Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation Grant

Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Boulder County, Colorado, Counties in Pennsylvania: Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation

The Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation has a multidimensional grant program; however, its core interest is in promoting conservation and sustainability. The Foundation’s main geographic focus is in Boulder, Colorado.

From 2007 through 2009, the Foundation was a principal supporter of the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), an influential effort to raise awareness of the environmental risks of glacial melt conducted by National Geographic photographer James Balog. Working with the International Wilderness Leadership Foundation and the WILD Foundation, the EIS positioned 27 cameras in remote locations around the world that took photos every hour to document the rapid effects of global climate change on the earth’s glaciers.

Funding Priorities

The Foundation’s grant program primarily focuses on projects within the following areas:

  • Education
  • Environment / Conservation

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

Eligibility:

  • Applicant organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and as public charities under Section 509(a) of that code.
  • The geographic focus of the Foundation’s grantmaking program is Boulder, Colorado, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • The Board reserves the right to approve grants in other locations at its discretion.
  • While the Foundation entertains requests from a wide variety of organizations, most grants are initiated at the direction of the program staff and Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

Ineligibility:

  • The Foundations do not encourage requests for:
    • Support for conferences or trainings
    • Endowment contributions
    • Debt reduction
    • Organizations based outside the United States
    • Support for organizations that are not a 501(c)(3) or government agency, and therefore require a fiscal sponsorship, unless the sponsorship is a temporary situation and/or the sponsorship arrangement meets rigorous criteria for oversight and support
    • Support for individuals
    • Event sponsorships