The Harder Foundation supports organizations and coalitions at the regional, state and local level in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Western Montana that advance the following long-term objectives:
Southeast & Southcentral Alaska
- Protecting large wild ecosystems with rich biodiversity.
- Supporting collaborative environmental advocacy structures that protect public lands and waters.
Olympic Peninsula, Pacific Coast and Columbia River Estuary in Washington
- Protecting and restoring healthy ecosystems and salmon habitat from headwaters to tidewaters.
- Supporting the development of community leaders and a local constituency for conservation and environmental protection.
High Divide region of Western Montana/Central Idaho
- Maintaining federal protections for grizzly bears in the lower 48 states.
- Strengthening social acceptance and tolerance of grizzly bears across the region to promote co-existence and allow for safe passage and connectivity.
- Protecting and restoring healthy ecosystems for all wildlife and communities in the face of climate change.
Pacific Northwest Fossil Fuel Campaigns
- Supporting diverse coalitions of organizations and communities fighting new (and expanding) fossil fuel infrastructure that impacts Washington and Oregon.
- Building on fossil fuel infrastructure campaign successes to galvanize broad public support for state policies that address oil transportation, oil spill response, and climate change.
Public Lands Protection
- Engaging citizens and strengthening public support for protections of state and federal public lands.
- Protecting forest ecosystems for the long term benefits they provide of clean water, clean air, biological diversity and climate resilience.
State Environmental Policy
- Strengthening citizen engagement in environmental policy debates.
- Supporting organizations and coalitions that set common policy priorities to solve statewide and regional environmental problems.
The Harder Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.