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Mead Foundation Awards a $40,000 Grant
to the Redwood Forest Foundation

June, 2012

The Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI) is pleased to announce that the Giles W. and Elise G. Mead Foundation has awarded RFFI a $40,000 grant payable over two years, in $20,000 increments, to "aid in the development of and implementation of an economically and ecologically sound method of carbon sequestration and carbon credit sales on Usal Redwood Forest."

The Mead Foundation supports organizations dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, the advancement of medical science, and other important social needs.

In the 1970s, the late Giles Mead, an ichthyologist, was the very successful director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. After his retirement to his Mead Ranch in Napa Valley, he was very active in land and resource conservation issues. Over the years he provided financial support to many small environmental organizations throughout the Pacific northwest.

Mead and Henry Gundling, former RFFI Director, were fast friends and in the late 1990s, Giles gave RFFI a $100,000 grant that was pivotal in RFFI's development. Henry Gundling played a crucial role in securing the present grant. RFFI honored Giles Mead as a Founder in 2008, because of the crucial role he has played in the advancement of RFFI's mission.

Henry Gundling & Giles Mead's daughters
Henry Gundling and Giles Mead's daughters

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