EDGI is fiscally sponsored by Public Lab, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation.
May 2017 - June 2018
$97,020 “Collaborative Website Monitoring, Analysis, and Strategic Communications to Protect Science Infrastructure Under the Trump Administration”
Climate Central is partnering with The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) to comprehensively assess which government-based climate science resources (including databases) are threatened and to establish a model and plan for ongoing monitoring and strategic communications that protect vital scientific infrastructure.
EDGI Proposal Developers: Andrew Bergman, Toly Rinberg, Sara Wylie, Rebecca Lave, Nick Shapiro
Remote Project Manager: Raymond Cha, Weather Pattern, LLC
Grant Coordinators: Stephanie Knutson, Nick Shapiro
April 2018 - March 2020
$500,000 “Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) General Support”
The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is using this funding to continue and expand its very successful work in archiving federal environmental data, monitoring and reporting on changes in federal websites involving environmental issues, interviewing past and present staff of EPA and other agencies, producing analyses of federal environmental reports and rules changes, publishing lay and academic articles on federal environmental concerns, and working with data justice organizations to develop new democratic approaches to environmental data production, access, and use, as well as additional general organizational support.
Proposal Developers: Phil Brown, Michelle Murphy, Nick Shapiro, Raymond Cha
Grant Coordinator: Stephanie Knutson
Our work is made possible through grants and direct tax-deductible donations from the public.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
March 2017 - September 2017
$50,000, “Environmental Data and Governance Initiative”
This grant provided funding for three of EDGI’s core working groups: archiving, website monitoring, and interviewing.
Proposal Developers: Nick Shapiro, Michelle Murphy, Sara Wylie
Contractors: Andrew Bergman, Rob Brackett, Toly Rinberg
Working Group Coordinators: Brendan O’Brien, Matt Price, Dawn Walker, Chris Sellers, Toly Rinberg
Project Directors: Nick Shapiro, Stephanie Knutson