Grantee Spotlights

‘Painted Nails’: A San Francisco Salon Owner Shares Her Story of Miscarriages + Safe Cosmetics Advocacy in New Documentary By Anthony Rogers, 7x7

California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and Women’s Voice for the Earth are making big moves in the world of safe cosmetics! Learn more about this movement and how you can get involved.

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River Otters Stage a Comeback in Bay Area By Danielle Venton, KQED

Do you want to see adorable otter pictures? Read this KQED article and learn how you can help Grassroots Fund grantee River Otter Ecology Project track river otter sightings!

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How Chemicals Used in Beauty Products May Be About to Change By Beth Greenfield, Yahoo!

There’s definitely change in the air for personal care products! Read this article to see what Rose Foundation grantees like Environmental Working Group are doing to make beauty products safer for consumers.

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The Journey Home: Growing Strong By MentalHealthChannel.tv

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project recently shot a video with Mental Health Channel. Watch the video to learn how ANV and its urban gardening programs are helping to transform the Elmhurst neighborhood in East Oakland.

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There’s a Cancer-Causing Chemical in My Drinking Water, But California Isn’t Regulating It By Sasha Khokha, KQED

1,2,3-TCP is a carcinogen that’s been found in approximately a hundred public water systems across California. Click to see what groups like Community Water Center are doing to push for stricter regulation of our drinking water.

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WASTE NOT: Food Shift Launches A Test Kitchen For A Better Food System By A. K. Carroll, Edible East Bay

Curious what Grassroots Fund grantee Food Shift has been up to? Get all of the details about their newest endeavor with Alameda Point Collaborative by checking out this Edible East Bay article!

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EPA Bans A Pesticide Often Used On Almonds And Other California Crops By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times

The US EPA filed an intent to cancel registration of all products containing flubendiamide, an ingredient that breaks down into a toxic chemical harmful to important aquatic insects. Click to learn what grantee Center for Biological Diversity thinks!

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Millions lack access to clean drinking water By Cynthia Moreno, Vida en el Valle

Nearly one million Californians face challenges obtaining water, with many lacking access to safe, drinkable water. Learn what groups in the Central Valley like Rose Foundation grantee Community Water Center are doing to bring clean water to their communities.

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Endangered fish released into Sacramento River By Damon Arthur, The Redding Record Searchlight

Grantee Golden Gate Salmon Association got a special name-drop in this article from the Redding Record Searchlight. Click to learn all about this massive release of salmon into the Sacramento River and the impact years of warm water has had on salmon numbers.

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Izzy Martin Of The Sierra Fund Named a 2016 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award Recipient By James Irvine Foundation

Congrats to California Watershed Protection Fund grantee Izzy Martin of The Sierra Fund, who is receiving a 2016 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for her efforts to protect water in the Sierra Nevada!

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