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.
Libby Traubman, B.A., M.S.W., is a retired clinical social worker who helped organize the 1991 Beyond War conference for Israeli and Palestinian citizen-leaders resulting in a historic signed document, Framework For A Public Peace Process. She co-produced three films modeling a new quality of listening and communication – PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians & Jews Together at Camp, DIALOGUE AT WASHINGTON HIGH, and CROSSING LINES IN FRESNO. Libby and her husband, Len, have supported, including […]
Tom Callos teaches martial arts school owners of all styles how to do what they do –better. His organization is The 100, which champions sustainable business practices, transparent pricing, and substantive education programs around a variety of subjects including environmental self-defense, issue of food production and diet, anger management, suicide prevention, non-violent conflict resolution, and community engagement.
Tom also heads The Ultimate Black Belt Test, a yearlong experiential training program for martial artists […]
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 projects protecting rainforests in South America, Asia and the Pacific through providing benign and sustainable development projects for their indigenous inhabitants tied to the protection of their forests.
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. Nina is also a long-term City Commissioner in Oakland, California, serving as a grant-maker to more than 120 community-based youth development […]
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 winning books including Most Good, Least Harm: The Simple Principle for a Better World and a Meaningful Life (2009), The Power and Promise of […]
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 for YouthAIDS, co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World programs and co-founder of “Bare Witness” Humanitarian Tours/the Global SEVA Challenge. […]
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 an agriculture project at a nearby high school, Nathan founded Mercy For Animals to give “food” animals a much needed advocate […]
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 Dharma Master in the Zen Buddhist tradition, Will sees his mission as one of bringing the message of radical inclusion to […]
Ingrid Newkirk is an animal rights activist, an author, and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She is best known for the animal rights awareness campaigns she organizes on behalf of PETA, which she cofounded in 1980.
Ingrid is the author of Save the Animals! 101 Easy Things You Can Do, 50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals, The Compassionate Cook, 250 Ways to Make Your Cat Adore You, You Can Save the […]
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 their ability and responsibility to make a difference in the world.
For many years after she returned to the ground, Julia actively […]