Understanding the Restorative Power of Nature

What They Do The University of Utah Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is conducting a first-of-its-kind study into the mental health benefits of therapeutic processes and outdoor activities for veterans. This research explores how nature-based experiences contribute to the health and wellbeing of our nation’s Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families. And the … Continued

Building Hope and Resilience Through Fly Fishing

What They Do Through the experience of fly-fishing in Montana, Warriors and Quiet Waters (WQW) is a catalyst for positive change in the lives of post-9/11 combat veterans. WQW helps build hope and resilience for veterans through therapeutic retreats in a secure, scenic, and restorative environment. WQW provides an all-expenses-paid week of professional fly-fishing instruction, … Continued

Stopping the Illegal Flow and Use of Firearms

What They Do Arms with Ethics speaks to all sides on gun violence by developing police-led strategies that help build a network of consensus-building community safety partners that includes gun owners and gun sellers. The organization is developing programs to reduce the illegal flow and illegal use of guns by focusing on the estimated 500,000 … Continued

David Brotherton

David Brotherton is a communications consultant and advisor for the Kendeda Fund’s Gun Violence Prevention program. David is also president of Brotherton Strategies, where he provides communications services to a diverse mix of national foundations, global NGOs, local nonprofits, and mission-driven for-profit clients. Having spent 25 years working at the intersection of message, media, brand, and … Continued

Building Strong Neighborhoods with Quality Affordable Housing

What They Do People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo) is a local membership-based community organization fighting to make affordable housing a reality on Buffalo’s West Side. PUSH Buffalo was established to: Create strong neighborhoods with quality affordable housing; Decrease the rate of housing abandonment by reclaiming empty houses from neglectful public and private owners and … Continued

Promoting Global Awareness Through Reporting, Outreach, and Education

What They Do The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization. Dedicated to promoting of in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs, the Center sponsors quality international journalism across all media platforms and an innovative program of outreach and education. Founded in 2006, the Center now supports over 100 public-interest reporting projects each … Continued

Reporting on Behalf of the Planet

What They Do Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary. It covers climate, energy, food, cities, politics, business, green living, and the occasional adorable baby animal. Each day, the online magazine points its readers to the news that matters most, and translates wonky issues into stories that make sense. Grist’s goal … Continued

Creating Shared Meaning and Equitable Climate Solutions

What They Do The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) mission is to support and strengthen US-based civil society organizations’ influence on the development and implementation of local, national, and international climate policy and action. Founded in 1989, USCAN fosters and facilitates collaborative efforts to share information, coordinate activities, and develop strategies across diverse organizations and … Continued

Supporting Women in Agriculture to Increase Rural Prosperity

What They Do Root Capital is a nonprofit social investment fund that grows rural prosperity in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Africa and Latin America by lending capital, delivering financial training, and strengthening market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses. Its Women in Agriculture Initiative enhances lending products and financial advisory services to provide … Continued

Empowering Lakota Youth and Families Through Cultural Identity

What They Do Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC), located on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, empowers Lakota youth & families to improve the health, culture, and environment of their communities, through the healing and strengthening of cultural identity. In 1998 the rebirth of the ancient rite of traditional Lakota Sun Dance was … Continued