Community Grants

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Community Grants

Operating cash is of critical importance for small nonprofit organizations. On March 25, 2020, we launched a special Community Grant project designed to support grassroots groups who often do not have the luxury of huge cash reserves or endowments. We invited 26 grantees to submit a request for a $5,000 unrestricted Community Grant. These groups have annual operating revenue less than $3 million and received more than $10,000 in funding from The Conservation Alliance during the time period January 1, 2019-March 20, 2020. We hope this modest cash infusion will help our grantees during the COVID-19 pandemic, and demonstrate that we are all in this together. We encourage other funders and grantmakers to consider taking similar actions if possible.

The following organizations were awarded $5,000 unrestricted Community Grants:

Alachua Conservation Trust
American Whitewater
California Wilderness Coalition
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Gwich’in Steering Committee
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild)
Montana Wilderness Association
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
Oregon Desert Land Trust
Oregon Natural Desert Association
Oregon Wild
Outdoor Alliance
San Juan Citizens Alliance
Save Our Canyons
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Taxpayers for Common Sense
The Wilderness Land Trust
Trustees for Alaska
Wallowa Land Trust
Washington Wild
West Virginia Land Trust
Western Environmental Law Center
Wilderness Workshop
Yaak Valley Forest Council