Bullitt Foundation


Contact Information


The Bullitt Foundation's mission is to protect, restore, and maintain the natural physical environment of the Pacific Northwest for present and future generations.

Funding Interests

The foundation has seven broadly defined program interests:

  • Aquatic Ecosystems 
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems 
  • Conservation and Stewardship in Agriculture 
  • Growth Management and Transportation 
  • Toxic and Radioactive Substances 
  • Energy and Climate Change 
  • Training, Communications, and Unique Opportunities 

 The objectives and funding tactics for each of these program interests are thoroughly described on the foundation's website.

Geographic Focus

Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Western Montana, Coastal Alaska, and British Columbia.

Types of Support

Continuing support, project, employee matching gifts, capacity building, seed money, technical assistance, and general operating support.

Grant Size

$5000 to $115000

Requirements & Limitations

The foundation funds only charitable, nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, as determined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation does not fund the following:

  • Capital Projects including Equipment, Building Construction, and Land Acquisitions
  • University Overhead Costs
  • Environmental Education
  • Elections and Lobbying
  • Multiple Projects
  • Multiple-Year Funding

Application Process

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. Once invited, the full application is available on the foundation web site. The foundation is in the process of revising its grantmaking priorities and procedures. Follow the online inquiry process even if you have applied for or received a Bullitt Foundation grant in the past. Submit a proposal inquiry form available on the foundations website.


Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 5 p.m. on or before May 1 and/or November 1.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Cascade Land Conservancy, Seattle, WA
Amount: $200000
Purpose: For Cascade Agenda's 100 Years Forward project, payable over 5 years.

Grant 2

Grantee: Futurewise, Inc., Seattle, WA
Amount: $100000

For continuing work that will ensure comprehensive and shoreline management plan updates and critical area ordinances in key Washington counties, including strong environmental protection elements, and to expand grassroots organizing efforts targeting new allies and constituencies.

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