Sustainable Northwest

Sustainable Northwest partners with communities and enterprises to achieve economic, ecological and community vitality and resilience. SNW concentrates on community-based, self-empowering initiatives that restore and maintain ecological health, promote economic opportunities, develop and share innovative solutions, build trust in sustainable natural resource utilization, and promote public policy and institutional reforms.

Sustainable Northwest has been a Brainerd Foundation grantee since 2004.

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Sustainable Northwest Grant history

2015

$1,000 - To support the participation of the Montana Watershed Coordination Council on the steering committee for an organizational capacity building project in the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent. Opportunity fund

2014

$130,000 - To develop and implement a capacity building program for community-based conservation groups in the High Divide and Southern Crown of the Continent. Conservation capacity

2013

$1,500 - To allow ranchers to attend and share their experiences at the Society for Range Management's annual conference. Opportunity fund

2012

$80,000 - A two year grant to build capacity and networks for regional conservation in the High Divide. Conservation capacity

2011

$40,000 - To increase participation of rural leaders from Idaho and western Montana in landscape-scale conservation in the High Divide. Conservation capacity

2011

$3,000 - To allow rural partners from Montana and Idaho to attend an upcoming strategy meeting. Opportunity fund

2010

$40,000 - To increase participation of rural leaders from Idaho and western Montana in landscape-scale conservation in the High Divide. Place-based conservation

2009

$36,000 - To work in partnership with Salmon Valley Stewardship and the Lemhi Regional Land Trust on community-based conservation in Idaho. Place-based conservation

2009

$2,000 - For an Annual Policy Meeting for ranching and rangeland communities in December 2009. Opportunity fund

2007

$20,000 - To work in partnership with Salmon Valley Stewardship on community-based conservation priorities for Lemhi County, Idaho. Place-based conservation

2006

$20,000 - To support work in community-based conservation with Salmon Valley Stewardship in Salmon, Idaho and in the Klamath Basin. Place-based conservation

2005

$30,000 - To support community-based conservation work through the Yainex Ranch Project in the Klamath Basin and with the Salmon Valley Stewardship in Salmon, Idaho. Place-based conservation

2005

$3,000 - To inform the Forest Service, the local community, and interested stakeholder groups about the local forest-based workforce and enterprises in forest restoration projects. Opportunity fund