We fund projects that are most likely to protect and preserve the greatest concentrations of ecologically valuable resources, and that produce clear, concrete results. We typically make grants for projects that have local, statewide or regional significance, though in limited cases, we will make grants that address federal policies on the ground in our region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana and South Central Alaska). We also provide a limited number of grants each year to current grantees for institutional and administrative capacity building that are aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
General Support Grants
Grants are made to support general operating expenses for prior grantees that have a proven track record working on issues that are consistent with the Foundation’s priorities. In rare circumstances, we provide general support to new organizations that have been formed to resolve an especially urgent environmental problem.