Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund

 
$5,602
$494,398
Raised
Remaining

Summary

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund will make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations helping the victims of the oil spill and address long-term economic, environmental, cultural effects of the disaster

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

As we learned with the Valdez oil spill in Alaska in 1989, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will have both short- and long-term consequences. The spill will have its most direct effects on the Louisiana coastline and its fragile ecosystems. It will impact the livelihoods of fishermen and their families, as well those who depend on the fishing and tourism industries. The environmental effects will linger for many years.

How will this project solve this problem?

The fund will make emergency grants to nonprofit organizations helping the victims of the oil spill and address the long-term effects of the disaster.

Potential Long Term Impact

The fund will help address the long-term economic, environmental, cultural effects of the disaster, and strengthen coastal communities against future environmental catastrophes by investing in solutions.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Project Leader

Josephine Everly

development officer
New Orleans, LA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund
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