The Brainerd Foundation’s mission is to protect the environmental quality of the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory) and to build broad citizen support for environmental protection. The Foundation accepts applications from nonprofit organizations in the targeted states/provinces through the following five programs: The Conservation Policy Program is aimed at achieving policy gains at the state or provincial level that ensure the protection of the region’s air, land, and water. The Conservation Capacity Program supports efforts to improve the ability of the environmental community to address communications, bolster legal strategies, and strengthen overall organizational capacity. The Place-Based Conservation Program encourages landscape and wildlife protection efforts in specific critical landscapes in the region. The Opportunity Fund provides grants to organizations with a timely opportunity to impact a conservation policy debate in the Pacific Northwest. The Grassroots Fund supports small organizations confronting critical challenges on the ground in their communities. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time. Visit the website listed above for detailed information on each of the Foundation’s grantmaking programs.
The Brainerd Foundation
Much of my work in service-learning and community engagement has come as a result of the many excellent resources and materials generated by Campus Compact. When I first became the Founding Director of CSUSB's CUP [Community-University Partnership Institute], I relied almost exclusively on the resources of Campus Compact in designing, planning, and implementing our actions.
-Richard M. Eberst, CSU-San Bernardino