Welcoming TCA’s Newest Round of Grantees

$675,000 in Grants to Grassroots Conservation Organizations

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Photo: Christian Sawicki, Wild Montana

The Conservation Alliance (TCA) is excited to announce the recipients of its latest round of grants. As part of the Winter 2024 cycle, $510,000 in grants were awarded to 12 organizations working to protect outdoor spaces and wild places throughout North America. Three organizations received an additional $45,000 in discretionary grants and TCA awarded one two-year $120,000 grant as part of its Priority Campaign efforts.

TCA staff and board members evaluated 56 proposals before narrowing the field. Final grantees for the Winter 2024 round were chosen by TCA member companies through a nomination and voting process. One grantee will be supporting a TCA Priority Campaign – Idaho Conservation League – for their work on removing four dams on the Snake River. 

“We are at a pivotal moment as we look to protect the natural spaces that are important to so many communities, individuals, and habitats. Our newest round of grants, to both long-time partners and first-time TCA grant recipients, supports strong efforts to conserve these places for current and future generations,” said Kim Paymaster, Grant Program Director at The Conservation Alliance. “We are grateful to TCA’s engaged membership that helps us connect to these important efforts and fuels our funding and advocacy work across North America to protect critical open spaces and wild places.” 

The 16 new grants are located across eight American states – California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming – and one national effort to support the Bureau of Land Management’s Public Lands Rule. Five groups are first time recipients of TCA grant dollars.

The Conservation Alliance works with over 270 member companies to identify important conservation projects that seek to protect wild places and outdoor spaces. Each member company contributes annual dues to a central grant fund which are distributed through discretionary opportunities, the Confluence Program, Priority Campaign grants, and a winter and summer member directed grant cycle to the grassroots groups working to secure conservation outcomes.

Projects funded in the winter grant cycle are as follows:

CalWildEstablishing New and Expanded National Monuments in SoCal$35,000
Central Oregon LandWatchSave Skyline Forest$45,000
Conservation ColoradoColorado’s Outdoor Future$45,000
Oregon WildProtecting 5.5 Million Acres of Forests for Biodiversity & the Climate$25,000
Resources Legacy Fund – Western Energy ProjectUpper Missouri Watershed Protection Campaign$40,000
TRCPProtecting the Oregon Owyhee Canyonlands$50,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc.Protecting the Pecos River Watershed and New Mexico Communities$50,000
Trust for Public LandUpper Wenatchee Community Lands Plan$35,000
WaterWatch of OregonThe Campaign to Remove Winchester, Murphy, and Charley Dams$50,000
Wild MontanaProtecting the Lower Yellowstone River$50,000
Wild Salmon CenterStand Tall Oregon Campaign$50,000
Wyoming Wildlife FederationDesignating and Funding the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Migration$35,000

Projects funded through discretionary grants are as follows:

Colorado Open LandsProtecting a Biodiverse Ecosystem for Wildlife and Community$10,000
Northwest Sportfishing Industry AssociationSnake River Basin Restoration$10,000
Outdoor AllianceProtecting 245 Million Acres of Public Land through the BLM$25,000

Projects funded through Priority Campaign grants are as follows:

Idaho Conservation LeagueRestoring Salmon and Steelhead$120,000 over two years