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This fund supported small groups embedded in communities or constituencies most impacted by conservation issues to engage in significant conservation policy debates or protect critical ecosystems. These small grants aimed to bolster the work of our existing Conservation Policy and Place-based Conservation grantees by building the capacity of their grassroots partners.

Organizations requesting grassroots support:

  • Brought community views to conservation issues, democratizing efforts to solve regional environmental problems.
  • Demonstrated leadership and expertise within the communities or constituencies they sought to engage at the grassroots level.
  • Collaborated with other organizations, campaigns, or coalitions in the region.

Photo by Chuck Bartlebaugh

Meet some of the organizations we funded through our grassroots fund

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