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
Protect the Arctic Refuge Campaign
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - National
Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area Initiative
CORE Act Campaign
Conservation Lands Foundation
Campaign for the Gila River, Wild and Scenic
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
The Wilderness Land Trust
Little Castle Lake-Castle Crags Wilderness Project
Sportsmen for the Ruby Mountains
Wallowa Land Trust
Campaign for the East Moraine
North Cascades and Puget Sound Headwaters Campaign
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.