WHAT OUR GRANTEES SAY
Center for Environmental Equity, Oregon: "The Center for Environmental Equity works to protect Oregon's environment, communities, and taxpayers from mineral mining degradation. We operate with a small annual budget -- less than $50,000. Grants awarded by the Fund for Wild Nature fill essential budget gaps many funders avoid. One example is funding for legal expenses we incur when challenging proposed actions before an agency decision is issued and before a lawsuit is necessary. Thanks, Fund for Wild Nature!"
Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Georgia: "The Fund for Wild Nature has been instrumental in assisting Ogeechee Riverkeeper fight the polluters who are ruining a beloved blackwater river in Southeast Georgia. Their generous grant has gone towards grassroots organizing and rallying, preparation for a Clean Water Act lawsuit and educational outreach on the importance of clean water."
Wild Equity Institute, California: "Our work protecting wild areas and strengthening the conservation movement would not be possible without the steadfast support of the Fund for Wild Nature. The Fund's financial support has of course been essential to our litigation and our campaigns, but it's more than that: their individual board members have given us inspiration when the campaigns became difficult, and their networks have helped us engage new allies and build power. We can't thank them enough: and we're glad they are out there setting a stellar example of foundation giving for us all."
Earth First! Speakers Bureau, Florida: "Support from the Fund for Wild Nature helped get our project on the road three years ago, allowing us to spread the word about grassroots ecological action and make connections with activists across generations. The Fund's assistance let us amplify the urgent message of defending the wild--loud and clear--with dozens of presentations in 2012 at universities, conference and community centers to hundreds of people. Thanks FWN!"
WHAT WE DO
The Fund for Wild Nature provides grants to small groups who get things done, and we've been at it for over 30 years. Please see our History page for some highlights. Our Board of Directors is comprised of lifelong environmental activists who know which steps are needed to protect and restore species and habitat, and which strategies and tactics will work. We will direct your donation to where it is most needed. Join us as an investor in wild nature!
Are you a small, grassroots environmental organization in need of funding? Please review our mission statement and our guidelines for submitting grant applications. Also, review our recent grantees and annual reports to determine if your project fits within the Fund's mission and priorities.
Friends of the Clearwater, Idaho: "The Clearwater Basin in north-central Idaho contains approximately 1.5-million acres of unprotected roadless wildands. Unfortunately, the Forest Service has done a poor job of protecting these irreplaceable landscapes from off-road vehicle abuse. We thank the Fund for Wild Nature in supporting our efforts to stop motorized madness in places like the 260,000-acre Weitas Creek roadless area--a proposed wilderness area by the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act."