Our ambassadors are people who are particularly well equipped to find great potential grantees. They are talent scouts, leaders, networkers and people who believe in people. If you are applying for a grant because you heard about it through one of our ambassadors, please let us know.
John Seed is founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia (RIC). John is an accomplished bard,songwriter, film-maker and sculptor . Since 1979 he has been involved in the direct actions to protect the Australian rainforests. John received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 1995, for services to conservation and the environment. He has created numerous
Nina Horne, MPP, is a policy consultant focused to building and supporting initiatives for improving lives at the international, federal, state, and local levels with a wide range of organizations, including the OECD, the U.N., EPA, Department of State, National Science Foundation, International Standards Organization, and private investment firms.
Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), and is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement, which works to create a humane, peaceful, healthy and just world for all people, animals, and the environment through education. Zoe is the author of several award
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching that incorporates both the physical and mystical aspects of the practice of yoga. As a strong and articulate voice for social change, she is also the National Yoga Ambassador
Nathan Runkle is the Founder and Executive Director of Mercy For Animals. Raised on a farm in rural Ohio, Nathan has long had a deep connection with farmed animals and agriculture. After a local farmed animal abuse case, involving a piglet slammed head first into a concrete floor during
Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion. Will presents about 150 events yearly at conferences, retreats, and progressive churches and centers throughout North America. A healthy, enthusiastic, and profoundly happy vegan since 1980, and
For 738 days, Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, called Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. From the branches of Luna, she co-founded Circle of Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people about
Andrew Boston is an economic development volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, based in rural Northeast Uganda. Andrew’s assignment is with a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) sponsored community radio station. Andrew hosts several daily radio programs discussing everything from economic development and financial literacy
Jonathan Balcombe was born in England, raised in New Zealand and Canada, and has lived in the United States since 1987. He has three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology (the study of animal behavior) from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats. He has