Over its 30 years, The Conservation Alliance has dispersed an impressive amount of money to dozens and dozens of deserving causes. But the organization is on track to make 2019 its largest donation year to date.

As of this month, the conservancy alliance of more than 250 outdoor-related businesses sent grants totaling $900,000 to 22 organizations working to protect wild places throughout North America. 

“In our 30 anniversary year, we are excited to make our largest grant disbursal ever,” said John Sterling, outgoing executive director. “Thanks to the generous support of our members, we’re on track to award a record $2 million in 2018.”


Alachua Conservation Trust 

Rise Up for the Santa Fe River Campaign


Audubon Alaska 

Protect the Arctic Refuge Campaign


Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - National

Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area Initiative


Conservation Colorado 

CORE Act Campaign


Conservation Lands Foundation 

Campaign for the Gila River, Wild and Scenic


Ducks Unlimited

Grayland Acquisition and Protection Project


Grand Canyon Trust

Campaign to Protect the Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining


Greater Yellowstone Coalition 

Yellowstone Gateway Land Acquisitions Campaign


Idaho Conservation League 

Protecting the High Divide Campaign


Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center

Oregon Wildlands 2.0 Campaign


Montana Wilderness Association 

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project


New Mexico Wilderness Alliance 

Greater Chaco Protection Campaign


Oregon Natural Desert Association

Protecting Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands


San Juan Citizen's Alliance 

San Juan Mountains Wilderness


Save Our Canyons 

Wild Forests and Connected Watersheds Education Program


Save the Redwoods 

Protecting the Giants of Giant Sequoia National Monument


The Trust for Public Land 

Spence Mountain


The Wilderness Land Trust 

Little Castle Lake-Castle Crags Wilderness Project


Trout Unlimited 

Sportsmen for the Ruby Mountains


Wallowa Land Trust 

Campaign for the East Moraine


Washington Wild 

North Cascades and Puget Sound Headwaters Campaign


Wilderness Workshop 

Thompson Divide and CORE Act Campaign


The Conservation Alliance staff and board evaluated 53 proposals and placed 25 projects on a ballot. The 22 grants awarded in this grant cycle represent the projects that received the most votes from Conservation Alliance member company employees. 

Collectively, these projects aim to protect more than 19 million acres and 1,046 river miles. The grants cover projects in the U.S. and Canada.

Two of the organizations received funding from The Conservation Alliance for the first time: Alachua Conservation Trust and Ducks Unlimited.

Read more about each of the projects here.