World Trout Initiative Grant

Patagonia

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

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 31, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

Background

The World Trout Initiative funds only groups and efforts working to restore and protect wild, self-sustainable trout, salmon and other fish species within their native range. This includes both indigenous freshwater and saltwater fish. We believe that the best way to accomplish this over the long term is by ensuring that populations have high-quality habitats and adequate stream flows, can migrate between habitats without human intervention, are not negatively impacted by hatchery and aquaculture operations, have protection from harmful non-native species and disease, and are not overharvested.

We look for innovative groups that produce measurable results and work on long-term solutions to root causes of the problem. Proposed projects should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success.

Focus Areas

Through the World Trout Initiative, we fund work that:

  • restores native river, coastal and saltwater habitats ;
  • ensures dedicated in-stream flows that mimic natural stream flows;
  • provides unassisted fish passage (without human intervention) to and from historically accessible habitats; we give priority to long-term, low-maintenance and natural channel solutions ;
  • fosters sustainable harvest techniques and eliminates irresponsible aquaculture and pollution ;
  • supports educational and scientific efforts in alignment with the mission of the World Trout Initiative.

Because we are a privately held company, we have the freedom to fund groups off the beaten path that base solutions on sound science. This is where we believe our small grants are most effective. The funding range for a World Trout Grant is typically between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on the specific needs of the project.

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

Eligibility:

  • We fund work that:
    • restores native river, coastal, and salt water habitats
    • ensures dedicated in-stream flows that mimic natural stream flows
    • provides unassisted fish passage (without human intervention) to and from historically accessible habitat; we give priority to long term, low maintenance, and natural channel solutions
    • fosters sustainable harvest techniques and eliminates irresponsible aquaculture, and pollution
    • supports educational and scientific efforts in alignment with the mission of the World Trout Initiative
  • Must be a non-profit organization doing environmental work.
  • Project must focus on the root cause of the problem.
  • Project must have a distinct action component with measurable goals and objectives.
  • Must be a charitable organization working to protect threatened native fish populations.

Ineligibility:

  • We do not create, fund or support projects that:
    • have artificial rearing, hatchery or aquaculture operations
    • promote or study human-assisted fish passage projects (e.g.,. trap and haul, fish elevators, barging)
    • endorse artificial or non-native habitat enhancement or augmentation projects
    • introduce or enhance fish populations not native to a particular body of water
  • Project cannot:
    • Solely be a general environmental education effort
    • Involve land acquisitions, land trusts, or conservation easements
    • Be primarily research based
  • Funding cannot be for an endowment fund
  • Support cannot be for:
    • A conference
    • A political candidate campaign
    • A green building project