Grants Awarded

2019

The Foundation is dedicated to working in partnership with other like-minded organizations and is proud to present the recipients of our first round of this year’s grants.

We are looking forward to our next grant cycle. Please check our grant application deadlines.

Thank you for your interest in our work.

Education

Camp Solomon Schecther
Funds will help buy equipment for their environmental education program, Osprey Camp – geocaching kits, watershed model, bird skull replicas.

Education Supporting Habitat/Wildlife

Whatcom Land Trust
Support for this organization to sponsor events at the Whatcom Water Week, celebrating local water resources. Events include tour of two land trust areas, production of a video for their website, educational materials, and volunteer work parties.

SR3-SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research
Provides emergency care to sick, injured and entangled marine mammals. Funds will support 45 community events highlighting the negative impact of personal pollutants plus two beach clean ups.

Vashon Nature Center
Expansion of Vashon Salmonwatcher Program with DNA testing via fin clips of spawned out salmon. Data will be sent to WDFW and Cedar Coast Field Station in B.C. to contribute to Salish Sea genetic library.

Washington Environmental Council
Funds to support Orca Month (June) activities – a month of activities hosted by Orca Salmon Alliance (15 local and national non-profits). Fifteen events were planned for Washington state and ten events planned for Oregon. A small set of events were planned for British Columbia.

Washington Association of Land Trusts
Develop and host Shoreline Partner Training to help land trusts to develop tools and strategies to enhance shoreline protection, stewardship and outreach.

Student Conservation Association
Addition of a Citizen Science Initiative to the work projects at local parks and green spaces that this organization organizes. The organization is looking to develop a more consistent environmental educational component for the crews of high school students.

Education via Film, Social Media, Web, Art, and Hard Copy Publication Projects

TLP Media
Development of one-hour documentary film on southern resident orcas – how the health of the Sea is affecting the orcas and what can be done to improve their health.

Various

Great Peninsula Conservancy
Creation of kayak landing site at the new preserve area, Hahobas Shoreline Preserve Project. Also includes interpretive and directional signage.