Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

The Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund builds the effectiveness and capacity of Oregon's conservation community to engage their members and to educate candidates, elected officials and the public about environmental issues. As sponsor and convener of the Oregon Conservation Network (which includes more than 40 organizations), it also coordinates the Oregon conservation community's work on policy priorities.

Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2001.

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The Metolius River in Central Oregon. Photo courtesy of John Hutmacher.

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Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Grant history

2017

$40,000 - To experiment, innovate, and develop new leaders. Conservation capacity

2016

$150,000 - A two-year grant to empower Oregon’s environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens in action on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2016

$1,000 - To provide professional development for staff attending the State Environmental Leaders Conference. Opportunity fund

2014

$150,000 - A two-year grant to empower Oregon's environmental community to engage citizens in action on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2014

$800 - To cover costs of a strategy workshop. Opportunity fund

2013

$85,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens in action on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2013

$510 - To send OLCVEF's Central Oregon staff member to a workshop on collaborative resource management. Opportunity fund

2012

$75,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens in action on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2012

$500 - To attend Oregon State University's upcoming conference for natural resource organizations. Opportunity fund

2011

$75,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2011

$20,000 - To increase fundraising capacity. Conservation policy

2010

$50,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens in action on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2010

$100,000 - To engage citizens in environmental issues in suburban and rural Oregon communities.

2009

$45,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens in civic action on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2009

$23,000 - To test the effectiveness of a new model to identify potential activists.

2009

$20,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2008

$45,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to engage citizens on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2007

$40,000 - For general support to increase the effectiveness of the environmental movement in Oregon.

2007

$35,000 - To empower Oregon's environmental community to be more effective and to engage citizens in taking action on behalf of the environment. Conservation policy

2006

$35,000 - For general support to empower the environmental movement in Oregon to be more effective. Conservation capacity

2005

$32,000 - For general support to give citizens the knowledge and skills they need to be effective advocates for the environment. Conservation capacity

2004

$35,000 - For general support of voter education activities. Conservation capacity

2003

$25,000 - For general support to ensure conservation education and accountability of elected officials in Oregon. Conservation capacity

2003

$32,500 - To evaluate the effectiveness of the Oregon conservation community, especially regarding their outreach efforts to desicionmakers. Conservation capacity

2001

$15,000 - To support public opinion research on the issue of regulatory takings. Conservation capacity

2001

$15,000 - To prepare a communications audit and plan, staff training, and board development. Conservation capacity

Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Successes

Oregon chooses a coal-free future

Oregon chooses a coal-free future

Oregon recently became the first state to pass legislation to transition off of coal-fired power, which currently makes up 30 percent of the state's energy mix. Thanks to the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill, Oregon will transition off of coal-fired power completely by 2030. Growth in clean, renewable energy, such as wind and solar, will replace the coal that will be phased out, effectively doubling Oregon's renewable energy use by 2040 and making it one of the cleanest powered states.

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Legislative wins in Oregon for clean air and healthy kids

Legislative wins in Oregon for clean air and healthy kids

In 2015, Oregon governor Kate Brown signed into law the renewal of the state's Clean Fuels Program, which will guarantee 7 million metric tons of carbon pollution reduction (equivalent to 37,500 railcars of coal), and the Toxic-Free Kids Act, which allows the tracking of hazardous ingredients in children’s products and requires the worst offenders be replaced with safer alternatives. (Photo courtesy of Oregon DEQ.)

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