Burning Foundation: Environment Grant

The Burning Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $15,000

Next deadline: Oct 2, 2019 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Feb 19, 2020 (Letter of inquiry), Apr 1, 2020 (Full proposal), Aug 21, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, 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:

We supply financial assistance to organizations that engage in the preservation of habitat that supports biodiversity and quiet remote recreation in Washington or Oregon. We believe that it is most important to preserve habitat that is part of a larger functioning ecosystem. 

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.


  • Local groups working to improve their immediate environment and statewide groups addressing general conservation and protection issues will be given preference over national organizations with projects in the Pacific Northwest.


  • We will NOT support:
    • Requests for research projects or scholarships.
    • Book or film 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.
    • Requests for environmental education programs.
    • Land Trusts that are primarily agriculturally focused.
    • Quasi-governmental organizations, such as:
      • Regional Fisheries Enhancement groups
      • Soil and Water Conservation Districts
      • Watershed Councils