Burning Foundation


Contact Information


To protect Oregon and Washington's rivers, forests, fish populations, and land.

Funding Interests

Environmental interests include protecting threatened rivers and forests, nurturing native fish populations, and conserving land and open space.

Geographic Focus

Washington and Oregon

Types of Support

Grants are made for general operating expenses or program development.

Grant Size

$7000 to $25000

Requirements & Limitations

Preference will be given to requests from local groups working to improve their immediate environment, and from statewide groups addressing general conservation and protection issues, rather than national organizations with projects in the Pacific Northwest. The foundation does not fund:

  • Requests from individuals for research or scholarships.
  • Book, video, film, or home-page productions, unless the production is an essential component of the funded project.
  • Requests from private schools.
  • Computer, software or office equipment purchases.
  • Capital campaigns for building construction or renovations.
  • Land/property purchase, or capital campaigns for building construction or renovations.
  • Requests related to creation or renovation of urban or community parks.

Application Process

Applicants should send a one-to-two-page letter of inquiry describing the project for which support is being sought. Letters should explain any relationship with sponsoring or coalition organizations. A brief project budget, actual and projected income and expenses, should be attached. (If the project is sponsored by a larger organization, that organization's income/expense budget should be included as well.) Submission of full proposals is by invitation only.


Spring: Letters of interest are due the third Wednesday of January for letter, 1st Wednesday of March for invited proposals. Fall: 3rd Wednesday of August for letter, 1st Wednesday of October for invited proposals.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: American Rivers, Seattle, WA
Amount: $20000
Purpose: For Flowing Rivers for Washington campaign, payable over 3 years.

Grant 2

Grantee: Cascadia Wildlands Project, Eugene, OR
Amount: $12000

For Wild Forests and Rivers campaign, payable over 1 year.

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