Mission: Clean Water Fund's mission is to develop strong grassroots environmental leadership and to bring together diverse constituencies to work cooperatively for changes that improve their lives, focused on health, consumer, environmental and community problems.
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: Environmental health- preventing pollution from persistent poisons. Programs to promote:- fiscally and environmentally sound solutions for managing garbage and solid wastes - such as re-use and recycling, waste reduction, and composting - solutions which reduce the volume and toxicity of the waste stream. - innovative approaches that reduce environmental health impacts of toxic and hazardous chemicals by reducing or eliminating their use, with a special emphasis on pesticide safety and mercury contamination problems, and a coordinating role in the national safe cosmetics campaign. Clean water fund has helped concerned citizens win bans and phase-outs of mercury and bpa-laden products for which safe alternatives exist.
clean and safe water. Programs to promote: - integrated solutions for clean and safe water that protect drinking water for consumers and that also protect the natural areas from which water supplies are drawn (wetlands, forested watersheds, rivers, lakes and streams). - smart "low impact development' strategies that reduce sprawl and associated environmental damage, along with programs to manage runoff on site through rain gardens, green roofs and other similar initiatives. Protection of underground water resources and to ensure supplies of safe, affordable, drinking water for more than 103 million americans who depend on groundwater for their household water needs. - efficient and cost effective methods for meeting peoples' needs for safe, clean drinking water supplies and balancing recreation, environmental, business, agricultural and residential demands on limited water supplies
sustainable energy and global warming:-clean water fund's efforts to reduce power plant pollution and to encourage development of less polluting alternatives include active programs in the midwest, southwest and northeast, and are expanding to address related global climate change problems. -clean water fund continues to develop initiatives in to promote greater use of renewable energy and to reduce the use of and environmental damage from fossil fuels.
research, training, outreach and education. Programs conducted by locally based staff around the country to improve the capacity and capability of citizens to participate effectively in activities protecting their overall health and welfare against environmental risk and damage. These programs include a special emphasis on cooperative assistance and support for communities facing disproportionate risk from environmental hazards, which is often related to economic and racial/ethnic discrimination, such support aimed at helping people in these situations develop the skills, information base and organizational development to become effective environmental health and safety advocates.
Have supported this organization for many years through our small family foundation. Clean Water Fund consistently delivers powerful program results on a shoestring budget. The organization excels at people based organizing and grassroots campaigns which help communities have a real world impact on issues they care about most, starting with clean and safe water and environmental health.