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Campbell Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple Western States
for Water Quality and Ocean Ecosystem Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

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Campbell Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/30/17 5:00 PM PT


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii nonprofits for projects that promote healthy ocean ecosystems and improve water quality on the West Coast of the United States. Funding is intended for new grantees only; current or previous grantees are not eligible.

The Campbell Foundation’s Healthy Ocean Ecosystems program strives to identify opportunities in the field that a) are gaining political momentum, b) present a great opportunity to leverage resources of all kinds, and c) are innovative from a business and social perspective.

The Foundation allocates the resources of its Pacific Coast office to projects in these areas:
- Sustainable Fisheries (Domestic/Western US)
- Protection of Special Places (Domestic/Western US)
- Land-Sea Connection/Water Quality (Northern California)
- Communication of Ocean Conservation Issues

The Foundation is also increasingly concerned with models that predict the serious impact climate change will have on water resources in the western United States. It allocates a portion of its resources to bring together willing participants from competing interests to push for management changes that address these models.

Proposals are reviewed on a number of factors, including, but not limited to:

- Program effectiveness
- Board giving
- Completeness of proposal
- Organizational financial health and sustainability
- % the ask is compared to the organizational or project budget
- Size of organizational/project budget
- Ability to adhere to cycle guidelines

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171563

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will vary in size, but will be no greater than $25,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

501(c)3 organizations may apply. Fiscally-sponsored projects and private entities will not be considered.

Funding is intended for new grantees only; current or previous grantees are not eligible.

Organizations are eligible to apply for an unsolicited grant every other year.

Pre-Application Information:


Cycle 1 – Cycle 1 is closed. Winners will be announced no later than May 31, 2017.

Cycle 2 – Proposals are due no later than 5:00 PM, Pacific Time on Friday, June 30, 2017. Decisions about Cycle 2 grants will not be made any sooner than August 31, 2017, regardless of when the proposal is submitted.

For the online application, please note that you must choose and save the proposal at the time of registration in order to be able to come back and edit it. See the application instructions in Supporting Documents for details.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For questions, please contact Anna Lindgren, Assistant to the President at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska;   California;   Hawaii;   Oregon;   Washington

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