PROGRAM AREA

Watershed Restoration

Support for Vital Ecosystems

The Watershed Restoration program focuses on restoration and revitalization of key watershed ecosystems within specific geographic areas in California and Oregon.

WHERE WE FUND

California, the Mattole River watershed; the mid-Klamath/Scott/Shasta rivers; and in the Sierra Nevada, the Truckee River watershed, Yuba/Bear/American rivers, and the North Fork Feather River watershed; and in Oregon, the upper Deschutes Basin and the upper John Day Basin.

PROGRAMS/Projects WE FUND

Those which:

  • Incorporate environmental, economic, and social equity factors because solutions that merge these factors tend to have long-term success
  • Preserve and build natural capital by consuming the growth of the environmental resource, rather than the resource itself
  • Support creative solutions to revitalization and restoration that have the potential to serve as models for similar projects
  • Are part of a cluster of projects in a given watershed involving one or more organizations over time (the Foundation believes this clustering of support at the watershed level will result in stronger partnerships and a greater impact)
  • Foster collaborative partnerships even among groups with divergent interests
  • Include activities that governmental agencies do not normally fund

Additional Considerations

The foundation prioritizes projects with broad-based community involvement (financial support, volunteer support, and in-kind donations, etc.).

 The foundation will fund restoration projects that have an environmental education component, but only where restoration is the main and long-term focus.

NEW APPLICANTS

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Out of respect for applicants’ time and limited resources, before starting the application process, please contact Annie Yates to discuss your organization’s work. Our Application Questions can be viewed here.

Step 2: After contacting Annie, please start the online application process.

WATERSHED RESTORATION GRANTEES

HOW TO REAPPLY

Grantees who have received funding within the past year and wish to be considered for subsequent grant funding should submit a Final Report as outlined in the grant agreement, and then submit a Grantee Application.

ADDITIONAL

PROGRAM AREAS

PRE-3 SUPPORT

The Pre-3 Support program focuses on building resiliency among families facing adversity or trauma by helping parents and caregivers cope with toxic stress.

GGS EARLY LITERACY

The GGS Early Literacy program promotes literacy for children, including acquisition of reading, writing, and comprehension skills, and application of literacy skills to critical thinking and self-expression.

GGS HEALTHY LIVING

The GGS Healthy Living program supports organizations that enable youth to thrive and live up to their full potential by building resiliency, promoting healthy coping strategies and positive decision-making, and preventing unhealthy behaviors.