Strengthening the next generation of Northwest conservation philanthropy, leadership, and advocacy.
Our Conservation Capacity program focuses on three initiatives that build upon the foundation's historic investments.
By the time the foundation sunsets in 2020, we aim to see:
Two Southwest Oregon watersheds known for their wild salmon and steelhead, clean waters, natural and recreational resources, have received 20 years of protection from new hard rock mining projects. The protected area is a part of a vast, wild, largely roadless and globally unique environment bordered by the Pacific Ocean that is home to one of the highest concentrations of Wild and Scenic Rivers outside Alaska. The Brainerd Foundation supported American Rivers advocacy on this issue.
Typical conservation capacity grants range from $10,000 to $50,000. Grants are awarded at one of three board meetings held each year. Proposals are accepted by invitation only.