All citizens cultivate a deep appreciation for nature and the environment, and vital natural spaces will be preserved and protected for generations to come.


  • Fund local, community-based efforts to increase engagement with nature and protect natural spaces.
  • Fund programs that help youth and families from under-resourced communities participate in outdoor experiences.
  • Prioritize programs that have synergy with the Foundation's other focus areas.

Types of organizations we fund:

  • Working in Minnesota, Dallas, Northern San Francisco Bay Area / Marin County, or Vail Valley
  • Provide outdoor experiences for youth and families from under-resourced communities
  • Provide gender-specific programs for girls / young women
  • Preferably connect with other focus areas across the Foundation
  • Seek to permanently preserve and protect natural spaces
Learn more about our current grantees.

To be considered for an Environment grant, you must follow our Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process