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Weeden Foundation Grant

Grants to California, Montana, Chile, and Russia nonprofits in
Eligible Regions to Protect Biodiversity in Endangered Areas

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Weeden Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/12/18 Receipt


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Grants to California, Montana, Chile, and Russia nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs to protect biodiversity worldwide. New applicants must submit a letter of inquiry before applying. Funding is given to programs in the following geographic areas: 1) Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion in Northern California; 2) High Divide in Southwest Montana; 3) Altai Republic in Russia, and 4) Chilean Patagonia.

Within its four current geographic focus areas, the Foundation is working to protect old-growth forests, expand habitats for endangered species on public and private lands, and link key wildlife corridors. There are many threats to these regions, including logging, mining, road building, dam building, and grazing.

At the US national level, the Foundation supports advocacy for wildlife corridors, the Endangered Species Act, and additional wilderness designations. Additionally, the Foundation has a “Consumption and Population” program to address the adverse impact of growing human populations and overuse of natural resources on biodiversity.

The Foundation’s consumption program currently focuses on promoting greater use of environmental paper. Grant-making in this area aims to expand the market for environmental papers through consumer-targeted education and efforts directed at the publishing industries as well as corporate and government procurement practices. The Foundation also recognizes the importance of advocacy and education initiatives to reduce levels of natural resource consumption. The Foundation’s environmental education grant-making is directed at K-12 and college-level programs. Current grants incorporate the ecological footprint methodology and similar tools to achieve a fuller, more integrated curriculum that connects population growth, over-consumption, environmental degradation, and biological limits.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174218

Term of Contract:

The Foundation does not currently entertain multi-year support requests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

Applicants must provide a copy of their IRS tax exemption 501(c)(3) certification letter or an equivalency form for non-U.S.based organizations (available through the Foundation).

For lists of areas rarely funded, see the Grantmaking Focus Areas link in Pre-Application Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

The Board of Directors meets three times a year, usually in March, June, and October, but note that board meetings may be held the month preceding or following these times. For proposals to be considered at a meeting, they must arrive in the Foundation offices on or before the set deadline. Deadlines are approximately six weeks prior to each meeting, and are posted on the website at least two months in advance.

The next deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 12th, 2018.

The Foundation requires that new applicants (not current grantees) submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) via email. The foundation will respond to all such letters within a few weeks of receipt. Returning applicants (who received a grant the previous year) do not need to submit a letter of inquiry.

Each full proposal should be sent to the Foundation in hardcopy via mail (with other required material and any background materials) and email (proposal only). The Foundation prefers proposal packets be sent by regular mail. Faxed proposals will not be accepted.

Grantmaking objectives:

Grantmaking Focus Areas:

Contact Information:

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

Don A. Weeden, Executive Director
Phone: 914-864-1375
Fax: 914-864-1377

The Weeden Foundation
35 Adams Street, Ground Floor
Bedford Hills, NY 10507

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion;   Montana: High Divide

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.