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Environment Grants

Our Environment Grants fund community-initiated and community-supported projects that advance environmental well-being in the areas of ecosystems, climate, water or environmental education.



Project Goals:

The following goals are in support of the Environment Strategic Plan 2014-2019.

1. ECOSYSTEMS projects will demonstrate their abilities to do one or more of the following:

  • Enhance or conserve ecosystems and species of conservation concern.
  • Reduce the threat of significant invasive species to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

2. CLIMATE projects will demonstrate their abilities to do one or more of the following:
  • Support adaptation to impacts of climate change at a community-wide or regional scale.
  • Make long-term contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions at a community-wide or regional scale.

3. WATER projects will demonstrate their abilities to do one or more of the following:
  • Support protection, enhancement or restoration of water resources that are important for species and/or ecosystems of conservation concern.
  • Carry out water quality and/or quantity research that is scientifically sound and can contribute knowledge to the management of water resources for the benefit of ecosystems, communities and watershed stakeholders.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION projects will demonstrate their abilities to do the following:
  • Provide education to Basin residents that helps develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world and motivates ecologically informed decisions and actions.

Project Examples:

Here are examples of projects approved in earlier intakes:

Previously funded projects may not represent the current funding priorities.

Who Can Apply:

You must be representing a business or a non-profit, public or First Nation organization.

Your project must take place within the Columbia Basin Trust region; see the map. We will consider projects from organizations outside the Basin if you can show that the project involves a significant and meaningful partnership with a Columbia Basin community and/or organization.

How To Apply:

Intake closed on May 16, 2016.
We are not accepting applications at this time.
Columbia Basin Trust