Colcom Foundation

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Colcom Foundation
Logo Colcom Foundation.png
Motto "The primary mission of the Colcom Foundation is to foster a sustainable environment to ensure quality of life for all Americans by addressing major causes and consequences of overpopulation and its adverse effects on natural resources."
Formation 1996
Type Charitable organization
Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA, United States
President
Timothy M. Inglis
Revenue (2014)
$36,529,725[1]
Expenses (2014) $30,016,575[1]
Website colcomfdn.org

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

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

Colcom Foundation has been a large donor to the anti-immigration cause, providing more than $76 million.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colcom Foundation" (PDF). Foundation Center. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Colcom Foundation – Index". Colcomfdn.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Downtown Planters". Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania Resources Council – Collections for Hard-to-Dispose Items". Prc.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sycamore Island". Allegheny Land Trust. January 28, 2008. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Paris to Pittsburgh". Downtownpittsburgh.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River". Eurekalert.org. August 6, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Western Pennsylvania Conservancy | WPC Introduces Colcom Revolving Fund for Local Land Trusts". Paconserve.org. December 29, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Colcom Foundation fund to provide loans for land conservation". Postgazette.com. December 30, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ Pittsburgh Business Times by Anya Litvak (December 20, 2010). "Colcom Foundation launches Marcellus fund – Pittsburgh Business Times". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Grant to educate public on Marcellus Shale issues". Postgazette.com. December 22, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mount Washington park continues expansion". Postgazette.com. November 29, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Fred Rogers – A Tribute to Children". Fci.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ [1][dead link]
  16. ^ [2] Archived February 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Cleaning Up. Greening Up. And New Web Sites.". Archived from the original on October 8, 2009. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  18. ^ [3][dead link]
  19. ^ "Carnegie Online". Carnegiemuseums.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ Turnbull, Jessica (October 15, 2009). "Pittsburgh News, Sports, and Events – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review". Pittsburghlive.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  21. ^ Tanfani, Joseph (July 25, 2013). "Late heiress' anti-immigration efforts live on". Los Angeles Times. 

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