With $900,000 already doled out, the organization expects to hit $2 million in grants.

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.”

OrganizationProjectAmount

Alachua Conservation Trust 

Rise Up for the Santa Fe River Campaign

$35,000

Audubon Alaska 

Protect the Arctic Refuge Campaign

$50,000

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - National

Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area Initiative

$50,000

Conservation Colorado 

CORE Act Campaign

$50,000

Conservation Lands Foundation 

Campaign for the Gila River, Wild and Scenic

$45,000

Ducks Unlimited

Grayland Acquisition and Protection Project

$35,000

Grand Canyon Trust

Campaign to Protect the Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining

$50,000

Greater Yellowstone Coalition 

Yellowstone Gateway Land Acquisitions Campaign

$50,000

Idaho Conservation League 

Protecting the High Divide Campaign

$10,000

Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center

Oregon Wildlands 2.0 Campaign

$50,000

Montana Wilderness Association 

Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Project

$45,000

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance 

Greater Chaco Protection Campaign

$45,000

Oregon Natural Desert Association

Protecting Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands

$50,000

San Juan Citizen's Alliance 

San Juan Mountains Wilderness

$35,000

Save Our Canyons 

Wild Forests and Connected Watersheds Education Program

$20,000

Save the Redwoods 

Protecting the Giants of Giant Sequoia National Monument

$50,000

The Trust for Public Land 

Spence Mountain

$40,000

The Wilderness Land Trust 

Little Castle Lake-Castle Crags Wilderness Project

$30,000

Trout Unlimited 

Sportsmen for the Ruby Mountains

$45,000

Wallowa Land Trust 

Campaign for the East Moraine

$40,000

Washington Wild 

North Cascades and Puget Sound Headwaters Campaign

$40,000

Wilderness Workshop 

Thompson Divide and CORE Act Campaign

$35,000

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.

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