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 was a Brainerd Foundation grantee from 2004 to 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
$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
$1,500 - To allow ranchers to attend and share their experiences at the Society for Range Management's annual conference. Opportunity fund
$80,000 - A two year grant to build capacity and networks for regional conservation in the High Divide. Conservation capacity
$40,000 - To increase participation of rural leaders from Idaho and western Montana in landscape-scale conservation in the High Divide. Conservation capacity
$3,000 - To allow rural partners from Montana and Idaho to attend an upcoming strategy meeting. Opportunity fund
$40,000 - To increase participation of rural leaders from Idaho and western Montana in landscape-scale conservation in the High Divide. Place-based conservation
$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
$2,000 - For an Annual Policy Meeting for ranching and rangeland communities in December 2009. Opportunity fund
$20,000 - To work in partnership with Salmon Valley Stewardship on community-based conservation priorities for Lemhi County, Idaho. Place-based conservation
$20,000 - To support work in community-based conservation with Salmon Valley Stewardship in Salmon, Idaho and in the Klamath Basin. Place-based conservation
$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
$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