Grants

By helping others fulfill their conservation missions, we support the health of the Salish Sea region.

The Keta Legacy Foundation offers two distinct grant opportunities.


Grant Opportunities

Community Grants

The Foundation offers a competitive grant program to qualifying conservation-focused non-profit organizations whose programs and activities preserve and protect environments and living organisms of the Salish Sea region. By helping others fulfill their conservation missions, we support the health of the Salish Sea region.

The Salish Sea region is the intricate network of coastal mountains, land, and waterways that include the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Washington. Its major bodies of water are the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound.

map of the Salish Sea region

Norm Winn Memorial Conservation Grant

New in 2024, this competitive grant opportunity is focused on conservation, preservation, and restoration projects proposed by conservation-focused non-profit organizations in the states of Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho plus Eastern Washington State.

Norm Winn was a passionate conservationist. His contributions to the Pacific Northwest are legendary from helping pass the 1976 Alpine Lakes Wilderness bill, 1984 Washington Wilderness Act, the Olympic National Park ocean strip additions in 1988. He also worked with Senator Patty Murray on the Plum Creek Land Exchange.

Norm served on the Board of Directors of the Keta Legacy Foundation, also known as the Mountaineers Foundation, for many years. His area of focus was the grants the Foundation awarded to conservation organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Norm was adamant that both large and small organizations be supported through the Foundation’s extensive granting program.