Lazar Foundation Grant

The Lazar Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next deadline: Apr 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Oct 1, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Note: To be considered for a Lazar Foundation grant, your initial contact should be a letter of inquiry . Organizations proposing projects that fit the Foundation’s current areas of interest will be invited to submit a full proposal within one month of submittal. Full proposals must be in our office no later than the "full proposal" deadlines above. 

The Lazar Foundation is dedicated to funding innovative and strategic projects that protect the environment in the Pacific Northwest.

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


  • The Foundation accepts inquiries for projects related to these interests, except from Alaska.
    • Conservation of large, biologically significant terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
    • Preservation of biological diversity.
    • Projects that broaden the environmental movement.
    • Projects that strengthen or increase the capacity of the environmental movement’s ability to develop, shape, and communicate its message.
  • The Foundation funds projects that protect the environment in the Pacific Northwest.


  • The Lazar Foundation does not accept proposals for the following issue areas:  
    • Toxics
    • Land acquisition or land trusts
    • Environmental education
    • Individuals
    • Computer-related expenses
    • Civic projects.
    • Endowments or capital campaigns.
  • In addition, the Foundation will usually not fund the following:
    • Film or video
    • Urban issues or suburban projects
    • Conservation-based scientific research, unless it directly supports a project that the Foundation is currently funding, and then only rarely.