabama Forest Resources Center 1999: $10,000
Mobile, Alabama 2000: $40,000
Funding to educate the public and promote the use of conservation easements to protect private lands in Alabama.
Alabama Geographic Alliance 1999: $18,000
Jacksonville, Alabama
Funding for workshop to train teachers in physical geography through learning about watersheds.
Alabama Rivers Alliance 1999: $20,000
Birmingham, Alabama 2000: $20,000
Funding for the healthy rivers and the watershed leadership programs.
Alabama Water Watch 1999: $10,000
Decatur, Alabama 2000: $10,000
Funding for its volunteer citizen water quality monitoring activities.
American Bird Conservancy. 1999: $10,000
Washington, D.C.
Funding for “Important Bird Areas” work to improve land management for migratory songbird species in Alabama.
American Fisheries Society 1999: $15,000
Bethesda, Maryland
Support the project to develop quantitative criteria for classifying marine species and populations according to their risks of extinction and related habitat issues.
American Littoral Society—Project Reefkeeper 1999: $20,000
Miami, Florida 2000: $20,000
Support for Reefkeeper’s work on coral reef conservation, fisheries management, and related marine resource protection issues.
American Oceans Campaign 1999: $35,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $25,000
Funding for annual amateur reef and other marine fish survey known as the Great American Fish Count in partnership with REEF, NOAA, and other marine organizations.
American Zoo & Aquarium Association 1999: $55,000
Silver Spring, Maryland 2000: $55,000
Funding for administration of Munson Aquatic Conservation Education award. 1999 Award winners were the Seattle Aquarium and the Waitkiki Aquarium. 2000 Award winners are the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
Appalachian Trail Conference 2000: $6,500
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Support for species inventories on the Maryland portion of the Appalachian Trail.
Bermuda Biological Research Station 1999: $35,000
Seed funding carrying a 2:1 match requirement for a graduate research fellowship in the marine sciences.
Biodiversity Project 1999: $25,000
Madison, Wisconsin
Support for work on biodiversity outreach and education, and for sprawl focus groups and other message development work.
Biscayne Bay Foundation 1999: $25,000
Coconut Grove, Florida
Seed funding for policy work on Homestead Airbase redevelopment, Everglades restoration, National Park management, and other issues related to the protection of Biscayne Bay.
Biscayne Bay Partnership Initiative 2000: $25,000
Coconut Grove, Florida
Funding in support of the managment plan for Biscayne Bay and associated activities.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Montgomery 1999: $10,000
Montgomery, Alabama 2000: $10,000
Funding to support the expansion of the Outdoor Club.
Cahaba River Society 1999: $15,000
Birmingham, Alabama 2000: $15,000
Funding for work to enhance the management of the Cahaba River watershed and related issues.
Center for Ecosystem Survival 1999: $25,000
San Francisco, California
Funding for the acquisition and installation of reef meters and for the distribution of biodiversity materials in Alabama.
Center for Marine Conservation 1999: $60,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $90,000
Funding for Florida program and for collaborative work on implementation of new fisheries management policies in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Regional Fisheries Councils.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation 1999: $20,000
Annapolis, Maryland 2000: $20,000
Funding for outreach and education programs for District of Columbia schoolchildren.
Coast Alliance 2000: $15,000
Washington, D.C.
Funding for support of the Florida coastal initiative.
Coastal Conservation Association - Florida 1999: $25,000
Winter Park, Florida
Funding to support marine resource protection programs in the state of Florida.
Colorado’s Ocean Journey 2000: $15,000
Denver, Colorado
Support the planning phase of the Ocean Project.
Conservation Fund 1999: $15,000
Palm Beach, Florida 2000: $25,000
Support for implementation of a land acquisition program in Palm Beach County.
Coral Reef Alliance (C.O.R.A.L.) 1999: $25,000
Berkeley, California 2000: $25,000
Funding to support projects related to engaging divers in support of marine resource protection and other outreach activities.
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund 1999: $20,000
Washington. D.C. 2000: $20,000
Funding for legislative research/liaison work for Ocean Law Project and for education and outreach elements of the “Florida Sustainable Waters Program.”
Environmental & Land Use Law Center 1999: $20,000
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2000: $20,000
Funding to support work on land use planning and other issues in the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and Martin County.
Environmental Law Institute 2000: $10,000
Washington, DC
Funding for the 2001 biodiversity conference.
Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) 1999: $40,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $40,000
Funding for immigration handbook, its distribution, and for radio programming on immigration/population issues.
Florida Oceanographic Society 2000: $10,000
West Palm Beach, Florida
Funding to support the Society’s coastal education programs
Florida State University: Institute for Marine Fishery Resources 2000: $25,000
Tallahassee, Florida
Funding for jewfish tags and the “Targets, Thresholds and Burden of Proof” symposium.
Funders Network for Smart Growth 1999: $10,000
Miami, Florida 2000: $30,000
Funding to support the Network’s projects in south Florida and the activities of the Public Parks Coalition.
Georgia River Network 1999: $20,000
Atlanta, Georgia 2000: $15,000
Support for work in transboundary watersheds in Georgia and Alabama.
Habitat Productions 2000: $25,000
San Rafael, California
Support for a three-part series “Fishing for Alternatives” developed in conjunction with public television station KTEH.
Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation 1999: $15,000
Tallahassee, Florida 2000: $17,500
Funding to educate the citizenry on threats posed by underground injection wells, and to support grassroots organizations working on related water quality issues.
Marine Conservation Biology Institute 1999: $20,000
Redmond, Washington
Funding for building capacity in marine biology conservation, including a workshop, research and other projects.
Marine Conservation Science Center 2000: $15,000
Coral Gables, Florida
Funding to support the Caribbean conch project
Marine Fish Conservation Network 1999: $60,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $80,000
Support for the Network’s activities and its media outreach project.
Martin County Environmental Studies Center 1999: $5,000
Jensen Beach, Florida 2000: $7,500
Support for the “Good Nature Outreach Program” and the weekend openings for families program.
Martin County Regional Land Trust 2000: $25,000
Stuart, Florida
Funding to support the “Our Green Heritage” program.
Mississippi River Basin Alliance 1999: $10,000
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Support for work on ways of addressing the “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mobile Bay Watch/Baykeeper 1999: $5,000
Mobile, Alabama 2000: $10,000
Support for efforts to address environmental concerns in the Mobile Bay area.
Mote Marine Laboratory 2000: $15,000
Sarasota, Florida
Support for work on redfish stocking in Biscayne Bay.
National Aquarium in Baltimore 1999: $10,000
Baltimore, Maryland 2000: $10,000
Support research and production costs for its Watermark magazine and the seagrass restoration project.
National Audubon Society: Living Oceans Program 1999: $45,000
Islip, New York 2000: $40,000
Support for work on fisheries management issues, especially large pelagics
National Coalition for Marine Conservation 1999: $25,000
Leesburg, Virginia 2000: $25,000
Support for the “Bring Back the Big Fish” campaign.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 1999: $40,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $25,000
Core funding for fisheries program and to match funds to NOAA coral reef projects.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 2000: $15,000
Washington, D.C.  
Research on swordfish bycatch reduction (approved in 1999).
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 1999: $30,000
Washington, D.C.
Seed funding for a freshwater mussel nursery project to be located at Virginia Technical in Blacksburg, Virginia, and for a project to develop gear to reduce bycatch of juvenile swordfish.
National Geographic Society 2000: $25,000
Washington, D.C.
Support for the District of Columbia Geographic Alliance summer institute for teachers on the myriad natural resources available in the Washington area for teaching students.
National Parks Conservation Association 1999: $40,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $40,000
Funding to establish a new South Florida field office to work for better management of the four big South Florida national park units, with special emphasis on the Dry Tortugas and Biscayne National Parks, and partnership with the Biscayne Bay Foundation.
National Public Radio 2000: $15,000
Washington, D.C.  
Funding for the 2000-2001 Radio Expeditions program.
National Wildlife Federation 2000: $15,000
Washington, D.C.
Funding to support the Everglades Project Office.
Natural Resources Defense Council/SeaWeb 1999: $20,000
New York, New York 2000: $20,000
Support for the Swordfish Conservation Program, including the “Give Swordfish a Break Campaign.”
Negative Population Growth 1999: $10,000
Washington, D.C.
Funding to support media outreach programs.
New England Aquarium 1999: $30,000
Boston, Massachusetts 2000: $30,000
Support for the Conservation Action Fund in partnership with the Oak Foundation.
Planned Parenthood of Alabama 1999: $15,000
Birmingham, Alabama 2000: $15,000
Funding for education and outreach programs, especially the Montgomery clinic.
Planned Parenthood of Metro. Washington, D.C. 1999: $10,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $10,000
Funding to continue outreach and education program for teenagers and others.
Planned Parenthood of the Palm Beach & Treasure Coast Area 1999: $10,000
West Palm Beach, Florida 2000: $10,000
Funding for family planning outreach and education program.
Population Communications International 1999: $15,000
New York, New York . 2000: $12,500
Support for Mass Media Communications program. Support partnership with RARE to promote family planning awareness and practices in the Caribbean through a radio serial drama.
Population Institute 1999: $10,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $10,000
Support for the electronic news service program.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) 1999: $10,000
Washington, DC 2000: $10,000
Seed funding for the “Saving Florida’s Water” program.
RARE Center for Tropical Conservation 1999: $25,000
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2000: $12,500
Support partnership with Population Communications International to promote family planning awareness and practices in the Caribbean through a radio serial drama.
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (R.E.E.F.) 1999: $25,000
Tampa, Florida 2000: $75,000
Support work collecting data for Great American Fish Count and on fish surveys in the Florida Keys as well as the U.S. Caribbean.
Reef Relief 1999: $15,000
Key West, Florida 2000: $15,000
Funding to help continue the effort to place mooring buoys in the Keys and for coral reef conservation program.
Restore America’s Estuaries 2000: $20,000
Arlington, Virginia
Support for model restoration and protection of estuaries.
Safe Energy Communication Council 2000: $15,000
Washington, D.C.
Funding to support the Alabama environmental media training coalition.
St. Lucie River Initiative 1999: $28,500
Stuart, Florida
Funding for water projects and to support Ooze News and related educational programs.
SeaWeb 1999: $20,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $40,000
Continued support for the “Give Swordfish a Break Campaign” and other marine conservation outreach and educational projects to expand and broaden public support for a strong U.S. position on swordfish to ICCAT.
John G. Shedd Aquarium 1999: $15,000
Chicago, Illinois
Support for outreach and education on coral reef conservation.
Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition 1999: $20,000
Asheville, North Carolina 2000: $12,500
Funding for the SAFC’s work to build partnerships to work to improve management of the Bankhead and Talladega National Forests (with Alabama Environmental Council and Wild Alabama).
Southern Environmental Center 1999: $20,000
Birmingham, Alabama 2000: $20,000
Funding for the Environmental Center’s education and outreach programs (located at Birmingham Southern College) for schoolchildren and adults.
Southern Environmental Law Center 1999: $25,000
Charlottesville, Virginia 2000: $50,000
Funding to further its work on Alabama forests and other state envitonmental issues.
South Wings 1999: $10,000
Jasper, Tennessee 2000: $15,000
Support for expanding volunteer pilot flyover program in Alabama.
Sustainable Development Institute 1999: $15,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $15,000
Two-year grant to support Atlantic Coast Watch, a bimonthly newsletter on coastal issues
The Nature Conservancy - Alabama 1999: $15,000
Birmingham, Alabama 2000: $20,000
Support for ecoregional planning work.
The Nature Conservancy - Florida 1999: $15,000
Key West, Florida 2000: $15,000
Seed funding for Florida Keys Sea Stewards program for monitoring reef and water quality in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Nature Conservancy Marine Science Center 1999: $20,000
Miami, Florida
Funding for the ecoregional planning process for the Caribbean.
The Nature Conservancy of Maryland & the District of Columbia 1999: $15,000
Chevy Chase, Maryland 2000: $15,000
Funding for habitat restoration and volunteer training in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Trust for Public Land-Dade County 1999: $15,000
Miami, Florida 2000: $20,000
Support for Miami parks project, particularly the Miami River greenways effort.
Trout Unlimited 2000: $30,000
Arlington, Virginia
Funding to support the economic study of salmon aquaculture alternatives in the state of Maine.
Tukabatchee Boy Scouts 1999: $30,000
Montgomery, Alabama 2000: $65,000
Support to improve outdoor environmental education opportunities for participants.
USF – FICUS Project 1999: $25,000
Tampa, Florida
Support for expansion of the number of organizations involved and for other work on the Florida Internet Center for Understanding Sustainability.
Urban Environment League 2000: $10,000
Miami, Florida
Support the effort to protect the waterfront parks of the Miami area and to seed fund its Parks Coalition.
Wild Alabama 1999: $10,000
Birmingham, Alabama 2000: $12,500
Support for the partnership with Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition and Alabama Environmental Council to improve management of Alabama’s national forests, particularly the Bankhead.
WildLaw 1999: $10,000
Montgomery, Alabama
Support for its National Forests campaign.
World Resources Institute 2000: $20,000
Washington, D.C.
For the development of market-based incentives for water quality improvements and related projects.
Worldwatch Institute 1999: $20,000
Washington, D.C.
Support for research on the Worldwatch paper on the status of the world’s fisheries, and for the fisheries chapter of State of the World 1999.
World Wildlife Fund 1999: $75,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $75,000
Support for the fisheries conservation program, particularly Magnuson implementation and international fisheries management.
World Wildlife Fund 1999: $50,000
Washington, D.C. 2000: $50,000
Support for the South Florida ecosystems program, particularly Everglades restoration and the Florida Keys.
Yale University 2000: $25,000
New Haven, Connecticut
Support for Center for Coastal Studies seminar series on marine issues.
1000 Friends of Florida 1999: $20,000
Tallahassee, Florida 2000: $35,000
Support for growth management work in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
1000 Friends of Maryland 2000: $10,000
Baltimore, Maryland
Support for outreach & education as well as the revitalization and preservation program.