At A Glance
2 Gateway Ctr., Ste. 1800
Pittsburgh, PA United States 15222-1442
Type of Grantmaker
Established in 1996 in PA - Colcom was created to perpetuate Cordelia S. May's philanthropic vision, which reflected her deep and life long concern about the negative effects of human overpopulation on the environment and quality of life in the U.S. Mrs. May, who spent her entire life and considerable resources protecting ecosystems, preserving the environment and conserving land and water, concluded that "the well intended actions of most environmental organizations are doomed to failure unless and until they recognize that the degradation of our natural world ultimately results from the press of human numbers". The foundation is also involved in local environmental and community projects.