Burning Foundation: Environment Grant

The Burning Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $12,000

Next anticipated deadline: Aug 21, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Oct 2, 2019 (Full proposal), Jan 16, 2020 (Letter of inquiry), Mar 6, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Oregon, Washington

Location of residency: Oregon, Washington

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About this funder:



The mission of Burning Foundation is to protect our region’s rivers, forest, native fish and land.

Environmental Programs:

  • Organizations addressing issues in Washington and Oregon. 
  • Priority issue areas include:
    • protecting threatened rivers and forests
    • nurturing native fish populations
    • conserving land and open space for ecological and recreational purposes

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We will support environmental 501(c)(3) groups throughout Washington and Oregon who meet the stated areas of interest.
  • Grants are made for general operating expenses and/or special projects.
  • Multi-Year Policy:
    • Groups who have received Burning funding for 3 out of 5 previous years may apply for a 3-year grant.


  • Preference will be given to requests from local groups working to improve their immediate environment and from statewide groups addressing general conservation and protection issues, rather than national organizations with projects in the Pacific Northwest.


  • We will NOT support:
    • Requests for research projects or scholarships.
    • Book, video, film, or web productions, unless the production is an essential component of the funded project.
    • Requests from schools, universities, or their fundraising affiliates.
    • Computer, software, or office equipment purchases.
    • Programs related to energy conservation, alternative energy, nuclear waste, toxics, or global warming.
    • Land/property purchase, or capital campaigns for building construction or renovations.
    • Requests related to gardening programs, or the creation or renovation of urban or community parks.
    • We no longer accept proposals for environmental education programs.