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

2020 Grantees

Featured Grantee

Conservation

Allegheny County Parks Foundation

toward two-year support to increase fundraising capacity and toward improvements to the trail system around North Park Lake

2020
$625,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$75,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Conservation

The Conservation Fund

a program-related investment toward the purchase of property in the White Mountain National Forest, located in Oxford Androscoggin and Cumberland counties, Maine

2020
$5,000,000
Arlington, VA

Conservation

Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Inc.

to undertake review of recreation-based strategies used for economic activation of rural areas with, primarily, cycling-based infrastructure investments, including consideration of PA Wilds and Laurel Highlands

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation

to support the PA Outdoor Corps program while building a culture of conservation through a park and forest workforce development program

2020
$162,000
Camp Hill, PA

Conservation

Pittsburgh Conservation Corps

toward workforce readiness and environmental stewardship programs

2020
$50,000
Pittsburgh, PA

Conservation

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$50,000
Homestead, PA

Conservation

Trust for Public Land

toward two-year support to manage, update, and host the Western Pennsylvania Business Plan website and project decision support tool, and integrate the Chesapeake Commons grantee outcomes dashboard

2020
$121,000
San Francisco, CA
Featured Grantee

Conservation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

toward land and watershed conservation programs

2020
$411,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Conservation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

toward the Treevitalize program in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

2020
$275,000
Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Grantee

Conservation

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

toward support of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2020
$100,000
Pittsburgh, PA