Conservation

Protecting Forests, Watersheds, and Habitats

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In 2018, the Foundation awarded 37 conservation grants totaling more than $47,000,000, of which $38,000,000 was devoted to land conservation. Nearly $3,000,000 of the Foundation’s conservation funding focused on education and promotion, while numerous organizations working to preserve and protect 11 priority landscapes received nearly $2,300,000 in Foundation grants.

2018
$47,231,500
Grants and PRIs Approved
37
Total Grants and PRIs

2019 Grantees

Conservation

Delta Waterfowl Foundation

to hire a manager for the Waterfowl Hunter Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation Program

2019
$50,000
Bismarck, ND
Featured Grantee

Conservation

The Conservation Fund

a program-related investment made toward acquisition of land in Adirondack Park, New York, known as Three Rivers Forest headwaters

2019
$15,000,000
Arlington, VA

Conservation

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

toward a partnership with Student Conservation Association to expand resources to get Girl Scouts outdoors and conduct a program impact assessment with the University of Washington

2019
$845,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Mountain Watershed Association, Inc.

toward two-year support of operations, restoration of Indian Creek and Jacobs watersheds, and strategic and succession planning

2019
$295,000
Melcroft, PA
Featured Grantee

Conservation

Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, Inc.

toward two-year support of advancing sustainable storm water management and strategic planning

2019
$375,000
Wilkinsburg, PA

Conservation

Susquehanna University

toward two-year support of the Freshwater Research Institute, including collaborative aquatic research and conservation in Pennsylvania watersheds, student scholarships, and capital improvements to enhance synergistic collaborations

2019
$950,000
Selinsgrove, PA

Conservation

Sustainable Pittsburgh

toward 18-month support of operations

2019
$200,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Women for a Healthy Environment

to assess and improve the group's communication plan to further a mission of creating healthy communities across the Pittsburgh region

2019
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Conservation

The Conservation Fund

a program-related investment toward acquisition property in Charlotte and Nottoway counties, Virginia

2019
$8,000,000
Arlington, VA

Conservation

Grow Pittsburgh

to execute a multi-year strategic plan, pilot a produce-retail project in Homewood, and continue the Learning Garden Program in support of a RAND evaluation

2019
$160,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Conservation

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation

toward Allegheny Front's production of a radio series covering issues regarding native species, habitat, restoration, and conservation in western Pennsylvania

2019
$65,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Scenic America

toward 18-month support for Scenic America to provide Scenic Pittsburgh with fundraising capacity

2019
$150,000
Washington, DC

Conservation

U.S. Water Alliance

to support a Pittsburgh Water Leaders Delegation at the "2019 One Water Summit" in Austin, Texas on September 18-20

2019
$10,000
Washington, DC

Conservation

Construction Junction

to provide scholarships for the national Deconstruction and Reuse Conference held in Pittsburgh in October 2019

2019
$4,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Foundation for Sustainable Forests

toward strategic planning with a focus on a business model

2019
$22,000
Spartansburg, PA

Conservation

KEEA Energy Education Fund

toward a new energy efficiency finance program for commercial building owners and farmers in Allegheny, Westmoreland, and other western Pennsylvania counties

2019
$25,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Allegheny County Parks Foundation

toward two-year support to add capacity for individual fundraising, project management, and communications; continue the Allegheny Green Web project; and restore a historic water feature in South Park

2019
$325,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

American Rivers

toward two-year support to update datasets, monitor impacts, and reconnect 71 miles of aquatic habitat in the Foundation's focal geographies

2019
$450,000
Washington, DC
Featured Grantee

Conservation

The Conservation Fund

toward acquisition of land in the Jamestown-Stateline Forest located at the Georgia/Alabama state line

2019
$2,000,000
Arlington, VA

Conservation

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds

to provide strategic investments in water quality improvement throughout the 11 priority landscapes in western Pennsylvania

2019
$485,000
Alexandria, PA

Conservation

The Headwaters Charitable Trust

to address safety improvements for 11 state highway crossings along the Knox Kane rail trail

2019
$244,000
DuBois, PA

Conservation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

to update the conservation investment plan to guide strategic, cost-effective investments in the protection and restoration of western Pennsylvania forest and wildlife habitats

2019
$99,000
Washington, DC

Conservation

National Park Foundation

to acquire an historically significant property that expands the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, and develop a comprehensive management plan to extend the national Lewis and Clark Trail to Pittsburgh

2019
$125,000
Washington, DC

Conservation

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation

to support the integration of the Explorer riverboat and its educational programming into the organization

2019
$250,000
Homestead, PA

Conservation

Scenic Pittsburgh

toward support of operations and fundraising

2019
$120,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Inc

to curb the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease through an educational program for hunters and the general public

2019
$94,000
Washington, DC

Conservation

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

to activate rural economies through natural resource-based investments in the Foundation's priority landscapes in Pennsylvania and nationally

2019
$450,000
Greenville, SC
Featured Grantee

Conservation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

toward acquisition of a working forest conservation easement of forestland in Centre County, PA, and to support farmland preservation in the Ligonier Valley

2019
$1,120,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Willistown Conservation Trust, Inc.

toward two-year support to develop and implement a strategic plan for Motus

2019
$150,000
Newtown Square, PA