In April 2018, The Conservation Alliance invested $800,000 in grassroots conservation organizations. Each grant went to a project working to secure permanent protection for a specific threatened wild place. We direct organizations to use our funding over the course of a 12-month period. At the end of the grant period, we ask each group for a 12-month final report. These reports play a key role in helping us determine the return on our investment.
Conservation Alliance grantees funded in the last 12 months reported eight conservation victories, permanently protecting 1,352,066 acres, 379 river miles and one climbing area.
On April 1, we received 21 final reports. Following is a summary of the progress our grantees have made with our funding. At the end of this summary are several exciting updates on work we funded in October 2018. We will share final reports on all of our October 2018 grants in October 2019.