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Conservation Media Group

The Lewis Family Foundation proudly underwrote the establishment of the Conservation Media Group (CMG) in 2014. The funding was used to create capacity-building and training infrastructure to support film/video activists and non-profit advocacy organizations. We believe video storytelling in campaign settings is a vital conservation strategy and tool. CMG focuses on three program areas: providing… Read more »

David Conover

Many O.A.T. travelers are familiar with David Conover as a filmmaker and conservationist, as his production team has curated hundreds of independently produced films for the company for several years. Here, he discusses how storytelling also propels his other efforts with Conservation Media Group (CMG).

Friends of Cedar Mesa

“Leave it as it is,” President Teddy Roosevelt told the crowd on May 6, 1903, while overlooking the Grand Canyon. “You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for… Read more »

Josh Ewing

When Josh Ewing left a six-figure, 80-hour-a-week job in advertising, he had no intention of entering the nonprofit world—until he and his wife moved to southeastern Utah and discovered San Juan County.

Grist

The Lewis Family Foundation, with its interests in empowering emerging leaders, building strong partnerships, and using storytelling to drive action and impact, is excited to partner with the media organization Grist to build a New England hub for the Fix  program. Fix will facilitate events that convene Fixers from diverse backgrounds to generate surprising, “that-just-might-work”… Read more »

Chip Giller

From childhood, Chip Giller has had two passions: journalism and the environment. By college, he was thinking about how to communicate environmental issues in a new and different way. Out of this vision, Grist was born.

Himalayan Trust Nepal

One of Grand Circle Foundation’s strongest and most enduring partnerships is with the Himalayan Trust Nepal. The partnership began in 1993, with a focus on improving education, and our donations total $793,499 to date. The next project we are supporting will provide $40,988 in funding for the Shree Juving Secondary School in the Mapya Dudhkoshi… Read more »

Mingma Norbu Sherpa

The leader of the Himalayan Trust Nepal is busy planning and celebrating the Centenary of Sir Edmund Hillary. Our interview will be posted soon.

Protect Our Winters

The Lewis Family Foundation and Grand Circle Foundation began a partnership with Protect Our Winters in 2011 and have donated $210,000 to support their efforts to educate and advocate on climate change issues. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, Protect Our Winters (POW) turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads… Read more »

Torrey Udall

Founded in 2007, Protect Our Winters helps to turn outdoor enthusiasts into advocates for solutions to climate change. Torrey Udall joined the organization in 2016 and shares how his small team can produce outsized results.

ReVision Energy

As a full service renewable energy contractor, ReVision provides a complete range of engineering, design, installation and equipment services for homes, businesses, municipal buildings and nonprofits, and is a company driven by a mission to reduce fossil fuel use in Northern New England. ReVision’s mission aligns with the Lewis Family Foundation’s mission to be a… Read more »

Phil Coupe

Phil Couple is the co-founder of ReVision Energy—an employee-owned, B Corp solar company—created to solve the environmental problems caused by fossil fuels and to alleviate social and economic injustice.

Sacred Earth Solar

Sacred Earth Solar empowers front line Indigenous communities with renewable energy. The Lewis Family Foundation and Grand Circle Foundation have partnered with Sacred Earth Solar to support the Tiny House Warriors in their fight against Trans Mountain Pipeline camps by providing the funding required to build four tiny homes. One of the core tenets that… Read more »

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta, Canada, who has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for the past 15 years. We will be sharing our interview with Melina in the near future.

San Francisco Microfarm

Grand Circle Foundation has partnered with the San Francisco Chachagua School in Costa Rica to create a sustainable microfarm that not only feeds 184 students breakfast, lunch, and sometimes even dinner, but it also impacts the entire community with its surplus food supply and lifelong lessons in sustainable agriculture. Funding was provided to purchase the… Read more »

Eulin Chacon

As the principal of the San Francisco School for 21 years, Eulin Chacon has been a leader in making the microfarm a success. Grand Circle Foundation has partnered with the San Francisco Chachagua School to create a sustainable microfarm that not only feeds 184 students breakfast, lunch, and sometimes even dinner, but it also impacts the entire community with its surplus food supply and lifelong lessons in sustainable agriculture.

Shoals Marine Laboratory

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is dedicated to undergraduate education and research in marine science. Since 1966, SML has offered undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study marine science in the field with exceptional faculty from institutions throughout North America. Learning at SML is grounded in truly “hands-on” educational experiences. SML courses and internships provide rigorous training in… Read more »

Jennifer Seavey

Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) serves as the marine station for both Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. As SML’s John M. Kingsbury Executive Director, Jennifer Seavey oversees its operations and is a faculty member of both institutions.

Society to Protect NH Forests

Over the years the Lewis Family Foundation developed a set of core tenets that help guide all our work – Be Mindful; Be Urgent; Be an Example; Be a Teacher; Be in the Fight. These core tenets are particularly important in our work in conservation and sustainability because they remind us that for all its… Read more »

Jane Difley

For 22 years, Jane Difley has helped lead the effort to protect New Hampshire’s forests. In honor of her efforts, she was awarded the first-ever Alnoba Moral Courage in Leadership Award last year.

Wine to Water

Grand Circle Foundation and the Lewis Family Foundation have funded $105,525 to Wine to Water to support our WASH (Water, And Sanitation, Hygiene) initiative. Launched in 2015,  the goal is for every school and village we support to have access to an adequate supply of clean water, and toilets that meet or exceed local standards. By early 2018,… Read more »

Doc Hendley

Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, NC. In February 2004, Doc held his first fundraiser. And by August, he was living halfway around the globe in Sudan, Africa installing water systems for victims of the government-supported genocide.