Colcom Foundation

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Colcom Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1996 by Cordelia Scaife May, a Mellon family heiress.

The foundation's website[1] indicates principal funding interests reflect a concern for quality of life and environmental sustainability due to rapid population growth.

Grants have supported projects such as the planters throughout Downtown Pittsburgh,[2] recycling hard-to-dispose waste,[3] conservation of Sycamore Island in the Allegheny River,[4] matching funds to activate Pittsburgh’s downtown streets in the Paris to Pittsburgh Project,[5] water quality studies in the Monongahela River,[6] revolving loan fund enabling land trusts to rapidly consummate vital land conservancy projects,[7][8] Marcellus Environmental Fund to assess and address risks of shale drilling,[9][10] Mt. Washington land conservation,[11] Tribute to Children monument honoring Mister Rogers,[12][13][14] Kids Zone at the Three Rivers Regatta,[15] support for the G-20 in Pittsburgh,[16] completing a bridge for bicyclists on the Great Allegheny Passage near Pittsburgh,[17] curatorial salaries for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History,[18] and matching funds to renovate the fountain at historic Point State Park.[19]

Colcom Foundation has been a large donor to the anti-immigration cause, providing more than $76 million.[20]

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  1. ^ "Colcom Foundation – Index". Colcomfdn.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania Resources Council – Collections for Hard-to-Dispose Items". Prc.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sycamore Island". Allegheny Land Trust. January 28, 2008. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Paris to Pittsburgh". Downtownpittsburgh.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River". Eurekalert.org. August 6, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Western Pennsylvania Conservancy | WPC Introduces Colcom Revolving Fund for Local Land Trusts". Paconserve.org. December 29, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Colcom Foundation fund to provide loans for land conservation". Postgazette.com. December 30, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times by Anya Litvak (December 20, 2010). "Colcom Foundation launches Marcellus fund – Pittsburgh Business Times". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Grant to educate public on Marcellus Shale issues". Postgazette.com. December 22, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mount Washington park continues expansion". Postgazette.com. November 29, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ Wednesday, March 26, 2008 (March 26, 2008). "$4M Colcom Foundation grant to support overlook on Pittsburgh's North Shore". Popcitymedia.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Fred Rogers – A Tribute to Children". Fci.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ [2][dead link]
  15. ^ [3][dead link]
  16. ^ [4]
  17. ^ [5]
  18. ^ "Carnegie Online". Carnegiemuseums.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ Turnbull, Jessica (October 15, 2009). "Pittsburgh News, Sports, and Events – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review". Pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ Tanfani, Joseph (July 25, 2013). "Late heiress' anti-immigration efforts live on". Los Angeles Times. 

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