Formerly the Mountaineers Foundation, the Keta Legacy Foundation seeks to promote actions and foster understanding that inspires conservation in the Pacific Northwest. Through its community grants program, it supports conservation-focused nonprofits whose programs and activities preserve and protect environments and living organisms of the Salish Sea region, the intricate network of coastal mountains, land, and waterways that include the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of British Columbia and the northwestern portion of Washington state. The region’s major bodies of water include the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound.
In support of this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its Paul Wiseman Conservation Education Grant. Through the program, two grants of up to $15,000 each will be awarded in support of projects with high impact or visibility and the potential to span multiple years. One award will be granted to substantial projects that envision significant environmental education benefits with carefully articulated goals and outcomes; the second will be given for a restoration project that includes a strong educational research component.
Eligible applicants include organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, other nonprofit organizations, and certain agencies such as libraries and schools. The foundation also supports selected projects that involve a variety of community organizations.
See the Keta Legacy Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously awarded grants.