Foundation Policies

We will support:

  • 501(c)(3) groups throughout Washington and Oregon who meet the stated areas of interest.
  • Grants are made for general operating expenses and/or special projects.
  • Multi-Year Policy:
    The Foundation no longer accepts requests for multi-year support.

We will NOT support:

  • Requests for research projects or scholarships.
  • Museums or museum displays.
  • Animal Sanctuaries.
  • Book or film productions, unless the production is an essential component of the funded project.
  • Requests from schools, universities, or their fundraising affiliates.
  • Programs related to energy conservation, alternative energy, nuclear waste, toxics, or global warming.
  • Land/property purchase, or capital campaigns for building construction or renovations.
  • Requests related to gardening programs, or the creation or renovation of urban or community parks.
  • Requests related to urban forests.
  • Environmental education programs.
  • Land Trusts that are primarily agriculturally focused.
  • Requests from farms.
  • Requests for habitat restoration in areas that have been fragmented by agriculture use.
  • Requests for habitat restoration that does not restore habitat to its native state.
  • Quasi-governmental organizations, such as:
    • Regional Fisheries Enhancement groups
    • Soil and Water Conservation Districts
    • Watershed Councils


Applications must be completed in the same cycle in which the LOI is submitted.

If your organization’s proposal has been denied, please wait a year before re-applying.

Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000. Approximately $650,000 is granted each year.