Twice each year, we award grants to grassroots conservation organizations that are working to secure permanent protections for a specific threatened wild place. In September 2019, The Conservation Alliance invested $900,000 in funding during our summer grant cycle.
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.
Following is a summary of the progress our grantees have made with our funding. At the end of this summary there are several exciting interim updates on work we funded during the winter grant cycle in April 2020.
Conservation Alliance grantees funded in September 2019 and April 2020 reported six conservation victories, permanently protecting 3,786 acres, including 483 giant sequoias; 1.3 river miles; and one climbing area.
On October 1, we received 22 final reports and 22 interim reports. Click here to download a PDF of the October 2020 Grantee Report Summaries.