The Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant

Mountaineers Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Canada, Counties in Washington: Clallam County, Island County, Jefferson County, King County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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The Mountaineers Foundation has shifted the focus area of our Community Grants program to align with our new mission focus.

The Mountaineers Foundation promotes actions and fosters understanding to inspire conservation within the Salish Sea region. We are interested in projects and active programs that preserve and protect environments and living organisms that influence and support the Salish Sea region.

The Salish Sea is the intricate network of coastal waterways that includes the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Washington. Its major bodies of water are the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound.

Our funding criteria for these conservation education grants are based on our by-laws, articles of incorporation, status as an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization, and the wishes of Paul Wiseman, founding member of the Mountaineers Foundation.

Level 2: The Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant

This grant will be approved at a $15,000 limit. We will welcome substantial projects that envision significant environmental education benefits with carefully articulated goals and outcomes. These grants should have a high impact or visibility and could span multiple years. 

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


  • We Support:     
    • Selected projects of 501(c)(3) or of other non-profit organizations and of certain agencies such as libraries and schools;   
    • Selected projects that involve a variety of community organizations
  • Projects may include:     
    • Direct educational programs and materials related to environmental conservation    
    • Lectures, conferences, seminars    
    • Written or audiovisual awareness materials    
    • Curriculum or other instructional materials 


  • We are unable to support:
    • For-profit organizations    
    • Regular operating expenses (e.g. overhead, ongoing or administrative salaries)    
    • Projects that include legislative lobbying or support candidates for office    
    • Commercial ventures or feasibility studies that might lead to commercial products or programs   
    • Fund drives    
    • Projects that could harm the environment    
    • Memberships in organizations   
    • Projects that have no start/end dates    
    • Projects that repeat established and/or verified studies

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