Sustainable Forests and Communities Grant
Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation
Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $35,000
Next anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2018 (Full proposal)
Later anticipated deadlines: Mar 1, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)
Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University
Funding uses: Education / Outreach
Location of project: Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Counties in California: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Inyo County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yolo County, Yuba County, Counties in Montana: Beaverhead County, Deer Lodge County, Flathead County, Gallatin County, Glacier County, Granite County, Jefferson County, Lake County, Lewis and Clark County, Lincoln County, Madison County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Park County, Pondera County, Powell County, Ravalli County, Sanders County, Silver Bow County, Teton County Expand all
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The goal of the Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative is to promote the creation of environmentally and economically sustainable forest communities in the regions of the United States where the Weyerhaeuser Family's business interests originated.
The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation through its Sustainable Forests and Communities Initiative is interested in supporting organizations that work in forested landscapes to enhance the environment, the economy, and community. Implementation of integrated approaches in these areas that also enhance market valuation of forest ecosystem services is favored. Thus, the Foundation is looking for projects that promote vibrant forest-based communities by focusing on the following:
- Employing sustainable forest management, conservation, and ecological restoration.
- Developing and encouraging enterprise-based sustainable economic activities.
- Using innovative social and locally-based business processes to meet agreed-upon environmental and economic sustainability goals.
- Forest Ecosystem Services
- Using innovative business or policy models to better establish prices and markets for ecosystem services.
- Forest ecosystem services can include, but are not restricted to, carbon sequestration, forests' role in the carbon, nutrient, and water cycles, providing habitat to support biodiversity, and providing aesthetic, educational, and other cultural services.
Projects of potential interest include the following examples:
- Creation of local market-based jobs for in-forest activities (such as sustainable forest management, forest restoration, or sustainable silviculture).
- Development of demand for certified wood and for products made with sustainably produced forest resources (e.g., wood, boughs, biomass, and mushrooms).
- Promoting sustainable forest management alternatives to conversion of private forested land to other uses.
- Creating value in forests and forest communities through developing, producing, and marketing new forest products or forest ecosystem services.
- Advancing community-wide long-term planning for monetizing the full range of forest values, including explicit valuation of and creation of markets for forest ecosystem services.
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- Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
- The Foundation supports activities in the regions in which the family's business interests originated: Idaho, Oregon, Washington, northern California, western Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
- Locally based organizations within these geographic areas are eligible to apply.
- Regional and national organizations promoting the integration of ecology, economy, and community, and which are working with local partners operating within the Initiative's geographic area, are also eligible to apply.
- Foundation will not commit funds for the second or third year without an annual review.
- The Foundation will not consider proposals in the following areas:
- Ongoing projects or general operating support for an organization
- Projects whose purpose is to create specific media, film, photography, or books
- Capital projects, including land acquisition or the construction of buildings
- Grants or scholarships to individuals
- Projects that attempt to change behavior by education of the general public
- Camps or cultural exchange programs
- Lobbying prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code
- Start-up costs for new organizations
- Research projects
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