Walker Foundation
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Founded in Pittsburgh in 1968 under the will of Alex C. Walker, the Foundation is structured as a charitable trust under Pennsylvania Law.
Mountains, Markets, Sea
The Alex C. Walker Educational and Charitable Foundation has filled a unique niche among grant-giving institutions in that it addresses issues related to the causes of market imbalances, the exploration of market-based solutions, protection of the free enterprise system, and the dissemination of such information. The trust operates as a family foundation with Dr. Thomas Walker, Jr. and Barrett P. Walker serving as family trustees and PNC Bank serving as the corporate trustee.
Emergency Funds to Conserve the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, Costa Rica  
Costa Rica has a payment for ecosystem services program that helps support The Children’s Eternal Rainforest. This 22,600-hectare reserve plays a critical role in conserving Costa Rica’s biodiversity. It provides water for communities and hydroelectricity and is
Good Energy Collective  
We will analyze the national potential for a coal-to-small modular reactor (SMR) transition, and develop guidelines for a pilot program to engage potential host communities.
Research and publication of a book "Sophie's Planet" on the latest climate science and solutions to emission reduction.  
Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions (CSAS), led by Dr. Hansen, formerly Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has worked on promoting climate awareness and advocating policy actions for years. Recent science results and decades of experience
Major statutory and constitutional claims against natural gas pipelines  
Economic Distortions & The Pebble Mine: Protecting Alaska’s World Class Salmon & Brown Bears  
The proposed Pebble mine threatens the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world as well as the highest concentration of brown bears on the planet. This project will address the economic imbalances in the permitting system that push risk and pollution onto Alas...
Catalyzing market-based solutions for Henderson Island’s “tragic plastics” to stop marine litter at the “root cause”  
The goals of this grant are as follows: 1. Provide initial support for a 2020 return site visit to Henderson Island to complete work that was not accomplished in 2019. 2. Support efforts related to collaborations around “circular economy” solutions for what do...
Creating Economic Tools to Address Debris & Plastic Pollution in Vietnam  
To prepare for building out the capacity of Anecdata.org to meet the growing needs of citizen science projects around the world, we are adding a language translation feature. Anecdata already has many valuable features including mapping, photo uploading, and data...
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