Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project

WORC is a regional network of grassroots community organizations that include 10,000 members and 35 local chapters. WORC helps its member groups succeed by providing training and coordinating issue work.

Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2000 to 2013.

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Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project Grant history


$2,000 - To respond to an energy boom in Payette County, Idaho, where Snake River Oil and Gas is planning to develop oil and gas using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) techniques. Opportunity fund


$3,000 - To allow an outreach and planning meeting between the steering committees of WMAN and the Westerners for Responsible Mining. Opportunity fund


$15,000 - To support the ongoing communications and information sharing efforts of WMAN and to cover a portion of the expenses for the fourth Western Mining Activist Network conference. Place-based conservation


$25,000 - To ensure responsible development of energy resources on public and private lands in the Rocky Mountain West and to promote renewable energy and efficiency in the region. Place-based conservation


$30,000 - To support a wide range of activities and to help cover expenses for the third Western Mining Activists Network activist conference. Place-based conservation


$20,000 - To provide assistance on hardrock mining reform to its affiliates and member groups of Western Mining Activists Network. Place-based conservation