NEVADA CITY, 26 January 2010 – The Sierra Fund’s Mining’s Toxic Legacy Initiative is rolling forward into 2010 with several new commitments from long-time funders!
The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF), a Mining Initiative funder since 2007, has approved a new two-year grant of $200,000. Created in 1992 as a private, independent foundation, TCWF’s mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, which in 2007 became the first environmental foundation supporting the Initiative, has committed $50,000 for 2010.
We are also pleased to announce that the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment has joined this committed group of funders with a grant of $10,000 for establishment of a Mining Toxins Working Group this year. The Rose Foundation previously supported The Abandoned Mine Alliance, a managed fund of The Sierra Fund, and contributed funds towards printing of our 2008 Mining’s Toxic Legacy report.