Foundation / Corporation
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming nonprofit organizations for programs related to environmental protection. First-time applicants must contact program staff or send an LOI before applying. Funding is intended activities and projects that focus on public lands management, biological diversity conservation, wilderness and wildlands protection, and river and wetlands conservation.
The Foundation generally looks for small organizations for whom a relatively small grant can make a significant difference. Many grantees are grassroots groups with a focus on activism and policy change, particularly in the realm of public lands management. The Foundation often gives grants for specific projects but is also willing to consider grants for general support.
GrantWatch ID#: 181103
Most awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Organizations must submit a copy of their 501(c)3 tax exemption ruling.
Because of its small size, the Foundation rarely funds groups with annual budgets over $1 million.
The Foundation does not consider requests for the acquisition or construction of community recreation facilities, buildings, municipal parks, reservoirs, and similar projects. Limited resources preclude consideration of funding for wildlife rehabilitation centers, zoos, recycling programs, tree planting projects, toxic waste cleanup, film productions, and fellowships.
If you have never received a grant from the Maki Foundation, please call Mindi VanMoorsel between 9:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to discuss your project, or send a brief letter of inquiry. If you have received a grant in the past, you may apply without a preliminary phone call or letter of inquiry.
The Board of Directors meets once a year in mid-summer. To be considered in the current year, proposals must be received by May 1. Awards will be announced by September 15.
Grantmaking overview: http://www.makifoundation.org/grantmaking-overview.html
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
210B South Monarch Street
Aspen, CO 81611
USA: Colorado; Idaho; Montana; New Mexico; Utah; Wyoming