Grantee Profile

Natural Resources Defense Council

Grants to Natural Resources Defense Council

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) is an environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists, and other professionals. Through this grant, NRDC's Nuclear Program intends to analyze and communicate to a wide audience the technical, economic, environmental, and international security risks of a U.S. government or federally-subsidized commercial program to further develop and/or deploy nuclear spent fuel reprocessing. It will also address the risks of spent fuel storage from a terrorism perspective.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Discovery Grants

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an environmental action group, with 1.4 million members and online activists, as well as the expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists, and other professionals. NRDC will develop and test a pilot citizen radiation monitoring network to crowd-source radiation information and analyze, map and share data in real time. The network will use: a new generation of hand-held radiation detectors; online networking, social media and dynamic mapping software resources; and radiation health physics expertise. Grant funds will be used for partial staff salaries, consultant fees, travel, publications, detector hardware, and other administrative costs.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To secure the global nuclear fuel cycle and verify the storage and elimination of U.S. and Russian tactical nuclear weapons (over two years).

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of policy research and engagement on nuclear disarmament issues and the safety of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Natural Resources Defense Council $1,950,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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